Kevin Mumford

Associate Professor

Office: Ellis-206

Queen's University
Kingston, ON K7L 3N6
Tel: (613) 533-6325
Fax: (613) 533-2128
kevin.mumford@queensu.ca

Research Interests

Dr. Mumford is interested in the movement of multiple fluid phases (water, oil, gases) in porous media, and the mass transfer between those phases. These processes are relevant to many important environmental systems. For example, soil and groundwater can be significantly contaminated by the accidental release or improper disposal of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs). These hazardous chemicals include petroleum fuels (gasoline, diesel fuel), chlorinated solvents (dry cleaning chemicals, degreasers), and coal tar. Contamination can jeopardize drinking water sources and limit the redevelopment of urban areas. The remediation of sites contaminated by these chemicals is a significant scientific and engineering challenge.  An understanding of how these chemicals are distributed, and how they are transferred to the surrounding groundwater, is required to assess potential risk and design appropriate remediation strategies. Of particular interest to Dr. Mumford is how gas production and flow in the subsurface, due to both natural processes and as a result of remediation-based mechanisms, can affect the processes that control contamination and remediation. This includes under conditions relevant to vapour intrusion and thermal remediation, as well as the effects of stray gas migration during energy resource development. Dr. Mumford’s research uses a combination of laboratory experiments and numerical modelling to identify and quantify fundamental behaviour, and apply new insights to remediation scenarios.

Education

2008 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering (McMaster University)
Thesis: Spontaneous expansion and mobilization of a discontinuous gas phase due to mass transfer from dense non-aqueous phase liquid
2002 Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) in Civil Engineering (University of Waterloo)
Thesis: Investigation of natural oxidant demand reactions in a sandy aquifer material
2000 Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Environmental Engineering (Chemical) (University of Waterloo)

Awards

2018 Civil Engineering Teaching Award, Queen’s University, Dept. of Civil Engineering
2015 Civil Engineering Teaching Award, Queen’s University, Dept. of Civil Engineering
2013 Finalist for Frank Knox Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Alma Mater Society of Queen’s University
2013 Civil Engineering Teaching Award, Queen’s University, Dept. of Civil Engineering
2009 Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal, McMaster University
2009 NSERC Doctoral Prize Nominee, McMaster University
2009 CAGS/UMI Distinguished Dissertation, McMaster University Nominee
2009 Outstanding Student Paper Award, Hydrology section, American Geophysical Union
2009 NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship
2008 Canadian Geotechnical Society National Graduate Student Presentation Winner
2007 Raymond Moore Graduate Scholarship
2006 Ann Poucher Windsor Graduate Scholarship
2004 NSERC Doctoral Canada Graduate Scholarship
2002 Outstanding Acheivement in Graduate Students, University of Waterloo, Faculty of Engineering
2001 NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship

Professional and Academic Experience

2016 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen's University
2010 - 2016 Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Queen's University
2009 - 2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Western Ontario
2004 - 2007 Sessional Lecturer and Teaching Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, McMaster University
2002 - 2004 Consultant, Geomatrix Consultants and Engineers Inc., Waterloo, Ontario
2000 - 2002 Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Waterloo

Journal Publications

Molnar, I.L., K.G. Mumford, M.M. Krol (Accepted April 2019), Electro-thermal subsurface gas generation and transport: model validation and implications, Submitted to Water Resources Research, In Press.

Fruetel, C., K.G. Mumford, A.M.F da Silva, A. Rey, K.S. Bascom (Accepted November 2018), A laboratory method for the visualization and quantification of hyporheic flow paths and velocities, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 28 pages, In Press.

Hicknell, B.N., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2018), Laboratory study of creosote removal from sand at elevated temperatures, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 219,40-49.

Van De Ven, C.J.C., K.G. Mumford (2018), Visualization of gas dissolution following upward gas migration in porous media: technique and implications for stray gas, Advances in Water Resources, 115, 33-43.

Hossain, S.Z., K.G. Mumford, A. Rutter (2017), Laboratory study of mass transfer from diluted bitumen trapped in gravel, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, 19, 1583-1593.

Hossain, S.Z., K.G. Mumford (2017), Capillary pressure-saturation relationships for diluted bitumen and water in gravel, Journal of Hydrology, In Press.

Soucy, N.C., K.G. Mumford (2017), Bubble-facilitated VOC transport from LNAPL smear zones and its potential effect on vapor intrusion, Environmental Science & Technology, 51(5), 2795-2802.

Martin, E.M., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper, G.A. Siemens (2017), Gas formation in sand and clay during electrical resistance heating, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 110, 855-862.

Sills, L.K., K.G. Mumford, G.A. Siemens (2017), Quantification of fluid saturations in transparent porous media, Vadose Zone Journal, 16(2), doi:10.2136/vzj2016.06.0052.

Munholland, J.L., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2016), Gas migration and contaminant redistribution in heterogeneous porous media subject to electrical resistance heating, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 184, 14-24.

Martin, E.M., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2016), Electrical resistance heating of clay layers in water-saturated sand, Groundwater Monitoring and Remediation, 36(1), 54-61.

Cianflone S.P.L., S.E. Dickson, K.G. Mumford (2016), On the importance of gravity in DNAPL invasion of saturated horizontal fractures, Groundwater, doi:10.1111/gwat.12441.

