This project, funded by the US National Science Foundation, represents an interinstitutional and international academic alliance between the Faculty of Mines at the National University of Colombia, Colorado School of Mines, and Southern Methodist University.
PIRE RMRC 2023 – Last Mile
Running leak detection experiments at the US Air Force Academy’s FERL experimental site in Colorado.
Smits’ Research Group Performs Experiments Alongside U.S. Air Force Academy – SMU
Real progress or missing data? Methods for measuring levels of toxic mercury produced in gold-mining countries raise questions in a study co-authored by SMU’s Kathleen Smits.
Mercury emission estimates rarely provide enough data to assess success in eliminating harmful global gold mining practice – SMU
We had the privilege to help welcome a Colombian exchange of undergraduate students from Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
The link is attached to the local article written from Mines.
Hello everyone! Please check out our newly launched website of an educational collective which will host numerous teaching resources for environmental and natural science education. This website will be actively updated with these lessons plans. They will be written in English and Spanish to increase its accessibility with the intention of reaching a global audience.
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Back to the Field!
Hello from the Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center (METEC) at Colorado State University (CSU) in Ft Collins! I’m Navodi Jayarathne, a PhD student in Kate Smits research group at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). As part of multiple interdisciplinary projects funded by the Department of Transportation, Energy and the Northeast Gas Association the CSU/UTA Methane Migration team is running a three-month series of natural gas experiments aimed at finding solutions for underground natural gas leakage related challenges. The METEC pipeline experimental testbed is equipped with environmental sensors to make shallow subsurface, near surface, and atmospheric natural gas (NG) measurements. The on-going integrated experiment series was designed to address multiple underground NG leakage related questions including the expansion of gas plumes based on soil and atmospheric conditions, the formation of preferential pathways and to evaluate the existing and emerging leak detection and quantification (LDAQ) solutions for underground NG leaks. Nothing like being out in the field in the beautiful Colorado summer!
Photo curtsey: Dr. Younki Cho, Postdoctoral researcher, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
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