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Patent issued for Denitrification System


Stoessell, R. K. Patent awarded on 5/27/2003 under number 6,569,322 B1. for "Metal Stearate Denitrification System". See Stoessell, Easley and Yamazaki (2001) below for the laboratory results.


Refereed Journal and Book Articles and
Papers in the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions



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Stoessell, R. K. and J. G. Coke (2006) An explanation for the lack of a dilute fresh-water lens in tropical coastal aquifers: Yucatan example: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Sciences Transactions, 56, 785-792.

Stoessell, R. K. and L. C. Prochaska (2005) Chemical evidence for migration of deep formation fluids into shallow aquifers in South Louisiana: Gulf Coast Association of Geological Sciences Transactions, 55, 794-808.

Stoessell, R. K., J. G. Coke and D. H. Easley (2002) Localized thermal anomalies in haloclines of coastal Yucatan: Ground Water, 40, 416-424.

Stoessell, R. K., D. H. Easley, and G. H. Yamazaki (2001) Denitrification and Phosphate Removal in Experiments Using Al Stearate: Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, 21, 89-95.

Stoessell, R. K. (2000) Author's Reply to Holzbecher Discussion: Predicted retardations of concentration fronts using a mass-balance approach: Ground Water, 38, 809-810.

Stoessell, R. K. (1999) Predicted retardations of concentration fronts using a mass-balance approach: Ground Water, 37, 701-706.

Stoessell, R. K. (1998) Binary Cation-Exchange Reactions: Clays and Clay Minerals, 46, 215-218.

Stoessell, R. K. (1997) Delineating the chemical composition of the salinity source for saline ground waters: An example from east-central Concordia Parish, Louisiana: Ground Water, 35, 409-417.

Stoessell, R. K. (1995) Dampening of transverse dispersion in the halocline in karst limestone in the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula: Ground Water, 32, 366-371.

Stoessell, R. K., Y. H. Moore, and J. G. Coke, (1993) The occurrence and effect of sulfate reduction and sulfide oxidation on coastal limestone dissolution in Yucatan cenotes: Ground Water, 31, 566-575.

Moore, Y. H., R. K. Stoessell, and D. H. Easley (1993) Reply to Discussion of "Ground-water flow along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula": Ground Water, 31, 321-322.

Stoessell, R. K. (1992) Effects of sulfate reduction on CaCO3 dissolution and precipitation in mixing-zone fluids: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 62, 873-880.

Stoessell, R. K. (1992) Comment on "Reaction paths and equilibrium end-points in solid-solution aqueous-solution systems": Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 56, 2555-2557.

Moore, Y. H., R. K. Stoessell, and D. H. Easley (1992) Fresh-water/sea-water relationship within a ground-water flow system, northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula: Ground Water, 30, 343-350.

Stoessell, R. K. and E. D. Pittman (1990) Secondary porosity revisited: The chemistry of feldspar dissolution by carboxylic acids and anions: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 74, 1795-1805.

Stoessell, R. K. (1989) The quasi-lattice site mixing model: the binary, symmetrical case: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 53, 1675-1680.

Stoessell, R. K., W. C. Ward, B. H. Ford, and J. D. Schuffert (1989) Water chemistry and CaCO3 dissolution in the saline portion of an open-flow mixing zone, coastal Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: Geological Society of Amererica Bulletin, 101, 159-169.

Stoessell, R. K. (1988) 25oC and 1 atm dissolution experiments of sepiolite and kerolite: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 52, 365-374.

Stoessell, R. K. (1987) Discussion: Chemistry and environments of dolomitization --A reappraisal: Earth Science Reviews, 24, 211-212.

Stoessell, R. K. (1987) Mass transport in sandstones around dissolving plagioclase grains: Geology, 15, 295-298.

Stoessell, R. K., R. E. Klimentidis, and D. R. Prezbindowski (1987) Dedolomitization in Na-Ca-Cl brines from 100oC to 200oC at 300 bars: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 51, 847-855.

Stoessell, R. K. and A. B. Carpenter (1986) Stoichiometric saturation tests of NaCl1-xBrx and KCl1-xBrx: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 50, 1465-1474.

Stoessell, R. K. and C. H. Moore (1985) Chemical constraints and origins of four Gulf Coast reservoir fluids: Reply: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 69, 122-126.

Stoessell, R. K. (1984) A regular solution site-mixing model for chlorites: Clays and Clay Minerals, 32, 205-212.

Hay R. L. and R. K. Stoessell (1984) Sepiolite in the Amboseli Basin of Kenya: A new interpretation: Elsevier's "Developments in Sedimentology" Series, A. Singer and E. Galan, eds., Sepiolite-Palygorskite Vol. 37, 125-136.

Stoessell, R. K. and C. H. Moore (1983) Chemical constraints and origins of four Gulf Coast reservoir fluids: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, 67, 896-906.

Byrne, P. A. and R. K. Stoessell (1982) Methane solubilities in multi-salt solutions: Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 46, 2395-2397.

