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Mason B. Tomson
Professor
Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering
 
e-mail:mtomson@rice.edu
 
  • B.S. (1967) Southwestern State, Oklahoma
  • Ph.D. (1972) Oklahoma State University
  • P.E. Licensed Professional Engineer (2003) , TX, No. 89078
 
Primary Department
   Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
  • Environmental and Energy Systems Institute
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    Websites
     Brinechem
     Professor Mason Tomson
     
    Research Areas
     Fate and Transport of Organic Chemicals and Heavy Metals in Sediments and Ground Water; Environmental Impact of Nano-Particles; Inhibition of Mineral Scale Formation
     
    Funded Research
     Grants have been obtained from the following groups or agencies: Center for Biological and Enviromental Nanotechnology (CBEN), National Science Foundation; Environmental Protection Agency; American Petroleum Institute; Department of Energy; Gas Research Institute; Shell Development Company; Texaco, Inc.; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Exxon Production Research; Conoco, Inc.; Chevron Oil Field Research Company; Petrolite; Unichem; and the Brine Chemistry Consortium at Rice University.
     
    Research
     Grants have been obtained from the following groups or agenices: Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), National Science Foundation (NSF); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); American Petroleum Institute; Department of Energy; Gas Research Institute; Shell Development Company; Texaco, Inc.; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Exxon Production Research; Conoco, Inc.; Chevron Oil Field Research Company; Petrolite; Unichem; and the Brine Chemistry Consortium at Rice University.
     
    Research
     Grants have been obtained from the following groups or agenices: Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), National Science Foundation (NSF); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); American Petroleum Institute; Department of Energy; Gas Research Institute; Shell Development Company; Texaco, Inc.; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Exxon Production Research; Conoco, Inc.; Chevron Oil Field Research Company; Petrolite; Unichem; and the Brine Chemistry Consortium at Rice University.
     
    Research
     Grants have been obtained from the following groups or agenices: Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), National Science Foundation (NSF); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); American Petroleum Institute; Department of Energy; Gas Research Institute; Shell Development Company; Texaco, Inc.; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Exxon Production Research; Conoco, Inc.; Chevron Oil Field Research Company; Petrolite; Unichem; and the Brine Chemistry Consortium at Rice University.
     
    Research(over fifteen million dollars):
     Grants have been obtained from the following groups or agenices: Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), National Science Foundation (NSF); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); American Petroleum Institute; Department of Energy; Gas Research Institute; Brine Chemistry Consortium at Rice University: Shell Development Company; Champion Technologies,Inc.; Exxon Production Research; ConocoPhyllips,Inc.; Chevron Oil Field Research Company; Unocal: Saudi Aramco; Baker Petrolite; Unichem; Clariant; Marathon; Nalco; Halliburton; Total.
     
    Research
     Grants have been obtained from the following groups or agenices: Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), National Science Foundation (NSF); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); American Petroleum Institute; Department of Energy; Gas Research Institute; Shell Development Company; Texaco, Inc.; Champion Technologies, Inc.; Exxon Production Research; Conoco, Inc.; Chevron Oil Field Research Company; Petrolite; Unichem; and the Brine Chemistry Consortium at Rice University.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Introduction to Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Organic Chemistry, Advanced Topics in Water Chemistry
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    Yang, W., Kan, A. T., Chen, W., Tomson, M. B. "Adsorption and desorption of arsenic on nano-magnetite. Preprints of Extended Abstracts, presented at the ACS National Meeting,." American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, 48 (2008) : 216-219.

     
     

    Zhang, P., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M. B. "Study of aqueous nano-C60 formation and interaction with soil under typical groundwater conditions.." Preprints of Extended Abstracts, presented at the ACS National Meeting, American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, 48 (2008) : 199-205.

     
     

    Amy T. Kan and Mason B. Tomson "Brine Chemistry and use of ScaleSoftPitzer for oilfield scale prediction." 

     
     

    Amy T. Kan, Dong Shen, Gongmin Fu, Hamad Al-Saiari and Mason B. Tomson "Solution, surface and precipitation chemistry of polyphosphonates and polycarboxylate." 

     
     

    Heather J. Shipley, Mason B. Tomson, M. Auffan "Nano-adsorbents." In Environmental Nanotechnology (2007) : 371-389.

     
     

    Heather J. Shipley, Sujin Yean, Amy T. Kan and Mason B. Tomson "Research Opportunities with Nanotechnology: Removal of Arsenic with Magnetite Nanoparticles." 

     
     

    Heather J. Shipley, Sujin Yean, Amy T. Kan and Mason B. Tomson "Research Opportunities with Nanotechnology: Removal of Arsenic with Magnetite Nanoparticles." 

     
     

    Mason Tomson, Vicki Colvin, Amy T. Kan, Heather J. Shipley, Sujin Yean, Xuekun Cheng, Lili Cong, Ping Zhang and Wei Chen "Contaminant Removal and Water Reuse: Research Opportunities with Nanotechnology." 

     
     

    Cafer, T.,Yavuz, J. T., Mayo, j.t., Yu, W. W., Falkner, J. C., Yean, S., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M.B., Colvin, V.L. "Switchable Magnetism for Arsenic Removal and Biomagnetic Separation." 231st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2006)

     
     

    Shipley, Heather J., Yean, Sujin., Kan, Amy T., Tomson, Mason B "Kinetics of arsenate and arsenite to nanomagnetite." 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2006)

     
     

    Yean, S., Shipley, H. J., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M. B. "Arsenate adsorption and desorption on magnetite nanoparticles: Effect of time and pH." 232nd ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA (2006)

     
     

    Yean, S., Shipley, H.J., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M. B. "The effect of citric acid on arsenic removal in the presence of iron (II and III)." 62nd ACS Regional meeting, Houston, Texas (2006)

     
     

    Zhang, P., Cheng, Xuekun., Kan, Amy., Tomson, Mason ""C60 Nanoparticles: Transport in Porous Media"." 231st American Chemical Society National Meeting, Atlanta, GA (2006)

     
     

    Zhang, P., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "Transport of nano-C60 in environment: an experimental approach." 62nd ACS Regional Meeting, Houston, Texas (2006)

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T. and Tomson, M.B. "Uptake and sequestration of environmental contaminants by C60 fullerene, activated carbon, and soil OC."  (03/13 - 03/17/2005)

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "Nano-C60 fullerene particles and naphthalene adsorption-desorption and transport in soil."  (08/28 - 09/01/2005)

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Xuekun Cheng, Wei Chen2, Amy T. Kan, Lili Cong "A Rapid Approach to Predicting Bioavailable Fraction of Adsorbed Organic Contaminants."  (12/4-12-5/05)

     
     

    Mason Tomson and Amy Kan "Brine Chemistry: Recent Progress and Proposed Research."  (04-29-05)

     
     

    Shipley, H.J., Gao, Y., Kan, A.T. & Tomson, M. B. "Mobilization of metals and inorganic compounds during resuspension of anoxic sendiment.."  (03/13 - 03/17/2005)

     
     

    Tomson, M.B. and Kan, A.T. "Contaminant Removal and Water Reuse: Research Opportonities."  (03/06/2005)

     
     

    Yavuz, C.T., Mayo, J.T., Yu, W.W., Falkner, J.C., Yean, S., Cong, L., Kan, A.T. Tomson, M., Colvin, V.L. "Switchable magnetism for arsenic removal and biomagnetic separation."  (08/28 - 09/01/2005)

     
     

    Yean, S., Cong, L., Kan, A., Colvin, V. & Tomson, M. "Sorption/desorption of arsenic to magnetite nanoparticles."  (03/13-03/17/2005)

     
     

    Yean, S., Cong., L., Yavuz, C.T., Mayo, J.T., Kan, A.T., Colvin, V.L., Tomson, M.B. "Magnetite nanoparticles size effects on adsorption, desorption and magnetic separation of As(V) and As(III)."  (08/28 - 09/01/2005)

     
     

    Zhang, J., Tomson, M.B. & Colvin, V.L. "Protein crystals act as novel adsorbent for heavy metal ions removal."  (03-/13-03/17/05)

     
     Refereed articles
     

    Contreras, E.Q., R. Posusta, J. Huang, C. Yan, D. K. Sharma, P. Guraieb, M. B. Tomson and R. C. Tomson (2014)“Optical Measure of Localized and Uniform Corrosion Rates of C1018 and 410 Alloys Using White Light Interferometry” (Accepted) Analytical Chemistry (ACS)

     
     

    Farrell, J., J. Fortner., S. Work., C. Avendano., N. Gomez., R. Z. Araiza., Q. Li., P. J.J. Álvarez., V. Colvin, A.T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2013)“Arsenic Removal by Nanoscale Magnetite in Guanajuato, Mexico” (Submitted) Journal Environmental Engineering Science 2013

     
     

    Kinia, G., J. Yu, L. Wang, A. T. Kan, S. L. Biswal, J. M. Tour, M. B. Tomson and M. S. Wong "Salt- and temperature-stable quantum dot nanoparticles for porous media flow." Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014, 2: 492-500.

