Soil Gas Field and Analytical Research at Tundra Sinclair Field

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) can deliver needed substantial emission reductions as we transition to alternative fuels. However, it is important to verify that CO2 being injected into the subsurface is well contained within the geologic container. This student will construct soil gas wells, as well as conduct surface monitoring research to define normal fluctuations of soil gases in soil, and compare to situations of expected leakage. This research will contribute to improved surface monitoring practice and better public acceptance of CCS, and will contribute toward the larger Tundra Sinclair CO2 Project initiative.

James Williams
Faculty Supervisor: 
David Risk
Nova Scotia
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