The Benson Lab is a research group in the department of Energy Resources Engineering. We investigate fundamental characteristics of carbon dioxide storage in geologic formations as well as low-carbon energy system modeling and optimization as means of climate change mitigation.
Zahasky, Christopher, Dana Thomas, Juerg Matter, Kate Maher, and Sally M. Benson. 2018. “Multimodal Imaging and Stochastic Percolation Simulation for Improved Quantification of Effective Porosity and Surface Area in Vesicular Basalt.” ADVANCES IN WATER RESOURCES 121. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 235–44.10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.08.009
Vasco, D. W., Steven R. Pride, Christopher Zahasky, and Sally M. Benson. 2018. “Calculating Trajectories Associated With Solute Transport in a Heterogeneous Medium.” WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 54 (9). AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION: 6890–6908.10.1029/2018WR023019
Rasmusson, K., M. Rasmusson, Y. Tsang, S. Benson, F. Hingerl, et al. 2018. “Residual Trapping of Carbon Dioxide during Geological Storage-Insight Gained through a Pore-Network Modeling Approach.” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROL 74. ELSEVIER SCI LTD: 62–78.10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.04.021