Files

Download

Download Poster (970 KB)

First Advisor

Geoff Pfeifer

Second Advisor

Derren Rosbach

Date

2013

Abstract

Our goal was to make hydraulic fracturing for natural gas a cleaner process. Fracking provides an important energy source for the United States, however it is commonly associated with a variety of environmental problems. We focused on how recovered fracking fluids are handled and contained after the fracking process is complete. We compared currently used open loop fluid systems to closed loop systems and evaluated their benefits and consequences. We determined that closed loop systems are more beneficial than open loop systems because they cost less and have fewer environmental impacts.

Keywords

Power the World

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Course

Power the World

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Fracking: Evaporation Pools


Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.