Over the course of the last two decade, emissions of greenhouse gases has become a focal point of many countries around the world. Within the United States alone, an estimated 15.1 trillion pounds of CO2 is emitted annually. As a focal point of debate, stricter emission control standards have been put into place requiring many manufacturing facilities, power plants, and other industries to implement CO2 sequestration processes. The sequestration of CO2 within these industries, is achieved via many different methods.
Uses for this captured C02 vary widely across the globe due to specific governmental rules and regulations that exist. Example of these uses include, enhanced oil recovery, fertilizer, and natural gas extraction. This has provided CPM with an oppertunity to investigate a cost effective process wherein sequestered CO2 can be captured and reused.
Team Lead - Rebecca Phipps
My name is Rebecca Phipps and I am a 4th year chemical engineering student. I'm from Chilton, WI, and in my free time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, biking, and crafting. I'm excited to be leading the Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Team!