Rūta Karolytė

Rūta Karolytė

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
    I am a noble gas geochemist working on tracing fluid migration from depth to the shallow surface. I am primarily interested in scientific questions with applications to environmental protection and climate change mitigation.
    I use noble gases and other geochemical tracers to design new identification techniques for groundwater contamination with hydrocarbons. I also work on understanding how carbon dioxide migrates in the subsurface and how this knowledge can be used for safely storing anthropogenic CO2 in geological formations using Carbon Capture and Storage technology.

         Karolytė R., Johnson G., Györe D., Serno S., Flude S., Stuart F. M., Chivas A. R., Boyce A. and Gilfillan S. M. V. (2019) Tracing the migration of mantle CO2 in gas fields and mineral water springs in south-east Australia using noble gas and stable isotopes. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 259, 109–128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2019.06.002

         Karolytė R., Johnson G., Serno S. and Gilfillan S. M. V (2017) The influence of water-rock reactions and O isotope exchange with CO2 on water stable isotope composition of CO 2 springs in SE Australia fraction of oxygen sourced from CO2 in CO2-H2O system. Energy Procedia 114, 3832–3839. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.03.1515

         Karolytė R., Serno S., Johnson G. and Gilfillan S. M. V. (2017) The influence of oxygen isotope exchange between CO2 and H2O in natural CO2-rich spring waters: Implications for geothermometry. Appl. Geochemistry 84, 173–186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.06.012