     
     

    Shi, Wei; Kan, Amy; Zhang, Nan; Tomson, Mason (2013) “Dissolution of calcite at up to 250oC and 1,450 bar and the presence of mixed salts" Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2013, 52, 2439−2448

     
     

    Wang, L., J. Fortner, L. Hou, C. Zhang, A. T. Kan, M. B. Tomson and W. Chen ( 2013) "Contaminant-Mobilizing Capability of Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60): Effect of Solvent-Exchange Process in nC60 Formation" Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25, 32(2): 329–336

     
     

    Wang, W., A. T. Kan, C. Yan, and M. B. Tomson (2013) “The Use of Inhibition Kinetics and NMR Spectroscopy in Thermal Stability Study of Scale Inhibitors”  Accepted for SPE J. 2014

     
     

    Wang, W., A. T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson(2013) “A Novel and Comprehensive Study of Polymeric and Traditional Phosphonate Inhibitors for High Temperature Scale Control” SPE J. 18(3), 575-582

     
     

    Work, S., A. T. Kan and M.B.Tomson (2013) “Pretreatment of acid soluble minerals with tartaric acid for application in acid gas injection”  (Accepted) Energy and the Environment 2013

     
     

    Yan, C., A.T. Kan, W. Wang, F.Yan, L. Wang and M. B. Tomson (2013)“Synthesis of Sorption Study of AlOOH nanoparticle cross-linked polymeric scale inhibitors and their performance in porous media" Accepted for SPE J. 2014

     
     

    Wang, L., J. Fortner, L. Hou, C. Zhang, A. T. Kan, M. B. Tomson and W. Chen ( 2013) "Contaminant-Mobilizing Capability of Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60): Effect of Solvent-Exchange Process in nC60 Formation" Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 25, 32(2): 329–336.

     
     

    Fan, C., W. Shi, P. Zhang, H. Lu, N. Zhang, S. Work, H. A. Al-Saiari, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2012)  Ultrahigh-Temperature/Ultrahigh-Pressure Scale Control for Deepwater Oil and Gas Production. SPE J. 17 (1): 177-186.

     
     

    Djamali, E., A.T. Kan, and M.B. Tomson (2012)" A Priori Prediction of Thermodynamic Properties of Electrolytes in Mixed Aqueous–Organic Solvents to Extreme Temperatures "J. Phys. Chem. 116 (30), pp 9033–9042

     
     

    Shi, W.; A. T. Kan., N. Zhang., M.B. Tomson (2012) "Dissolution of calcite at up to 250 °C and 1,450 bar and the presence of mixed salts" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research (in press).

     
     

    Shi, W., A.T. Kan, C. Fan, and M.B. Tomson (2012)"Solubility of Barite up to 250 °C and 1500 bar in up to 6m NaCl solution" Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51 (7) 3119-3128

     
     

    Hwang, C.C., L. Wang, W. Lu, G. Ruan, G.Kini, C. Xiang, E. L. G. Samuel, W. Shi, A. T. Kan, M. S. Wong, M. B. Tomson and J. M. Tour( 2012) “Highly stable carbon nanoparticles designed for downhole hydrocarbon detection” Energy & Environmental Science 5, 8304–8309

     
     

    Zhang, L.,L. Hou, L. Wang, A. T. Kan, W. Chen, and M. B. Tomson (2012) "Transport of Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60) in Saturated Sand and Sandy Soil: Controlling Factors and Modeling" Environ Sci Technol. 3;46(13):7230-8

     
     

    Yang, W., N. Zhao, N. Zhang, W. Chen, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson(2012)“Time-dependent adsorption and resistant desorption of arsenic on magnetite nanoparticles: kinetics and modeling” Desalination and Water Treatment 44(2012)100-109

     
     

    Wang, L., Y. Huang, A. T. Kan, M. B. Tomson, W. Chen (2012) " Enhanced Transport of 2,2′,5,5′-Polychlorinated Biphenyl by Natural Organic Matter (NOM) and Surfactant-Modified Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60)" Environmental Science & Technology  46(10) 5422-5429

     
     

    Wang, W., A. T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson(2013) “A Novel and Comprehensive Study of Polymeric and Traditional Phosphonate Inhibitors for High Temperature Scale Control,” SPE J. SPE-155108-PA (in press)

     
     

    Kinia, G., J. Yu, L. Wang, A. T. Kan, S. L. Biswal, J. M. Tour, M. B. Tomson and M. S. Wong (2014)“Salt- and temperature-stable quantum dot nanoparticles for porous media flow” Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2014, 2, 492-500.

     
     

    Chen, W., Cong, L., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M. B. "Release of adsorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons under cosolvent treatment: implications for availability and fate.." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 27 (2008) : 112-118.

     
     

    Kan, A.T.; Tomson, M.B.; Fu, G.; Shen, D.; Nasr-EL-Din, H.A.; Al-Saiari, H. "Mechanistic understanding of rock/phosphonate interactions and effect of metal ions on inhibitor retention." SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers Journal, 13 (2008) : 325-336.

     
     

    Yang, W., Duan, L., Zhang, N., Zhang, C., Shipley, H. J., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M. B. Chen, W. "Resistant desorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants in typical Chinese soils: implications for long-term fate and soil quality standards.." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 27 (2008) : 235-248.

     
     

    Al-Saiari, H., Yean, S., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "SPE-114064 Iron (II)-Calcium Carbonate: Precipitation Interaction." 

     
     

    Chen, W.; Cong, L.; Kan, A.T.; Tomson, M.B. "Release of adsorbed polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons under cosolvent treatment: implications for availability and fate." , 27(1) (2008) : 112-118.

     
     

    Fu, G., Shen, D., Al-Saiari, H., Kan, A.t., Tomson, M.B. "SPE 114060 Enhanced inhibitor treatments with the addition of transition metal ions." 

     
     

    Lubick, N.; Shipley, H.J.; Yean, S.; Kan, A.T.; Tomson, M.B. "Tiny filters big water problems." Environmental Science Technology, (41) (2007) : 4495-4496.

     
     

    Mayo, J.T.; Yavuz, C.T.; Yean, S.; Shipley, H.J.; Cong, L.; Yu, W.W.; Falkner, J.C.; Kan, A.T.; Tomson, M.B.; Colvin, V.L. "The Effect of Nanocrystalline Magnetite Size on Arsenic Removal." Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, 8(1-2) (2007) : 71-75.

     
     

    Shen, D., Fu, G., Al-Saiari, H., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "SPE 114062 Seawater injection, inhibitor transport, rock-brine interactions, and BaSO4 scale control during seawater injection." 

     
     

    Shen, D., Zhang, P., Farrell, J., Fu, G., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "SPE 114063 Control placement of scale inhibitors in the formation with stable Ca-DTPMP nanoparticle suspension and its transport in porous media." 

     
     

    Yang, W.; Duan, L.; Zhang, N.; Zhang, C.; Shipley, H.J.; Kan, A.T.; Tomson, M.B.; Chen, W. "Resistant desorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants in typical Chinese soils: implications for long-term fate and soil quality standards." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 27(1) (2008) : 235-248.

     
     

    Yean, S.; Shipley, H.J.; Kan, A.T.; Tomson, M.B. "Arsenic removal from drinking water using nanoscale magnetite and iron salt." American Chemical Society, Division of Environmental Chemistry, 47(1) (2007) : 1583-1587.

     
     

    Horsak, R.D., Luszniak, D., Tomson, M.B. "The Effect of Contaminant Desorption in the Assessment of the Toxicity of Pesticide-Contaminated Sites." Forensics Journal (2006) Submitted

     
     

    McElhiney, J., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "SPE 100480 Design of low sulfate seawater injection based upon kinetic limits." 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland (2006)

     
     

    Shipley, H.J., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Shen, D., Tomson, M.B. "Effect of hydrate inhibitors on calcite, sulfates and halite scale formation." 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland (2006)

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G. "Control of inhibitor squeeze via mechanistic understanding of inhibitor chemistry." SPE Journal, 11(3) (2006) : 282-293.

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Al-Thubaiti, M. "Scale formation and prevention in the presence of hydrate inhibitors." SPE Journal, 11(2) (2006) : 248-258.

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Cong, L. "Measurement of total alkalinity and carboxylic acid and their relation to scaling and corrosion." SPE Journal, 11(1) (2006) : 103-110.

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Shen, D., Nasr-El-Din, H., Saiari, H., Al-Thubaiti, M. "SPE 100494 Mechanistic understanding of rock/phosphonate interaction and effect of metal ions on inhibitor retention." 2006 SPE International Oilfield Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland (2006)

     
     

    Yavuz, C. T., Mayo, J. T., Yu, W., Prakash, A., Falkner, J. C., Yean, S., Cong, L., Shipley, H., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M. B., Natelson, D., Colvin, V. L. "Low-field magnetic separation of monodisperse Fe304 nanocrystals." Science, 314(5801) (2006) : 964-7.

     
     

    Yavuz, C.T., Yean, S., Shipley, H., Cong, L., Yu, W.W., Falkner, J.C., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M.B., Colvin, V.L. "The Effect of Nanocrystalline Magnetic Size on Arsenic Removal." Science and Technology of Advanced Materials (2006/December) In Press

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T. and Tomson, M.B. "Uptake and sequestration of environmental contaminants by fullerene." Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 7 (2005) : 555-567.

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Study of C60 transport in porous media and the effect of sorbed C60 on naphthalene transport." J. of Material Research (2005) In Press

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G. & Tomson, M.B. "Adsorption and precipitation of an aminoalkylphosphonate onto calcite." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 281 (2005) : 275-284.

