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Carl Steefel's Publications

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Selected Publications

  1. Li, L., C.I. Steefel, M.B. Kowalsky, A. Englert, S.S. Hubbard, 2009, Effects of physical and geochemical heterogeneities on mineral transformation and biomass accumulation during uranium bioremediation at Rifle, Colorado, J. Contaminant Hydrology, submitted.
  2. Li, L., C.I. Steefel, K.H. Williams, M.J. Wilkins, S.S. Hubbard, 2009, Mineral transformation and biomass accumulation during uranium bioremediation, Rifle, Colorado, Environmental Science and Technology 43(14), 5429-5435, DOI: 10.1021/es9000016v.
  3. Steefel, C.I., K. Maher, 2009, Fluid-rock interaction:  A reactive transport approach.  Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry 70:  485-532, DOI: 10.2138/rmg.2009.70.11.
  4. Navarre-Sitchler, A., C.I. Steefel, L. Yang, L. Tomutsa, S.A. Brantley, 2009, Evolution of porosity and diffusivity associated with chemical weathering of a basalt clast.  Journal of  Geophysical  Research 114, doi:10.1029/2008JF001060.
  5. Maher, K., C.I. Steefel, A.F. White, and D.A. Stonestrom, 2009, The role of reaction affinity and secondary minerals in regulating chemical weathering rates at the Santa Cruz Soil Chronosequence, California, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.01.030
  6. Li, L., C.I. Steefel, L. Yang, 2008, Scale dependence of mineral dissolution rates within single pores and fractures,  Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 72(2), 360-377.
  7. Yang, L., C.I. Steefel, 2008, Kaolinite dissolution and precipitation kinetics at 22°C and pH 4. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 72(1), 99-116.
  8. Steefel, C.I, 2007, Geochemical kinetics and transport, in Kinetics of Water-Rock Interaction (eds. S.L. Brantley, J.D. Kubicki, A.F. White), Springer, New York, pp. 545-589.
  9. Maher, K., Steefel, C.I., and DePaolo, D.J. (2005) The mineral dissolution rate conumdrum:  Insights from reactive transport modeling of U isotopes and pore fluid chemistry in marine sediments.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, submitted.
  10. Steefel, C.I, DePaolo, D.J.,, and Lichtner, P.C. (2005)Reactive transport modeling:  An essential tool and a new paradigm for the Earth sciences, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, submitted.
  11. Steefel, C.I.  (2004), Evaluation of the field-scale cation exchange capacity of Hanford sediments.  Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction, R.B. Wanty and R.R. Seal (eds.), Taylor and Francis Group, London, 999-1002.
  12. Steefel, C.I., Carroll, S., Zhao, P., and Roberts, S. (2003), Cesium migration in Hanford sediment:  A multi-site cation exchange model based on laboratory transport experiments.  J. of Contaminant Hydrology 67, 219-246.
  13. Giambalvo, E.R., Steefel, C.I., Fisher, A.T., Rosenberg, N.D., and Wheat, C.G. (2002) Effect of fluid-sediment reaction on hydrothermal fluxes of major elements, eastern flank of the Juan de Fuca Ridge.  Geochimica et. Cosmochimica Acta, 66, 1739-1757.
  14. Steefel, C.I. and Lichtner, P.C. (1998) Multicomponent reactive transport in discrete fractures:  II. Infiltration of hyperalkaline groundwater at Maqarin, Jordan, a natural analogue site. J. Hydrology 209, 200-224.
  15. Steefel, C.I. and MacQuarrie, K.T.B. (1996) Approaches to modeling reactive transport in porous media.  In Reactive Transport in Porous Media (P.C. Lichtner, C.I. Steefel, and E.H. Oelkers, eds.), Rev. Mineral. 34, 83-125.
  16. Steefel, C.I., and Lasaga, A.C. (1994) A coupled model for transport of multiple  chemical species and kinetic precipitation/dissolution reactions with application to reactive flow in single phase hydrothermal systems. American Journal of Science  294, 529-592.
  17. Steefel, C.I., and Lichtner, P.C. (1994) Diffusion and reaction in rock matrix bordering a hyperalkaline fluid-filled fracture.   Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta  58, 3592-3612.
  18. Steefel, C.I. and Lasaga, A.C. (1992) Putting transport into water-rock interaction models. Geology,  20, 680-684.
  19. Steefel, C.I. and Van Cappellen, P. (1990) A new kinetic approach to modeling water-rock interaction:  The role of nucleation, precursors, and Ostwald ripening.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 54, 2657-2677.
  20. Steefel, C.I. and Lasaga, A.C. (1990) The evolution of dissolution patterns:  Permeability change due to coupled flow and reaction.  In Chemical Modeling of Aqueous Systems II  (eds. D. Melchior and R.L. Bassett), ACS Symposium Series No. 416, American Chemical Society, Washington, 212-225.

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