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Publications in Refereed Journals

    1. 2009:  Y.W. Tsang, J.T. Birkholzer, and S. Mukhopadhyay, Modeling of Thermally-Driven Hydrological Processes in Partially-Saturated Fractured Porous Media, Reviews of Geophysics, 47, RG3004, doi:10.1029/2008RG000265.
    2. 2009:  S. Mukhopadhyay, E.L. Sonnenthal, and N. Spycher, Modeling of Coupled Heat Transfer     and Reactive Transport Processes in Porous Media: Application to Seepage     Studies at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Journal of Porous Media, Volume 12, No. 8, pp. 725-748, doi:10.1615/JporMedia.v12.i8.10.
    3. 2009:  S. Mukhopadhyay,  Y. W. Tsang, and S. Finsterle, Parameter estimation from flowing fluid temperature logging data in unsaturated fractured rock using multiphase inverse modeling, Water Resour. Res., 45, W04414, doi:10.1029/2008WR006869.
    4. 2008:  S. Mukhopadhyay and Y. W. Tsang,  Determination of transport properties from flowing fluid temperature logging in unsaturated fractured rocks: Theory and semi-analytical     solution, Water Resour. Res., 44, W10424, doi:10.1029/2008WR006860.
    5. 2008:  M. B. Kowalsky, J. T. Birkholzer, J. Peterson, S. Finsterle, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Y. Tsang, Sensitivity Analysis for Joint inversion of Ground-Penetrating Radar and Thermal-Hydrological Data From a Large-Scale Underground Heater Test Nuclear Technology, Vol. 164, No. 11, pp. 169-179.
    6. 2007:  S. Mukhopadhyay, Y.W. Tsang, and J.T. Birkholzer, Estimation of Field-Scale Thermal Conductivities of Unsaturated Fractured Rocks From In Situ Temperature Data, Water Resources Research, 43, W09418, doi: 10.1029/2006WR005283.
    7. 2006:  S.     Mukhopadhyay, E.L. Sonnenthal, and N. Spycher, Modeling Coupled Thermal-Hydrological-Chemical Processes in the Unsaturated Fractured Rocks at Yucca Mountain, Nevada: Heterogeneity and Seepage Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, doi: 10.1016/j.jpce.2006.04.018, 31, 626-633.
    8. 2006:  Y.S. Wu, S. Mukhopadhyay, K. Zhang, and G.S. Bodvarsson, A Mountain-Scale Thermal-Hydrologic Model for Simulating Fluid Flow and Heat Transfer in Unsaturated Fractured Rock Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, doi: 10.1016/j.conhyd.2006.02.015, 86, 128-159.
    9. 2004:  J.T. Birkholzer, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Y.W. Tsang, The Impact of Preferential Flow on the Vaporization Barrier Above the Waste Emplacement Drifts at Yucca Mountain Nevada    Nuclear Technology, 48(2), 138-150, 2004.
    10. 2004:  J.T. Birkholzer, S. Mukhopadhyay, and Y.W. Tsang, Modeling Seepage Into Heated Waste Emplacement Tunnels in Unsaturated Fractured Rock Vadose Zone Journal, 3, 819-836
    11. 2003:  S. Mukhopadhyay and Y.W. Tsang, Uncertainties in Coupled Thermal-Hydrological Processes Associated With the Drift-Scale Test at Yucca Mountain, Nevada Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 62-63, 595-612.
    12. 2002:  S. Mukhopadhyay and Y.W. Tsang, Understanding the Anomalous Temperature Data From the Large Block Test at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Water Resources Research, 38(10), 28-1–28-12.
    13. 2000:  S. Mukhopadhyay and M. Sahimi, Calculation of the Effective Permeabilities of a Heterogeneous Porous Medium Chemical Engineering Science, 55, 4495-4513.
    14. 1998:  S. Mukhopadhyay and J.H. Cushman, Monte Carlo Simulation of Contaminant Transport: I. Long-Range Correlations in Fracture Conductivity Transport in Porous Media, 31, 145-181.
    15. 1998:  S. Mukhopadhyay and J.H. Cushman Monte Carlo Simulation of Contaminant Transport: II.  Morphological Disorder and Percolation Transport in Porous Media, 31, 183-211.
    16. 1998:  S. Mukhopadhyay and J.H. Cushman, Diffusive Transport of Volatile Pollutants in Non-Aqueous Phase Liquid Contaminated Soil: A Fractal Model Transport in Porous Media, 30, 125-154.
    17. 1997:  S. Mukhopadhyay and J.H. Cushman, Monte Carlo Simulation of Radioactive Contaminant Transport in Fractured Geologic Media: Disorder and Long-Range Correlations     Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings on Scientific Basis for Nuclear Waste Management, 465, 885-892.
    18. 1996:  M. Sahimi and S. Mukhopadhyay, Scaling Properties of a Percolation Model With Long-Range Correlations Physical Review E, 54(4), 3870-3880.
    19. 1994:  S. Mukhopadhyay and M. Sahimi, Scaling Behavior of Permeability and Conductivity Anisotropy Near the Percolation Threshold, Journal of Statistical Physics, 74(5-6), 1301-1308.

