Pania Newell, The University of Utah
Hydrogen is an attractive energy solution for achieving the objectives of meeting increasing global energy demand. Geological hydrogen storage has shown promises as a feasible solution to large-scale storage of hydrogen, and a potential contributor to the growing hydrogen economy. Salt caverns, porous reservoirs, deployed oil, and gas have all been identified and utilized as geological hydrogen storage options. Like other subsurface applications, coupled processes play an essential role in the large-scale geological hydrogen storage units. Understanding solid, fluid, and solid-fluid properties across scales is challenging and essential in controlling and predicting the performance of geological hydrogen storage systems. Fundamental understanding of coupled thermal-hydrological-mechanical-chemical (THMC) processes in these systems heavily relies on experimental and numerical studies combined with field observations across scales. Therefore, this session invites experimental studies from laboratory setting to fieldwork as well as numerical studies from the atomic scale to reservoir scales. This session specially invites participation from undergraduate, graduate students, postdocs, early careers, minorities, etc. as we strive to be a champion for JEDI (Justice, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion).