Applied Geosciences - Geohydromodelling

Dr. Elisabetta Ballarini

Field of work

  • Numerical modeling of thermo-hydro-mechanical processes in disposal systems for radioactive material
  • Quantification of transverse dispersion of contaminants in groundwater
  • Modelling of reactive transport of hydrocarbons in groundwater by using stable isotope fractionation
  • Stakeholders involvement methodology for the development of management plans of coastal areas

Curriculum vitae

  • Currently (since 11/ 2013)
    PostDoc at the Institute for Geosciences (Geohydromodelling), Kiel University.
    Understanding of Thermo-Hydro-Mechanical (THM) processes in a bentonite buffer and an argillaceous host rock as disposal system of high level radioactive waste in the early post closure period
  • Currently (since 06/ 2012)
    PostDoc at the Department of Geography, Kiel University.
    Working on the development of an integrated management plan for the Lesina lagoon (Italy) via bottom up approach including consultation and involvement of the local stakeholders
  • 07/ 2008 – 06/ 2012
    PhD at the Institute for Geosciences (Geohydromodelling), Kiel University.
  • 08/ 2007 - 07/ 2008
    Working as geologist at the Environmental Protection Agency (Marche region, Italy).
  • 01/ 2006 - 09/ 2007
    M.Sc. in Hydrogeology at the Department of Civil Engineering, Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • 10/ 1999 - 03/ 2005
    Degree (B.Sc. + M.Sc.) in Applied Geology, Department of Geology, University of Padua.

Publications

Publications

Journal articles

Ballarini, E., Bauer, S., Eberhardt, C., & Beyer, C. (2014). Evaluation of the Role of Heterogeneities on Transverse Mixing in Bench-Scale Tank Experiments by Numerical Modeling. Groundwater, 52(3), 368–377, doi:10.1111/gwat.12066. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gwat.12066/abstract
Ballarini, E., Beyer, C., Bauer, R. D., Griebler, C., & Bauer, S. (2014). Model based evaluation of a contaminant plume development under aerobic and anaerobic conditions in 2D bench-scale tank experiments. Biodegradation, 25(3), 351–371, doi:10.1007/s10532-013-9665-y. Available at: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10532-013-9665-y
Ballarini, E., Bauer, S., Eberhardt, C., & Beyer, C. (2012a). Evaluation of transverse dispersion effects in tank experiments by numerical modeling: Parameter estimation, sensitivity analysis and revision of experimental design. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 134-135, 22–36, doi:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2012.04.001. Available at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169772212000526

Conference proceedings

Ballarini, E., Bauer, S., Eberhardt, C., & Beyer, C. (2012b). Numerical simulation of bench-scale tank experiments to quantify transverse dispersion. In IAHS-AISH publication (Vol. 355, pp. 12–17). ModelCARE 2011, Leipzig, D. Available at: http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=27729526
Beyer, C., Ballarini, E., Bauer, R. D., Griebler, C., & Bauer, S. (2012). Interpretation of hydrocarbon plume biodegradation in 2D bench-scale tank experiments by reactive transport modelling. In IAHS-AISH publication (Vol. 355, pp. 157–162). ModelCARE 2011, Leipzig, D. Available at: https://getinfo.de/app/details?cluster=tib&number=9781907161346&tib=zbwkat&tib=roempp&tib=blcp&tib=dkf&tib=sudoc&tib=tema&tib=ceaba&tib=zbmkm&tib=ntis&tib=rdat&tib=tibkat&tib=citeseerx&tib=blse&tib=kmo3d&tib=iud&tib=zbmql&tib=kmoav&tib=zmat&tib=etde&tib=temaext&tib=rswb&tib=insp&tib=dkfl&tib=prob&tib=epo&form=advanced&hit=22