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Amy T. Kan and Gongmin Fu "Inihibition of Barite Scale in the Presence of Hydrate Inhibitors." SPE Journal (June, 2004)

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu, and Lili Cong "Measurement of Total Alkalinity and Carboxylic Acid and Their Relation to Scaling and Corrosion." SPE Journal (May 2005) In Press

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Amy T. Kan, and Gongmin Fu "Control of Inhibitor Squeeze via Mechanistic Understanding of Inhibitor Chemistry." SPE Journal (May 2005) In Press

     
     

    Yean, S., Cong, L., Yavuz, C.T., Mayo, J.T., Kan, A.T., Colvin, V.L., and Tomson, M.B. "Effect of magnetite particle size on adsorption and desorption of arsenite and arsenate." J. of Material Research (2005)

     
     

    Amy T. Kan "Mobilization of Heavy Metals and Inorganic Compounds During Resuspension of Anoxic Sediments from Trepangier Bayou, Louisiana." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 2004Submitted

     
     

    Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu, and Mason B. Tomson "Reaction of Phosphonates and Phosphinopolycarboxylate in the Subsurface." Biogeochemistry of Chelating Agents (2004) In Press

     
     

    Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu, and Mason B. Tomson, Musaed Al-Thubaiti, and Alan J. Xiao "Factors Affecting Scale Inhibitor Retention in Carbonate-Rich Formation During Squeeze Treatment." SPE Journal (2004) : 280-289.

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Naphthalene Adsorption and Desorption from Aqueous Fullerene." Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 49 (3) (2004) : 675-683.

     
     

    Gao, Y., Wahi, R., Kan, A. T., Tomson, M. B., Colvin, V. "Adsorption Of Cadmium On Anatase Nanoparticles ? Effect Of Crystal Size And pH." Langmuir, 20 (22) (2004) : 9585-9593.

     
     

    Gao, Yan, Kan, Amy T, Tomson, Mason, B. "Response to Comment on "Critical Evaluation of Desorption Phenomena of Heavy Metals from Natural Sediments." Environmental Science and Technology, 38 (17) (2004) : 4703.

     
     

    Heather J. Shipley, Yan Gao, Amy T. Kan, and Mason B. Tomson "The Mobilization of Metals and Inorganic Compounds During Resuspension of Anoxic Sediment."  (2004)

     
     

    Lili Cong, Amy Kan, and Mason Tomson "Adsorption and Desorption of Arsenite and Arsenate to Magnetite Nanoparticles." Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2004) Submitted

     
     

    W. Chen, K. Lakshmanan, A. T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson "Evaluating the Effect of Dual-Equilibrium Desorption on Soil/Groundwater Remediation Using Numerical Approach: A decision-Support Model." Ground Water, 42 (14) (2004) : 620-624.

     
     

    Xuekin Cheng, Amy T. Kan, and Mason Tomson "Uptake and Sequestration of Environmental Contaminants by Fullerene." Journal of Nanoparticle Research (2004) Submitted

     
     Articles
     

    Alsaiari, H. A., A.T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2010). ""Effect of calcium and iron (ii) ions on the precipitation of calcium carbonate and ferrous carbonate." SPE J. (Soc. Pet. Eng.)." 

     
     

    Berlin, J. M., J. Yu, W. Lu, E. E. Walsh,1 L. Zhang, P. Zhang, W. Chen, A. T. Kan, M. S. Wong, M. B. Tomson and J. M. Tour (2010). "“Engineered nanoparticles for hydrocarbon detection in oil-field rocks.” Energy & Environmental Science ." In Press

     
     

    Fan, C., A. T. Kan, G. Fu, D. Shen and M. B. Tomson "”Quantitative evaluation of calcium sulfate precipitation kinetics in the presence and absence of scale inhibitors.” SPE Journal ." In Press

     
     

    Fan, C., A.T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2010) "”Barite Nucleation and Inhibition at 0-200°C, with and without hydrate inhibitors.” SPE Journal ." In Press

     
     

    Kan, A. T., H. Lu and M. B. Tomson (2010). ""Effects of monoethylene glycol on carbon dioxide partitioning in gas/monoethylene glycol/water/salt mixed systems." Ind. Eng. Chem. Res." 

     
     

    Lu, H., A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2010). ""Effects of monoethylene glycol on carbonate equilibrium and calcite solubility in gas/monoethylene glycol/nacl/water mixed systems." SPE J. (Soc. Pet. Eng.) ." 

     
     

    Shipley, H. J., S. Yean, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2010). ""A sorption kinetics model for arsenic adsorption to magnetite nanoparticles." Environ. Sci. Pollut. Res." 

     
     

    Shipley, H. J., Y. Gao, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2010) "“Mobilization of trace metals and inorganic compounds during resuspension of anoxic sediments from Trepangier Bayou, Louisiana.” J. Env. Quality ." In Press

     
     

    Yang, W., A. T. Kan, , M. B. Tomson and W. Chen (2010) "“pH-Dependent Effect of Zinc on Arsenic Adsorption to Magnetite Nanoparticles.” Water research ." In Press

     
     

    Zhang, L., L. Wang, P. Zhang, A. T. Kan, W. Chen and M. B. Tomson (2010). "“Facilitated Transport of 2,2’,5,5’-Polychlorinated Biphenyl and Phenanthrene by Fullerene Nanoparticles (nC60) through Sandy Soil Columns.” Environ. Sci. Technol." In Press

     
     

    Zhang, P., A. T. Kan, C. Fan, S. N. Work, J. Yu, H. Lu, H. A. Alsaiari and M. B. Tomson (2010). "“Silica-templated synthesis of novel zinc-DTPMP nanomaterials, their transport in carbonate and sandstone porous media and scale inhibition” SPE J (In press).." In Press

     
     

    Zhang, P., C. Fan, H. Lu, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson, (2010). "“Synthesis of the crystalline phase silica-based Ca-phosphonate nanomaterials and their transport in carbonate and sandstone porous media.” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research ." In Press

     
     

    Zhang, P., D. Shen, C. Fan, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2010). ""Surfactant-assisted synthesis of metal-phosphonate inhibitor nanoparticles and transport in porous media." SPE J. (Soc. Pet. Eng.) ." 

     
     

    Chen, W., Lakshmanan, K., Kan, A.T., and M. B. Tomson "Evaluating the Effect of Dual-Equilibrum Desorption on Soil/Groundwater Remediation Using Numerical Approach: A decision-Support Model." National Groundwater Association, October 2002 (2003) In Press

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Naphthalene Adsorption and Desorption from Aqueous C60 Fullerene."  (2003) Submitted

     
     

    Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Energy, and Chemistry Department, Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology "Adsorption of Cadmium on Anatase Nanoparticles - Effect of Crystal Size and pH."  (2003) Submitted

     
     

    Gao, Y., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Critical Evaluation of Desorption Phenomena of Heavy Metals from Natural Sediments."  (2003) In Press

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Al-Thubaiti, M., and M. B. Tomson "A New Approach to Inhibitor Squeeze Design; SPE Paper Number: 80230; SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, February 5-8, 2003, Houston, Texas." Submitted

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Watson, M.A., and M. B. Tomson "Effect of Hydrate Inhibitors on Oilfield Scale Formation and Inhibition; SPE#74657; Conference Proceedings Presented at the SPE 4th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale in Aberdeen, UK, January 30-31, 2002." Submitted

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and M. B. Tomson "Effect of Methanol and Ethylene Glycol on Sulfates and Halite Scale Formation;." Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, September 2002, 42 (2003) : 2399-2408.

     
     

    M. B. Tomson, Fu, G., Watson, M.A., and Kan, A.T "Mechanisms of Mineral Scale Inhibition, SPE 74656."  (2003) : 192-200.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., Newell, C.J., Moore, E., M. B. Thompson "More Realistic Soil Cleanup Standards with Dual Equilibrium Desorption." Groundwater, Vol. 40 (2) (2002) : Pp. 153-164.

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and M. B. Tomson "Effect of Methanol on Carbonate Equilibrium and Calcite Solubility in a Gas/Methanol/Water/Salt Mixed System." Langmuir Publication (in press), February 2002

     
     

    M. B. Tomson, Fu, G., Watson, M.A., and Kan, A.T "Mechanisms of Mineral Scale Inhibition, SPE 74656, Conference Proceedings, presented at the 4th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale held in Aberdeen, UK, January 30-31, 2002." Submitted

     
     Books
     

    M. B. Tomson, Allen, H., English, C., Lyman, W., Pignatello, J.J. "Focus Area 3, Contaminant-Soil Interaction, In "SETAC Pellston Workshop on Contaminated Soil", Website available at www.setac.org/ftp/upload, eds., Saterbak, A., Fairbrother, A., Lanno." Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Pensacola, FL (2002)

     
     

    "No Title." 

     
     Book chapters
     

    W. Wang, A. T. Kan, W. Shi, C. Fan, and M. B. Tomson (2013) “Scaling Control for High Temperature and Pressure Oil Production” Chapter 5 in the book: “Mineral Scales in Biological and Industrial Systems” Z. Amjad (Ed), CRC Press Boca Raton, FL (in press)

     
     

    W. Wang, A. T. Kan, W. Shi, C. Fan, and M. B. Tomson(2013) “Scaling Control for High Temperature and Pressure Oil Production”  Chapter 5 in Mineral Scales in Biological and Industrial Systems, Z. Amjad (Ed), CRC Press Boca Raton, FL (in press)

     
     

    Horsak, R. D., Luszniak, D., Tomson, M.B. "The effect of Contaminant Desorption in the Assessment of the Toxicity of Pesticide-Contaminated Sites."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Shipley, H., Tomson, M. B. "Nano-adsorbents. Nanomaterial, Environment, and Sustainability."  (2006) Submitted

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G. and Tomson, M.B. "Reaction of phisphonates and phosphinopolycarboxylate in the subsurface." Biogeochemistry of Chelating Agents (2005) : 248-262.

