Center for experimental study of subsurface environmental processes



Benjamin G. Petri

Benjamin C. Petri

PhD Candidate

Education

Research Description

I have a strong interest in the fate, transport and remediation of organic contaminants within the subsurface environment. My present research is investigating the generation and migration of organic contaminant vapors in the vadose zone for an improved understanding of the vapor intrusion exposure pathway. Past and present research activities have also focused on mass transfer processes from dense nonaqueous phase liquid sources as well as remediation of organic contaminants using in situ chemical oxidantion.

Recent Presentations

  • Petri, B; Sauck, C; Illangasekare, T; Sakaki, T; Christ, J. (2011) "Effects of Vadose Zone Soil Moisture Dynamics on the Mass-Transfer and Transport of Volatile Compounds: Investigations Using Physical Models at Multiple Scales," American Geophysical Union 2011 Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.
  • Petri, B; Illangasekare, T; Sakaki, T; Christ, J; Sauck, C. (2011) "Effect of Source Conditions on Mass-Transfer from Nonaqueous Phase Liquids to Soil Gas in the Vadose Zone" Fall 2011 National Meeting and Expo, American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, August 28 - September 1, 2011.
  • Petri, B; Illangasekare, T; Sakaki, T; Christ, J; Sauck, C. (2011) "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Mass-Transfer Rate for Prediction of Vapor Generation from NAPLSs for the Evaluation of the Vapor-to-Indoor Air Exposure Pathway," MODFLOW and More 2011, Colorado School of Mines, Golden Colorado, June 5-8, 2011.

Recent Publications

  • Petri, B; Sauck, C; Sakaki, T; Illangasekare, T; Christ, J. (2012) "Effect of aqueous occlusions on mass-transfer from nonaqeuous phase liquid (NAPL) sources in the vadose zone" Environ. Sci. Technol. (In preparation).
  • Petri, B G; Watts, R J; Teel, A L; Huling, S G; Brown, S A. (2011) "Chapter 2: Fundamentals of ISCO using Hydrogen Peroxide." In: In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater; Siegrist, R L; Crimi M L; Simpkin T J. (eds). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, New York, New York. A volume in SERDP/ESTCP Remediation Technology Monograph Series, C.H. Ward (Series ed).
  • Petri, B G; Thomson, N R; Uranowicz, M A. (2011) "Chapter 3: Fundamentals of ISCO using Permanganate." In: In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater; Siegrist, R L; Crimi M L; Simpkin T J. (eds). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, New York, New York. A volume in SERDP/ESTCP Remediation Technology Monograph Series, C.H. Ward (Series ed).
  • Petri, B G; Watts, R J; Tsitonaki, A L; Crimi, M L; Thomson, N R; Teel, A L. (2011) "Chapter 4: Fundamentals of ISCO using Persulfate." In: In Situ Chemical Oxidation for Remediation of Contaminated Groundwater; Siegrist, R L; Crimi M L; Simpkin T J. (eds). Springer Science and Business Media, LLC, New York, New York. A volume in SERDP/ESTCP Remediation Technology Monograph Series, C.H. Ward (Series ed).
  • Krembs, F J; Siegrist, R L; Crimi, M L; Furrer R; Petri, B G. (2010) "ISCO for Groundwater Remediation: Analysis of Field Applications and Performance." Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation. 30(4), p 42-53.
  • Tsitonaki, A; Petri, B; Crimi, M; Mosbæk, H; Siegrist, R.L; Bjerg, P L. (2010) "In Situ Chemical Oxidation of Contaminated Soil and Groundwater Using Persulfate: A Review." Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 40(1) p 55-91.
  • Petri, B. G., Siegrist, R. L., Crimi, M. L., (2008) "Effects of groundwater velocity and permanganate concentration on DNAPL mass depletion rates during in situ oxidation" Journal of Environmental Engineering, 134(1) p 1-13.

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