Episode 51

Capturing carbon dioxide…and saving Life on Earth?

Published on: 12th December, 2021

AUB chemical engineering MSc student Elsy Milan uses 3D computer modelling to investigate how CO2 in the atmosphere can be captured and safely stored underground in depleted oil and gas reservoirs. Her pioneering work analyzes data from 42 projects around the world to determine if available subsurface spaces could safely store CO2 in the atmosphere that – if left unchecked – threatens the viability of life on earth. She explains that her next step in the research is to simulate if the CO2 can be safely captured and stored in individual underground reservoirs.

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Professors at Work
Rami G. Khouri interviews AUB scholars about how their research findings clarify our world's mechanics and mysteries.