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A preliminary study on the development of detection techniques for CO2 gas bubble plumes

CO2 가스 기포 누출 탐지 기술 개발을 위한 예비 연구

  • Kum, Byung-Cheol (Maritime Security Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology) ;
  • Cho, Jin Hyung (Maritime Security Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology) ;
  • Shin, Dong-Hyeok (Maritime Security Research Center, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology)
  • Received : 2014.09.25
  • Accepted : 2014.11.07
  • Published : 2014.11.30

Abstract

As a preliminary study for detection techniques of $CO_2$ gas bubble plumes, we have conducted a comparative experiment on artificially generated $CO_2$ gas bubbles plume by using multibeam echosounder (MBES), single beam echosounder (SBES), and sub-bottom profiler (SBP). The rising speed of artificial gas bubbles is higher than references because of compulsory release of compressed gas in the tank. Compared to single beam acoustic equipments, the MBES detects wide swath coverage. It provides exact determination of the source position and 3D information on the gas bubble plumes in the water column. Therefore, it is shown that MBES can distinctly detect gas bubble plumes compared to single beam acoustic equipments. We can establish more effective complementary detection technique by simultaneous operation of MBES and SBES. Consequently, it contributes to improve qualitative and quantitative detection techniques by understanding the acoustic characteristics of the specific gas bubbles.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 울릉분지 주변 해양 저장 후보지 지질환경 배경 조사사업

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