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Kirk Cantrell

Kirk Cantrell

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Kirk Cantrell has over 27 years of experience in environmental applications of geochemistry. Since joining PNNL in 1991, his work has focused primarily on projects related to characterization and modeling the transport and fate of contaminants (radionuclides, toxic metals, and toxic organic compounds) in water, sediments, and soils, waste form development and behavior, and carbon sequestration.

Research Interests

  • Geochemical Modeling
  • Contaminant Transport and Behavior in the Environment
  • Contaminant Release Behavior from Wastes, Engineered Waste Forms and Contaminated Sediments
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Remediation Technology Development and Characterization

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D., Aqueous/Environmental Geochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1989
  • M.S., Chemical Oceanography, University of South Florida, 1986
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of North Dakota, 1982

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society
  • Geochemical Society

PNNL Publications

2019

2018

2017

2016

  • Bryce D.A., H. Shao, K.J. Cantrell, and C.J. Thompson. 2016. "Determination of Organic Partitioning Coefficients in Water-Supercritical CO2 Systems by Simultaneous In Situ UV and Near-Infrared Spectroscopies." Environmental Science & Technology 50, no. 11:5766-5773. PNNL-SA-115938. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b00641
  • Cantrell K.J., J.H. Westsik, R. Serne, W. Um, and A.D. Cozzi. 2016. Secondary Waste Cementitious Waste Form Data Package for the Integrated Disposal Facility Performance Assessment. PNNL-25194. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Secondary Waste Cementitious Waste Form Data Package for the Integrated Disposal Facility Performance Assessment
  • Harvey O.R., N. Qafoku, K.J. Cantrell, M.J. Wilkins, and C.F. Brown. 2016. "Methanogenesis-induced pH-Eh shifts drives aqueous metal(loid) mobility in sulfide mineral systems under CO2 enriched conditions." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 173. PNNL-SA-105773. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.11.002

2015

2014

  • Cantrell K.J. 2014. Geochemical Modeling of ILAW Lysimeter Water Extracts. PNNL-23693. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Geochemical Modeling of ILAW Lysimeter Water Extracts
  • Cantrell K.J., and C.F. Brown. 2014. "Source Term Modeling for Evaluating the Potential Impacts to Groundwater of Fluids Escaping from a Depleted Oil Reservoir Used for Carbon Sequestration." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 27. PNNL-SA-100723. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.05.009
  • Cantrell K.J., W. Um, B.D. Williams, M.E. Bowden, B.N. Gartman, W.W. Lukens, and E.C. Buck, et al. 2014. "Chemical Stabilization of Hanford Tank Residual Waste." Journal of Nuclear Materials 446, no. 1-3:246-256. PNNL-SA-97516. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.10.060
  • Shao H., R.K. Kukkadapu, E.J. Krogstad, M.K. Newburn, and K.J. Cantrell. 2014. "Mobilization of Metals from Eau Claire Siltstone and the Impact of Oxygen under Geological Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Conditions." Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 141. PNNL-SA-98424. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.06.011
  • Westsik J.H., K.J. Cantrell, R.J. Serne, and N. Qafoku. 2014. Technetium Immobilization Forms Literature Survey. PNNL-23329; EMSP-RPT-023. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Technetium Immobilization Forms Literature Survey
  • Zhong L., K.J. Cantrell, A.V. Mitroshkov, and J.L. Shewell. 2014. "Mobilization and Transport of Organic Compounds from Reservoir Rock and Caprock in Geological Carbon Sequestration Sites." Environmental Earth Sciences 71, no. 9:4261-4272. PNNL-SA-94686. doi:10.1007/s12665-013-2823-z
  • Zhong L., K.J. Cantrell, D.H. Bacon, and J.L. Shewell. 2014. "Transport of Organic Contaminants Mobilized from Coal through Sandstone Overlying a Geological Carbon Sequestration Reservoir." International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 21. PNNL-SA-97831. doi:10.1016/j.ijggc.2013.12.014

