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Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM)

[+] Author Affiliations
Paul Dixon, David Moulton, Elizabeth Keating

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM

Mark Williamson, Yvette Collazo, Kurt Gerdes

U.S. Department of Energy, Washington, DC

Mark Freshley, Ian Gorton

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA

Juan Meza

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA

Paper No. ICEM2011-59065, pp. 671-677; 7 pages
doi:10.1115/ICEM2011-59065
From:
  • ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management
  • ASME 2011 14th International Conference on Environmental Remediation and Radioactive Waste Management, Parts A and B
  • Reims, France, September 25–29, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Nuclear Engineering Division and Environmental Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5498-3
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

The United States Department Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM) determined that uniform application of advanced modeling in the subsurface could help reduce the cost and risks associated with its environmental cleanup mission. In response to this determination, the EM Office of Technology Innovation and Development (OTID), Groundwater and Soil Remediation (GW&S) began the program Advanced Simulation Capability for Environmental Management (ASCEM). ASCEM is a state-of-the-art scientific tool and approach for integrating data and scientific understanding to enable prediction of contaminant fate and transport in natural and engineered systems. This initiative supports the reduction of uncertainties and risks associated with EM’s environmental cleanup and closure programs through better understanding and quantifying the subsurface flow and contaminant transport behavior in complex geological systems. This involves the long-term performance of engineered components, including cementitious materials in nuclear waste disposal facilities that may be sources for future contamination of the subsurface. This paper describes the ASCEM tools and approach and the ASCEM programmatic accomplishments completed in 2010 including recent advances and technology transfer.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Simulation

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