National Risk Assessment Program (NRAP)


Carbon Dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) isoconcentration lines after<br/>three hours of atmospheric dispersion of CO<sub>2</sub><br/>following constant leakage up the fault<br/>(line source) at the bottom of the image.
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) isoconcentration lines after
three hours of atmospheric dispersion of CO2
following constant leakage up the fault
(line source) at the bottom of the image.
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)
Website:  NETL-RIC
Award Number:  FWP-2012.04.03
Project Duration:  10/01/2011 – 09/30/2016
Total Award Value:  $26,757,000
DOE Share:  $26,757,000
Performer Share:  $0
Technology Area:  Coal Utilization Science
Key Technology:  Simulation-Based Engineering
Location:  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Project Description

NRAP is focused on developing a science-based methodology for quantifying risk profiles for various risk proxies. These profiles describe the time-dependent probability that key physical/chemical indicators (proxies) will cross a defined threshold value. These indicators provide quantitative information of on site behavior from which potential consequence(s) (e.g., consequence to human health, environmental health, and damage to property) can be subsequently assessed.

Project Benefits

This project will develop and apply a system-level methodology to support site-specific risk evaluations for the risk analysis and decision making framework by using integrated assessment models consisting of reduced order models based on detailed physical and chemical models with laboratory and field data. The resulting NRAP computational tools will deliver the necessary methodologies and models needed to quantify long-term liabilities and identify the strategic monitoring protocols required to make a business case for long-term geologic storage of CO2.

Contact Information

Federal Project Manager 
Mary Underwood:
Technology Manager 
Briggs White:
Principal Investigator 
Angela Goodman:

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