     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Chen, W., J. Fortner, M.B. Tomson (2013) Carbon nanoparticles mobilize hydrophobic organic contaminants in groundwater: Linking aggregation properties and contaminant-mobilizing capabilities” ACS 87th Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, UC Riverside. June 23-June 26, 2013

     
     

    Dai, Z., W. Shi., A. T. Kan., N. Zhang and M. B. Tomson (2013)“Thermodynamic model improvements for common minerals at high temperature, high pressure and high TDS with mixed salts” SPE-164045-MS SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX April 8-10, 2013

     
     

    Dai, Z.,W. Shi, A. T. Kan, N. Zhang and M. B. Tomson (2014) "Improvement of Thermodynamic Modeling of Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Sulfates at High Temperature and High Pressure in Mixed Electrolytes” SPE 169786 (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Huang, J., P. Guraieb, C. Yan, E. Contreras, M. B. Tomson and R. C.Tomson (2014) “Corrosion Testing of Deepwater Tubing Materials under Extreme Pressure and Temperature Conditions” OTC 25193 (Accepted) Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA. May 5-8, 2014

     
     

    Kan, A.T.,  N. Zhang., W. Shi., K. Wang., L. Wang., C. Yan., F. Yan and M. B. Tomson(2013). ( Rice University)  R. C. Tomson., H. Zhu., S. M.A. Razavi (Shale Water Research Center)  “Interrelationship of CO2, Weak Acids, Bases, and pH in Scale Prediction and Control”  SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry,  Woodlands, TX. April 8-10, 2013

     
     

    Liu, Y., A. T. Kan, C. Yan, F. Wang, L. Wang and M. B. Tomson (2014) “An Assay Method for the Detection of all Scale Inhibitors at Extremely low Concentration” SPE-169762 (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Wang, L., A. T. Kan, Z. Zhang, F. Yan, Y. Liu, Z. Dai and M. B. Tomson (2014)" Field method for measurement of bicarbonate alkalinity" SPE 169758 (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Wang, L., A.T. Kan., M.B. Tomson “Transport behavior of nanoparticles, aqueous solutions in porous media vs T” ACS 87th Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, UC Riverside. June 23-June 26, 2013

     
     

    Wang, Q., Z. Zhang, A.T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson (2014)“ Kinetics and Inhibition of Ferrous Sulfide Nucleation and Precipitation ” SPE 169748 (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Wang, W., A. T. Kan, C. Yan, and M. B. Tomson(2013) “The Use of Inhibition Kinetics and NMR Spectroscopy in Thermal Stability Study of Scale Inhibitors” SPE 164047  SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX April 8-10, 2013

     
     

    Yan, C., A. T. Kan, F. Zhang, Y. Liu, R. C. Tomson and M. B. Tomson (2014) “Systematic Study of Barite Nucleation and Inhibition with Various Polymeric Scale Inhibitors by Novel Laser Apparatus” SPE 169787-MS (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Yan, C., A. T. Kan., W. Wang., F. Yan., L. Wang H. Zhu., R. Tomson and M. B. Tomson(2013)  “Boehmite Based Sulphonated Polymer Nanoparticles with Improved Squeeze Performance for Deepwater Scale Control”  Offshore Technology Cconference , Houston, TX. May 6-9, 2013

     
     

    Yan, C., A.T. Kan, W. Wang, F.Yan, L. Wang and M. B. Tomson (2013)“Synthesis of Sorption Study of AlOOH nanoparticle cross-linked polymeric scale inhibitors and their performance in porous media"  SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX. April 8-10, 2013

     
     

    Yan, C., P. Guraieb, J. Huang, E. Contreras, R. C. Tomson and M.B. Tomson (2014) “Solubility Study of Magnetite under Extreme High Pressure and High Temperature” OTC 25216-MS (Accepted) Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA. May 5-8, 2014

     
     

    Yan, F., A.T. Kan, and M.B. Tomson (2014) "Experimental and Modeling Study on Enhancement of Squeeze Treatment in Sandstone by the Addition of Zinc Ion" SPE 169753 (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Zhang, F., C. Yan, N. Bhandari, A. T. Kan and M. B. Tomson (2014) “Barite Scaling Risk and Inhibition at High Temperature: A Study with New Apparatus”  SPE 169771 (Accepted) SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Zhang, N., A.T. Kan and Mason Tomson (2014) "Attachment/release of Phosphonate to/from a CaCO3 Surface in Supersaturated Brine"  SPE-169772-MS Accepted for presentation as a Knowledge Sharing Poster at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. May 14-15, 2014

     
     

    Wang, W., A.T. Kan, M.B. Tomson, (SPE 155108-2012) “A Novel and Comprehensive Study of Polymeric and Traditional Phosphonate Inhibitors for High Temperature Scale Control”.  Present at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK, 30-31 May 2012.

     
     

    Zhang, N., A.T. Kan, Shi, W. Alsaiari, H. and M. B. Tomson (SPE-155263-2012) “A novel approach to the study of CaCO3 precipitation kinetics on carbon steel pipe”. Present at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. On 30-31, May 2012

     
     

    Alsaiari, H.A., N. Zhang, S. Work, A.T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson (SPE 155127-2012) “A New Correlation to Predict the Stoichiometry of Mixed Scale: Iron-Calcium Carbonate”. Present at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. On 30-31, May 2012

     
     

    Kan, A.; W. Shi, W. Wang,  C. Yan, H. Alsairi, E. Djamali, N. Zhang, S. Work, J. Pennington, L. Wang, Z. Zhang and M.B. Tomson "The Role of Scale in Flow Assurance" Presented at Energy & Fuels.Section, AIChE Spring Meeting,Houston Tx. On 2-5April, 2012

     

     
     

    Kan, A.T., W. Shi, W. Wang and M. B. Tomson (2012) “Scaling control for high temperature and pressure oil production” Present at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. On 30-31, May 2012 

     
     

    Yan, C., W. Wang, L. Wang, A.T. Kan and M. B. Tomson.(SPE 155627-2012). “Synthesis and Size Control of Monodispersed Al-sulphonated Polycarboxylic Acid (Al-SPCA) Nanoparticles with Improved Squeeze Performance and Their Transport in Porous Media.  Present at SPE International Oilfield Nanotechnology Conference and Exhibition, Palace Hotel, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 12-14th June 2012

     
     

    Kan, A.T.,  N. Zhang., W. Shi., K. Wang., L. Wang., C. Yan., F. Yan and M. B. Tomson(2013). ( Rice University)  R. C. Tomson., H. Zhu., S. M.A. Razavi (Shale Water Research Center)  “Interrelationship of CO2, Weak Acids, Bases, and pH in Scale Prediction and Control” will be presented at the SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry,  The Woodlands, Texas on April 8-10, 2013

     
     

    Djamali, E., H. Lu, A.T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson (SPE 155042-2012) “Effects of Hydrate Inhibitors on the Solubility of Barite and Halite in Produced Water”. Present at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. On 30-31, May 2012

     
     

    Shi, W., H. Lu, N. Zhang, C. Fan, A.T. Kan, and M. B. Tomson (2012) “Modeling the Thermodynamic Properties of Common Minerals at High Temperature, Pressure and Salinity with Complex Ions”. Present at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. On 30-31, May 2012 

     
     

    Al-Thubaiti, M.M., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B "The Temperature and Ionic Strength Dependence of the Solubility Product Constants of Acidic Calcium and Ferrous Phosphonate Phases in Oilfield Brine."  (2004)

     
     

    Kan, A. T., Fu, G., Tomson, M. B., Al-Thubaiti, M. "A "Totally Contained" Squeeze Simulation Approach and Squeeze Modeling."  (2004)

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu, and Lili Cong "Measurement of Total Alkalinity and Carboxylic Acid and Their Relation to Scaling and Corrosion."  (2004)

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Amy T. Kan, and Gongmin Fu "Inhibition of Barite Scale in the Presence of Hydrate Inhibitors."  (2004)

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Cong, L., and Al-Thubaiti, M. "A New and Theoretically Accurate Method to Measure Alkalinity."  (2004)

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Al-Thubaiti, M. "A Molecular Theory of Mineral Scale Inhibition."  (2004)

     
     Conference papers
     

    Alsaiari, H. A., A.T. Kan and M. B. Tomson. "Constant Composition Study of Crystal Growth of Mixed Calcium-Ferrous Carbonate salt. NACE 2010.." 

     
     

    Fan, C., A. T. Kan, P. Zhang, H. Lu, S. N. Work, J. Yu and M. B. Tomson SPE 130690. "Scale prediction and inhibition for unconventional oil and gas production. SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale held in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 26–27 May 2010.." 

     
     

    Kan, A. T., M. B. Tomson SPE 132237. "Scale Prediction for Oil and Gas Production. CPS/SPE International Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition in China held in Beijing, China, 8–10 June 2010." 

     
     

    Lu, H., A. T. Kan, P. Zhang, J. Yu, C. Fan and M. B. Tomson SPE 130697. "Phase stability of calcium sulfate in the system NaCl/monoethylene glycol/water. SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale held in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 26–27 May 2010." 

