Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Kevin G. Knauss's Publications

(partial, limited to last 15 years)

  1. Kharaka, Y. K., Thordsen, T. T., Hovorka, S. D., Nance, S., Cole, D. R., Phelps, T. J., Knauss, K. G., (2009) Potential environmental issues of CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers: Geochemical results from the Frio-I Brine Pilot test, Texas, USA. Applied Geochemistry, v. 24, p. 1106-1112.
  2. Kharaka Y.K., Thordsen J.J., Hovorka S.D., Nance H.S., Cole D.R., Phelps T.J. and Knauss K.G. (2007) Subsurface monitoring of anthropogenic CO2 injected in sedimentary basins: Results from the Frio-I brine test, Texas, USA. Proceedings of the 12th International Water-Rock Interaction Symposium, 597-601.
  3. Rau, G.H., Knauss, K.G., Langer, W.H. and Caldeira, K. (2006) Reducing energy-related CO2 emissions using accelerated weathering of limestone. Energy, v.32, 1471-1477.
  4. Hovorka S.D., Benson S.M., Doughty C., Freifeld B.M., Sakarai S., Daley T.M., Kharaka Y.K., Holtz M.H., Trautz R.C., Nance H.S., Myer L.R. and Knauss K.G. (2006) Measuring permanence of CO2 storage in saline formations: the Frio experiment. Env. Geosci., v. 13, 105-121.
  5. Kharaka Y.K., Cole D.R., Hovorka S.D., Gunter W.D., Knauss K.G. and Freifeld B.M. (2006) Gas-water-rock interactions in Frio Formation following CO2 injection: Implications to the storage of greenhouse gases in sedimentary basins. Geology., v. 34, 577-580.
  6. Carroll S.A. and Knauss K.G. (2005) Dependence of labradorite dissolution kinetics on CO2(aq), Al(aq), and temperature. Chem. Geol., v. 217, 213-225.
  7. Knauss K.G., Johnson J.W. and Steefel C.I. (2005) Evaluation of the impact of CO2, co-contaminant gas, aqueous fluid and reservoir rock interactions on the geological sequestration of CO2. Chem. Geol., v. 217, 339-350.
  8. Johnson J.W., Nitao J.J., and Knauss K.G. (2004) Reactive transport modeling of CO2 storage in saline aquifers to elucidate fundamental processes, trapping mechanisms, and sequestration partitioning: in Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide, Geol. Soc. London Spec. Pub. 233 , Baines, S.J., and Worden, R.H., eds., p. 107-128.
  9. Higgins S. R., Hu X., Knauss K. G. (2004) Kinetics of Elementary Steps on Cleaved Dolomite Surfaces in Undersaturated Alkaline Aqueous Solutions. Proceedings of the 11th International Water-Rock Interaction Symposium, 757-761.
  10. Knauss K. G., Eggleston C. M., Greer B, Higgins S. R. (2004) Coupled carbonate mineral dissolution and growth: reactive transport experiments and modeling of calcite dissolution and strontianite growth. Proceedings of the 11th International Water-Rock Interaction Symposium, 555-559.
  11. Higgins S. R., Stack A. G., Knauss K. G., Eggleston C. M., and Jordan G. (2002) Probing molecular scale adsorption and dissolution-growth processes using nonlinear optical and scanning probe methods suitable for hydrothermal applications. In Water-Rock Interactions, Ore Deposits, and Environmental Geochemistry:  A Tribute to David A. Crerar, Special Publication No. 7 (ed. R. Hellmann and S. A. Wood), pp. 111-128. The Geochemical Society.
  12. Higgins S. R., Boram L. H., Eggleston C. M., Coles B. A., Compton R. G. and Knauss K. G. (2002) Dissolution kinetics, step and surface morphology of magnesite (104) surfaces in acidic aqueous solution at 60C by atomic force microscopy under defined hydrodynamic conditions, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, v. 106, 6696-6705.
  13. Jordan G., Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Knauss K. G. and Schmahl W. W. (2001) Dissolution kinetics of magnesite in acidic aqueous solution, a hydrothermal atomic force microscopy (HAFM) study:  Step orientation and kink dynamics.  Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 65, 4257-4266.
  14. Knauss, K.G., Dibley, M.J., Bourcier, W.L. and Shaw, H.F. (2001) Ti(IV) Hydrolysis constants derived from rutile solubility measurements made from 100° to 300°C. Appl. Geochem., v. 16, 1115-1128.
  15. Knauss, K.G., Dibley, M.J., Leif, R.N., Mew, D.A. and Aines, R.D. (2000) The solubility of trichloroethene (TCE) and tetrachloroethene (PCE) as a function of temperature. Appl. Geochem., v. 15, 501-512.
  16. Higgins S. R., Bosbach D., Eggleston C. M. and Knauss K. G. (2000)  Kink dynamics and step growth on barium sulfate (001):  A hydrothermal atomic force microscopy study, Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 104, 6978-6982.
  17. Knauss, K.G., Dibley, M.J., Leif, R.N., Mew, D.A. and Aines, R.D. (1999) Aqueous oxidation of trichloroethene (TCE): a kinetic study. Appl. Geochem., v. 14, 531-541.
  18. Jordan G., Higgins S. R., Eggleston C. M., Swapp S. M., Janney D. E., and Knauss K. G. (1999) Acidic dissolution of plagioclase.  In-situ observations by hydrothermal atomic force microscopy. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta , v. 83, 3183-3191.
  19. Higgins, S.R., Eggleston, C.M., Knauss, K.G. and Boro, C.O. (1998) A hydrothermal atomic force microscope for imaging in aqueous solution up to 150°C. Rev. Sci. Instrum., v.69, 2994-2998.
  20. Higgins S. R., Jordan G., Eggleston C. M. and Knauss K. G.  (1998)  Dissolution kinetics of the barium sulfate (001) surface by hydrothermal atomic force microscopy.  Langmuir, 14, 4967-4971.
  21. Knauss, K.G., Copenhaver, S.A., Braun, R.L. and Burnham, A.K. (1997) Hydrous pyrolysis of New Albany and Phosphoria shales: Production kinetics of carboxylic acids and light hydrocarbons and interactions between the inorganic and organic chemical systems. Org. Geochem., v. 27, 477-496.
  22. Burnham, A.K., Gregg, H.R., Ward, R.L., Knauss, K.G., Copenhaver, S.A, Reynolds, J.G. and Sanborn, R. (1997) Decomposition kinetics and mechanism of n-hexadecane-1,2-13C2 and dodec-1-ene-1,2-13C2 doped in petroleum and n-hexadecane. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta , v. 61, 3725-3737.
  23. Jackson, K.J., Burnham, A.K., Braun, R.L. and Knauss, K.G. (1995) Temperature and pressure dependence of n-hexadecane cracking. Org. Geochem. v. 23, p. 941-953.
  24. Knauss, K.G., and Copenhaver, S.A. (1995) The solubility of p-xylene in water as a function of temperature and pressure and calculated thermodynamic quantities. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, v. 59, p. 2443-2448.

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