Mumford, K.G., N. Mustafa, J.I Gerhard (2015), Probabilistic risk assessment of contaminant transport in groundwater and vapour intrusion following remediation of a contaminant source, Submitted to Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30(3), 1017-1031.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele, G. Vandenberg (2015), Comparison of two-dimensional and three-dimensional macroscopic invasion percolation simulations to laboratory experiments of gas bubble flow in homogeneous sands, Vadose Zone Journal, 14(11), doi:10.2136/vzj2015.02.0028.

Hegele, P.R., K.G. Mumford (2015), Dissolved gas exsolution to enhance gas production and transport during bench-scale electrical resistance heating, Advances in Water Resources, 79, 153-161.

Siemens, G.A., K.G. Mumford, D. Kucharczuk (2015), Characterization of transparent soil for use in heat transport experiments, ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 38(5), doi: 10.1520/GTJ20140218.

Hegele, P.R., K.G. Mumford (2014), Gas production and transport during bench-scale electrical resistance heating of water and trichloroethene, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 165, 24-36.

Zhao, C., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2014), Laboratory study of non-aqueous phase liquid and water co-boiling during thermal treatment, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, 49-68.

Mustafa, N., K.G. Mumford, J.I. Gerhard, D.M. O’Carroll (2014), A three-dimensional numerical model for linking community-wide vapour risks, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 156, 38-51.

Krol, M.M., K.G. Mumford, R.L. Johnson, B.E. Sleep (2011), Modeling discrete gas bubble formation and mobilization during subsurface heating of contaminated zones, Advances in Water Resources, 34(4), 537-549.

Mumford, K.G., D.M. O’Carroll (2011), Dynamic effects in capillary pressure: exploring wettability and dynamic contact angle effects using bundle-of-tubes simulations, Vadose Zone Journal, 10, 1162-1172.

Krol, M.M., K.G. Mumford, R.L. Johnson, B.E. Sleep (2011), Modeling discrete gas bubble formation and mobilization during subsurface heating of contaminated zones, Advances in Water Resources, 34(4), 537-549.

O’Carroll, D.M., K.G. Mumford, L.M. Abriola, J.I. Gerhard (2010), The influence of wettability variations on dynamic effects in capillary pressure, Water Resources Research, 46, W08505.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2010), The effect of spontaneous gas expansion and mobilization on the aqueous-phase concentrations above a dense non-aqueous phase liquid pool, Advances in Water Resources, 33, 504-513.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2009), New observations of gas-phase expansion above a non-aqueous phase liquid pool, Vadose Zone Journal, 8(2), 404-410.

Mumford, K.G., S.E. Dickson, J.E. Smith (2009), Slow gas expansion in saturated natural porous media by gas injection and partitioning with non-aqueous phase liquids, Advances in Water Resources, 32, 29-40.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2008), Mass flux from a non-aqueous phase liquid pool considering spontaneous expansion of a discontinuous gas phase, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 98, 85-96.

Mumford, K.G., J.F. MacGregor, S.E. Dickson, R.H. Frappa (2007), Multivariate analysis of groundwater and soil data from a waste disposal site, Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, Winter 2007, 92-102.

Mumford, K.G., N.R. Thomson, R.M. Allen-King (2005), Bench-scale investigation of permanganate natural oxidant demand kinetics, Environmental Science and Technology, 39(8), 2835-2840.

Mumford, K.G., C. Lamarche, N.R. Thomson (2004), Natural oxidant demand of aquifer materials using the push-pull technique with permanganate, Journal of Environmental Engineering, 130(10), 1139-1146.


Conference Proceedings

Hicknell, B., B.H. Kueper, K.G. Mumford (2017), A laboratory investigation assessing the effectiveness of thermal remediation on creosote impacted soil, In proceedings of the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th joinst CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 2-4, 2017.

Hossain, S.Z., K.G. Mumford (2017), Long-term effects of sediment contamination from diluted bitumen spills in gravel-bedded rivers, In proceedings of the 70th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 12th joinst CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Ottawa, Ontario, Oct. 2-4, 2017.

Take W.A., M. Styba, G.A. Siemens, K. Mumford (2016), Physical modelling of condensation-driven downslope erosion of GCLs, In proceedings of the 3rd Pan-American Conference of Geosynthetics, Miami Beach, Florida, April 10-13, 2016.

da Silva, A.M.F., K.G. Mumford, S.H.S. Mirzaei, C. Fruetel, A. Rey (2016), Physical modeling of hyporheic flow through a gravel bar, In proceedings of River Flow 2016, the 8th international conference on fluvial hydraulics, St. Louis, Missouri, July12-15, 2016

Kucharczuk, D., K.G. Mumford, G.A. Siemens (2014), Preliminary investigation of transparent soil for use in heat transport experiments, In proceedings of the 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Regina, Saskatchewan, September 28-October 1.

Sills, L., G.A. Siemens, K.G. Mumford (2012), Use of transparent soil to investigate discontinuous gas flow in heterogeneous porous media, In proceedings of the 65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sep. 30-Oct. 3, 2012. 