     
     

    Yu, J., J. B. Berlin, W. Lu, L. Zhang, A. T. Kan, P. Zhang, E. E. Walsh, S. N. Work, W. Chen, J. M. Tour, M. S. Wong and M. B. Tomson SPE 130619. "Transport Study of Nanoparticles for Oilfield Application. SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale held in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 26–27 May 2010." 

     
     

    Zhang, P., A. T. Kan, C. Fan, S. N. Work, J. Yu, H. Lu, H. A. Alsaiari and M. B. Tomson SPE 130639. "Silica-templated synthesis of novel zinc-DTPMP nanoparticles, their transport in carbonate and sandstone porous media and scale inhibition. SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale held in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 26–27 May 2010.." 

     
     

    Al-Saiari, H., Yean, S., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "SPE-114064 Iron (II)-Calcium Carbonate: Precipitation Interaction.."  (2008)

     
     

    Shen, D., Zhang, P., Farrell, J., Fu, G., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "Control placement of scale inhibitors in the formation with stable Ca-DTPMP nanoparticle suspension and its transport in porous media."  (2008)

     
     

    Yean, S., Al-Saiari, H., Kan, AtT., Tomson, M.B. "SPE 114124 Ferrous carbonate nucleation and inhibition."  (2008)

     
     

    Heather J. Shipley, Sujin Yean, Amy T. Kan and Mason B. Tomson "Magnetite Nanoparticles for Treatment of Arsenic from the Drinking Water." 

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson "Use of Nano-Iron Oxides for Arsenic Removal from Drinking Water." 

     
     

    Ping Zhang, Xuekun Cheng, Amy T. Kan, Mason B. Tomson "Limited mobility of fullerene in environment: Sorption behavior and transport ability." 

     
     

    Sujin Yean, Heather J. Shipley, Amy T. Kan and Mason B. Tomson "Arsenic removal from drinking water using naoscale magnetite and iron salt." 

     
     

    McElhiney, J., Kan, A., Tomson, M. B. "SPE 100480 Design of low sulfate seawater injection based upon kentic limits." 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen Scotland (2006/ May-June)

     
     

    Shipley, H., Kan, A. T., Fu, G., Shen, D., Tomson, M. B. "Effect of hydrate inhibitors on calcite, sulfates and halite scale formation." 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdee, Scotland (2006)

     
     

    Tomson, M. B., Kan, A. T., Fu, G., Shen, D., Nasr-El-Din, H., Saiari, H., Al-Thubaiti, M. "SPE 100494 Mechanistic understanding of rock/phosphonate interaction and effect of metal ions on inhibitor retention"." 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen Scotland (2006)

     
     

    Cheng, X., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B. "Nano-C60 fullerene particles and naphthalene adsorption-desorption and transport in soil." Division of Environmental Chemistry, 45(2) (2005) : 714-718.

     
     

    Heather J. Shipley, Amy T. Kan, Mason B. Tomson "The New DRET Test to Predict Heavy Metal Release during a Resuspension of Anoxic Sediments."  (11/9-11/10/05)

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G. and Tomson, M.B. "Preditiction of scale inhibitor squeeze and return in calcite-bearing formation." , SPE 93265 (02/02 - 02/04/05)

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Wu, X., Fu, G., Tomson, M.B. "Validation of Scale Prediction Algorithms at Oilfield Conditions." , SPE 93265 (02/02 - 02/04/05)

     
     

    Mason B. Tomson, Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu, Xinmin Wu "Simultaneous analysis of total alkalinity and organic acid in oilfield brine." , SPE 93266 (02/02-02/04/05)

     
     

    Shipley, H.J., Gao Y., Kan, A.T., & Tomson, M.B. "Mobilization of metals and inorganic compounds during resuspension of anoxim sediment." ACS National Meeting, 45 (2005) : 630-638.

     
     

    Sujin Yean, Lili Cong, Cafer Yavuz, Amy T. Kan, Mason B. Tomson and Vicki Colvin "Arsenic Removal Using Magnetite Nanoparticles and Magnetic Separation."  (11/9-11/10/05)

     
     

    Xuekun Cheng, Amy Kan, Mason Tomson "Transport of C60 Nanoparticles in Soil."  (11/16/05)

     
     

    Xuekun Cheng, Amy Kan, Mason Tomson "Transport of C60 Nanoparticles in Soil."  (11/16/05)

     
     Other
     

    Mason B. Tomson "The establishment of a new China-U.S. Center for Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Development: University/Government/Industry Collaboration"." 

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Vignona, L., and Moore, E. "Ecological and Human Health, In: McGraw-Hill 2001 Yearbook of Science & Technology." McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Technology (2001) : 138-141.

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., and Kan, A.T. "Standard Test Method for Phosphonate in Brine, In: ASTM Standards on Inorganic Constituents in Water." American Society for Testing Materials, Committee D19 on water, Method D6501-99, ASTM Book of Standards, 11.01 (2001)

     
     

    Xiao, J., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "The Acid-Base and Metal Complexation Chemistry of Phosphino-Polycarboxylic Acid Under High Ionic Strength and High Temperature." Langmuir, 17 (2001) : 4661-4667.

     
     

    Xioa, J., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Prediction of BaSO4 Precipitation in the Presence and Absence of a Polymeric Inhibitor: Phosphino-Polycarboxylic Acid." Langmuir (2001) : 4668-4673.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., G. Fu, and Tomson, M.B. "Factors Affecting the Release of Hydrophobic Organic Contaminants from Natural Sediments." Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 19 (2000) : 2401-2408.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Impact of Irreversible Sorption on Bioavailability and Risk Assessment, In: Risk, Regulatory and Monitoring Considerations." Battelle Press, Columbus, Ohio, 1 (2000) : 239-244.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Irreversible adsorption of chlorinated benzenes in natural sediments: Implication on sediment quality criteria." Environ. Sci. & Technol., 34 (2000) : 385-392.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Modeling irreversible sorption of hydrophobic organic contaminants in natural sediments, In: Persistant Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals, Eds. Lipnick, R., Jones, K., and Hermens, J.." American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. (2000)

     
     

    Hughes, J.B., and Tomson, M.B. "Studies Conducted to Determine Biological Uptake from Contaminated Sediments." EPA Tech Trends, 36 (2000) : 2-4.

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Chen, W., and Tomson, M.B. "Resistant desorption kinetics of chlorinated organic compounds from contaminated soil and sediment, In: Persistent bioaccumulative toxic chemicals: Eds. Lipnick, R., Jones, K., and Hermens, J.." American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. (2000)

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Chen. W., and Tomson, M.B. "Desorption kinetics of neutral hydrophobic organic compounds from field-contaminated sediment." Environ. Pollution, 108 (2000) : 81-89.

     
     

    Tomson, M.B. "PCB Solubility in Liquids and Solids, Chapter In: Understanding, Modeling, and Controlling the Movement of PCB in Natural Gas Systems.." Gas Research Institute via John Woodyard, Roy F. Weston, Inc. (2000)

     
     

    Tomson, M.B., Allen, H., English, C., Lyman, W., Pignatello, J.J.; Eds. Saterbak, A., Fairbrother, A., Lanno, R., Tabak, H. "Focus Area 3, Contaminant-soil interaction, In: "SETAC Pellston Workshop on Contaminated Soil." Society of Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry, Pensacola, FL; Website available at www.setac.org/ftg/upload (2002)

     
     

    Vignona, L., Moore, E., and Tomson, M.B. "Non-Zero Endpoints Protective of Ecological and Human Health." In: McGraw-Hill 2001 Yearbook of Science & Technology (2000) : 138-141.

     
     

    Xiao, J.J., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "The role of calcium phosphino-polycarboxylate complexation in inhibiting BASO4 precipitation from brine, In: "Advances in Crystal Growth Inhibition Technologies"." Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (submitted) (2000) : 165-186.

     
     

    Xiao, J.J., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B., Eds. Dr. Zahid Amjad "The Role of Calcium Phosphino-Polycarboxylate Complexation in Inhibiting BaSO4 Precipitation From Here Brine, In: Advances in Crystal Growth Inhibition Technologies." Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers (2000, submitted)

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Vignona, L.C. and Tomson, M.B. "The adsorption-desorption behaviors of hydrophobic organic compounds in sediments of Lake Charles, LA." Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 18 (1999) : 1610-1616.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Tomson, M.B. "Factors affecting the release of hydrophobic organic contaminants from natural sediments." Environ. Sci. & Technol. (2000, in press)

     
     

    He, S.L., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Inhibition of Calcium Carbonate Precipitation In NaCl from 25 to 90? C.." Applied Geochemistry, 14 (1999) : 17-25.

     
     

    Tomson, M.B. and Pignatello, J.J. "Causes and effects of resistant sorption in natural particles." Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 18 (1999) : 1609.

     
     

    Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Irreversible Adsorption of Chlorinated Benzenes in Natural Sediments: Implication on Sediment Quality Criteria." Environ. Sci. Technol. (Submitted)

     
     

    Friedfeld, S., He, S., and Tomsom, M.B. "The Temperature and Ionic Strength Dependence of the Solubility Product Constant of Ferrous Phosphonate." Langmuir, 14 (1998) : 3698-3703.

     
     

    Frostman, L.M., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B. "Mechanistic Aspects of Calcium Phosphonates Precipitation, In Calcium Phosphates in Biological and Industrial Systems." Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, MA (1998) : 493-506.

