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Person Details: Cass T. Miller

Superfund Research Program

Cass T. Miller

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering
CB #7431, 3201 McGavran Greenberg Hall
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7431
Phone: 919-966-2643
Fax: 919-966-7911
Email: casey_miller@unc.edu

Projects

Research Briefs

Patents

Hazardous Waste Sites

Manufactured Gas Plant Site

  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill: Enhanced Remediation of Heterogeneous Subsurface

Publications

2013

2012

  • Birak PS, Miller CT, Hauswirth SC, Rylander SC. 2012. Mobilization of manufactured gas plant tar with alkaline flushing solutions. Environ Sci Technol 46:426-433. doi:10.1021/es202278s PMID:22091957 PMCID:PMC3258375
  • Jackson AS, Rybak I, Helmig R, Gray WG, Miller CT. 2012. Thermodynamically constrained averaging theory approach for modeling flow and transport phenomena in porous medium systems: 9. Transition region models. Adv Water Resour 42:71-90. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.01.006

2011

2010

2009

2008

  • Boyer TH, Miller CT, Singer PC. 2008. Modeling the removal of dissolved organic carbon by ion exchange in a completely mixed flow reactor. Water Res 42(8-9):1897-1906. doi:10.1016/j.watres.2007.11.018 PMID:18082241
  • Fowler KR, Reese JP, Kees CE, Dennis JE, Kelley CT, Miller CT, Audet C, Booker AJ, Couture G, Darwin RW, Farthing MW, Finkel DE, Gablonsky JM, Gray G, Kolda TG. 2008. A comparison of derivative-free optimization methods for groundwater supply and hydraulic capture community problems. Adv Water Resour 31(5):743-757. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.01.010
  • Kim D, Farthing MW, Miller CT, Nylander-French LA. 2008. Mathematical description of the uptake of hydrocarbons in jet fuel into the stratum corneum of human volunteers. Toxicol Lett 178(3):146-151. doi:10.1016/j.toxlet.2008.03.005 PMID:18423910 PMCID:PMC2443700
  • Miller CT, Gray WG. 2008. Hydrogeological research, education, and practice: a path to future contributions. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering 13(1):7-12.
  • Miller CT, Gray WG. 2008. Thermodynamically constrained averaging theory approach for modeling flow and transport phenomena in porous medium systems: 4. Species transport fundamentals. Adv Water Resour 31(3):577-597. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2007.11.004 PMID:19255613 PMCID:PMC2587001
  • Seyedabbasi MA, Farthing MW, Imhoff PT, Miller CT. 2008. The influence of wettability on NAPL dissolution fingering. Adv Water Resour 31:1687-1696. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2008.08.003

2007

  • Gray WG, Miller CT. 2007. Consistent thermodynamic formulations for multiscale hydrologic systems: fluid pressures. Water Resour Res 43:
  • Li H, Farthing MW, Dawson CN, Miller CT. 2007. Local discontinuous galerkin approximations of Richards' Equation. Adv Water Resour 30(3):555-575.
  • Li H, Farthing MW, Miller CT. 2007. Adaptive local discontinuous Galerkin approximation to Richards' equation. Adv Water Resour 30(9):1883-1901.
  • McClure JE, Adalsteinsson D, Pan C, Gray WG, Miller CT. 2007. Approximation of interfacial properties in multiphase porous medium systems. Adv Water Resour 30(3):354-365.
  • Pan C, Dalla E, Franzosi D, Miller CT. 2007. Pore-scale simulation of entrapped non-aqueous phase liquid dissolution. Adv Water Resour 30(3):623-640.
  • Rupert CP, Miller CT. 2007. An analysis of polynomial chaos approximations for modeling single-fluid-phase flow in porous medium systems. J Comput Phys 2226(2):2175-2205. PMID:18836519