Hegele, P.R., K.G. Mumford (2011), Modeling discontinuous gas flow for remediation in heterogeneous media, In proceedings of the 2011 Pan-Am Canadian Geotechnical Society Geotechnical Conference, Toronto, ON, October 2-6, 2011.

Mumford, K.G., C. Lamarche, and N.R. Thomson (2002), Determination of natural oxidant demand using push-pull tests, In Proceedings from the 2nd Int. Conf. on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for the In Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater, Toronto, ON, Nov 17-22, 2002

Mumford, K.G., and N.R. Thomson (2001), Kinetic impact of natural oxidant demand on ISCO: A numerical investigation, In Proceedings from the 1st Int. Conf. on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for In-Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater, Niagara Falls, Canada, May 20-23, 2001.

MacKinnon, L.K., E.E. Cox, J. Konzuk, E.D. Hood, K.G. Mumford, and N.R. Thomson (2002), Evaluation of chemical oxidation and bioremediation for COVs in fractured bedrock, In Proceedings from the 3rd Int. Conf. on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, May 20-23, 2002.

Mumford, K.G., N.R. Thomson, and R.M. Allen-King (2002), Investigating the kinetic nature of natural oxidant demand during ISCO, In Proceedings from the 3rd Int. Conf. on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, May 20-23, 2002.

Invited Conference Presentations

Mumford, K.G. (2018), Role of gases in contaminated groundwater, Nanjing University, School of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Nanjing, China, May 29, 2018.

Mumford, K.G., B.H. Kueper (2018), Thermal Remediation: Fundamental mechanisms and implications for field application, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Soil Science, Nanjing, China, May 28, 2018.

Mumford, K.G. (2018), Role of gases in contaminated groundwater, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, May 24, 2018.

Mumford, K.G., B.H. Kueper (2018), Thermal Remediation: Fundamental mechanisms and implications for field application, Presented at the In-Situ Thermal Remediation Workshop, Beijing, China, May 23, 2018.

Mumford, K.G. (2017), Role of gases in contaminated groundwater, GSI Environmental Inc., Houston, USA, May 10, 2017.

Mumford, K.G. (2016), Role of gases in groundwater at contaminated sites, University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, August 3, 2016.

Mumford, K.G., B.H. Kueper (2015), Thermal remediation: A look at fundamental mechanisms and implications for field implementation, Presented at the Euremtech In Situ Thermal Seminar, Ostend, Belgium, June 3-4, 2015.

Mumford K.G. (2016), Role of gases in groundwater at contaminated sites, Guest presentation at the University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience, August 3, 2016.

Mumford, K.G., B.H. Kueper (2015), Thermal remediation: A look at fundamental mechanisms and implications for field implementation, Presented at the Euremtech In Situ Thermal Seminar, Ostend, Belgium, June 3-4, 2015.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele (2014), Gas dynamics during thermal remediation: Visualization, Quantification and Enhancement, Presented at the 2014 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014.

Mumford, K.G. (2014), Visualization of gas dynamics in groundwater contaminated by non-aqueous phase liquids, Presented at the 5th International Workshop on x-ray CT visualization for socio-cultural engineering & environmental materials, Kumamoto, Japan, December 4-5, 2014.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele (2013), Gas dynamics during thermal remediation, Presented at the 9th annual hydrocarbon summit on transport, fate and remediation of hydrocarbons in the subsurface, Waterloo, ON, August 28-29, 2013.

Mumford, K.G. (2012), Gas migration and bubble-facilitated transport of VOCs, Presented at the 8th annual hydrocarbon summit on transport, fate and remediation of hydrocarbons in the subsurface, Waterloo, ON, August 8-9, 2012.


Conference Presentations

Mumford, K.G., B.H. Kueper, S. Bryck, D.A. Reynolds, D.W. Major, S. Mancini, M.C. Kavanaugh, P.K. Kitanidis (2019), Using virtual data sets to evaluate approaches for conceptual site model development and remediation design at DNAPL-impacted sites, Presented at the RemTEC 2019 Remediation Technology Summit, Denver, CO, February 26-28, 2019.

Wu, J., K.G. Mumford (2019), Laboratory investigation of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) mobilization by gas bubble flow, Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Remediation and Management of Contaminated Sediments, New Orleans, LA, February 11-14, 2019.

Van De Ven, C.J.C., K.G. Mumford (2018), Near pore-scale visualization of rate-dependent gravity-destabilized gas flow in sand, Poster presentation at the 2018 AGU Fall meeting, Washington, DC, December 10-14, 2018.

Mohammed, O., K.G. Mumford, B.E. Sleep (2018), Injection of nZVI solution into a dissolved TCE plume in homogeneous sand: Laboratory investigation of H2 gas production and its implications, Poster presentation at the 2018 AGU Fall meeting, Washington, DC, December 10-14, 2018.

Wisheart, C.C., K.G. Mumford, L. Slater, X. Chen (2018), Modelling peatland methane emissions using macroscopic invasion percolation, Poster presentation at the 2018 AGU Fall meeting, Washington, DC, December 10-14, 2018.

Xie, Q., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2018), Coupled heat and mass transfer model to simulate gas-phase recovery of volatile organic compounds during in-situ thermal treatment, Poster presentation at the 2018 AGU Fall meeting, Washington, DC, December 10-14, 2018. 

