Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Ian Watt

Department / group: School of Geosciences
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Research interests:

Carbon Capture and Storage, Energy Transition, x-ray tomography

Career history:

BSc. Physics and Music (Edinburgh University)
MSc. Marine Geoscience (Bangor University)

Professional Career: Working at height specialist in the energy sector (rope access) from 2012-2018. I worked on a wide range of infrastructure and energy projects around the world, providing safe access solutions for repair, maintenance, and inspection works.

Active research projects:

A laboratory investigation of carbon dioxide storage by mineral carbonation.

My project is investigating the mineral carbonation process by conducting a series of laboratory experiments using rock sourced from target zones in active carbon capture and storage operations, including the Carbfix project in Iceland. My experiments recreate the physical conditions of the subsurface at these locations and allows the related mechanical and chemical processes to be observed in real time. Data from my research will help to assay the viability of this method of carbon storage at different potential sites around the world by providing a new understanding of changing rock properties during the in situ mineralization of carbon.

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