October 22, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Science Café: ‘What the Frac!’ Oct. 22

Science Café presents Dr. Jason Trembly on “What the Frac!” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

Jason Trembly

Jason Trembly

As the number of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” operations continues to grow in the United States, so does concern for the amount of water used in the mining process and the need for cleaning the waste-water byproduct.

Trembly will talk about his research, which is focused on how to clean the wastewater on site and address natural gas emissions.

“The largest effort is to develop a cost-competitive shale wastewater management technology that allows the wastewater to be reused, thus reducing hydraulic fracturing water intensity,” says Trembly, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Watch on A&S TV.

The event will be live-streamed on Wednesday and archived, and the online audience is invited to submit questions.

Science Cafe

Café events are free and open to students, faculty and staff. Both cafés are venues for students to share their interests informally during a conversation exchange in a friendly setting. The Science Cafe is hosted by Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology and Vice President of the Ohio University Chapter of Sigma Xi. The two series are sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Sigma Xi and the Office of the Vice President for Research. Find the Science Café on Facebook and Twitter.

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