Hicknell, B.N., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2018), Thermal remediation of creosote impacted sand: treatability testing during heating and post-heating dissolution, Presented at the 11th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, April 8-12, 2018.

Mumford, K.G., B.H. Kueper, S. Bryck, D.A. Reynolds, D.W. Major, S. Mancini, M.C. Kavanaugh, P.K. Kitanidis (2018), Virtual site investigation: using perfect information to evaluate strategies for conceptual site model development at DNAPL sites, Presented at the 11th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, April 8-12, 2018.

Xie, Q., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2018), Modelling the recovery of volatile organic compounds during in-situ thermal remediation, Poster presentation at the 11th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, April 8-12, 2018.

Kueper, B.H., K.G. Mumford, S. Bryck, D.A. Reynolds, S. Mancini, D. Major, M.C. Kavanaugh, Remediation of DNAPL-impacted sites using enhanced in situ bioremediation: experience-based remediation using virtual data set, Poster presentation at the 11th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, April 8-12, 2018.

D. Reynolds, S. Mancini, J, Rosen, M. Kavanaugh, B. Kueper, K. Mumford, J. Kaupp, S. Bryck, An interactive training system for reduction in cost and complexity of remediation and long-term management of contaminated sites, Poster presentation at the 11th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, April 8-12, 2018.

Slater, L.D., X. Comas, K.G. Mumford, A.S. Reeve, R.K. Varner, X. Chen, W. Wright, J. Wright, I.L. Molnar, M. Krol (2017), Methane ebullition fluxes from northern peatleands: initial observations from four sites of contrasting vegetation type in Caribou Bog, ME, Poster presentation at the 2017 AGU Fall meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, 2017.

Slater, G.F., C. Goad, D. Arriaga, F. Risacher, P. Morris, M.D. Lindsay, K.G. Mumford, L.A. Warren (2017), Methane fluxes and consumption in an oil sands tailing end pit lake, Poster presentation at the 2017 AGU Fall meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, 2017.

Mumford, K.G., N.C. Soucy (2017), Bubble-facilitated VOC transport: laboratory experiments and numerical modelling, Poster presentation at the 2017 AGU Fall meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, 2017.

Molnar, I.L., M. Krol, K.G. Mumford (2017), Incorporating water boiling in the numerical modelling of thermal remediation by electrical resistance heating, Presented at the 2017 AGU Fall meeting, New Orleans, LA, December 11-15, 2017.

Molnar, I.L., M.M. Krol, K.G. Mumford (2017), A tool for thermal remediation site design: a numerical model coupling electrical heating, discrete gas generation and mobilization. Presented at the 2017 International in-situ thermal treatment (I2T2) symposium, Banff, AB, May 29-31, 2017.

Xie, Q., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2017), Numerical study of mass recovery during in situ thermal remediation, Poster presentation at the 2017 International in-situ thermal treatment (I2T2) symposium, Banff, AB, May 29-31, 2017.

Martin, E.M., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2017), Removal of TCE from low permeability clay lenses by multi-phase diffusion during electrical resistance heating, Poster presentation at the 2017 International in-situ thermal treatment (I2T2) symposium, Banff, AB, May 29-31, 2017.

Hicknell, B., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2017), A laboratory investigation assessing the effectiveness of thermal remediation on creosote impacted soil, Poster presentation at the 2017 International in-situ thermal treatment (I2T2) symposium, Banff, AB, May 29-31, 2017.

Soucy, N.C., K.G. Mumford (2017), Effects of bubble-facilitated VOC transport from LNAPL smear zones on vapour intrusion, Presented at the 12th annual hydrocarbon summit on transport, fate and remediation of hydrocarbons in the subsurface, Waterloo, Canada, April 19-20, 2017.

Mumford, K.G., N.C. Soucy (2017), Potential effects of bubble-facilitated VOC transport on vapor intrusion: column experiments, Presented at the RemTEC 2017 Remediation Technology Summit, Denver, CO, March 7-9, 2017.

Mohammed, O., K.G. Mumford, B.E. Sleep (2016), Injection of sodium borohydride and nzvi solutions into homogeneous sands: H2 gas production and implications, Abstract H33A-1527,  Poster presentation at the 2016 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 12-16, 2016.

Van De Ven, C.J.C., K.G. Mumford (2016), Quantifying the movement and dissolution of fugitive methane in shallow aquifers: visualization experiments, Abstract H33I-1676, Poster presentation at the 2016 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 12-16, 2016.

Soucy, N.C., K.G. Mumford (2016), Bubble-facilitated VOC transport from LNAPL smear zones and its potential effect of vapor intrusion, Abstract H33A-1513,  Poster presentation at the 2016 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 12-16, 2016.

Molnar, I.L., M.M. Krol, K.G. Mumford (2016), Increasing model complexity: unit testing and validation of a coupled electrical resistive heating and macroscopic invasion percolation model, Abstract H53G-1785,  Poster presentation at the 2016 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 12-16, 2016.

Van De Ven, C.J.C., K.G. Mumford (2016), Laboratory investigation of fugitive methane in shallow aquifers using a novel visual technique, Presented at Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): 2016 Graduate Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, July 27-29, 2016.