Stoessell, R. K. and P. A. Byrne (1982) Salting-out of methane in single-salt solutions at 25oC and below 800 psia: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 46, 1327-1332.

Stoessell, R. K. and P. A. Byrne (1982) Methane solubilities in clay slurries: Clays and Clay Minerals, 30, 67-72.

Stoessell, R. K. (1981) Refinements in a site-mixing model for illites: Local electrostatic balance and the quasi-chemical approximation: Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 45, 1733-1741.

Stoessell, R. K. (1979) A regular solution site-mixing model for illites: Geochemica Cosmochimica Acta, 43, 1151-1159.

Stoessell, R. K. and R. L. Hay (1978) The geochemical origin of sepiolite and kerolite at Amboseli, Kenya: Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 65, 255-267.

Stoessell, R. K. and J. S. Hanor (1975) A nonsteady state method for determining diffusion coefficients in porous media: Journal of Geophysical Research, 80, 4979-82.





Refereed Abstracts of Talks Presented at National Meetings



Stoessell, R. K., and J. G. Coke (2004) Hydrological and chemical processes in groundwater within Yucatan karst: The Geological Society of America "Geoscience in a Changing World" Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 7-10, 2004, in Denver, Colorado, abst. In Abstracts with Programs, 258.

Prochaska, L. C., and R. K. Stoessell (2004) Geochemical evidence for vertical migration up the Baton Rouge-Denham Springs Fault System: The Geological Society of America "Geoscience in a Changing World" Annual Meeting & Exposition, November 7-10, 2004, in Denver, Colorado, abst. In Abstracts with Programs, 451.

Stoessell, R. K., and L. Prochaska (2004) Vertical movement of basin brines up the Baton Rouge-Denham Springs Fault System in Louisiana: 7th Bi-Annual Basics of the Basin Research Symposium Pontchartrain Symposium, May 20-21, 2004, May 20-21, 2004, in New Orleans, LA, abst. In Basics of the Basin Research Symposium Addressing the Condition of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, 43-44.

Strimas, A. L., and R. K. Stoessell (2004) Nutrient reduction in Davis Pond: 7th Bi-Annual Basics of the Basin Research Symposium Pontchartrain Symposium in New Orleans, LA, abst. In Basics of the Basin Research Symposium Addressing the Condition of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, 45-46.

Stoessell, R. K. (2002) Chemical Evidence for Updip Migration of brines on Lake Pontchartrain Faults: 2000 National Ground Water Association Exposition, December 8-11, 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, Abstract Book, 31.

Stoessell, R. K. (2002) The Effects of Temperature and Hydraulic Retention Times on Nitrogen and Phosphate Removal From Oxidized Waste Waters Using Aluminum Stearate: 6th Bi-Annual Basics of the Basin Research Symposium Pontchartrain Symposium, May 16-17, 2002, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148

Stoessell, R. K. (2002) Groundwater flow and chemical interactions between ground water, limestone, and the atmosphere in an unconfined, coastal Yucatan aquifer: Proceedings from Karst Frontiers: Florida and Related Environments in Gainsville, Florida. abst. In Special Pub. 7 Hydrogeology and Biology of Post-Paleozoic Carbonate Aquifers, 117-122.

Stoessell, R. K., and D. H. Easley (2000) A thermal spike within the halocline of coastal Yucatan sinkholes: Evidence for the return arm of a seawater convection cycle: 113th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada, abst. In Abstracts with Programs, 32, A335.

Dausman, A., D. H. Easley, and R. K. Stoessell (2000) Ground Water Model of the Northeastern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: American Water Resources Association's Annual Water Resources Conference, Miami, Florida on November 6-9.

Stoessell, R. K., Yamazaki, G. P., and D. H. Easley (2000) Denitrification and phosphate removal from oxidized home septic-tank effluent: 5th Bi-Annual Basics of the Basin Research Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana, abst. In Basics of the Basin Research Symposium Addressing the Condition of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin, 66-67.

Stoessell, R. K. (1999) Using mass constraints to predict the retardation of a concentration front in a homogenous porous solid from a source of constant composition: 112th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, abst. In Abstracts with Programs, 31, A288.

Sak, P. M., Latimer, S. D., Thomas, C. E., and R. K. Stoessell (1995) Tree-ring documentation of lead and sulfur contamination events: 108th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, abst. In Abstracts with Programs, 27, A86-A87.

Hall, H. K. and R. K. Stoessell (1995) Groundwater study at a site impacted with sulfuric acid: 108th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, abst. In Abstracts with Programs, 27, A89.

Marcella, L. and R. K. Stoessell (1994) Potential dolomitization in Yucatan sinkholes with sea-water salinity fluids affected by sulfur-redox reactions: 107th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 26, .

Stoessell, R. K. (1994) The effect of past changes in sea level on sulfur redox reactions and karst formation in coastal limestone regions: Proceedings from Karst Waters Institute, Inc. Meeting on Breakthroughs in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry in Colorado Springs, Colorado, abst, in Special Publication 1, 69.