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      Book Chapter

      • Sahimi, M. and Mukhopadhyay, S., "Fractals: Basic Concepts and selected applications," Encyclopedia of Telecommunications, Froelich and Kent, Eds., 8, 219-269, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1994.

      Conference Presentations/Proceedings

        1. 2010:  Mukhopadhyay, S., S.-Y. Yang, H.-D., Yeh, and J.T. Birkholzer, Transient pressure response of a gas reservoir arising from supercritical carbon dioxide injection through a partially-penetrating well: An analytical solution, 10th International Conference on Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies, RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 19-23, 2010.
        2. 2010:  Mukhopadhyay, S., A coupled multiphase fluid flow and heat and vapor transport model for air-gap membrane distillation, Third International Conference on Porous Media and Its Applications in Science, Engineering, and Industry, Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 20-25, 2010.
        3. 2009:  Hazen, T.C., E.L. Sonnenthal, S. Mukhopadhyay, C.I. Steefel, P.E. Long, and B. Faybishenko, Field and numerical study of reductive bioimmobilization of Cr(VI) in groundwater at Hanford 100-H site, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13B-0943.
        4. 2009:  Christensen, J.N., E.L. Sonnenthal, S. T. Brown, M.E. Conrad, L. Yang, S. Mukhopadhyay, C.I. Steefel, B. Faybishenko, and T.C. Hazen, Using Cr isotopic measurements and reactive transport modeling to monitor stimulated bio-containment at the 100H test site, Hanford, Washington, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H13B-0942.
        5. 2008:  Mukhopadhyay, S., E.L. Sonnenthal, B. Faybishenko, and S. Hubbard, A reactive transport model for lactate-stimulated chromium reduction at Hanford 100-H Site,
        6. XVII International Conference on Computatiional Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, CA, July 6-10, 2008.
        7. 2008:  Mukhopadhyay, S., and Y. Tsang, Flowing fluid temperature logging in boreholes: A novel approach for estimating transport properties of fractured porous media, XVII International Conference on Computatiional Methods in Water Resources, San Francisco, CA, July 6-10, 2008.
        8. 2007:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Feedback of coupled thermal-hydrological-chemical processes on groundwater flow in the unsaturated zone, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India, December 20, 2007 (Invited)
        9. 2007:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Modeling heat transfer and multiphase transport in porous media: Concepts and some applications, Indian Institute for Science Education and Research, Kolkata, India, December 14, 2007 (Invited)
        10.  2007:  Mukhopadhyay, S., E.L. Sonnenthal, and N. Spycher, Modeling of coupled heat transfer and reactive transport processes in porous media: application to seepage studies at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Second International Conference on Porous Medium and Its Applications in Science, Engineering, and Industry, Engineering Conferences International, Kauai, HI, June 17-21, 2007.
        11. 2007:  Mukhopadhay S., E.L. Sonnenthal, and N. Spycher, Feedack of coupled thermal-hydrological-chemical processes on flow in unsaturated fractured rock: application in seepage modeling studies, Groundwater Summit, National Groundwater Association, Albuquerque, NM, April 29-May 3, 2007.  LBNL-61967 Abs.
        12. 2006:  Hubbard, S., K. Williams, T. Scheibe, J. Peterson, J. Chen, S. Mukhopadhyay, E.L. Sonnenthal, and C.I. Steefel, Improved understanding of natural system processes through coupling of geophysical characterization and numerical modeling approaches, Eos. Trans. AGU, 87 (52), Fall Meet. Supple. (Invited)
        13. 2006:  Wu, Y-S., S. Mukhopadhay, K. Zhang, and G.S. Bodvarsson, The Influence of Proposed Repository Thermal Load on Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer in the Unsaturated Zone of Yucca Mountain International High Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, American Nuclear Society, April 30-May 2, 2006 (LBNL-59783)
        14. 2006:  Wu, Y-S., S. Mukhopadhyay, K. Zhang, and G. S. Bodvarsson, Modeling Coupled Processes of Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer in the Unsaturated Fractured Rock Computational Methods in Water Resources, XVI International Conference. Copenhagen, Denmark, UTD, June 18-22, 2006 (LBNL-58677)
        15. 2006:  Hubbard, S., J. Chen, Y. Fang, K. Williams, S. Mukhopadhyay, E. Sonnenthal, K. McFarlane, N. Linde and T. Scheibe, Improved parameterization of hydrological models and reduction of geophysical monitoring data ambiguity through joint use of geophysical and numerical modeling methods CWMR XVI -Computational Methods in Water Resources, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 19-22, 2006 (LBNL-59834) (Invited)
        16. 2006:   Kowalsky, M., Birkholzer, J.T., Finsterle, S., Peterson, J., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Tsang, Y., Joint inversion of ground-penetrating radar and thermal-hydrological data collected during a large-scale heater test.
        17. Proceedings of the 5th TOUGH Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, May, 2006 (Invited)