2013

  • Cantrell K.J., and B.D. Williams. 2013. "Solubility Control of Technetium Release from Saltstone by Tc02·xH20." Journal of Nuclear Materials 437, no. 1-3:424-431. PNNL-SA-91565. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2013.02.049
  • Cantrell K.J., K.C. Carroll, E.C. Buck, D. Neiner, and K.N. Geiszler. 2013. "Single-Pass Flow-Through Test Elucidation of Weathering Behavior and Evaluation of Contaminant Release Models for Hanford Tank Residual Radioactive Waste." Applied Geochemistry 28. PNNL-SA-88084. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2012.09.004
  • Harvey O.R., N. Qafoku, K.J. Cantrell, G. Lee, J.E. Amonette, and C.F. Brown. 2013. "Geochemical Implications of Gas Leakage Associated with Geologic CO2 Storage - A Qualitative Review." Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 1:23-36. PNNL-SA-83207. doi:10.1021/es3029457
  • Jung H., W. Um, and K.J. Cantrell. 2013. "Effect of Oxygen Co-Injected with Carbon Dioxide on Gothic Shale Caprock-CO2-Brine Interaction during Geologic Carbon Sequestration." Chemical Geology 354. PNNL-SA-96481. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.06.019
  • Karamalidis A., S.G. Torres, J.A. Hakala, H. Shao, K.J. Cantrell, and S.A. Carroll. 2013. "Trace Metal Source Terms in Carbon Sequestration Environments." Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 1:322-329. PNNL-SA-93869. doi:10.1021/es304832m
  • Pierce E.M., S.N. Kerisit, E.J. Krogstad, S.D. Burton, B.N. Bjornstad, V.L. Freedman, and K.J. Cantrell, et al. 2013. Integrated Disposal Facility FY 2012 Glass Testing Summary Report. PNNL-21812 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Integrated Disposal Facility FY 2012 Glass Testing Summary Report
  • Shao H., C.J. Thompson, and K.J. Cantrell. 2013. "Evaluation of experimentally measured and model-calculated pH for rock-brine-CO2 systems under geologic CO2 sequestration conditions." Chemical Geology 359. PNNL-SA-93472. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.09.021
  • Shao H., C.J. Thompson, and K.J. Cantrell. 2013. "Evaluation of Experimentally Measured and Model-Calculated pH for Rock-Brine-CO2 Systems under Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions." Chemical Geology 359. PNNL-SA-95769. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.09.021
  • Shao H., C.J. Thompson, O. Qafoku, and K.J. Cantrell. 2013. "In Situ Spectrophotometric Determination of pH under Geologic CO2 Sequestration Conditions: Method Development and Application." Environmental Science & Technology 47, no. 1:63-70. PNNL-SA-87968. doi:10.1021/es3016793

2012

  • Buck E.C., R.S. Wittman, F.N. Skomurski, K.J. Cantrell, B.K. McNamara, and C.Z. Soderquist. 2012. Radiolysis Process Model. PNNL-21554. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Radiolysis Process Model
  • Cantrell K.J., and A.R. Felmy. 2012. Plutonium and Americium Geochemistry at Hanford: A Site Wide Review. PNNL-21651. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Plutonium and Americium Geochemistry at Hanford: A Site Wide Review
  • Harvey O.R., N. Qafoku, K.J. Cantrell, and C.F. Brown. 2012. Geochemical Implications of CO2 Leakage Associated with Geologic Storage: A Review. PNNL-21550. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Geochemical Implications of CO2 Leakage Associated with Geologic Storage: A Review
  • Wellman D.M., M.J. Truex, M.D. Freshley, P.E. Dresel, and K.J. Cantrell. 2012. "Technical and Policy Challenges in Deep Vadose Zone Remediation of Metals and Radionuclides." In Annual Waste Management Symposium (WM2012): Improving the Future in Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, Paper No. 12025. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-84253.