Lei, Y., K.G. Mumford (2016), Flow and trapping of diluted bitumen dropets in riverbed sediment, Presented at Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): 2016 Graduate Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, July 27-29, 2016.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele, G.P. Vandenberg (2016), Gas injection into water-saturated sand: comparing experiments to macroscopic invasion percolation simulations, Presented at the 8th International Conference on Porous Media, Cincinnati, OH, May 9-12, 2016.

Martin, E.M., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2016), Gas formation in sand and clay during in situ thermal remediation by electrical resistance heating, Presented at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, May 22-26, 2016.

Munholland, J., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper, J. LaChance (2016), Chlorinated solvent gas migration and redistribution in heterogeneous porous media subject to electrical resistance heating, Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, May 22-26, 2016.

Reynolds, D.A., B.H. Kueper, K.G. Mumford, M.C. Kavanaugh, P.K. Kitanidis (2016), Progress on DIVER: Data information value to evaluate remediation, Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, May 22-26, 2016.

Reynolds, D.A., B.H. Kueper, K.G. Mumford, M.C. Kavanaugh, P.K. Kitanidis, J. Rosen (2016), Interactive training system for reductions in cost and complexity of remediation and long-term management of contaminated sites, Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, May 22-26, 2016.

Rountree, D.A., B.W. McGee, N. Jia, K.G. Mumford (2016), Development of a contaminant mass recovery model for electrical resistance heating sites from first principles, Poster presentation at the 10th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Palm Springs, CA, May 22-26, 2016.

Shojib, M.H., K.G. Mumford (2015), Dissolution of light non-aqueous phase liquid from source zones containing trapped air, Presented at the International Association of Hydrogeologists – Canadian National Chapter Conference, Waterloo, Canada, October 27-30, 2015.

Soucy, N., K.G. Mumford (2015), Laboratory investigation of vapour intrusion and bubble-facilitated VOC transport, Presented at the 11th annual hydrocarbon summit on transport, fate and remediation of hydrocarbons in the subsurface, Waterloo, Canada, October 20, 2015.

Krol, M., C. Zhao, K. Mumford, B. Sleep, B. Kueper (2015), Co-boiling of NAPLs and water during thermal remediation: experimental and modeling study, Presented at the 2015 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14-18, 2015.

Siemens, G.A., K.G. Mumford, L.-A. Sills (2015), Investigation of gas migration and retention using transparent soil, Presented at the International Symposium on Energy Geotechnics, Barcelona, Spain, June 2-4, 2015.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele (2014), Displacement of non-aqueous phase liquid by gas flow during thermal remediation of trichloroethene, Presented at the 2014 GSA meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 19-22, 2014.

Mumford, K.G., A. Silvester (2014), The effect of bubble-facilitated VOC transport on vapour intrusion: numerical simulations, Presented at the 10th annual hydrocarbon summit on transport, fate and remediation of hydrocarbons in the subsurface, Waterloo, ON, September 17-18, 2014.

Munholland, J., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2014), Electrical resistance heating in heterogeneous systems for remediation of groundwater impacted by chlorinated solvents, Presented at the 1st annual Water Initiative for the Future (WatIF): 2014 Graduate Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, May 4-6, 2014.

O’Carroll, D.M., F. Moebius, K.G. Mumford, D. Or, (2014), Interfacial motions and pressure fluctuations during fluid displacement in porous media, Presented at the 2014 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 15-19, 2014.

Reynolds, D.A., N. Soucy, K.G. Mumford (2014), A coupled electrokinetic and electrical resistance heating approach for persulfate distribution and activation in low permeability soils, Presented at EcoForum 2014, Gold Coast, Australia, October 29-31, 2014.

Reynolds, D.A., N. Soucy, K.G. Mumford, E. Cox, J. Wang (2014), A coupled electrokinetic and electrical resistance heating approach for persulfate distribution and activation in low permeability soils, Presented at the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA, May 19-22, 2014.

Sills, L.K., K.G. Mumford, G.A. Siemens (2014), Laboratory investigation of gas bubble flow through layered heterogeneities using transparent soil, Presented at the 2014 GSA meeting, Vancouver, BC, October 19-22, 2014.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele (2014), Laboratory investigation of gas formation and flow during thermal remediation by electrical resistance heating, Poster presentation at the 9th International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, CA, May 19-22, 2014.

Hegele, P.R., K.G. Mumford (2013), Quantitative visualization of gas dynamics during electrical resistance heating, Presented at the 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 11th joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Montreal, Quebec, September 29-October 3, 2013.

Hodson, P.V., A.M. da Silva, K.G. Mumford, S.R. Brown, A. Rutter (2013), Hyporheic flows in rivers as a vector of oil contamination of fish spawning shoals, Presented at the SETAC North America 34th Annual Meeting, Nashville, Tennessee, November 17-21, 2013.

Sleep, B.E., M.M. Krol, K.G. Mumford, R.L. Johnson (2013), Impact of electrical resistance heating on subsurface flow and mass transport, Presented at the Advances in Thermal Remediation Conference, Austin, Texas, January 8-9, 2013.

Zhao, C., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2013), Investigation of co-boiling behavior during in situ thermal treatment: experiments and modelling, Presented at the 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 11th joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Montreal, Quebec, September 29-October 3, 2013.

