The fluid-mechanics of CO2 sequestration – Prof. John Lister (DAMTP)

It’s been quite a while since our last talk – apologies from the committee! We’re back with an exciting one from Professor John Lister – details below.
Date and time: Monday 24th February, 8:30PM
Location: Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College
Professor John Lister (DAMTP) – The fluid-mechanics of CO2 sequestration
Abstract: Atmospheric CO2 levels are rising rapidly due to anthropogenic emissions. One proposal to reduce emissions and mitigate climate change is to capture and compress the CO2 before emission, and pump it underground into deep porous rock formations such as old oil reservoirs. What happens next? Is this safe? I will describe some mathematical modelling of the resultant porous flows and illustrate the ideas with movies of
analogue laboratory experiments and numerical simulations.

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