2011

  • Cantrell K.J., and J.H. Westsik. 2011. Secondary Waste Form Down Selection Data Package - Ceramicrete. PNNL-20681. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Secondary Waste Form Down Selection Data Package - Ceramicrete
  • Cantrell K.J., H. Shao, C.J. Thompson, L. Zhong, H. Jung, and W. Um. 2011. FY12 ARRA-NRAP Report - Studies to Support Risk Assessment of Geologic Carbon Sequestration. PNNL-21802. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. FY12 ARRA-NRAP Report - Studies to Support Risk Assessment of Geologic Carbon Sequestration
  • Cantrell K.J., S.M. Heald, B.W. Arey, and M.J. Lindberg. 2011. "Inhibited Release of Mobile Contaminants from Hanford Tank Residual Waste." In Waste Management 2011: Global Achievements and Challenges in Waste Management, February 27-March 3, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona, Paper No. 11447. Tucson, Arizona:WM Symposia. PNNL-SA-76287.
  • Cantrell K.J., W.J. Deutsch, and M.J. Lindberg. 2011. "Thermodynamic Model for Uranium Release from Hanford Site Tank Residual Waste." Environmental Science & Technology 45, no. 4:1473-1480. PNNL-SA-76502. doi:10.1021/es1038968
  • Deutsch W.J., K.J. Cantrell, K.M. Krupka, M.J. Lindberg, and R.J. Serne. 2011. "Hanford tank residual waste - contaminant source terms and release models." Applied Geochemistry 26, no. 9-10:1681- 1693. PNNL-SA-70676. doi:10.1016/j.apgeochem.2011.04.025
  • Dresel P.E., D.M. Wellman, K.J. Cantrell, and M.J. Truex. 2011. "Review: Technical and Policy Challenges in Deep Vadose Zone Remediation of Metals and Radionuclides." Environmental Science & Technology 45, no. 10:4207-4216. PNNL-SA-71305. doi:10.1021/es101211t
  • Pierce E.M., D.H. Bacon, S.N. Kerisit, C.F. Windisch, K.J. Cantrell, M.M. Valenta, and S.D. Burton, et al. 2011. Integrated Disposal Facility FY2011 Glass Testing Summary Report. PNNL-20781. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Integrated Disposal Facility FY2011 Glass Testing Summary Report
  • Um W., M.M. Valenta, C. Chung, J. Yang, M.H. Engelhard, R.J. Serne, and K.E. Parker, et al. 2011. Radionuclide Retention Mechanisms in Secondary Waste-Form Testing: Phase II. PNNL-20753. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Radionuclide Retention Mechanisms in Secondary Waste-Form Testing: Phase II