Zhao, C., K.G. Mumford, B.H. Kueper (2013), Remediation of non-aqueous phase liquids using heating, Presented at the Water Research Centre Student Symposium, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, January 25, 2013.

Hegele, P.R., K.G. Mumford (2012), Quantification of gas saturations during bubbly gas flow using a novel calibration technique, Poster presentation at the 2012 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 3-7, 2012.

Mumford, K.G., N.A. Mustafa, J.I. Gerhard (2012), Comparing risk assessment at the site and community scales via Monte Carlo simulations with a new coupled groundwater-vapour-indoor air model, Presented at the 2012 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 3-7, 2012.

Mumford, K.G., P.R. Hegele, M.M. Krol, B.E. Sleep (2012), Combining macroscopic invasion percolation with mass transfer to model bubble-facilitated transport of VOCs in groundwater, Presented at the 2012 Goldschmidt conference, Montreal, QC, June 24-29, 2012.

Munholland, J.L., K.G. Mumford (2012), Developing a visual technique to assess nonwetting phase dissolution in saturated porous media using trapped gas, Presented at the 2012 International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH) Congress, Niagara Falls, ON, September 16-21, 2012.

Mustafa, N., K.G. Mumford, J.I Gerhard, D.M. O’Carroll (2012), Assessing the risk of organic contaminants to groundwater and vapour intrusion at the community scale, Presented at the Real Property Institute of Canada Conference, Toronto, ON, April 30-May 3, 2012.

Krol, M.M., K.G. Mumford, R.L. Johnson, B.E. Sleep (2011), Mass Transport by Gas Bubble Flow during Subsurface Thermal Remediation, Poster presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, October 9-12, 2011.

O’Carroll, D.M., K.G. Mumford, D. Or, F. Moebius (2011), Non-equilibrium Capillarity Effects – Insights from REV and pore scale experiments, Presented at the 2011 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.

Krol, M.M., K.G. Mumford, R.L. Johnson, B.E. Sleep (2010), Effect of gas bubble mobilization on contaminant transport during thermal remediation, Abstract H53F-1134,  Poster presentation at the 2010 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 13-17, 2010.

Hegele, P.R., K.G. Mumford (2010), Analysis and simulation of gas flow in saturated porous media, Poster presentation at the Queen’s University Water Research Group Student Symposium, Kingston, ON, September 24, 2010.

Mustafa, N., K.G. Mumford, D.M. O’Carroll, J.I Gerhard (2010) Assessing the risk of organic contaminants at off-site receptors, Poster presentation at the 2010 Canadian Brownfield Conference, Toronto, ON, November 1-3, 2010.

Mumford, K.G., D.M. O’Carroll (2010), Effect of contact line friction on dynamic effects in capillary pressure, Poster presentation at the 2010 Gordon Research Conference for Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, Lewiston, ME, July 11-16, 2010.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2010), Transport of volatile contaminants in groundwater by gas expansion and mobilization above a dense nonaqueous phase liquid pool, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74(11) Supplement 1, A737, Presented at the 2010 Goldschmidt conference in Knoxville, TN, June13-18, 2010.

Mumford, K.G., D.M. O’Carroll, L.M. Abriola, J.I Gerhard (2009), The influence of wettability variations on dynamic effects in capillary pressure, Eos Trans. AGU, 90(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract H43E-1076,  Poster presentation at the 2009 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14-18, 2009.

Mumford, K.G., D.M. O’Carroll, L.M. Abriola (2009), The role of wettability in dynamic capillary pressure: fundamental considerations, Poster presentation at the 2009 AGU Joint Assembly, Toronto, ON, May 24-27, 2009.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2009), Characterization of gas flow during the slow expansion of discontinuous gas due to DNAPL partitioning, Poster presentation at the 2009 AGU Joint Assembly, Toronto, ON, May 24-27, 2009.

Papini, A.B., K.G. Mumford, J.I Gerhard, D.M. O’Carroll (2009), Investigation of a novel fibre optic system for tracking pollutants in groundwater, Poster presentation at the 2009 Rising Stars of Research, Vancouver, BC, August 19-22, 2009.

Basu Roy, D.A., K.G. Mumford, J.I Gerhard, D.M. O’Carroll (2009), Using alternative substances to study dissolution of non-aqueous phase liquids (NAPLs) in porous media, Poster at the 2009 Rising Stars of Research, Vancouver, BC, August 19-22, 2009.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2008), Spontaneous expansion and mobilization of discontinuous gas above DNAPL pools, Presented at the 2008 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, December 14-19, 2008.

Mumford, K.G., J.W. Roy, J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2008), Spontaneous gas expansion in DNAPL source zones – from oops to insight, Plenary presentation, Presented at the 61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 9th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September 21-24, 2008.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2008), Unstable gas flow driven by the mass transfer from non-aqueous phase liquids in porous media, Poster presentation at the 2008 Gordon Research Conference for Flow and Transport in Permeable Media, Oxford, UK, July 13-18, 2008.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2008), Spontaneous gas expansion above a DNAPL pool, Presented at the 2008 SyNRGS Groundwater Symposium, University of Western Ontario, London, ON, May 27-28, 2008.