        18. 2005:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Sonnenthal, E.L., and Spycher, N., Modeling coupled thermal-hydrological-chemical processes at Yucca Mountain: flow channeling and seepage into drifts Migration’05, Avignon, France, September 18-23, 2005
        19. 2004:  Mukhopadhyay, S., An integral finite-difference approach for modeling heat transfer and multiphase flow in large-scale porous media: Concepts and applications Presented to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, June, 2004 (Invited)
        20. 2004:  Mukhopadhyay, S., A finite-integral approach for modeling heat transfer and multiphase transport in large-scale porous media Presented to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, January, 2004 (Invited)
        21. 2003:  Birkholzer, J.T., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Tsang, Y., Modeling water seepage into heated waste emplacement drifts at Yucca Mountain Proceedings of the 4th TOUGH Symposium, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, May, 2003.
        22. 2003:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Modeling heat-driven multiphase transport at Yucca Mountain, Nevada, Presented to the Department of Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India, April, 2003 (Invited)
        23. 2003:  Birkholzer, J.T., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Tsang, Y., Analysis of the vaporization barrier over emplacement drifts Proceedings of the 10th High-Level Radioactive Waste Management Conference, American Nuclear Society, Las Vegas, NV, March 30-April 2, 2003
        24. 2001:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Tsang, Y., Vapor transport through fractures and other high-permeability paths: Its role in the Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain Proceedings of the 2001 Annual Fall Meeting, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December, 2001
        25. 2001:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Understanding the thermal-hydrological processes from the Drift Scale Test: Measured data, numerical models and uncertainties 13th Thermal Test Workshop, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM, October, 2001
        26. 2001:  Wagner, R. A., Ballard, S., Blair, S. C., and Mukhopadhyay, S., A methodology for validation of process models used to simulate thermal tests at Yucca Mountain Proceedings of the 38th. U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, American Rock Mechanics Association, Washington, DC, July 2001
        27. 2001:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Predictive simulations of the cooling phase in the Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain, Nevada 12th Thermal Test Workshop, Office of the Civilian Radioactive Waste Management, Las Vegas, NV, June 2001
        28. 2000:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Tsang, Y., Integrative analysis of measured and simulated temperature data from the Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain 11th Thermal Test Workshop, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, October, 2000
        29. 2000:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Predictive simulations of the thermal response from the Cross Drift Thermal Test 10th Thermal Test Workshop, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, March, 2000
        30. 1999:  Tsang, Y. and Mukhopadhyay, S., Analysis of the coupled heat, moisture and vapor transport processes of the Drift Scale Test at Yucca Mountain Proceedings of the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December, 1999 (Invited)
        31. 1999:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Tsang, Y., Understanding the thermal-hydrology in unsaturated fractured rock: The Large Blcok Test Proceedings of the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA, December, 1999
        32. 1999:  Mukhopadhyay, S., TOUGH2 simulations of the DST: UZ Drift Scale property set and TTFY99 property set 9th Thermal Test Workshop, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, November, 1999
        33. 1997:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Cushman, J. H., Monte Carlo simulation of contaminant transport: Disorder and fracture-matrix interflow Proceedings of the Annual Fall Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Los Angeles, CA, November, 1997
        34. 1997:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Monte Carlo simulation of radioactive contaminant transport in the geologic media near Yucca Mountain, Nevada 4th. SIAM Conference on Mathematical and Computational Issues in Geosciences, Albuquerque, NM, June, 1997
        35. 1996:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Cushman, J.H., Monte Carlo simulation of contaminant transport in fractured geologic media American Geophysical Union Annual Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 1996
        36. 1996:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Cushman, J.H., Monte Carlo simulation of radioactive contaminant transport in fractured geologic media: Disorder and long-range correlations
        37. Materials Research Society Annual Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, December, 1996 (Invited)
        38. 1992:  Mukhopadhyay, S. and Sahimi, M., Heat transfer and two-phase flow in heterogeneous porous media Proceedings of the Western Regional Meeting of SPE, Bakersfield, California, 30th. March - 2nd. April, 1992