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Chen, W., and Tomson, M.B. "Desorption Kinetics of Neutral Hydrophobic Organic Compounds From Field-Contaminated Sediment." Environ. Pollution (Submitted)

     
     

    Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Chen, W., Ward, C.H., and Tomson, M.B. "Irreversible Adsorption of Neutral Organic Hydrocarbons - Experimental Observations and Model Predictions." Environ. Sci. Technol., 32(3) (1998) : 892-902.

     
     

    Oddo, J.E. and Tomson, M.B. "Method Predicts Well Bore Scale, Corrosion." Oil & Gas Journal (1998) : 107-114.

     
    Creative Works
     Other - ScaleSoftPitzer (SSP) 6.0
     Software, Mason B. Tomson and Amy T. Kan, Rice University
     
     Other - SqueezeSoftPitzer (SSP) 1.0
     Software, Mason B. Tomson and Amy T. Kan, Rice University
     
    Presentations
     Conference Committee Member
     

    "An Assay Method for the Detection of all Scale Inhibitors at Extremely low Concentration SPE-169762 will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     

    "Field method for measurement of bicarbonate alkalinity  SPE 169758 will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     

    "Improvement of Thermodynamic Modeling of Calcium Carbonate and Calcium Sulfates at High Temperature and High Pressure in Mixed Electrolytes SPE 169786 will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     

    "Kinetics and Inhibition of Ferrous Sulfide Nucleation and Precipitation  SPE 169748 will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     

    "Systematic Study of Barite Nucleation and Inhibition with Various Polymeric Scale Inhibitors by Novel Laser Apparatus SPE 169787-MS will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     Conference abstracts
     

    "Barite Scaling Risk and Inhibition at High Temperature: A Study with New Apparatus” SPE 169771 will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     

    "Experimental and Modeling Study on Enhancement of Squeeze Treatment in Sandstone by the Addition of Zinc Ion SPE 169753 will be presented at SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    "Boehmite Based Sulphonated Polymer Nanoparticles with Improved Squeeze Performance for Deepwater Scale Control” presented at Offshore Technology Conference , Houston, TX." (May 6-9, 2013)

     
     

    "Corrosion Testing of Deepwater Tubing Materials under Extreme Pressure and Temperature Conditions” OTC 25193 will be presented at Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA." (May 5-8, 2014)

     
     

    "Interrelationship of CO2, Weak Acids, Bases, and pH in Scale Prediction and Control was presented at SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX.." (April 8-10, 2013)

     
     

    "Solubility Study of Magnetite under Extreme High Pressure and High Temperature OTC 25216-MS will be presented at Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA." ( May 5-8, 2014)

     
     

    "Synthesis of Sorption Study of AlOOH nanoparticle cross-linked polymeric scale inhibitors and their performance in porous media was presented at SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX." (April 8-10, 2013)

     
     

    "The Use of Inhibition Kinetics and NMR Spectroscopy in Thermal Stability Study of Scale Inhibitors SPE 164047 will be presented at SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX." (April 8-10, 2013)

     
     

    "Thermodynamic model improvements for common minerals at high temperature, high pressure and high TDS with mixed salts SPE-164045-MS was presented at SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Woodlands, TX." (April 8-10, 2013)

     
     

    "A "Totally contained" squeeze simulation approach and squeeze modeling." the 59th Anuual Corrosion NACExpo 2004 Conference, New Orleans, LA. (March 28 ? April 1, 2004) With Kan, A. T., Fu, G., Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "A Molecular Theory of Mineral Scale Inhibition." 59th Anuual Corrosion NACExpo 2004 Conference, New Orleans, LA. (March 28 ? April 1, 2004) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "A New and Theoretically Accurate Method to Measure Alkalinity." 59th Annual Corrosion NACExpo 2004 Conference, New Orleans, LA. (March 28 ? April 1, 2004) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Cong, L., and Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "Contaminant Removal and Water Reuse." Brita Water Institute: Current Critical Questions in Research on Drinking Water and Health, San Francisco, CA. (June 27-29, 2004)

     
     

    "Control of Inhibitor Squeeze via Mechanistic Understanding of Inhibitor Chemistry." 6th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. (May 26-27, 2004) With Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu

     
     

    "Impact of dual-equilibrium desorption on soil/groundwater remediatoin: A Decision-support model." 7th International in Situ and Onside Bioremediation Symposium, Orlando, FL. (June 2-5, 2003) With Wei Chen, Kalyan Lakshmanan, Amy T. Kan

     
     

    "Inhibition of Barite Scale in the Presence of Hydrate Inhibitors." Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fu, 6th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale. (May 26-27, 2004) With Amy T. Kan

     
     

    "Measurement of Total Alkalinity and Carboxylic Acid and Their Relation to Scaling and Corrosion." 6th International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK. (May 26-27, 2004) With Amy T. Kan, Gongmin Fun, Lili Cong

     
     

    "The Mobilization of Metals and Inorganic Compounds During Ressuspension of Anoxic Sediment." 11th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, NM. (October 12-15, 2004) With Heather J. Shipley, Yan Gao, Amy T. Kan

     
     

    "The Mobilization of Metals and Inorganic Compounds During Resuspension of Anoxic Sediment." 11th Annual International Petroleum Environmental Conference, Albuquerque, NM. (October 12-15, 2004) With Heather J. Shipley, Yan Gao, Amy T. Kan

     
     

    "The Temperature and Ionic Strength Dependence of the Solubility Product Constants of Acidic Calcium and Ferrous Phosphonate Phases in Oilfield Brine." 59th Annual Corrosion NACExpo 2004 Conference, New Orleans, LA. (March 28 ? April 1, 2004) With Al-Thubaiti, M.M., Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "A New Approach to Inhibitor Squeeze Design." SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Houston, Texas. (February 5-8, 2003) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., Al-Thubaiti, M., Xiao, J.

     
     

    "Adsorption and Desorption of Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals from C60 and Anatase Particles." NSF Interagency Grantees Meeting/Workshop on Nanotechnology and Environment, Arlington, Virginia. (September 15-16, 2003)

     
     

    "Impact of Dual-Equilibrium Desorption on Soil/Groundwater Remediation: A Decision-Support Model." 7th International Symposium on In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation, Orlando, Florida. (Jun 2-5, 2003) With Chen, W., Lakshmanan, K., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "NORM Scale Formation, Control, and Relation to Gas Hydrate Control." 10th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), Houston, Texas. (November 11-14, 2003) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "Quantifying Phosphonate Retention and Release in Reservoirs Using Surface Compexation and Phase Transformation Chemical Mechanisms." Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, United Kingdom. (January 29-30, 2003) With Gerbino, A.J.

     
     

    "Realistic Soil Cleanup Standards with Dual Equilibrium Desorption." 10th International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC), Houston, Texas. (November 11-14, 2003) With Kan, A.T., Cheng, X., Cong, L., Chen, W., Lakshmanan, K., and Brown and Caldwekk and Enverdant, Inc. (ERM Company)

     
     

    "Scale Formation and Prevention in the Presence of Hydrate Inhibitors." SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Houston, Texas. (February 5-8, 2003) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "Sorption and Desorption of Hydrocarbons and Heavy Metals from C60 and Anatase Particles." Nanodays 2003 Conference for the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), Rice University. (October 13, 2003)

     
     

    "A New Approach to Inhibitor Squeeze Design, SPE Paper 80230 -." SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, February 5-8, 2003, Houston, Texas. With Kan , A.T., Fu, G., Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "Adsorption/desorption characteristics of naphthalene onto/from C60 surface -." NanoSpace 2002 Future Technology Frontiers, The Fifth International Conference on Integrated Nano/Micro/Biotechnology for Space and Medical and Commercial Applications, Moody Gardens Hotel on Galveston Island, Texas. (June 24-28, 2002) With Cheng, X., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "Adsorption/desorption characteristics of organic compounds onto/from nanomaterial surfaces -." 224th ACS Fall National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (August 18-22, 2002) With Cheng, X., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "Aquatic Chemistry of Natural Waters -." Rice University, Brine Chemistry Consortium, Ponca City, OK. (August 14, 2002)

     
     

    "Effect of Hydrate Inhibitors on Oilfield Scale Formation and Inhibition -." SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, February 5-8, 2003, Houston, Texas. With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     

    "Environmental Impact of Carbon Nanomaterials -." NanoDays 2002 for the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN), Rice University, Houston, Texas. (October 14-15, 2002) With Cheng, X., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "Heavy metal desorption from natural sediment -." 224th ACS Fall National Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts. (August 18-22, 2002) With Gao, Y., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "Scale Formation and Prevention in the Presence of Hydrate Inhibitors, SPE Paper Number 80255." SPE International Symposium on Oilfield Chemistry, Aberdeen, United Kingdom. (February 5-8, 2003) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Al-Thubaiti, M.

     
     Invited Talks
     

    Invited speaker “Brine chemistry and scale control.” at  the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology Center Meeting at Athens, OH on Oct 15th, 2013.

     
     

    "Carbon nanoparticles mobilize hydrophobic organic contaminants in groundwater: Linking aggregation properties and contaminant-mobilizing capabilities presented at ACS 87th Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, UC Riverside." (June 23- 26, 2013)

     
     

    "Transport behavior of nanoparticles, aqueous solutions in porous media vs T presented at ACS 87th Colloid & Surface Science Symposium, UC Riverside." (June 23-26, 2013)

     
     

    "“Environmental Transport and Impact of Nanoparticles” at University of Texas San Antonia on Sep. 24, 2010."

