In response to the rapid pace of global climate change...
Build on the reputation of the work performed at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and the Department of EOAS at Florida State University to further develop technologies for measuring, modeling and estimating, landfill methane emissions.
Test these technologies on emissions associated with coal mining, fossil fuel production and delivery, fracking operations, livestock and rice production, and natural gas delivery and transport systems.
Approaches using biological oxidation of methane previously developed for landfills, by our research team, is an economic and effective mechanism to reduce emissions. To date, biological oxidation has not been attempted as a mean to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from facilities other than landfills. We seek to extend the biofiltration technologies we developed and used in abating landfill methane emissions to methane emissions associated with coal mining, fracking operations, and livestock farming. We will focus optimizing methane bio-oxidation at hog and dairy farms facilities and from abandoned oil and gas wells.
Use new sensors combined with remote sensing techniques and satellite imagery to better understand the atmospheric implications and regional contributions to global man-made emissions, such as emissions from oil and gas activities.
Develop models to predict methane emissions from each of the aforementioned activities and their effects the global methane emissions budget