The Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) is hosting a seminar co-sponsored by Armour College of Engineering's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering; Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Department of Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering and the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST). The seminar will feature Sally M. Benson, Director of Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP); Senior Fellow and Co-Director of Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor of Energy Resources at Engineering School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences at Stanford University. Dr. Benson will present her lecture Recent Advances in CO2 Storage Science and Technology. The event is free and open to the public.
Geological storage of carbon dioxide has the potential for significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. While the fundamental scientific underpinnings of CO2 storage build on a century-long exploration of the physics of multiphase flow in porous media, there are aspects that remain unexplored and warrant further investigation. In this talk, Professor Benson will review recent experimental and theoretical research on multiphase flow of CO2 and brine in heterogeneous rocks, pore and continuum scale studies of the stability of residually trapped CO2, and monitoring of CO2 migration using pressure transient data. The implications of the findings from advances in CO2 storage science will be discussed for real-world projects.
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