21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference | June 13-15, 2017 | Reston, Virginia

The chemistry of hydraulic fracturing: Designing for sustainability

Symposium Organizers: Isamir Martinez, ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable

Hydraulic fracturing is a significant contributor to US energy production, and plays an important role in carbon reduction in the foreseeable future, making our way to a more sustainable tomorrow. To address the needs for more sustainable hydraulic fracturing, it is imperative to identify the scientific challenges as well as to develop collaborations to address them. This session intends to address scientific challenges as well as promising research advances to enable more sustainable hydraulic fracturing. The goal is to disseminate scientific information related to green chemistry and engineering principles in the chemical supply chain for hydraulic fracturing and to enhance collaboration with industry, government, and other organizations to address the needs for more sustainable hydraulic fracturing.