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My research is broadly focused around geochemical reactions in the subsurface and their effects on the evolution of fluid flow and permeability. Specifically, I'm interested in applications to geothermal and hydrothermal systems, subsurface carbon storage reservoirs, groundwater contaminant fate and transport issues, and tracer methods for such systems.
Smith, M.M., Y. Sholokhova, Y. Hao, and S.A. Carroll, CO2-induced dissolution of low permeability carbonates, Part I: characterization and experiments, Adv. Water Res., accepted, 2013.
Hao, Y., M.M. Smith, Y. Sholokhova, and S.A. Carroll, CO2-induced dissolution of low permeability carbonates, Part II: numerical modeling of experiments. Adv. Water Res., accepted, 2013.
Smith, M.M., T.J. Wolery, and S.A. Carroll, Kinetics of chlorite dissolution at elevated temperatures and CO2 conditions, Chem. Geol. 347, 1-8; doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.02.017, 2013.
Smith, M.M., Y. Sholokhova, Y. Hao, and S.A. Carroll, Evaporite caprock integrity: an experimental study of reactive mineralogy and pore-scale heterogeneity during brine-CO2 exposure, Environ. Sci. & Technol., 47, 262-268, doi: 10.1021/es3012723, 2013.
Carroll, S.A., Y. Hao, M.M. Smith, and Y. Sholokhova, Development of scaling parameters to describe CO2-rock interaction within Weyburn-Midale carbonate flow units, Int. J. Greenh. Gas Control, doi: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2012.12.026, accepted 2012.
Silva, J.A.K., M.M. Smith, J. Munakata-Marr, and J.E. McCray, The effect of system variables on in situ sweep-efficiency improvements via viscosity modification, J. Contam. Hydrol., 136-137, 117-130, doi: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2012.05.006, 2012.
Smith, M.M., J.A.K. Silva, J. Munakata-Marr, and J.E. McCray, Compatibility of polymers and chemical oxidants for enhanced groundwater remediation, Environ. Sci. & Technol., 42, 9296-9301, doi: 10.1021/es800757, 2008.