Computational Geosciences

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 439–443 | Cite as

Reactive transport benchmarks for subsurface environmental simulation

  • Carl I. SteefelEmail author
  • Steven B. Yabusaki
  • K. Ulrich Mayer
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    Rasouli, P., Steefel, C.I., Mayer, K.U., Rolle, M.: Benchmarks for multicomponent diffusion and electrochemical migration. Comput. Geol. (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-015-9481-z
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    Alt-Epping, P., Tournassat, C., Rasouli, P., Steefel, C.I., Mayer, K.U., Jenni, A., Mäder, U., Sengor, S., Fernandez, R.: Benchmark reactive transport simulations of a column experiment in compacted bentonite with multi-species diffusion and explicit treatment of electrostatic effects. Comput. Geosci. (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-014-9451-x
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    Sengör, S.S., Mayer, K.U., Greskowiak, J., Wanner, C., Su, D., Prommer, H.: A reactive transport benchmark on modeling biogenic uraninite re-oxidation by Fe(III)-(hydr)oxides. Comput. Geosci. (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-015-9480-0
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    Mayer, K.U., Alt-Epping, P., Jacques, D., Arora, B., Steefel, C.I.: Benchmark problems for reactive transport modeling of the generation and attenuation of acid rock drainage. Comput. Geosci. (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-015-9476-9
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    Arora, B., Sengör, S.S., Spycher, N., Steefel, C.I.: A reactive transport benchmark on heavy metal cycling in lake sediments. Comput. Geosci. (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-014-9445-8
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    Marty, N.C.M., Blanc, P., Bildstein, O., Claret, F., Cochepin, B., Danyang, S., Gaucher, E., Jacques, D., Lartigue, J-E., Mayer, K.U., Meeussen, J.C.L., Munier, I., Pointeau, I., Sanheng, L., Steefel, C.I.: Benchmarks for multicomponent reactive transport across a cement/clay interface. Comput. Geosci. (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-014-9463-6
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    Xie, M., Mayer, K.U., Claret, F., Alt-Epping, P., Diederik, J., Steefel, C.I., Chiaberge, C., Simunek, J.: Implementation and evaluation of permeability-porosity and tortuosity-porosity relationships linked to mineral dissolution-precipitation (2015). doi: 10.1007/s10596-014-9458-3
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carl I. Steefel
    • 1
    Email author
  • Steven B. Yabusaki
    • 2
  • K. Ulrich Mayer
    • 3
  1. 1.Earth Sciences DivisionLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryRichlandUSA
  3. 3.Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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