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Michel Boufadel

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ  07102  

michel.boufadel@njit.edu

Project List:

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Dispersion Research on Oil: Physics and Plankton Studies II (DROPPS II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 12

In Press/Early Release

Gros, J., Socolofsky, S. A., Dissanayake, A. L., Jun, I., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., et al. (In-Press). Petroleum dynamics in the sea and influence of subsea dispersant injection during Deepwater Horizon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, .
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Katz, J., Haspel, G., Lee, K., King, T., et al. (In-Press). A new mechanism of sediment attachment to oil in turbulent flows: Projectile particles. Environ. Sci. Technol., .
Zhao, L., Gao, F., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., Lee, K., et al. (In-Press). Oil jet with dispersant: Macro-scale hydrodynamics and tip streaming. AIChE J., , n/a-n/a.

2017

Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., Gao, F., Socolofsky, S. A., et al. (2017). Droplet and bubble formation of combined oil and gas releases in subsea blowouts. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 120(1-2), 203–216.

2016

Geng, X., Boufadel, M. C., & Jackson, N. L. (2016). Evidence of salt accumulation in beach intertidal zone due to evaporation. Sci. Rep., 6, 31486.
Geng, X., Boufadel, M. C., Ozgokmen, T., King, T., Lee, K., Lu, Y., et al. (2016). Oil droplets transport due to irregular waves: Development of large-scale spreading coefficients. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 104(1-2), 279–289.
Geng, X., Pan, Z., Boufadel, M. C., Ozgokmen, T., Lee, K., & Zhao, L. (2016). Simulation of oil bioremediation in a tidally influenced beach: Spatiotemporal evolution of nutrient and dissolved oxygen. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(4), 2385–2404.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Geng, X., Lee, K., King, T., Robinson, B., et al. (2016). A-DROP: A predictive model for the formation of oil particle aggregates (OPAs). Marine Pollution Bulletin, 106(1-2), 245–259.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Lee, K., King, T., Loney, N., & Geng, X. (2016). Evolution of bubble size distribution from gas blowout in shallow water. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(3), 1573–1599.
Zhao, L., Shaffer, F., Robinson, B., King, T., D'Ambrose, C., Pan, Z., et al. (2016). Underwater oil jet: Hydrodynamics and droplet size distribution. Chemical Engineering Journal, 299, 292–303.

2015

Geng, X., Boufadel, M. C., Lee, K., Abrams, S., & Suidan, M. (2015). Biodegradation of subsurface oil in a tidally influenced sand beach: Impact of hydraulics and interaction with pore water chemistry. Water Resour. Res., 51(5), 3193–3218.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M., Adams, E., Socolofsky, S., King, T., Lee, K., et al. (2015). Simulation of scenarios of oil droplet formation from the Deepwater Horizon blowout. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(1), 304–319.

Conference Presentations - 10

2017

Boufadel, M., & Geng, X. (2017). Biodegradation of Deepwater Horizon oil in the Gulf of Mexico beaches. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Boufadel, M., Gao, F., Zhao, L., King, T., Robinson, B., & Lee, K. (2017). Investigating the Impact of the Release on the Oil Droplet Size Distribution from a Blowout: A review and a Numerical Investigation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Gao, F., Zhao, L., Boufadel, M., King, T., & Robinson, B. (2017). Hydrodynamics of Subsurface Oil Release without and with Dispersant: An Experimental and Numerical Study. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Katz, J., King, T., Robinson, B., Rodrick, D., et al. (2017). Oil particle interactions: Theory, experiments, and numerical modeling. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17: Poster.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., Socolofsky, S. A., Gao, F., King, T., Robinson, B., et al. (2017). Evolution of gas bubbles and oil droplets in subsea oil and gas blowouts. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Boufadel, M. C. (2016). The Droplet Size Distribution from Blowouts: Bracketing the Possible Ranges. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Gao, F., Boufadel, M. C., Zhao, L., King, T., & Robinson, B. (2016). Numerical Simulation of Oil Jet Underwater-CFD simulation and Trace of Individual Droplets by Lagrangian Method. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Golshan, R., & Boufadel, M. C. (2016). The Role of Oil Viscosity and the Oil-water Interfacial Tension in the Formation of Oil Dispersion under Breaking Waves: Experiments and Simulations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, B., & Lee, K. (2016). Formation of Oil Particle Aggregates (OPA): Experimental Studies and Development of the OPM model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Zhao, L., Boufadel, M. C., King, T., Robinson, T., Comny, R., & Lee, K. (2016). Interaction of Oil Droplets and Gas Bubbles in Blowouts: New Development of VDROP Model. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.