2006

  • Farthing MW, Kees CE, Jenkins EW, Miller CT. 2006. An evaluation of linearly implicit time discretization methods for approximating Richards' Equation. Chapter 218in: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XVI), June 19-22. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Farthing MW, Kees CE, Russell TF, Miller CT. 2006. An ELLAM approximation for advective dispersive transport with nonlinear sorption. Adv Water Resour 29(5):657-75.
  • Farthing MW, Kees CE, Russell TF, Miller CT. 2006. An ELLAM approximation for advective- dispersive transport with nonlinear equilibrium and nonequilibrium sorption. Chapter 226in: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XVI), June 19-22. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Gray WG, Miller CT. 2006. Thermodynamically constrained averaging theory approach for modeling flow and transport phenomena in porous medium systems: 3. Single-fluid-phase flow. Adv Water Resour 29(11):1745-1765.
  • McClure JE, Adalsteinsson D, Wildenschild D, Gray WG, Miller CT. 2006. Computation of interfacial areas, common curve lengths, and interfacial curvatures from experimentally derived data. Chapter 224in: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XVI), June 19-22. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Pan C, Luo L, Miller CT. 2006. An evaluation of lattice Boltzmann schemes for porous medium flow simulation. Computers & Fluids 35(8-9):898-909.
  • Pan C, McClure JE, Gray WG, Miller CT. 2006. Lattice boltzmann simulation of non-darcy flow. Chapter 248in: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XVI), June 19-22. Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Reese JP, Long KR, Kelley CT, Gray WG, Miller CT. 2006. Simulating non-darcy flow through porous media using sundance. Chapter 148in: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Computational Methods in Water Resources (CMWR XVI), June 19-22. Copenhagen, Denmark.

2005

  • Gray WG, Miller CT. 2005. Thermodynamically constrained averaging theory approach for modeling flow and transport phenomena in porous medium systems: 1. Motivation and overview. Adv Water Resour 28(2):161-180.
  • Li H, Pan C, Miller CT. 2005. Pore-scale investigation of viscous coupling effects for two-phase flow in porous media. Physical Review E 72(2pt2):26705-26719. PMID:16196749
  • Miller CT, Gray WG. 2005. Thermodynamically constrained averaging theory approach for modeling flow and transport phenomena in porous medium systems: 2. Foundation. Adv Water Resour 28(2):181-202.

2004

  • Fowler KR, Kelley CT, Miller CT, Kees CE, Darwin RW, Reese JP, Farthing MW, Reed MS. 2004. Solution of a well-field design problem with implicit filtering. Optimization and Engineering 5(2):207-234.
  • Gray WG, Miller CT. 2004. Examination of Darcy's law for flow in porous media with variable porosity. Environ Sci Technol 38(22):5895-5901. PMID:15573587
  • Johnson DN, Pedit JA, Miller CT. 2004. Efficient, near-complete removal of DNAPL from three- dimensional, heterogeneous porous media using a novel combination of treatment technologies. Environ Sci Technol 38(19):5149-5156. PMID:15506211
  • Pan C, Hilpert M, Miller CT. 2004. Lattice-Boltzmann simulation of two-phase flow in porous media. Water Resour Res 40(1)artno.:W01501.
  • Pan C, Prins JF, Miller CT. 2004. A high-performance lattice Boltzmann implementation to model flow in porous media. Computer Physics Communications 158(2):89-105.

2003

  • Anderson DM, McLaughlin RM, Miller CT. 2003. The averaging of gravity currents in porous media. Physics of Fluids 15(10):2810-2829.
  • Dalla E, Hilpert M, Miller CT, Pitea D. 2003. Modelling the dissolution of non-aqueous phase liquid blobs in sphere packings. Ann Chim 93(7-8):631-638. PMID:12940596
  • Farthing MW, Kees CE, Coffey TS, Kelley CT, Miller CT. 2003. Efficient steady-state solution techniques for variably saturated groundwater flow. Adv Water Resour 26(8):833-849.
  • Farthing MW, Kees CE, Miller CT. 2003. Mixed finite element methods and higher order temporal approximations for variably saturated groundwater flow. Adv Water Resour 26(4):373-394.
  • Hilpert M, Glantz R, Miller CT. 2003. Calibration of a pore-network model by a pore-morphological analysis. Transp Porous Media 51(3):267-285.
  • Hilpert M, Miller CT, Gray WG. 2003. Stability of a fluid-fluid interface in a biconical pore segment. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 267(2):397-407. PMID:14583218
  • Imhoff PT, Farthing MW, Miller CT. 2003. Modeling NAPL dissolution fingering with upscaled mass transfer rate coefficients. Adv Water Resour 26(10):1097-1111.
  • Kanney JF, Miller CT, Barry DA. 2003. Comparison of fully coupled approaches for approximating nonlinear transport and reaction problems. Adv Water Resour 26(4):353-372.
  • Kanney JF, Miller CT, Kelley CT. 2003. Convergence of iterative split-operator approaches for approximating nonlinear reactive transport problems. Adv Water Resour 26(3):247-261.
  • Kees CE, Miller CT, Jenkins EW, Kelley CT. 2003. Versatile two-level Schwarz preconditioners for multiphase flow. Computational Geosciences 7(2):91-114.
  • Serre ML, Christakos G, Li H, Miller CT. 2003. A BME solution of the inverse problem for saturated groundwater flow. Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment 17(6):354-369.

