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3 Sustainable Design and Operations of Shale Gas Supply Chain Although the shale gas industry is well known for its great economic potential, another aspect that needs at least equal attention is its overall sustainability performance. There are two major topics focusing on the environmental impacts of shale gas development, namely the water management issue and the life cycle environmental impacts of shale gas. In this section, we provide a comprehensive description of the related problems and give a selected review of the recent optimization literature.

M. Kopanos et al. 1007/978-3-319-42803-1_2 21 22 J. Gao et al. S. 6 % per year from 2012 to 2040. S. total natural gas production from shale gas is expected to increase to 53 % by 2040. The remarkable development of large-scale shale gas production would not be possible without the hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies (Gregory et al. 2011; Vengosh et al. 2013). Different from the conventional natural gas, shale gas is embedded in the shale rocks that can be a few thousand feet deep.

2014b). Atmospheric emissions and air quality impacts from natural gas production and use. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 5(1), 55–75. 1146/ annurev-chembioeng-060713-035938. Alvarez, R. , Pacala, S. , Winebrake, J. , Chameides, W. , & Hamburg, S. P. (2012). Greater focus needed on methane leakage from natural gas infrastructure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109(17), 6435–6440. 1202407109. API. (2010). Water management associated with hydraulic fracturing.

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