     
     

    "BP Corrosion Forum on Corrosion fundamental properties and modeling." Rice University. (March 31, 2008)

     
     

    "Representatives of Houston Rotary Club on Research of arsenic removal with nano-magnetite technology and possible collaboration with Bangladesh University.." Rice University. (December 16, 2008)

     
     

    "Contaminant Removal and Water Reuse." Brita Water Institute: Current Critical Questions in Research on Drinking Water and Health, San Francisco, CA. (June 27-29, 2004)

     
     

    "Overview of Rice and Overview of OXY (TBN)." Occidental Oil/Gas Corporation Conference, Rice University. (May 16, 2003)

     
     Keynote Speaker
     

    "“Environmental transport and impact of Nanoparticles.” At the China U.S. Center workshop at Rice University on January 21st, 2010.."

     
     

    "China U.S. Center’s research and activities at Chinese and American Environmental Technology Collaboration Conference.." U.S. EPA and the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Beijing, China. (April, 2008)

     
     

    "Energy, Environment, and Sustainable Development, Opportunities for China-US Collaboration.." China-U.S. Center for Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Development (CERSD), Nankai University, Tianjin, China.. (March 20-21, 2008)

     
     Lectures
     

    A lecture “Environmental Issues Related to Shale Oil and Gas in Western US” at University of Houston, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Houston, TX on March 25, 2013

     
     

    "A collaborative program between City of Houston and Libyan housing and Infrastructure Board (HIB) on the Processes in Water Quality in Libya. ." AEL Knowledge Transfer Program, Houston, TX. (August 20, 2008)

     
     Other
     

    "Brine Chemistry and use of ScaleSoftPitzer for oilfield scale prediction.." MI-SWACO, Houston, TX. (August 7, 2008)

     
     

    "Honorary Professor at Nankai University in China, March 2008."

     
     

    "Effect of hydrate inhiitors on oilfield scale formation and inhibition." SPE Fourth International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, London, England. (January 30-31, 2002) With Tomson, M.B., Fu, G., Watson, M.A., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Invited Session Chair of Scale Forum." Society of Petroleum Engineers 3rd International Symposium on Oil Field Scale, Aberdeen, Scotland. (January 2001) With Kan, A.T., and Fu, G

     
     

    "Irreversible Sorption of 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane and Dehydrohalogenation of the Sorbed Compound. Association for the Environmental Health of Soils (AEHS) and the Navy." The Annual West Coast Conference on Contaminated Soils, Sediments, and Water, San Diego, CA. (March 19-22, 2001) With Vignona, L., Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B

     
     

    "Mechanisms of mineral scale inhibition." SPE Fourth International Symposium on Oilfield Scale, London, England. (January 30-31, 2002) With Tomson, M.B., Fu, G., Watson, M.A., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "Mineral Scale Control in Subsea Completion." Proceeding to OTC 2001 Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas. (April 20, 2001) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Tomson, M.B

     
     

    "Sequestration and Bioavailability of PAHS in Sediments." Battelle Conference on International Remediation Contamination Sediments, Venus, Italy. (October 10-12, 2001) With Reible, D., Lu, X., Fleeger, J., Pardue, J., Hughes, J., and Tomson, M.B

     
     

    "Fipronil Contamination of Louisiana (Meeting)." Tomson, M.B., Lafayette, LA. (September 8, 2000)

     
     

    "Flow Assurance for Sub Sea Operations." 2000 SPE Forum Series in North America, Breckenridge, CO, Tomson, M.B.. (July 9-14, 2000) With Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Impact of Irreversible Sorption on Bioavailability and Risk Assessment." 2nd International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds (Battelle Conference), Monterey, CA. (May 22-25, 2000) With Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Impact of Irreversible Sorption on Bioavailability, Site Remediation, and Risk Assessment." Water Environment Federation (WEFTEC 2000) 73rd Annual Conference & Exposition, Anaheim, CA. (October 14-18, 2000) With Chen, W., Vignona, L., Liu, W., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Modeling Resistant Desorption." 220th ACS National Meeting, Washington, D.C.. (August 20-24, 2000) With Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Bioavailability of desorption resistant phenanthrene by freshwater oligochaetes." 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 23-27, 1999) With Reible, D.D., Fleeger, J.W., Tomson, M.B., Kochetkov, A., and Zhang, L.

     
     

    "Biological response and availability of desorption resistant organic pollutants." 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 23-27, 1999) With Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Chen, W., Hughes, J., and Reible, D.D.

     
     

    "Effect of divalent metal ions on inhibiting BaSO4 precipitation in brine." 217th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 21-25, 1999) With Xiao, (Alan) J., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Evaluation of surfactant fate in subsurface. Interfacial and colloidal phenomena in aquatic environments." 217th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 21-25, 1999) With Kan, A.T., Liu, Z., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Factors affecting the resistant release of hydrophobic organic contaminants from natural sediments. Persistent, bioaccumulative, toxic chemicals. Division of environmental chemistry." 217th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 21-25, 1999) With Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center." Congressional Hearing, Washington, D.C.. (April, 1999) With Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "How clean is clean? A new sediment paradigm." 72nd Annual Exhibition and Technical Conference on Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment, New Orleans, LA. (October 10-13, 1999) With Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Impact of irreversible sorption on the bioavailability of hydrophobic organic contaminants." 20th SETAC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (November 14-18, 1999) With Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Mechanism of threshold inhibition of mineral scale with phosphonic acid." 217th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 21-25, 1999) With Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Modeling of irreversible sorption of chlorinated benzenes in natural sediments. Interfacial and colloidal phenomena in aquatic environments." 217th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, Anaheim, CA. (March 21-25, 1999) With Chen, W., Kan, A.T. and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Molecular basis of mineral scale inhibition." 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 23-27, 1999) With Tomson, M.B., Kan, A.T., Fu, G., and Xiao, J.

     
     

    "Proposed mechanism and the impacts of ionic strength and temperature effects on contaminants desorption from soil and sediment." 20th SETAC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (November 14-18, 1999) With Liu, W., Chen, W., Kan, A.T., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Protocol for assessment of biological available pollutant concentration in soil." 218th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (August 23-27, 1999) With Kan, A.T., Tomson, M.B., Chen, W., Hughes, J., and Reible, D.D.

     
     

    "Reactivity of a sorbed chlorinated organic compound." 20th SETAC Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. (November 14-18, 1999) With Vignona, L. and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Sorption of organics to sediments: Implications of the irreversibly bound fraction." 72nd Annual Exhibition and Technical Conference on Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment, New Orleans, LA. (October 10-13, 1999) With Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Sorption-desorption asymmetry of organic compounds in natural sediments." Hazardous Waste Research Conference, St. Louis, MO. (May 24-27, 1999) With Kan, A.T., Chen, W., Vignona, L., Liu, W., and Tomson, M.B.

     
     

    "Target cleanup levels and remediation." Hazardous Waste Research Conference, St. Louis, MO. (May 24-27, 1999) With Tomson, M.B., Vignona, L., Chen, W., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "The impact of target clean-up levels on remediation. Persistent bioaccumulative, toxic chemicals." 217th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting, March 21-25, 1999. (Anaheim, CA) With Tomson, M.B., Vignona, L., Chen, W., and Kan, A.T.

     
     

    "The prediction of scale and CO2 corrosion in oil field systems." NACE, Albuquerque, N.M.. (1999) With Oddo, J.E. and Tomson, M.B.

     
     Posters
     

    "Attachment/release of Phosphonate to/from a CaCO3 Surface in Supersaturated Brine" SPE-169772-MS will be presented at the SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale, Aberdeen, UK." (May 14-15, 2014)

     
     

    "Sqeeze Design: Divalent Metal Solubilities in Acidic Phosphonates." SPE Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, United Kingdom. (January 29-30, 2003) With Al-Thubaiti, M., Kan, A.T., and Fu, G.,

     
     

    "A Rapid Method to Measure the Desorption Resistant Fraction in Sediment Sorbed Contaminants -." 224th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, Massachusettes. (August 18-22, 2002) With Cong, Lili, and Kan, A.T.

