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Identifying Qatar's Potential for Carbon Sequestration / FAHAD SULAITI

Swansea University Author: FAHAD SULAITI

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DOI (Published version): 10.23889/SUthesis.64524

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The following research collects data on the current dissemination of carbon sequestration and storage and utility (CCSU) globally, analyses the challenges of CO2 management in the long-term, as well as locates the opportunities of such technologies for the context of specific countries, in this case...

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Published: Swansea, Wales, UK 2023
Institution: Swansea University
Degree level: Doctoral
Degree name: Ph.D
Supervisor: Barron, Andrew
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa64524
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Abstract: The following research collects data on the current dissemination of carbon sequestration and storage and utility (CCSU) globally, analyses the challenges of CO2 management in the long-term, as well as locates the opportunities of such technologies for the context of specific countries, in this case being Qatar. The author first defines different types of CO2 sequestration technology, measures their global advancement and other key characteristics. The study primarily utilises a systematic review methodology to identify the latest trends in CCSU, as well as analysing current technological, socio-economic, and political conditions using publicly available sources. Then, highlight findings from the literature review are compiled into a survey, aimed at specifically targeted specialist professionals in the CCSU industry who can provide input about the applicability of said CCSU solutions to Qatar. This triangulated methodology is taken forward to a deeper analysis chapter which combines desktop and survey information for a pragmatic unionisation of the study topics. This analysis includes specific suitability analysis of technologies for Qatar, current initiatives, as well as providing insight on how identified systems can be integrated for an infrastructure level carbon sequestration system. In the fifth Discussion chapter, analysis findings are critically examined for feasibility in relation to their economic feasibility in comparison to current environmental socioeconomic drivers, i.e., the vital economic output of the country’s dependence on the oil and gas sector, political threats from international relations and global climate change, as well as the lack of sustainable food and water sources in Qatar.
Keywords: Sequestration, Carbon capture, CCSU
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering