eBook Sustainable Shale Oil and Gas: Analytical Chemistry, Geochemistry, and Biochemistry Methods, 1st Edition

  • Vikram Rao
  • Rob Knight
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  • ISBN-10: 0128103906
  • ISBN-13: 9780128103906
  • DDC: 333.79
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 188 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Shale oil and gas have altered the energy landscape, possibly permanently. But, with the methods employed, the vast majority of the oil and gas remains in the ground. At the same time, serious environmental impact issues have been raised. This new volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series was written on the premise that analytical methods to inform these areas were wanting. While not attempting to be comprehensive, it describes important analytical methods, some still in development. These methods are underpinned primarily by chemistry, but geochemistry and even biochemistry play significant roles. The book has a solutions flavor; problems are posed together with approaches to ameliorate them.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
1: Background.
Air Emissions.
2: Fugitive Methane and Emissions From Flaring.
3: Detection of Methane and Amelioration.
4: Particulate Matter and Volatile Organic Chemicals.
The Potential for Contaminating Ground Water.
5: Methane in Groundwater.
6: Potential for Liquid Contamination of Groundwater.
Improving Economics of Recovery.
7: Illuminating the Reservoir.
8: Improving Net Recovery of Fluids.
9: Subsurface DNA Sequencing: A New Tool for Reservoir Characterization.
Informing Policy.
10: Enabling Regulations and Empowering the Public.