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Professor Ellis discusses fracturing in Scientific American

A recent article in Scientific American entitled, “Secrets of Fracking Fluids Pave Way for Cleaner Recipe,” referenced Professor Brian Ellis.| Short Read

The article states that Ellis will “mix different chemicals into oil- and gas-rich shale rock inside a pair of high-pressure chambers that he is building. This will allow him to explore the reactions that occur when these ‘fracking’ fluids are injected deep underground.”

The article explains that the disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing could empower green chemistry, as some researchers hope to look at the mixtures used at oil and gas wells and narrow them down to a group of environmentally acceptable ones.

To read the full article, click here.

the ISS overlooks aurora borealis

More than $5M to improve solar storm forecasts

U-Michigan researchers play lead roles in national effort funded by NSF, NASA. | Medium Read