          Technical Reports

            1. 2007:  Mukhopadhyay, S., Spycher, N., Sonnenthal, E.L., Zhang, G., and Finsterle, S., THC Sensitivity of Heterogeneous Permeability and Capillarity Effects ANL-NBS-HS-000047 REV 01, Lead Laboratory Sandia National Laboratory, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            2. 2007:  Spycher, N., Sonnenthal, E.L., Zhang, G., and Mukhopadhyay, S., Drift-Scale THC Seepage Model, MDL-NBS-HS-00001 REV 05, Lead Laboratory Sandia National Laboratory, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            3. 2006:  Spycher, N., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Sonnenthal, E.L., THC Sensitivity of Repository Edge and Heterogeneous Permeability Effects, ANL-NBS-HS-000047 REV 00, Bechtel SAIC, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            4. 2005:  Birkholzer, J.T., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Tsang, Y.W., The Drift Scale Coupled Processes (DST and TH Seepage) Models, MDL-NBS-HS-00015 REV 02, Bechtel SAIC, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            5. 2004:  Birkholzer, J.T., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Tsang, Y.W., The Drift Scale Coupled Processes (DST and TH Seepage) Models, MDL-NBS-HS-00015 REV 01, Bechtel SAIC, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            6. 2003:  Birkholzer, J.T., Mukhopadhyay, S., and Tsang, Y.W., The Drift Scale Coupled Processes (DST and TH Seepage) Models, MDL-NBS-HS-00015 REV 00, Bechtel SAIC, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            7. 2003:  Wu, Y-S., Mukhopadhyay, S., Sonnenthal, E.L., Rutqvist, J., and Zhang, K., Mountain-Scale coupled processes (TH/THC/THM) models MDL-NBS-HS-00007 REV 01, Bechtel SAIC, Las Vegas, Nevada.
            8. 2003:  Liu, H.H., Wu, Y-S., Ahlers, C.F., and Mukhopadhyay, S., Analysis of hydrologic property data, ANL-NBS-HS-00014 REV 01, Bechtel SAIC, Las Vegas, Nevada.

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