2002

  • Barry DA, Prommer H, Miller CT, Engesgaard PK, Brun A, Zheng C. 2002. Modelling the fate of oxidisable organic contaminants in groundwater. Adv Water Resour 25(8):945-983.
  • Dalla E, Hilpert M, Miller CT. 2002. Computation of the interfacial area for two-fluid porous medium systems. J Contam Hydrol 56(1-2):25-48. PMID:12076022
  • Farthing MW, Kees CE, Miller CT. 2002. Mixed finite element methods and higher order temporal approximations. Adv Water Resour 25(1):85-101.
  • Hill EH, Kupper LL, Miller CT. 2002. Evaluation of path-length estimators for characterizing multiphase systems using polyenergetic X-ray absorptiometery. Soil Science 167(11):703-719.
  • Imhoff PT, Farthing MW, Gleyzer SN, Miller CT. 2002. The evolving interface between clean and NAPL-contaminated regions in two-dimensional porous media. Water Resour Res 38(6):1093.
  • Kees CE, Miller CT. 2002. Higher order time integration methods for two-phase flow. Adv Water Resour 25(2):159-177.
  • Kolovos A, Christakos G, Serre ML, Miller CT. 2002. Computational Bayesian maximum entropy solution of a stochastic advection-reaction equation in the light of site-specific information. Water Resour Res 38(12):1318.
  • Mayer AS, Kelley CT, Miller CT. 2002. Optimal design for problems involving flow and transport in saturated subsurface systems. Adv Water Resour 25(8-12):1233-1256.
  • Miller CT, Gray WG. 2002. Hydrogeological research: just getting started. Ground Water 40(3):224-31;discussion317-9. PMID:12019637
  • Pan C, Hilpert M, Miller CT. 2002. Pore-scale modeling of saturated permeabilities in random sphere packings. Physical Review A 64:066702. PMID:11736308
  • Pedit JA, Marx RB, Miller CT, Aitken MD. 2002. Quantitative analysis of experiments on bacterial chemotaxis to naphthalene. Biotechnol Bioeng 78(6):626-634. PMID:11992528
  • Prommer H, Davis GB, Barry DA, Miller CT. 2002. Modelling the Fate of Petroleum Hydrocarbons in Groundwater. In: Proceedings of the Australian National Environmental Protection Council (NEPC), Site Contamination Technical Workshop, May 13-15. Adelaide, Australia.

2001

  • Hill EH, Moutier M, Alfaro J, Miller CT. 2001. Remediation of DNAPL pools using dense brine barrier strategies. Environ Sci Technol 35(14):3031-3039. PMID:11478259
  • Hilpert M, McBride JF, Miller CT. 2001. Investigation of the residual-funicular nonwetting-phase-saturation relation. Adv Water Resour 24(2):157-177.
  • Hilpert M, Miller CT. 2001. Pore-morphology-based simulation of drainage in totally wetting porous media. Adv Water Resour 24(3-4):243-255.
  • Jenkins EW, Kelley CT, Miller CT, Kees CE. 2001. An aggregation-based domain decomposition preconditioner for groundwater flow. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 23:430-441.

2000

  • Farthing MW, Miller CT. 2000. A comparison of high-resolution, finite-volume, adaptive-stencil schemes for simulating advective-dispersive transport. Adv Water Resour 24:29-48.
  • Gray WG, Miller CT. 2000. Comment on "Dynamics of wetting fronts in porous media". Physical Review A E61:2150-2151. PMID:11046518
  • Miller CT, Hill EH, Moutier M. 2000. Remediation of subsurface systems contaminated with dense organic liquids. Environ Sci Technol 34(4):719-724.
  • Williams GA, Miller CT, Kelley CT. 2000. Transformation approaches for simulating flow in variably saturated porous media. Water Resour Res 36(4):923-934.
  • Willson CS, Pau O, Pedit JA, Miller CT. 2000. Mass transfer rate limitation effects on partitioning tracer tests. J Contam Hydrol 45:79-97.

