Lecture on development of proppants for Marcellus drilling Dec. 14

Date: December 4, 2010

John Hellmann, professor of materials science and engineering and associate dean for education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, will present “Developing New Proppants for Marcellus Shale Drilling” at noon on Dec. 14, in room 301 Steidle Building. The talk is being held by the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. For more information, call 814-865-1587.


More than 2 billion pounds of proppant per year are required in hydraulic fracturing. However, the availability of many of the raw materials used to manufacture conventional proppants is declining. Alternative materials, such as recycled glass, promise both cost savings and environmental benefits.

Originally Posted at PSU.edu

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