|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Energy Technologies and Carbon Dioxide Management
||Nanostructured and Nanocomposite Material Enabled Optical Sensors for Chemical Sensing in CO2 Sequestration and Other Geological Harsh Environment Applications
||Paul Ohodnicki, Thomas Brown, Congjun Wang
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
CO2 sequestration offers the potential for dramatically reducing environmental impacts of fossil based power generation and industrial manufacturing processes. Understanding environmental impacts and longevity of CO2 storage in geological formations requires new monitoring tools compatible with elevated pressures, elevated temperatures, and chemically harsh conditions. Suitable sensing devices exist for physical parameters such as temperature and pressure, but a need exists to extend the operational range and capability of traditional electrochemical based sensors for monitoring pH, CO2, and other chemical parameters. Optical based methodologies are uniquely suited for harsh environment applications by eliminating a need for wires and electrical contacts while also enabling advanced functionality such as distributed interrogation. This presentation will overview recent research activity at the National Energy Technology Laboratory on the topic of nanostructured and nanocomposite functional sensor material research and development seeking to enable a new class of optical based pH and CO2 sensor devices.
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