1999

  • Hilpert M, Miller CT. 1999. Experimental investigation on the resonance of a liquid column in a capillary tube. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 219:62-68. PMID:10527572
  • Imhoff PT, Miller CT. 1999. Nonaqueous phase liquids in the subsurface: Effects of nonaqueous-aqueous mass transfer limitations. In: Groundwater Contamination Control. Computational Mechanics Publications, Southampton, United Kingdom.
  • Kees CE, Miller CT. 1999. C++ implementations of numerical methods for solving differential-algebraic equations: design and optimization considerations. Trans Math Softw 25:377-403.
  • Williams GA, Miller CT. 1999. An evaluation of temporally adaptive transformation approaches for solving Richards' equation. Adv Water Resour 22:831-840.
  • Willson CS, Hall JL, Imhoff PT, Miller CT. 1999. Factors affecting bank formation during surfactant-enhanced mobilization of residual NAPL. Environ Sci Technol 33(14):2440-2446.

1998

  • Imhoff PT, Arthur MH, Miller CT. 1998. Complete dissolution of trichloroethylene in saturated porous media. Environ Sci Technol 32(16):2417-2424.
  • Kelley CT, Miller CT, Tocci MD. 1998. Termination of Newton/chord iterations and the method of lines. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing 19:280-290.
  • Miller CT, Christakos G, Imhoff PT, McBride JF, Pedit JA, Trangenstein JA. 1998. Multiphase flow and transport modeling in heterogeneous porous media: Challenges and approaches. Adv Water Resour 21(2):77-120.
  • Miller CT, Gleyzer SN, Imhoff PT. 1998. Numerical modeling of NAPL dissolution fingering in porous media. In: Physical Nonequilibrium in Soils: Modeling and Application. Ann Arbor Press, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Miller CT, Williams GA, Kelley CT, Tocci MD. 1998. Robust solution of Richards' equation for non-uniform porous media. Water Resour Res 34:2599-2610.
  • Tocci MD, Kelley CT, Miller CT, Kees CE. 1998. Inexact Newton methods and the method of lines for solving Richards' equation in two space dimensions. Computational Geosciences 2(4):291-309. doi:10.1023/A:1011562522244

1997

  • Imhoff PT, Frizzell A, Miller CT. 1997. An evaluation of thermal effects on the dissolution of a nonaqueous phase liquid in porous media. Environ Sci Technol 31(6):1615-1622.

1996

  • Grimberg SJ, Miller CT, Aitken MD. 1996. Surfactant-enhanced dissolution of phenanthrene into water for laminar flow conditions. Environ Sci Technol 30(10):2967-2974.
  • Imhoff PT, Miller CT. 1996. Dissolution fingering during the solubilization of nonaqueous phase liquids in saturated porous media, 1, Model predictions. Water Resour Res 32(7):1919-1928.
  • Imhoff PT, Thyrum GP, Miller CT. 1996. Dissolution fingering during the solubilization of nonaqueous phase liquids in saturated porous media, 2, Experimental observations. Water Resour Res 32(7):1929-1942.
  • Okuda I, McBride JF, Gleyzer SN, Miller CT. 1996. An investigation of physicochemical transport processes affecting the removal of residual DNAPL by nonionic surfactant solutions. Environ Sci Technol 30(6):1852-1860.
  • Pedit JA, Miller CT. 1996. Comment on "A distributed reactivity model for sorption by soils and sediments. 4. Intraparticle heterogeneity and phase-distribution relationships under nonequilibrium conditions". Environ Sci Technol 30(10):3128-3129.

1995

  • Arthur MH, Imhoff PT, Miller CT. 1995. Dissolution of nonaqueous phase liquids at low saturation. EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 76(17):S129.
  • Christakos G, Hristopulos D, Miller CT. 1995. Stochastic diagrammatic analysis of groundwater flow in heterogeneous soils. Water Resour Res 31(7):1687-1703.
  • Corson D, Pedit JA, Miller CT. 1995. Sorption of naphthalene and phenanthrene by aquifer sands. EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 76(17):S136.
  • Imhoff PT, Gleyzer SN, McBride JF, Vancho LA, Okuda I, Miller CT. 1995. Cosolvent-enhanced remediation of residual dense nonaqueous phase liquids: experimental investigation. Environ Sci Technol 29(8):1966-1976. PMID:22191343
  • Pedit JA, Miller CT. 1995. Heterogeneous sorption processes in subsurface systems: 2 diffusion modeling approaches. Environ Sci Technol 29(7):1766-1722. PMID:22176448
  • Szatkowski A, Imhoff PT, Miller CT. 1995. Development of a correlation for aqueous-vapor phase mass transfer in porous media. J Contam Hydrol 18(1):85-106.
  • Yang A, Miller CT. 1995. Random sphere packings for examination of pore-scale characteristics. EOS: Transactions of the American Geophysical Union 76(17):S129.
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