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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. 

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Aug 4 2020
Congratulations to Dr. Ni! The title to her dissertation is: Quantifying CO2 capillary heterogeneity trapping through experiments, data analysis, and simulation.
Jul 2 2020
The topic of the lecture: The influence of geological heterogeneity on CO2 plume migration and trapping You can watch this online at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbd0gVLHyo8
Apr 15 2020
During this special time, Benson lab stays connected and continues with exciting researches.

Publications

2020

A continuum-scale representation of Ostwald ripening in heterogeneous porous media

Li, Yaxin, Charlotte Garing, and Sally M. Benson. 2020. “A Continuum-Scale Representation of Ostwald Ripening in Heterogeneous Porous Media.” JOURNAL OF FLUID MECHANICS 889. CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS.

10.1017/jfm.2020.53

Subcore Scale Fluid Flow Behavior in a Sandstone With Cataclastic Deformation Bands

Romano, Carla R., Christopher Zahasky, Charlotte Garing, James M. Minto, Sally M. Benson, et al. 2020. “Subcore Scale Fluid Flow Behavior in a Sandstone With Cataclastic Deformation Bands.” WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 56 (4). AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION.

10.1029/2019WR026715

A continuum-scale representation of Ostwald ripening in heterogeneous porous media

Yaxin Li, Charlotte Garing ans Sally M. Benson (2020), A continuum-scale representation of Ostwald ripening in heterogeneous porous media. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 889, A14. doi:10.1017/jfm.2020.53

10.1017/jfm.2020.53