Domenico A. Baù

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Numerical reactive transport models are often used as tools to assess aquifers contaminated with reactive groundwater solutes as well as investigating mitigation scenarios. The ability to accurately simulate the fate and transport of solutes, however, is often impeded by a lack of information regarding the parameters that define chemical reactions. In this(More)
Land subsidence due to subsurface fluid (water, gas, oil) withdrawal is often predicted by either finite element or finite difference numerical models based on coupled poroelastic theory, where the soil is represented as a semi-infinite medium bounded by the traction-free (ground) surface. One of the variables playing a most important role on the final(More)
Increased greenhouse gas emissions, resulting from our heavy dependence upon fossil fuels, have been found to be directly related to global warming. During the past 250 years, the average carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere has increased from about 280 to 385 ppm with approximately two thirds of this increase occurring in last 60 years.(More)
Numerical models capable of simulating solute reactive transport in groundwater systems are often used as tools to assess the state of contaminated aquifer systems. Accurately simulating the fate and transport of solutes, however, is often hindered by a lack of information regarding the chemical reactions parameters that govern the fate of the solute.(More)
In this work, we present a stochastic optimal control framework for assisting the management of the cleanup by pump-and-treat of polluted shallow aquifers. In the problem being investigated, hydraulic conductivity distribution and dissolved contaminant plume location are considered as the uncertain variables. The framework considers the subdivision of the(More)
Successful large-scale implementation of geological CO2 sequestration (GCS) will require the preliminary assessment of multiple potential injection sites. Risk assessment and optimization tools used in this effort typically require large numbers of simulations. This makes it important to choose the appropriate level of complexity when selecting the type of(More)
In the last two centuries, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) have augmented by about 35% as a result of increased anthropogenic emissions. To reduce these emissions, geologic Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS) has been advanced as an emerging technology. Current estimations report that 60% are of the total storage capacity under the(More)
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