2010

2009

2008

  • Cantrell K.J. 2008. "Geochemistry and Distribution of Contaminants in the Vadose Zone of the Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas at the Hanford Site." In The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facility Investigation (RFI) Report for Hanford Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas, DOE/ORP-2008-01 Revision 0, edited by FM Mann. 22-1 - 22-16. Richland, Washington:U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection. PNNL-SA-31921.
  • Cantrell K.J., and R.G. Riley. 2008. A Review of Subsurface Behavior of Plutonium and Americium at the 200-PW-1/3/6 Operable Units. PNNL-SA-58953. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A Review of Subsurface Behavior of Plutonium and Americium at the 200-PW-1/3/6 Operable Units
  • Cantrell K.J., and R.G. Riley. 2008. Subsurface Behavior of Plutonium and Americium at Non-Hanford Sites and Relevance to Hanford. PNNL-17386. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Subsurface Behavior of Plutonium and Americium at Non-Hanford Sites and Relevance to Hanford
  • Cantrell K.J., C.F. Brown, R.J. Serne, and K.M. Krupka. 2008. Geochemical Characterization Data Package for the Vadose Zone in the Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas at the Hanford Site. PNNL-17154. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Geochemical Characterization Data Package for the Vadose Zone in the Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas at the Hanford Site
  • Cantrell K.J., K.M. Krupka, K.N. Geiszler, M.J. Lindberg, B.W. Arey, and H.T. Schaef. 2008. Hanford Tank 241-S-112 Residual Waste Composition and Leach Test Data. PNNL-17593. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hanford Tank 241-S-112 Residual Waste Composition and Leach Test Data
  • Cantrell K.J., K.M. Krupka, W.J. Deutsch, M.J. Lindberg, H.T. Schaef, K.N. Geiszler, and B.W. Arey. 2008. Hanford Tank 241-C-103 Residual Waste Contaminant Release Models and Supporting Data. PNNL-16738. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hanford Tank 241-C-103 Residual Waste Contaminant Release Models and Supporting Data
  • Cantrell K.J., K.N. Geiszler, and B.W. Arey. 2008. Plutonium Mobility Studies: 216-Z-9 Trench Sample Analysis Results. PNNL-17839. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Plutonium Mobility Studies: 216-Z-9 Trench Sample Analysis Results
  • Cantrell K.J., R.J. Serne, J.M. Zachara, K.M. Krupka, P.E. Dresel, C.F. Brown, and M.D. Freshley. 2008. "Appendix G: Geochemistry." In The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facility Investigation (RFI) Report for Hanford Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas, DOE/ORP-2008-01 Revision 0, edited by FM Mann. Richland, Washington:U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection. PNNL-SA-31919.
  • Deutsch W.J., K.J. Cantrell, R.J. Serne, and E.M. Pierce. 2008. "Appendix D: Contaminant Release from Residual Waste in Closed Single Shell Tanks and Other Waste Forms Associated with the Tanks." In The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Facility Investigation (RFI) Report for Hanford Single-Shell Tank Waste Management Areas, DOE/ORP-2008-01 Revision 0, edited by FM Mann. Richland, Washington:U.S. Department of Energy, Office of River Protection. PNNL-SA-31924.
  • Faybishenko B., T.C. Hazen, P.E. Long, E.L. Brodie, M.S. Conrad, S. Hubbard, and J.N. Christensen, et al. 2008. "In Situ Long-Term Reductive Bioimmobilization of Cr(VI) in Groundwater Using Hydrogen Release Compound." Environmental Science & Technology 42, no. 22:8478-8485. PNNL-SA-60732. doi:10.1021/es801383r

2007

2006

  • Cantrell K.J., K.M. Krupka, W.J. Deutsch, and M.J. Lindberg. 2006. "Residual Waste from Hanford Tanks 241-C-203 and 241-C-204. 2. Contaminant Release Model." Environmental Science & Technology 40, no. 12:3755-3761 + supporting info. PNNL-SA-45611. doi:10.1021/es0511568
  • Deutsch W.J., K.M. Krupka, M.J. Lindberg, K.J. Cantrell, C.F. Brown, and H.T. Schaef. 2006. Hanford Tank 241-C-106: Impact of Cement Reactions on Release of Contaminants from Residual Waste. PNNL-15544. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hanford Tank 241-C-106: Impact of Cement Reactions on Release of Contaminants from Residual Waste
  • Krupka K.M., H.T. Schaef, B.W. Arey, S.M. Heald, W.J. Deutsch, M.J. Lindberg, and K.J. Cantrell. 2006. "Residual Waste from Hanford Tanks 241-C-203 and 241-C-204. I. Solids Characterization." Environmental Science & Technology 40, no. 12:3749-3754, and sup. info. file. PNNL-SA-45610.
  • Last G.V., E.J. Freeman, K.J. Cantrell, M.J. Fayer, G.W. Gee, W.E. Nichols, and B.N. Bjornstad, et al. 2006. Vadose Zone Hydrogeology Data Package for Hanford Assessments. PNNL-14702 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Vadose Zone Hydrogeology Data Package for Hanford Assessments
  • Meyer P.D., M. Ye, S.P. Neuman, M.L. Rockhold, K.J. Cantrell, and T.J. Nicholson. 2006. "Combined Estimation of Hydrogeologic Conceptual Model, Parameter, and Scenario Uncertainty." In Proceedings of the 3rd Federal Interagency Hydrologic Modeling Conference. Washington D.C.:USGS Water Information Coordination Program Subcommittee on Hydrology. PNNL-SA-47117.