Mumford, K.G., J.E. Smith, S.E. Dickson (2007), Mass transfer from a NAPL pool in the presence of an expanding, mobile, discontinuous gas phase: experimental study, Poster presentation at the 2007 AGU Fall meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec 10-14, 2007.

Mumford, K.G., N.R. Thomson, R.M. Allen-King (2002), Investigating natural oxidant demand reactions, Poster at the 2nd Int. Conf. on Oxidation and Reduction Technologies for the In Situ Treatment of Soil and Groundwater, Toronto, ON, Nov 17-22, 2002.

Mumford, K.G., N.R. Thomson, L.K. MacKinnon, E. E. Cox, and E. D. Hood (2002), Design of treatability studies for permanganate oxidation in fractured rock, Poster presentation at the 3rd Int. Conf. on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey, California, May 20-23, 2002.

Current Students

Sumit Kalia

Hometown: Karnal, India
Email: 13sk75@queensu.ca
Education: B.Sc. (Eng) Agricultural Engineering, Punjab Agricultural University, India (2010); M.Sc. (Eng) Groundwater Management, Technical University of Freiberg, Germany (2013)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen’s University)
Ph.D. research: Developing methodology for optimizing the investigation and remediation of DNAPL-contaminated sites using a reduced-scale mathematical model subject to value of information analysis.
Cole Van de Ven

Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Email: cole.vandeven@queensu.ca
Education: B.Eng.Mgmt. Civil Engineering, McMaster University (2015)
Ph.D. research: Performing laboratory experiments to understand the movement, dissolution and signatures of fugitive methane in shallow aquifers, from sources created by hydraulic fracturing operations. Detailed experiments will improve our understanding of fugitive methane, and aid future numerical modelling efforts and the development of effective monitoring programs.
Qianli Xie

Hometown: Wuhan, China
Email: 15qx1@queensu.ca
Education: B.Sc. Geology, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) (2015); B.Sc. Hydrogeology, University of Waterloo (2015)
Ph.D. research: Modelling the recovery of volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds during in situ thermal remediation.
Zenith Wong
Hometown:
Email: 
18zsyw@queensu.ca
Education:
Research: 
Influence of dissolved gases on thermal remediation.
Matan Freedman

Hometown: Kingston, Ontario
Email: 
matan.freedman@queensu.ca
Education: 
B.A.Sc Civil Engineering, Queen’s University (2018)
Ph.D. research: 
I am investigating why some clean-up efforts after a chemical spill have failed, while others have been successful. We are using both laboratory techniques (investigation of gas production during bioremediation of TCE), and machine learning and statistical techniques to better analyse environmental data.
Nicholas Ashmore

Hometown: London, Ontario
Email: nicholas.ashmore@queensu.ca
Education: B.ASc Civil Engineering, Queen’s University (2018)
M.A.Sc research: Laboratory investigation to understand multicomponent mass transfer of stray gas, including methane, in shallow aquifers sourced from hydraulic fracturing of shale gas deposits.
Jian Wu

Hometown: Yiyang, China
Email: j.wu@queensu.ca
Education: B.Eng. Civil Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology (2017); B.A. French (minor), Wuhan University (2017)
M.A.Sc. research: Laboratory experiments to investigate the mobilization of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) by flowing gas bubbles in porous media, with applications to LNAPL smear zones and contaminated sediments subject to ebullition.
Caroline Wisheart

Hometown: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Email: 12cw37@queensu.ca
Education: 
B.Sc. (Eng) Civil Engineering, Queen’s University (2017)
M.A.Sc. research: The amount of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the atmosphere is rising, but details concerning the sources of methane are uncertain. Peatlands are a potentially large, but also poorly understood, methane contributor. My research uses computer modelling to understand which properties of peat control methane release from peatlands. This information can be used to predict methane emissions from peatlands, allowing these emissions to be accounted for in climate change models.
Nick Pease
Hometown:
Email: nick.pease@queensu.ca
Education: 
Research: Thermal treatment of PAH mixtures.
Liam Price

Hometown: Whitby, Ontario
Email: 15lmp4@queensu.ca
Education: 
3rd Year Geological Engineering, Queen’s University
B.A.Sc. research: Performing laboratory experiments to understand the movement of gas in soft sediments using transparent soil, and the influence of gas flow on plume mixing.
Aleksa Mitrovic

Hometown: Oak Ridges, Ontario
Email: aleksa.mitrovic@queensu.ca
Education: 2nd Year Civil Engineering, Queen’s University
B.A.Sc. research: Laboratory experiments to investigate non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) removal from creosote-impacted sand by extended co-boiling during in situ thermal treatment. 


