2017 Distinguished Lectureship Series



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WISER - 2017 Lectures Event

Co-sponsored by:

Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER)


Armour College of Engineering Departments of:
--Chemical and Biological Engineering
--Civil and Architectural Engineering
--Electrical and Computer Engineering
--Mechanical, Materials, and Aerospace Engineering


Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST)

Wednesday, March 22 | 3:15 pm - 4:30 pm
(Light refreshments will be served at 4:30 pm)
Perlstein Hall Auditorium - Room 131
(program change: overflow seating will now be available in Wishnick Hall Auditorium-Room 113)
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 33rd Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Presented by:

Sally M. Benson
Sally M. Benson
Director, Global Climate and Energy Project (GCEP)
Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Precourt Institute for Energy
Professor of Energy Resources Engineering
School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences
Stanford University

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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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This Event Is Free and Open to the Public


Delores Woods dwoods11@iit.edu, 312.567.3041
Peg Murphy murphym@iit.edu, 312.567.6881

**Note: For those who cannot come to campus, the lecture will be recorded and subsequently posted to this website.

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