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Fall 2011-2012
CEE 599   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Special Topics in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources - Modeling of Geochemical Kinetics and Reaactive Transport

Catherine A. Peters

This course focuses on mathematical modeling of geochemical kinetics, including aqueous phase and water-mineral reactions. We examine how the rates of reactions and fluid flow are interrelated and how to write numerical models that couple these processes. We start with reaction path modeling, and then move to reactive transport modeling. Relevant systems include 1D flow in porous media, 2D pore-network flow, and flow in fractures. Applications are drawn from a variety of problems relevant to environmental engineering and geosciences, with emphasis on the high T/P/salinity/acidity conditions relevant in geologic carbon sequestration.

Sample reading list:
Youxue Zhang, Geochemical Kinetics
Lichtner, Steefel and Oelkers, Reactive Transport in Porous Media
See instructor for complete list

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20432 L01 01:30:00 pm - 03:00:00 pm M W   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:3 Limit:15