Archives for September 3, 2015

Bai partners with DOE on CO2 storage, oil recovery

Oil production often uses CO2 to help recover the oil in a reservoir. A Missouri S&T researcher is using thermostable particle gels to help recover oil and store CO2.

Oil production often uses CO2 to help recover the oil in a reservoir. Missouri S&T professor Baojun Bai is using thermostable particle gels to help recover oil and store CO2.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working on a method to increase oil production and store carbon dioxide into oil formations — at the same time.

Dr. Baojun Bai, the Lester Birbeck Endowed professor of geosciences and geological and petroleum engineering at Missouri S&T, has received a U.S. Department of Energy grant to make the process of drawing oil from underground and storing CO2  more efficient using thermostable particle gels, which can resist the high temperature of formations. [Read more…]

Missouri S&T team connects the dots in power supply systems

The Missouri S&T Solar Village is an example of a smart grid. Researchers are working on ways to keep such power systems secure.

The Missouri S&T Solar Village is an example of a smart grid. Researchers are working on ways to keep such power systems safe, creating algorithms to protect cyber-physical systems.

A Missouri University of Science and Technology researcher is working to produce algorithms for cyber-physical systems (CPS) to help bridge the gap between computational and physical systems in an increasingly interconnected world.

A CPS is a system of collaborating computers that control physical entities, such as power systems. The National Science Foundation awarded a team led by Dr. Jonathan Kimball, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Missouri S&T, $333,298 for the project. Also working on the project are Dr. Bruce McMillan, associate dean for research and outreach in the College of Engineering and Computing and a professor of computer science at Missouri S&T; and Dr. Mo-Yuen Chow, professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University. [Read more…]