The role of water in unconventional in situ energy resource extraction technologies: Chapter 7 in Food, energy, and water: The chemistry connection

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Abstract

Global trends toward developing new energy resources from lower grade, larger tonnage deposits that are not generally accessible using “conventional” extraction methods involve variations of subsurface in situ extraction techniques including in situ oil-shale retorting, hydraulic fracturing of petroleum reservoirs, and in situ recovery (ISR) of uranium. Although these methods are economically feasible and perhaps result in a smaller above-ground land-use footprint, there remain uncertainties regarding potential subsurface impacts to groundwater. This chapter provides an overview of the role of water in these technologies and the opportunities and challenges for water reuse and recycling.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title The role of water in unconventional in situ energy resource extraction technologies: Chapter 7 in Food, energy, and water: The chemistry connection
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-12-800211-7.00007-7
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description 33 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Monograph
Larger Work Title Food, energy, and water: The chemistry connection
First page 183
Last page 215
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N