Center for experimental study of subsurface environmental processes



Michael Plampin

Michael Plampin

PhD Candidate - Research Assistant

Education

Research Description

Mike Plampin researches the transport of gaseous and aqueous carbon dioxide in shallow subsurface environments during leakage from a geologic carbon sequestration site. Specifically, his Master's project focuses on 1) identifying the factors that trigger CO2 exsolution in fresh water-saturated porous media, and 2) determining the effects that these factors have on the dynamics of the subsequent two-phase flow process. He conducts well-controlled experiments in large, highly instrumented test beds of one and two dimensions. The experimental data that he generates are used to validate numerical tools that are being developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Research Publications

  • Sakaki, T., Plampin, M. (presenter), Lassen, R., Pawar, R., Komatsu, M., Jensen, K., and Illangasekare, T. (2011), A fundamental study of gas formation and migration during leakage of stored carbon dioxide in subsurface formations. Proceeding of AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, December 5-9, 2011
  • Lassen, R., Sakaki, T,, Plampin, M., Pawar, R., Jensen, K., Sonnenborg, T., and Illangasekare, T. (2011), Study of effects of formation heterogeneity of carbon dioxide gas migration using a two-dimensional intermediate scale heterogeneous aquifer. Proceeding of AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, December 5-9, 2011
  • Pawar, R., Dash, Z., Sakaki, T., Plampin, M., Lassen, R., Illangasekare, T., and Zyvoloski, G. (2011), Numerical modeling of experimental observations on gas formation and multi-phase flow of carbon dioxide in subsurface formations. Proceeding of AGU Fall Meeting 2011, San Francisco, December 5-9, 2011

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