Spanish national network of research
institutes. The team participating in MUSTANG comprises two
groups: Hydrogeology (GHS with an associate unit at the Technical
University of Catalonia, UPC – 6 professors and 20 investigators)
and Environmental Geochemistry (GQA – 3 senior researchers
and some 10 doctoral and post–doctoral assistants). It combines
experience on Groundwater and Geochemistry, including the
characterization of permeable media by means of hydraulic,
hydro–chemical and environmental isotope data, solids and
aqueous solutions and the quantitative assessment of water–rock
interactions, with special emphasis on low permeability fractured
media. Development of numerical modelling techniques and
other part work in data acquisition both in the field (down–hole
logging and monitoring equipment) and in the lab (access
to XRD, TEM, AFM, etc). The group has a long record of collaboration
on both publicly and privately funded projects, including
more than 15 EU projects.
Code development: Single and
Multiphase flow coupled to soil deformation under nonisothermal
conditions, Reactive transport, parameter estimation. Modelling;
nonisothermal single and multiphase flow, reactive transport
processes for soil decontamination, multi–component gaseous
transport in fractured media. Field Testing; Hydraulic and
tracer testing in saturated and non saturated media and monitoring
of hydraulic and reactive transport for low permeability
fractured media. Laboratory testing; single and multiphase
“flow–through” experiments, tests for reactive processes.
Characterization; hydraulic parameters (retention and relative
permeability), solid characterization (DFX, SEM, AFM,…),
water samples extraction by squeezing and dilution. Currently
working on several mayor Spanish (CIUDEN) and EU (MUSTANG)
projects on CO2 geological storage.
Jesus Carrera: Ph.D. Univ. Arizona
(1984). Professor at UPC until 2006, vice–president for research
of the university (1994–1998). Leads a research group in
groundwater hydrology of about 30 people that has developed
6 codes to model flow, transport, conjunctive management
of surface and groundwater, network design, multiphase non–isothermal
flow and reactive transport. These been applied to a wide
set of problems. Coauthored more than 300 publications, including
more than 70 in international refereed journals.
Maarten W. Saaltink: Ph.D. UPC, Spain (1999); Interpretation
of pumping and tracer tests in fractured media, development
of finite element reactive transport model codes, numerical
and computational behaviour of solution methods for reactive
transport model codes, numerical modelling of reactive transport.
Jordi Cama: Ph.D. Geology, University of Barcelona, Spain (1998);
Researcher at IDAEA, laboratory measurement of mineral dissolution
kinetics, CO2–brine–rock interactions, passive treatment of
contaminated waters, natural attenuation proceses.
Josep M. Soler: Professor, geologist (Ph.D. 1997 Yale University);
Reactive transport modelling applied to weathering and bauxite
formation, effect of hyperalkaline solutions on rocks hosting
repositories for radioactive waste, diffusion and sorption
in clay formations, coupled transport phenomena.
Marco Dentz, Doctor of Natural Sciences, Rupertus Carola University
of Heidelberg, 2000; Stochastic processes, Transport theory,
Up–scaling, Non–linear dynamics, Flow and transport in heterogeneous
formations, Subsurface hydrology.
Tobias S. Rötting: Ph.D. UPC, Spain (2007); Researcher at UPC,
Passive remediation of acid mine drainage and other waters
with high metal concentrations, CO2–brine–rock interactions,
Reactive transport modelling, Geostatistical inverse modelling
of groundwater flow, Multilevel groundwater sampling techniques,
Sustainable water management, Science–policy interactions