meeting will be held at LBNL to discuss the topic of coupled hydrogeological-biological-geochemical-thermal
processes, including their recognized and potential impact on subsurface
contaminant transport and remediation, and what some of the grand challenges
are with respect to experimentation and modeling. Through presentations
and discussion, we will highlight which processes and process interactions
are particularly important for improved remediation of DOE contaminants.
Meeting (Susan Hubbard, LBNL)
of Participants (all)
Review and Purpose
Mike Wright, INEL)
by presenter name only)
Don DePaolo (LBNL) - "Coupled processes overview: Where are
we going and why"
Redden (INEL) "Coupled Processes": A valid basis for future
research, but a term with multiple meanings", which will review
a set of questions that we will return to at the end
of the meeting.
and Afternoon Snack
Scheibe (PNNL) - "Field-scale
manifestations of local-scale coupled processes: Two examples
from subsurface microbiology"
Mayes (ORNL) - "Fate and transport of radionuclides beneath
the Hanford tank farms:
Unraveling coupled geochemical and hydrological processes at the
Pruess (LBNL) - "On
Coupled T-H-C Processes in the Vadose Zone at Hanford Tank Farms"
Shuttle transports presenters and meeting organizers from LBNL
to evening activities.
experimental wine tasting and terroir
dinner at Venezia
Shuttle returns to LBNL via the Shattuck Hotel and the UCB Faculty
Istok (Oregon) - "In Situ Uranium Bioimmobilization: Reduction
Hunt (UCB) - "Coupled contaminant transport processes in
the vadose zone"
Szecsody (PNNL) - "Influence of Heterogeneities on Chemical
and Microbial Transport Predictions: Laboratory and Field Studies"
Hubbard (LBNL) - "Can
geophysical approaches be used to remotely monitor system transformations
Schwartz (Ohio State) - "Coupled
processes relevant to the in situ oxidation of chlorinated solvents"
Smith (INEL) - "Biochemical kinetics in an advective flow field"
the questions posed earlier by George Redden,
and comment on the following general questions:
are the general capabilities that, if available, would facilitate
new advances in understanding and modeling of coupled processes?
needs to be done that can not be done without consolidation
of resources and expertise?
research strategies should be suggested to develop a better
understanding of the role of coupled processes and how to utilize
lab-scale information for field-scale remediation?
the possibility of a National 2004 Coupled Processes Workshop.
Closing statements by all participants