Special Issue on Addresssing Society's Water and Energy Challenges with Reactive Transport Modeling
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado School of Mines
Reactive transport models, which solve a suite of conservation equations for a given system, provide a powerful tool for investigating the complex interplay between biogeochemical reactions, flow, transport, and heat exchange. These coupled processes control the dynamic behaviors of natural and engineered systems that are at the center of addressing society’s water and energy challenges (e.g., Earth’s critical zones), deep subsurface, water treatment facilities, and various porous media (e.g., built urban environment).
This special issue of Environmental Engineering Science seeks high-quality, high-impact papers on these topics. We are particularly interested in papers that focus on advancing fundamental understanding of coupled chemical—physical processes using reactive transport models. We are additionally interested in informing sustainable use of water and energy resources and appropriate design and application of various porous materials in water and energy systems. Planned topics include:
- Prediction of the transport and fate of contaminants in groundwater aquifers and geological formations used for resources and energy extraction (e.g., migration of hydraulic fracturing fluids) and assessment of remediation efficiency.
- Modeling of fluid flow and mass/heat transfer and prediction of resources and energy production (e.g., geothermal systems in urban environment)
- Design of appropriate water treatment systems (e.g., water treatment tanks and scaling of membranes)
- Estimation of in situ reaction rates and implications for mitigating climate change (e.g., carbon cycling and CO2 mineralization).
- Advances of reactive transport modeling (e.g., integrating information across scales, data—model integration, machine learning, and physical model coupling)
Please submit abstracts for preliminary review to the editorial committee by February 28, 2020. This preliminary review will ensure that the intended work fits within the theme of the special issue of the journal. Note that abstract approval does not guarantee acceptance of the final manuscript for publication. Full manuscripts will undergo peer review and must be submitted online by June 30, 2020.
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