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Ronald W. Falta

Ronald W. FaltaProfessor
Brackett Hall, Room 340C
Clemson, SC 29634-0919
864.656.0125
E-mail: faltar@clemson.edu

Ph.D. Material Science & Mineral Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, 1990
M.S. Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 1984
B.S. Civil Engineering, Auburn University, 1982

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Faculty Overview

Dr. Falta's primary teaching and research interests are in hydrogeology, contaminant transport/remediation, and multiphase flow in porous media. He teaches courses in these areas, and in applied mathematics. Research projects have largely focused on environmental remediation of hazardous waste sites, and petroleum reservoir engineering. Anticipated future research projects will focus more on geologic sequestration of carbon dioxide, and geological alternative energy systems.

Professor Ronald Falta is a Collaborator on the Department of Energy, Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Implementation Project "Radionuclide Waste Disposal: Development of Multi-scale Experimental and Modeling Capabilities" (2014-Present)

Class Information

For current syllabi, please search the Clemson University Syllabus Repository.

GEOL 2120, 2121 Geoanalysis II, Geoanalysis II Lab
GEOL/EES 8090 Subsurface Remediation Modeling
GEOL/EES 8080 Groundwater Modeling
GEOL/EES 8100 Analytical Methods in Hydrogeology GEOL 320 Engineering Geology
GEOL 1000 Special Topics in Geology
GEOL 8510 Hydrogeology Graduate Seminar

Selected Publications

Falta, R.W., Wang, W., 2017. A semi-analytical method for simulating matrix diffusion in numerical transport models. J. Contam. Hydrol. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2016.12.007

Hall, R., Murdoch, L., Falta, R., Looney, B., Riha, B., 2016. Evaluation of liquid aerosol transport through porous media. J. Contam. Hydrol. 190, 15–28. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2016.03.003

Murdoch, L.C., Xie, S., Falta, R.W., Ruprecht, C., 2015. Effects of increased upward flux of dissolved salts caused by CO2 storage or other factors. J. Hydrol. 527, 776–787. doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.05.022

Hodges, R.A., Cooper, C.A., Falta, R.W., 2015. Modeling of Flow and Transport Induced by Production of Hydrofracture-Stimulated Gas Wells Near the Rulison Nuclear Test. Transp. Porous Media 108, 23–42. doi:10.1007/s11242-013-0264-5

Chen, F., Falta, R.W., Murdoch, L.C., 2015. Numerical Analysis of Thermal Remediation in 3D Field-Scale Fractured Geologic Media. Groundwater 53, 572–587. doi:10.1111/gwat.12241

Falta, R.W., Kueper, B.H., 2014. Modeling Plume Responses To Source Treatment, in: Chlorinated Solvent Source Zone Remediation. Springer New York, New York, NY, pp. 145–186. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6922-3_6

Ruprecht, C., Pini, R., Falta, R., Benson, S., Murdoch, L., 2014. Hysteretic trapping and relative permeability of CO2 in sandstone at reservoir conditions. Int. J. Greenh. Gas Control 27, 15–27. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.05.003

Liu, X., Murdoch, L.C., Falta, R.W., Tan, T., 2014. Experimental characterization of CVOC removal from fractured clay during boiling. Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. 70, 764–778. doi:10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2013.10.052

Ruprecht, C., Pini, R., Falta, R., Benson, S., Murdoch, L., 2014. Hysteretic trapping and relative permeability of CO2 in sandstone at reservoir conditions. Int. J. Greenh. Gas Control 27, 15–27. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.05.003

Liu, X., Tan, T., Falta, R.W., Murdoch, L.C., 2013. Experimental method for characterizing CVOC removal from fractured clays during boiling. J. Contam. Hydrol. 152, 44–59. doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2013.06.006

Falta, R.W., Zuo, L., Benson, S.M., 2013. Migration of exsolved CO2 following depressurization of saturated brines. Greenh. Gases Sci. Technol. 3, 503–515. doi:10.1002/ghg.1379