Former Graduate Students

Obai Mohammed Position: PhD student (completed 2018) 
Research: Gas production during nanoscale zero valent iron injection.
Eric Martin Position: PhD student (completed 2017) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen's University) 
Research: DNAPL treatment by electrical resistance heating.
Brianne Hicknell Position: Master's student (completed 2017) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen's University) 
Research: Laboratory investigation of heating SVOC NAPL mixtures.
Chris Fruetel Position: Master's student (completed 2016)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Ana da Silva (Queen’s University)  
Research: Laboratory investigation of hyporheic flow in river gravel.
Nicole Soucy Position: Master's student (completed 2016)
Research: Bubble-facilitated transport of VOCs from LNAPL smear zones.
Ying Lei Position: Master's student (completed 2016)
Research: Oil droplet transport in river gravel.
Zubair Hossain Position: Master's student (completed 2016)
Research: Dissolution of diluted bitumen in river gravel at high velocity.
Mahmudul Shojib Position: Master's student (completed 2015)
Research: Dissolution of trapped light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) in the presence of trapped gas.
Lee-Ann Sills Position: Master's Student (completed 2015)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Greg Simmens (Royal Military College of Canada)
Research: Investigating gas breakthrough of 2D capillary barriers.
Jonah Munholland Position: Master's student (completed 2014)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen's University)
Research: Electrical resistance heating in heterogeneous sand.
Paul Hegele Position: Master's student (completed 2014)
Research: gas dynamics during bench-scale electrical resistance heating.
Robin Zhang Position: Master's student (University of Toronto) (completed 2013)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Brent Sleep (University of Toronto)
Research: Numerical modelling of non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) removal by electrical resistance heating.
Cindy Zhao Position: Master's Student (completed 2013)
Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen's University)
Research: Laboratory and modelling study of thermal remediation.


Former Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Assistants

Omneya El-Sharnouby Position: Postdoctoral researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Fate, transport and treatment of PFAS.
Ian Molnar Position: Postdoctoral researcher (completed 2018) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. M. Krol
Research: Modelling thermal remediation by macroscopic invasion percolation.
Sean Bryck Position: Postdoctoral researcher (completed 2018) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Bernard Kueper (Queen's University) 
Research: Simulation and virtual investigation of DNAPL sites.
Nizar Mustafa Position: Postdoctoral researcher (University of Western Ontario) (completed 2012) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Jason Gerhard (University of Western Ontario) 
Research: Off-site risk assessment of organic contaminants.


Former Undergraduate Students

Cassandra Willie Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2019) 
Research: Emplacement of gas bubbles for in situ remediation.
Hilary Shirra Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2019) 
Research: Improved laboratory measurement of gas pools in porous media.
Allison Finer Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Image analysis of gas migration and dissolution experiments.
Lisa Tauskela Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Light transmission imaging at permeability interfaces.
Justine Abraham Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Large-scale physical modelling of gas injection in sand.
Matan Freedman Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Laboratory investigation of multicomponent mass transfer to trapped gas in porous media.
Nicholas Ashmore Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Numerical modelling of multicomponent mass transfer related to stray gas migration.
Bridget Murphy Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2018) 
Research: Effect of emplacement technique on soybean oil distribution for enhanced bioremediation.
Joanna Mason Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2017)
Co-supervisor: Dr. S. Brown

Research: Factors affecting dilbit dissolution and entrainment in sediment.
Jonathan Zelt Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2016) 
Research: Dissolution of diluted bitumen in river gravel at high velocity.
Matan Freedman Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2016) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Greg Simmens (Royal Military College of Canada) 
Research: Investigation of gas pools using transparent soil.
Robbie Venis Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2016)  
Research: Numerical simulation of non-aqueous phase liquid dissolution with gas and water.
Steven Mack Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2016) 
Research: Development of 3D printed physical models for investigation of unsaturated porous media.
Michael Styba Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2016) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. W. Andy Take (Queen’s University) and Dr. Greg Siemens (Royal Military College and Canada)
Research: Laboratory investigation of hyporheic flow in river gravel.
Graham Vandenberg Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2015) 
Research: Two-dimensional and three-dimensional macroscopic invasion percolation modelling of discontinuous gas flow.
Daniel Kucharczuk Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2014) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Greg Siemens (Royal Military College of Canada) 
Research: Optimization of transparent soil to investigate heat transport in porous media.
Adam Silvester Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2014) 
Research: Discontinuous gas phase transport in vapour intrusion models.
Nicole Soucy Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2014) 
Research: Electrokinetic in situ chemical oxidation.
Leanne Wheeler Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2013) 
Research: Discontinuous gas transport in vapour intrusion models.
Julia Starostenko Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2012) 
Research: Modelling non-wetting facilitated snap-off during unstable drainage.
Jonah Munholland Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2012) 
Research: Visualization of gas bubble dissolution in porous media.
Lee-Ann Sills Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2012) 
Co-supervisor: Dr. Greg Siemens (Royal Military College of Canada) 
Research: Unstable gas flow in transparent soil.
Kirill Stepanov Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2012) 
Research: Visualization and quantification of gases during boiling and reaction.
Paul Hegele Position: Undergraduate researcher (completed 2011) 
Research: Simulation of discontinuous gas flow.

Graduate Student Opportunities

Ph.D. and M.A.Sc research positions are currently available in Dr. Mumford’s research group related to the:

  • Effect of gases on the application of in situ remediation technologies
  • Performance of in situ thermal treatment technologies
  • Mass transfer in NAPL-water-gas systems
  • Fate and transport of natural gas resulting from stray gas migration

Applicants should have a background in Civil, Environmental, Chemical, or Geoenvironmental Engineering, or the Geological Sciences with a strong academic record and be interested in pursuing leading research. Previous experience related to multiphase flow and environmental research is an asset, but is not essential. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to kevin.mumford@queensu.ca with the subject line "Mumford Research Opportunity".