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    Seminar “ Issues related to shale oil and gas in western US” at the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University on April 1, 2013

     
     

    "Workshop at Hong Kong University and Tsinghua University in Shenzhen." (March 17, 2008)

     
    Editorial Positions
     Associate Editor, SPE Journal. (2006 - 2013)

     Member of the Editorial Board, SPE Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland. (2006 - 2013)

     Book Review Editor, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2004 - 2013)

     Editor, Technical Editor on the Society for Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Editorial Review Committee. (2002 - 2002)

     Book Review Editor, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2006 - 2006)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. (2004 - 2004)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. (2005 - 2005)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. (2005 - 2005)

     Book Review Editor, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2008 - 2008)

     Book Review Editor, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2007 - 2007)

     Member of the Editorial Board, SPE Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland. (2008 - 2008)

     Member of the Editorial Board, SPE Oilfield Scale Symposium, Aberdeen, Scotland. (2007 - 2007)

     Book Review Editor, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2005 - 2005)

     Book Review Editor, The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2005 - 2005)

     Other, EPA Science Advisory Committee (SAC). (2006 - 2006)

     Other, EPA Science Advisory Committee (SAC). (2007 - 2007)

     Other, EPA Science Advisory Committee (SAC). (2008 - 2008)

     Other, Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC). (2008 - 2008)

     Other, Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC). (2007 - 2007)

     Other, Integrated Petroleum Environmental Consortium (IPEC). (2006 - 2006)

     Associate Editor, SPE Journal. (2008 - 2008)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     LiLi Cong, Ph.D. Sorption/Desorption of Arsenic to Nanometer Scale Magnetite. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     LiLi Cong, Ph.D. Sorption/Desorption of Arsenic to Nanometer Scale Magnetite. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     LiLi Cong, Ph.D. Sorption/Desorption of Arsenic to Nanometer Scale Magnetite. (2004) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Heather J. Shipley, Ph.D. Magnetite Nanoparticles for Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water. (2007) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Sujin Yean, Ph.D. Arsenic Removal Using Ieon Oxides: Application of Magnetite Nanoparticles and Iron Salts. (2007) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Sujin Yean, Ph.D. Arsenic Removal Using Ieon Oxides: Application of Magnetite Nanoparticles and Iron Salts. (2008) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Sarah Work, Ph.D. Study of Surface Treatments of Carbonate Core Material for Application to Mineral Precipitation and Dissolution during Geologic Carbon Storage. (2012) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Nan Zhang, Ph.D. Interaction of phosphonates onto the immobilized surface: application to scale control in oil and gas flow assurance. . (2013) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Lu Wang, Ph.D. Application of highly stable nanoparticles in downhole oil detection. (2014) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Valerie Bolanos, Master Impact of Produced Water on Polymeric Friction Reducer Performance. (2015) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Zhang Zhang, Ph.D. Kinetics study of solid solution precipitation. . (2016) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Ya Liu, Ms/Ph.D. New Inhibitor Assay for Field Analysis. (2017) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

     Daiyi Zhao, MS/PhD Solubility of barite, calcite, gypsum and anhydrite at high temperature and pressure (HTHP). (2017) (Thesis or Dissertation Director)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Effect of hydrate inhibitors on calcite, sulfates and halite scale formation, SPE (2006)

     Design of low sulfate seawater injection based upon kinetic limits, SPE (2006)

     Outstanding Young Scientist Award, 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium (2006)

     Outstanding Poster Award, 2006 SPE International Oilfield Scale Symposium (2006)

     ABET Certified Evaluator, The American Academy of Environmental Engineers (10/04)

     Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance Research Center, a consortium of nine Universities in the Region,

     Invited Session Chairman of Scale Forum, 3rd International Symposium on Oil Field Scale, Society of Petroleum Engineers, January 2001, Tomson, M.B,

     Hazardous Substance Research Center, South and Southwest, a consortium of four Universities and a Government Laboratory,

     Center for Nanoscience in Biological and Environmental Engineering,

     Presented two Brine Chemistry Consortium Meetings and short courses, (November 10-11, 1999 and July 25-26, 2000)

     Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Forum:"Flow Assurance for Subsea Operations", Steering committee Member and Chairman of "Solids Formation" committee., (July 9-14, 2000)

     Invited Session Chairman of "Scale Forum", Society of Petroleum Engineers, Aberdeen, Scotland (January 30-31, 2001)

     McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Technology, invited to write and have completed an article "Ecological and Human Health" to appear in 2001 Yearbook of Science and Technology,

     National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) appointed member of the NACE Task Group for Scale and Corrosion Control in Deepwater Oil and Gas Production, T-1D-56 Task Group,

     NACE member of Task Group 078, Tech Exchange Group 202X and Specific Technology Group (STG31), (2000)

     Nat'l. Assoc. of Corrosion Eng. Standard Test Method, No. TM0399-99 for the measurement of very low concentrations of inhibitors in oil and gas produced brines; based upon our earlier Patent No. 5,270,216. "Measurement of Low Phosphonate Concentrations.",

     U.S. Congress April 10, 2000, appeared before House Appropriations Committee in relationship to GCHSRC funding,

     SETAC Pellston Workshop, "Assessing Contaminated Soils: From Soil-Contaminant Interactions to Ecosystem Management," Chairman of FA3, "Contaminant-Soil Interactions" in Sept. 1998 Chapter on same to be published by SETAC has been prepared with FA3 members,

     "How clean is clean. A new paradigm for sediments". Water Environment Federation (WEF), New Orleans Short Course, Oct. 9, 1999,

     National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) has appointed me to be a member of the NACE Task Group for Scale and Corrosion Control in Deepwater Oil and Gas Production, T-1D-56 Task Group,

     SETAC Pellston Workshop, "Assessing Contaminated Soils:From Soil-Contaminant Interactions to Ecosystem Management" Chairman of FA3, "Contaminant-Soil Interactions" in Sept., 1998. Chapter on same to be published by SETAC has been prepared with FA3 members,

     McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Technology, invited to write and have completed an article "Ecological and Human Health" to appear in 2001 Yearbook of Science and Technology,

     Presented two Brine Chemistry Consortium meetings and short courses, May 4-5 and Nov. 10-11, 1999,

     U.S. Congress, April 15, 1999, appeared before House Appropriations Committee in relationship to GCHSRC funding,

     Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Forum: "Flow Assurance for Subsea Operations" July 9-14, 2000, Steering Committee Member and Chairman of "Solids Formation" committee,

     Nat'l. Assoc. of Corrosion Eng. Standard Test Method, No. TM0399-99 for the measurement of very low concentrations of inhibitors in oil and gas produced brines; based upon our earlier patent No. 5,270,216, "Measurement of Low Phosphonate Concentrations",

    Positions Held
     Environmental Advisory Group at RPSEA, Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America. (2012 - 2013)

     Co-Director of China- U.S. Center for Environmental Remediation and Sustainable Development. (2008 - 2013)

     Director, Brine Chemistry COnsortium. (1986 - 2013)

     Conference Committee, SPE International Conference on Oilfield Scale. (2008 - 2013)

     Honorary Professor, Nankai University in China. (2008 - 2013)

     Science Advisory Board, National Corrosion Center. (2012 - 2012)

     Steering committee , Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology Center. at Athens, OH on September 17, 2013. (2013 - 2013)

     Member, Steering Committee of Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Steering Committee of Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Steering Committee of Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2007 - 2007)

     Member, Steering Committee of Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2006 - 2006)

     Member, Steering Committee of Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Steering Committee of Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Petroleum Environmental Center, University of Tulsa. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Petroleum Environmental Center, University of Tulsa. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Materials Science Committee. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Materials Science Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Materials Science Committee. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Petroleum Environmental Center, University of Tulsa. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Materials Science Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Petroleum Environmental Center, University of Tulsa. (2008 - 2008)

     Member, Editorial Review Committee for Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Petroleum Environmental Center, University of Tulsa. (2007 - 2007)

     Review Board, National Science Foundation (NSF) Nano-materials Review Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, Science Advisory Committee (SAC) of the International Petroleum Environmental Center, University of Tulsa. (2006 - 2006)

     Review Board, National Science Foundation (NSF) Nano-materials Review Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Review Board, National Science Foundation (NSF) Nano-materials Review Committee. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Editorial Review Committee for Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2004 - 2004)

     Member, Editorial Review Committee for Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2003 - 2003)

     Member, Editorial Review Committee for Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2005 - 2005)

     Chairman, Department of Curriculum Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Reviewer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2005 - 2005)

     Reviewer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2005 - 2005)

     Chairman, Department of Curriculum Committee. (2003 - 2003)

     Chairman, Department of Curriculum Committee. (2005 - 2005)

     Review Board, National Science Foundation (NSF) Nano-materials Review Committee. (2007 - 2007)

     Reviewer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2004 - 2004)

     Review Board, National Science Foundation (NSF) Nano-materials Review Committee. (2008 - 2008)

     Chairman, Department of Curriculum Committee. (2004 - 2004)

     Review Board, National Science Foundation (NSF) Nano-materials Review Committee. (2006 - 2006)

     Engineering Co-Chairman, Admissions of Rice University Undergraduates. (2005 - 2005)

     Research Advisor, Brita Water Institute. (2004 - 2004)

     Engineering Co-Chairman, Admissions of Rice University Undergraduates. (2004 - 2004)

     Reviewer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2006 - 2006)

     Engineering Co-Chairman, Admissions of Rice University Undergraduates. (2005 - 2005)

     Reviewer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2007 - 2007)

     Research Advisor, Brita Water Institute. (2005 - 2005)

     Engineering Co-Chairman, Admissions of Rice University Undergraduates. (2003 - 2003)

     Reviewer, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). (2008 - 2008)

     Research Advisor, Brita Water Institute. (2005 - 2005)

     Member, EPA-Hazardous Substances Research (HSRC). (2004 - 2004)

     Chairman, CEE Department of Curriculum Committee. (2008 - 2008)

     Chairman, CEE Department of Curriculum Committee. (2006 - 2006)

     Member, EPA-Hazardous Substances Research (HSRC). (2005 - 2005)

     Chairman, CEE Department of Curriculum Committee. (2007 - 2007)

     Member, EPA-Hazardous Substances Research (HSRC). (2005 - 2005)

     Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. (2004 - 2004)

     Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. (2005 - 2005)

     Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Science and Health. (2005 - 2005)

     Editorial Reviewer, Editorial Review Committee for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2004 - 2004)

     Editorial Reviewer, Editorial Review Committee for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2005 - 2005)

     Editorial Reviewer, Editorial Review Committee for the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). (2005 - 2005)

     Advisory Board. (2008 - 2008)