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CAER Seminars

MEMBRANES FOR ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL APPLICATIONS

Speaker:
Mr. Warzinski
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

Date:
Friday, October 27, 2000 3:00 pm
Ben Bandy Conference Center
Center for Applied Energy Research

Abstract:
The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is the newest National Lab with campuses in Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV. It is the premier DOE laboratory for fossil fuel research and has a 50-year history of providing science-based, technological solutions to national energy and environmental problems.

NETL has been actively performing carbon sequestration research since 1993. This field of research is currently growing as concerns about the impact of rising atmospheric CO2 levels on climate and global ecosystems intensify. The capture and non-atmospheric storage of CO2 is one alternative for mitigating the rising levels of atmospheric CO2. However, the field is new and much work needs to be performed to provide economically and environmentally acceptable technologies for performing this task. An overview of NETL and a description of the carbon sequestration research activities being conducted by researchers in the Office of Science and Technology at NETL will be given.

Mr. Warzinski has over 26 years experience in fossil energy research and is currently the Leader of the Carbon Sequestration Research Team within the Office of Science and Technology at NETL. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Waynesburg College and a MS in Chemistry from Duquesne University and has satisfied requirements for Fundamental Engineering certification. In addition to carbon sequestration research, he is currently working in the area of gas hydrates and has performed research on sulfur removal from coal, coal chemistry, coal liquefaction, and supercritical fluid separations.