Green and Environmental Chemistry, Keeping Methane in Play with Catalysis (Module 2 of 4)

Description:
  • This module is geared towards students involved in advanced undergraduate studies or graduate level sustainability curriculum. It presents a multidisciplinary introduction to upstream natural gas topics with a focus on metrics and chemistry innovation that promotes responsible recovery of conventional energy resources. Sustainability scientist-engineers operate in multidisciplinary areas and face enormous challenges to provide for solutions that may not be popular, that could involve intense scrutiny and provide insight for governance. It has been the author’s experience that despite environmental critique of some manufacturing processes associated with traditional energy production, they remain as real applications and have operational challenges that require solutions. Overall, three complimentary modules were designed to prepare students for these types of real possibilities with a current hot topic (i.e., the natural gas revolution) containing at least three materials engineering challenges during natural gas recovery and production: Mechanical systems, chemical innovation-safety, and water purification.
Author(s):
  • Cory D. Jensen
Learning Resource Type:
  • Document – Educational Module
Discipline(s):
  • Engineering – Chemical, Biochemical, Biomolecular
Audience/Grade:
  • College Senior – Graduate
Media Type:
  • Document
Rating:
Keywords:
  • Catalysis
  • Sustainability metrics
  • Methane
  • Natural gas
  • Green house gas warming potential
  • Green chemistry
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Publication Date:
  • April
Documentation: