Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences

Ronald W. Falta

Department of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences
Brackett Hall, Room 340C
Clemson, SC 29634-0919
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 Competetive 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 Respository.

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., 2008, Methodology for Comparing Source and Plume Remediation Alternatives, Ground Water, Vol. 46, No. 2, 272-285.

Henderson, J.K., D. Freedman, R.W. Falta, T. Kuder, and J.T. Wilson, 2008, Anaerobic Biodegradation of Ethylene Dibromide and 1,2-Dichloroethane in the Presence of Fuel Hydrocarbons, Environmental Science and Technology, Vol. 42, No. 3, 864-870.

Hodges, R.A., and R.W. Falta, 2008, Vertical Confinement of Injected Steam in the Vadose Zone Using Cold Air Injection, Vadose Zone Journal, Vol. 7, No. 2, 732-740.

VanAntwerp, D., R.W. Falta, and J.S. Gierke, 2008, Numerical Simulation of Field Scalce Contaminant Mass Transfer During Air Sparging, Vadose Zone Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 294-304.

Liang, H., and R.W. Falta, 2008, Modeling Field-Scale Cosolvent Flooding for DNAPL Source Zone Remediation, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology Vol. 96, 1-16.

Basu, N.B., P.S.C. Rao, R.W. Falta, M.D. Annable, J.W. Jawitz, and K. Hatfield, 2008, Temporal Evolution of DNAPL Source and Contaminant Flux Distribution: Impacts of Source Mass Depletion, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 95, 93-109.

Falta, R.W., P.S.C. Rao, and N. Basu, 2005, Assessing the Impacts of Partial Mass Depletion in DNAPL Source Zones: I. Analytical Modeling of Source Strength Functions and Plume Response, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 78, 259-280.

Falta, R.W., N. Basu, and P.S.C. Rao, 2005, Assessing the Impacts of Partial Mass Depletion in DNAPL Source Zones: II. Coupling Source Strength Functions to Plume Evolution, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 79, 45-66.

Falta, R.W., 2004, The Potential for Groundwater Contamination by the Gasoline Lead Scavengers Ethylene Dibromide and 1,2-Dichloroethane, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation Vol. 24, No. 3, p. 76-87.

Looney, B.B., and R.W. Falta, editors, 2000, Vadose Zone Science and Technology Solutions, Battelle Press, Columbus, OH, 1540 p.

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