Chen, Y. and R. K. Stoessell (1992) Water chemistry of pore fluids in the coastal mixing zone, northeastern Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: EOS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, abst. in Transactions of the American Geophysical Union, 73, 221.

Moore, Y. H. and R. K. Stoessell (1991) Ground-water flow in karst topography along the northeastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: 104th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 23, 323.

Stoessell, R. K., Y. H. Moore, and J. G. Coke (1991) Hydrogen sulfide in mixing-zone fluids, northeastern coastal Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico: 104th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 23, 382.

Stoessell, R. K. and W. C. Ward (1990) Effects of sulfate reduction on carbonate dissolution in mixing zone fluids: Carbonate Microfabrics Symposium and Workshop at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, abst. in Carbonate Microfabrics Symposium and Workshop, 39.

Kimbell, T. N., Humphrey, J. D., and R. K. Stoessell (1990) Quaternary mixing zone dolomite in a cored borehole, southeastern Barbados, West Indies: 103rd Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 22, 179.

Stoessell, R. K. and E. D. Pittman (1990) Experimental alkali feldspar dissolution at 100oC by carboxylic acids and their anions: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting at San Francisco, California, abst. in AAPG Bull. 74, 772.

Stoessell, R. K. (1988) Chemical constraints deduced from modeling H2S formation in carbonate reservoirs: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting at Houston, Texas, abst. in AAPG Bull. 72, 251.

Stoessell, R. K. and V. C. Moschella (1987) Experimental results of feldspar transformations: Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Annual Midyear Meeting at Austin, Texas, abst. in Abstracts, IV, 81.

Stoessell, R. K. (1987) Origins of Gulf Coast Brines: 194th American Chemical Society National Meeting at New Orleans, Louisiana, abstract #9 in Geochemistry Section of Abstracts of Papers.

Stoessell, R. K. (1987) Equilibration experiments of sepiolite and kerolite at 25oC and 1 atm: 24th Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting at Socorro, New Mexico, abst. in Program with Abstracts, 122.

Stoessell, R. K. (1986) Dolomite-calcite equilibria from dedolomitization experiments at 300 bars and 100o, 150o, and 200oC: 99th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at San Antonio, Texas, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 764-765.

Thomson, A. and R. K. Stoessell (1985) The nature of secondary porosity created by dissolution of aluminum silicates: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting at New Orleans, Louisiana, abst. in AAPG Bull., 69, 311.

Ford, B. H., Schuffert, J. D., Stoessell, R. K. and W. C. Ward (1985) Fluid geochemistry in a coastal mixing zone on the Yucatan Peninsula: 98th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at Orlando, Florida, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 585.

Stoessell, R. K. and A. Thomson (1985) Aluminum mobility and transformed porosity--The importance of diffusion: SEPM Gulf Coast Section, 6th Annual Research Conf. at Austin, Texas, abst. in Program and Abstracts, 32-34.

Ferrell, R. E. and R. K. Stoessell (1985) A chemical analytical appraisal of Tuscaloosa Formation diagenesis: SEPM Gulf Coast Section, 6th Annual Research Conf. at Austin, Texas, abst. in Program and Abstracts, 8.

Stoessell, R. K. (1984) A refined illite solid solution model and chlorite-illite phase relations in diagenesis: 21st Clay Minerals Society Annual Meeting at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, abst. in Program with Abstracts, 112.

Stoessell, R. K. (1984) Bromide partitioning in halite-brine systems: stoichiometric saturation, recrystallization, and thermodynamic equilibrium: 97th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at Reno, Nevada, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 669.

Stoessell, R. K. (1983) A solid solution model for chlorites: 96th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at Indianapolis, Indiana, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 698.

Byrne, P.A. and R. K. Stoessell (1982) Methane solubilities in multisalt solutions: 95th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at New Orleans, Louisiana, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 457.

Stoessell, R. K. (1982) Chemical constraints and origins of four Gulf Coast reservoir fluids: 95th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at New Orleans, Louisiana, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 627.

Stoessell, R. K. (1982) Chemical implications of present-day fluid compositions in the Smackover: SEPM Gulf Coast Section, 3rd Annual Research Conf., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, abst. in Program and Abstracts, 99-102.

Stoessell, R. K. (1981) Kaolinite formation in clastic reservoirs: The CO2 factor: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Annual Meeting at San Francisco, California, abst. in AAPG Bulll. 65, 998-991.

Byrne, P. A. and R. K. Stoessell (1981) Methane solubilities in chloride and sulfate brines: 94th Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at Cincinnati, Ohio, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 421.

Stoessell, R. K. (1980) Local electrostatic balance in a regular solution site-mixing model for illites: 93rd Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at Atlanta, Georgia, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 530.

Stoessell, R. K. (1978) A regular solution site-mixing model for illites: 91st Geological Society of America Annual Meeting at Toronto, Canada, abst. in Abstracts with Programs, 449.