2005

2004

2003

  • Cantrell K.J., R.J. Serne, and G.V. Last. 2003. Hanford Contaminant Distribution Coefficient Database and Users Guide. PNNL-13895 Rev. 1. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Hanford Contaminant Distribution Coefficient Database and Users Guide
  • Cantrell K.J., S.B. Yabusaki, M.H. Engelhard, A.V. Mitroshkov, and E.C. Thornton. 2003. "Oxidation of H2S by Iron Oxides in Unsaturated Conditions." Environmental Science & Technology 37, no. 10:2192-2199. PNNL-SA-37625.
  • Shaughnessy D.A., H. Nitsche, C.H. Booth, D.K. Shuh, G. Waychunas, R.E. Wilson, and H.S. Gill, et al. 2003. "MOLECULAR INTERFACIAL REACTIONS BETWEEN PU(VI) AND MANGANESE OXIDE MINERALS MANGANITE AND HAUSMANNITE." Environmental Science & Technology 37, no. 15:3367-3374. PNNL-SA-39637.

2002

2001

  • Thornton E.C., T.J. Gilmore, K.B. Olsen, R. Schalla, and K.J. Cantrell. 2001. Characterization Activities Conducted at the 183-DR Site in Support of an In Situ Gaseous Reduction Demonstration. PNNL-13486. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Characterization Activities Conducted at the 183-DR Site in Support of an In Situ Gaseous Reduction Demonstration
  • Yabusaki S.B., K.J. Cantrell, and B.M. Sass. 2001. "Moffett Field Funnel and Gate TCE Treatment System: Interpretation of Field Performance using Reactive Transport Modeling." In 2001 International Containment & Remediation Technology Conference & Exhibition 10-13 June 2001, Proceedings. Tallahassee, Florida:Institute for International Cooperative Environmental Research, Florida State University. PNNL-SA-31827.
  • Yabusaki S.B., K.J. Cantrell, B. Sass, B. Sass, and C. Steefel. 2001. "Multicomponent reactive transport in an in situ zero-valent iron cell." Environmental Science & Technology 35, no. 7:1493-1503. PNNL-SA-31711.

2000

1999

  • Serne R.J., C.W. Lindenmeier, K.J. Cantrell, and A.T. Owen. 1999. "Effects of reactor decontamination complexing agents on soil adsorption-column studies." In Scientific Basis For Nuclear Waste Management XXII, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, edited by D.J. Wronkiewicz and J.H. Lee, 556, 1043-1049. Warrendale, Pennsylvania:Materials Research Society. PNNL-SA-31687.

1998

  • Szecsody J.E., K.M. Krupka, M.D. Williams, K.J. Cantrell, C.T. Resch, and J.S. Fruchter. 1998. Uranium Mobility During In Situ Redox Manipulation of the 100 Areas of the Hanford Site. PNNL-12048. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Uranium Mobility During In Situ Redox Manipulation of the 100 Areas of the Hanford Site
  • Thornton E.C., J.E. Szecsody, K.J. Cantrell, C.J. Thompson, J.C. Evans, J.S. Fruchter, and A.V. Mitroshkov. 1998. "Reductive Dechlorination of TCE by Dithionite-Treated Sediment." In Physical, Chemical and Thermal Technologies: Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, edited by G.B. Wickramanayake and R.E. Hinchee, 335-340. Columbus, Ohio:Battelle Press. PNNL-SA-29835.

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