Michael C. Brooks
Michael C. Brooks, Environmental Engineer
Dr. Brooks, Ph.D., P.E., is an Environmental Engineer in GWERD’s Subsurface Remediation Branch. He has been engaged in groundwater contaminant characterization and remediation work for two decades in the private, academic, and government sectors. His research has included experimental and theoretical studies of air sparging flow patterns, innovative dense nonaqueous-phase liquid (DNAPL) characterization and remediation techniques, and energetic contaminant remediation. While a significant portion of this research has been field-based, it has also included the use of both deterministic and stochastic modeling approaches to help evaluate field results.
His research area is DNAPLs and flux-based site management. Most recently, he has been involved with the evaluation of DNAPL remedial performance using mass flux measurements. This has included field- and laboratory-based studies that investigate the response of contaminant flux to DNAPL source mass removal.
Brooks, M.C., A.L. Wood, M.D. Annable, K. Hatfield, J. Cho, C. Holbert, P.S.C. Rao, C.G. Enfield, K. Lynch, and R.E. Smith. (2008). “Changes in Contaminant Mass Discharge From DNAPL Source Mass Depletion: Evaluation at Two Field Sites.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 102, 1-2: 140–153.
Bob, M.M., M.C. Brooks, S.C. Mravik, and A.L. Wood. (2007). “A Modified Light Transmission Visualization Method for DNAPL Saturation Measurements in 2-D Models.” Advances in Water Resources, 31, 5: 727–742.
Brooks, M.C. and W.R. Wise. (2005). “Quantifying Uncertainty Due to Random Errors for Moment Analysis of Breakthrough Curves.” Journal of Hydrology, 303, 1-4: 165–175.
Brooks, M.C., M.D. Annable, P.S.C. Rao, K. Hatfield, J.W. Jawitz, W.R. Wise, A.L. Wood, and C.G. Enfield. (2004). “Controlled Release, Blind Test of DNAPL Remediation by Ethanol Flushing.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 69, 3-4: 281–297.
Brooks, M.C., M.D. Annable, P.S.C. Rao, K. Hatfield, J.W. Jawitz, W.R. Wise, A.L. Wood, and C.G. Enfield. (2002). “Controlled Release, Blind Tests of DNAPL Characterization Using Partitioning Tracers.” Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 59, 3-4: 187–210.