Center for experimental study of subsurface environmental processes



Select Publications & Posters

Publications

Sakaki, T., Plampin, M.R., Pawar, R., Komatsu, M., and T.H. Illangasekare (2013). What controls carbon dioxide gas phase evolution in the subsurface? Experimental observations in a 4.5 m-long column under different heterogeneity conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.03.025.

Smits, K.M., A. Cihan, T. Sakaki, S.E. Howington, J.F. Peters, and T. H. Illangasekare (2013). Experimental and modeling investigation of soil moisture and thermal behavior in the vicinity of buried objects. IEEE Trans. in Geosci. Remote Sens. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2214485.

Petri, B., Illangasekare, T.H., Sauck, C., Smits, K.M., Christ, J., and T. Sakaki (2013). Experimental investigation of vapor plume behavior under the dynamic influence of infiltration and water table fluctuation. Vadose Zone J., in preparation.

Petri, B., Sauck, C., Sakaki, T., Illangasekare, T.H., and J. Christ (2013). Effect of aqueous occlusions on mass-transfer from nonaqeuous phase liquid (NAPL) sources in the vadose zone. Groundwater, in preparation.

Petri, B., Fucík, R., Illangasekare, T.H., Smits, K.M., and J. Christ (2013). Investigation of the effect of rainfall and water table fluctuation on the vapor intrusion pathway: model validation and sensitivity analysis. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, in preparation.

Plampin, M.R., T. Sakaki,R. Pawar, and T.H. Illangasekare (2013). Experimental study of gas evolution in heterogeneous shallow subsurface formations during leakage of stored CO2. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, in review.

Trautz, A., K.M. Smits, P. Schulte, and T.H. Illangasekare (2013). Laboratory validation and numerical testing of the sensible heat balance and heat-pulse methods to determine in situ soil-water evaporation. Vadose Zone J., in press.

Davarzani, H., K.M. Smits, R. Tolene and T.H. Illangasekare. (2013). Study of the effect of wind speed on evaporation from soil through integrated modeling of atmospheric boundary layer and shallow subsurface. Water Resour. Res., in review.

Smits, K.M., Cihan, A., Sakaki, T., Howington, S.E., Peters, J.F., and T. H. Illangasekare (2013). Experimental and modeling investigation of soil moisture and thermal behavior in the vicinity of buried objects. IEEE Trans. in Geosci. Remote Sens. doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2012.2214485.

Smits, K.M., T. Sakaki, S.E. Howington, J. F. Peters and T.H. Illangasekare (2012). Temperature dependence of thermal properties of sands over a wide range of temperatures [30-70°C], Vadose Zone J. doi: 10.2136/vzj2012.0033.

Smits, K. M., V. V. Ngo, A. Cihan, T. Sakaki, and T. H. Illangasekare (2012), An evaluation of models of bare soil evaporation formulated with different land surface boundary conditions and assumptions, Water Resour Res, 48. doi: 10.1029/2012WR012113.

Barnhart, K. S., and T. H. Illangasekare (2012), Automatic transport model data assimilation in Laplace space, Water Resour Res, 48. doi: 10.1029/2011WR010955.

Illangasekare, T. H., K. Smits, T. Sakaki, V. Ngo, and J. Foremski (2011), Investigation of soil moisture and mass and heat transport processes in the shallow subsurface near land-atmospheric interface, Abstr Pap Am Chem S, 242.

Petri, B. G., T.H. Illangasekare, J. Christ, T. Sakaki, and C. Sauck (2011), Effect of source conditions on mass-transfer from nonaqueous phase liquids to soil gas in the vadose zone, Abstr Pap Am Chem S, 242.

Sakaki, T., Limsuwat, A., Cihan, A., Frippiat, C.C., and T.H. Illangasekare (2011), Water retention in a coarse soil pocket under wetting and drainage cycles. Vadose Zone J., 11(1). doi: 10.2136/vzj2011.0028.

Sakaki, T., D. M. O'Carroll, and T. H. Illangasekare (2010), Direct Quantification of Dynamic Effects in Capillary Pressure for Drainage-Wetting Cycles, Vadose Zone J, 9(2), 424-437. doi: 10.2136/vzj2009.0105.

