Oct
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VIRTUAL OCTOBER MEETING HOSTED BY ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

Created by Nigel Sanders on Oct 6, 2020

Thursday, October 15, 2020 at VIRTUAL EVENT ONLY

Starts at 7:00 PM · Ends on Oct 15, 2020 at 8:00 PM, EDT (America/New_York)

  • Nigel Sanders

VIRTUAL OCTOBER MEETING HOSTED BY ALBRIGHT COLLEGE

 

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Albright College will host a webinar and virtual LVACS

Business meeting Thursday, October 15th from

7:00 to 8:00 pm. Lorena Tribe, PhD will speak on:

 

“Where will all of the CO2 go?”

 

Many solutions have been considered to address the climate

crises and to mitigate the effects of greenhouse gases in the

atmosphere. One route to carbon sequestration is the removal

of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere by injecting it below

the Earth’s surface in appropriate geological formations. This

approach raises the question about CO2 interactions with mineral

surfaces.   Detailed atomistic first principle calculations such as

Density Functional Theory provide insights about the nature of

these interactions, allowing for the modeling of both surface

complexes and of the kinetics of the adsorption-desorption

processes. In this work we address the issue of the effects of

water on the adsorption process of CO2 on montmorillonite and

kaolinite substrates, chosen to model swelling vs. non-swelling clays. 

 

Dr. Lorena Tribe is a Professor of Chemistry at Penn State Berks. Tribe's area of research is theoretical chemistry and surface chemistry. Currently she is investigating interactions of small molecules with surfaces with her undergraduate students. Some projects are the interactions of small organic/biological molecules with clays for drug delivery systems, interaction of arsenic with environmental interfaces, fate of hydraulic fracturing fluid additives in the environment, and interactions of methane and carbon dioxide with shale components for enhanced gas recovery and carbon sequestration.  The methods used range from developing in-house programs on local computers to using front end software packages remotely on Penn State's super computers.

 

Thursday, October 15, 2020

7:00-7:45 pm: Webinar

7:45-8:00 pm: LVACS business meeting

 

 

 

 

 

WEBINAR LINK: https://american-chemical-society.zoom.com/j/83438030525?pwd=ek91cTlHTjNwN1E3WWN TWm1ZS3A1Zz09

CONTACT: Chris Hamann [chamann@albright.edu]

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