Barnhart, K.S., Urteaga, I., Han, Q., Jayasumana, A., and T.H. Illangasekare (2010), On Integrating Groundwater Transport Models with Wireless Sensor Networks, Groundwater, 48(5), 771-780. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2010.00684.x.

Smits, K. M., T. Sakaki, A. Limsuwat, and T. H. Illangasekare (2010), Thermal conductivity of sands under varying moisture and porosity in drainage-wetting cycles, Vadose Zone J., 9:172-180, doi: 10.2136/vzj2009.0095.

Sakaki, T., C. C. Frippiat, M. Komatsu, and T. H. Illangasekare (2009), On the value of lithofacies data for improving groundwater flow model accuracy in a three-dimensional laboratory-scale synthetic aquifer, Water Resour. Res., 45, W11404, doi: 10.1029/2008WR007229.

Beneš, M., R.Fucík, J. Mikyška, and T. H. Illangasekare (2009), Analytical and Numerical Solution for One-Dimensional Two-Phase Flow in Homogeneous Porous Medium, Journal of Porous Media, 12:1139-1152.

Sakaki, T., A. Limsuwat, K. M. Smits, and T. H. Illangasekare (2008), Empirical two-point a-mixing model for calibrating the ECH2O EC-5 soil moisture sensor in sands, Water Resour. Res. Special Collection on Hydrologic Measurement Methods, 44, W00D08, doi: 10.1029/2008WR006870.

Fucík, R., J. Mikyška, T. H. Illangasekare and M. Beneš (2008), Semianalytical Solution for Two-Phase flow in Porous Media with a Discontinuity, Vadose Zone J, 7, 3: 1001-1009, doi: 10.2136/vzj2007.0155.

Sakaki, T., and T. H. Illangasekare (2007), Comparison of height-averaged and point-measured capillary pressure - saturation relations for sands using a modified Tempe cell, Water Resour. Res., 43, W12502, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005814.

Fucík, R., J. Mikyška, T. H. Illangasekare and M. Beneš (2007), An Improved Semi-Analytical Solution for Verification of Numerical Models of Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media, Vadose Zone J, 6: 93-104, doi: 10.2136/vzj2006.0024.

Fagerlund, F., T.H. Illangasekare and A. Niemi (2007). NAPL infiltration and immobilization in heterogeneous media. 1. Experimental methods and two-layered reference case. Vadose Zone J. 6:471-482. doi:10.2136/vzj2006.0171.

Fagerlund, F., T.H. Illangasekare and A. Niemi (2007). NAPL infiltration and immobilization in heterogeneous media. 2. Application to stochastically heterogeneous formations. Vadose Zone J. 6:483-495. doi:10.2136/vzj2006.0172.

Fagerlund, F., A. Niemi and T.H. Illangasekare (2007). Modeling of NAPL migration in heterogeneous saturated media: Effects of hysteresis and fluid immobility in constitutive relations. Water Resour. Res. doi: 10.1029/2007WR005974.

Sakaki, T., and H. Rajaram (2006). Performance of different types of TDR probes for water content measurement in partially saturated rocks, Water Resour. Res., 42, W07404, doi:10.1029/2005WR004643.

D.N.H. Beach, J.E. McCray, K.S. Lowe, R.L. Siegrist ( 2005). Temporal changes in hydraulic conductivity of sand porous media biofilters during wastewater infiltration due to biomat formation. Journal of Hydrology 311(2005):230-243, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2005.01.024

C. Kechavarzi, K. Soga, T.H. Illangasekare (2005). Two-dimensional laboratory simulation of LNAPL infiltration and redistribution in the vadose zone. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 76, 211-233, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2004.09.001.

D. Fernàndez -Garcia, T.H. Illangasekare, H. Rajaram, 2004. Conservative and sorptive forced-gradient and uniform flow tracer tests in a three-dimensional laboratory test aquifer. Water Resour. Res. 40 (10), W10103, doi: 10.1029/2004WR003112.

D. Fernàndez -Garcia, T.H. Illangasekare, H. Rajaram, 2005. Differences in the scale-dependence of dispersivity estimated from temporal and spatial moments in physically and chemically heterogeneous porous media. Advances in Water Resources (ISSN 0309-1708), Vol. 28, 745-759, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2004.12.011.

D. Fernàndez-Garcia, T.H. Illangasekare, H. Rajaram (2005). Differences in the scale-dependence of dispersivity and retardation factors estimated from forced-gradient and uniform flow tracer tests in three-dimensional physically and chemically heterogeneous porous media. Water Resour. Res.(ISSN 0043-1397), Vol. 41, W03012, doi:10.1029/2004WR003125.

D. Fernàndez-Garcia, H. Rajaram, T.H. Illangasekare (2005). Assessment of the predictive capabilities of stochastic theories in a three-dimensional laboratory test aquifer: Effective hydraulic conductivity and temporal moments of breakthrough curves. Water Resour. Res (ISSN 0043-1397), Vol. 41, W04002, doi: 10.1029/2004WR003523.

E. Moreno-Barbero, T.H. Illangasekare (2005). Simulation and performance assessment of partitioning tracer tests in heterogeneous aquifers. Environmental & Engineering Geoscience, Vol. XI, No. 4, pp395-404, doi: 10.2113/11.4.395.

J.E. McCray, S.L. Kirkland, R.L. Siegrist, G.D. Thyne, 2005. Transportmodel input parameters for onsite-wastewater nutrients. Ground Water 43(4), 628-639, doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6584.2005.0077.x.

Posters

Davarzani, H., Smits, K.M., Tolene, R., and T.H. Illangasekare (2013). Study of the effect of wind speed on evaporation from soil through integrated modeling of atmospheric boundary layer and shallow subsurface. European Geophysical Union, 2013 Spring Meeting. (poster)

Agartan, E., Illangasekare, T.H., Cihan, A., Birkholzer, J., Zhou, Q., and L. Trevisan (2013). A fundamental study of convective mixing of CO2 in heterogeneous geologic media using surrogate fluids and numerical modeling. 2013 Carbon Management Research Symposium at Colorado School of Mines. (poster)

Plampin, M., Sakaki, T., Illangasekare, T.H., and R. Pawar (2013). Effects of formation heterogeneity on CO2 gas phase attenuation in the shallow subsurface during possible leakage from geologic sequestration sites. 2013 Carbon Management Research Symposium at Colorado School of Mines. (poster)

Trautz, A.C., Smits, K.M., Cihan, A., and T.H. Illangasekare (2013). Evaporation from soils under diurnal conditions: Experimental and modeling investigation to evaluate non-equilibrium-based approaches. European Geophysical Union, 2013 Spring Meeting. (poster)

Trevisan, L., Cihan, A., Agartan, E., Mori, H., Illangasekare, T.H., Birkholzer, J.T., and Q. Zhou (2013). Investigation of multiphase modeling approaches for behavior of super critical CO2 in deep formations using analog fluids in the laboratory. 2013 MODFLOW and More Conference. (poster)

Petri, B., Illangasekare, T.H., Sauck, C., and T. Sakaki (2013). Effects of Water Table Fluctuation and Rain Infiltration on Soil Vapor Concentrations for the Vapor Intrusion Exposure Pathway. REMTEC Summit. (poster)

Trautz, A.C., Smits, K.M., Schulte, P., Cihan, A., and T.H. Illangasekare (2012). Integration of heat-pulse and sensibl heat balance methods to estimate evaporation from bare soils. American Geophysical Union, 2012 Fall Meeting, Poster No. H31D-1139. (poster)

Rice, K.A., Smits, K.M., Schulte, P., Li, C., Fucík, R., and T.H. Illangasekare (2012). Transport of chemical vapors from subsurface sources to atmosphere as affected by shallow subsurface and atmospheric conditions. American Geophysical Union, 2012 Fall Meeting, Poster No. H43E-1414. (poster)

Mori, H., Sakaki, T., and T.H. Illangasekare (2012). Material characterization for intermediate-scale testing to develop strategies for geologic sequestration of CO2. 2012 AGU Hydrology Days at Colorado State University. (poster)