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Lenna Mahoney

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Ms. Mahoney joined Battelle in 1989. Her responsibilities have included salt solubility modeling to support waste retrieval, determination of the inventories of flammable gases in Hanford tank waste, design studies of fluid mixing in waste tanks, and nuclear facility safety studies. Her academic training focused on heat and mass transfer in porous media; her thesis project was a computer model of hydrogen absorption and desorption from a bed of metal hydride powder. Before joining Battelle, Ms. Mahoney spent five years analyzing the impacts of electric power utilities, industrial facilities, and urban air quality management programs on ambient concentrations of ozone, other criteria pollutants, and toxic chemicals. At Battelle, her work has centered on characterizing tank waste, modeling the behavior of particle-fluid systems, and estimating the radioactive and hazardous releases from nuclear facilities during accidents and planned operations.

Education and Credentials

  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, San Jose State University, 1977
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of California, Davis, 1984
  • P.E., License, Chemical Engineering, State of Washington, 1996

Selected Publications

2016

  • Pease LF, JA Bamberger, LA Mahoney, ST Yokuda, and MJ Minette. 2016. "A Simple Criterion to Estimate Performance of Pulse Jet Mixed Vessels." In Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting FEDSM2016 July 10-14, 2016, Washington, DC, vol. 1B, pp. V01BT24A004, FEDSM2016-7751.  American Society of Mechanical Engineers, NEW YORK, NY.  doi:10.1115/FEDSM2016-7751

2015

2014

2013

  • Daniel RC, PA Gauglitz, CA Burns, MS Fountain, RW Shimskey, JM Billing, JR Bontha, DE Kurath, JWJ Jenks, PJ MacFarlan, and LA Mahoney. 2013. Large-Scale Spray Releases: Additional Aerosol Test ResultsPNNL-22415; WTP-RPT-221 Rev.0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Gauglitz PA, LA Mahoney, PP Schonewill, JR Bontha, J Blanchard, DE Kurath, RC Daniel, and C Song. 2013. "Aerosol Formation from High-Pressure Sprays for Supporting the Safety Analysis for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant." In WM 2013: Waste Management Conference: International Collaboration and Continuous Improvement, February 24-28, 2013, Phoenix, Arizona, pp. Paper No. WM-13183.  WM Symposia, Tempe, AZ. 
  • Mahoney LA, PA Gauglitz, ML Kimura, GN Brown, DE Kurath, WC Buchmiller, DM Smith, J Blanchard, C Song, RC Daniel, BE Wells, DN Tran, and CA Burns. 2013. Small-Scale Spray Releases: Initial Aerosol Test ResultsPNNL-21367 Rev. 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Schonewill PP, PA Gauglitz, ML Kimura, GN Brown, LA Mahoney, DN Tran, CA Burns, and DE Kurath. 2013. Small-Scale Spray Releases: Additional Aerosol Test ResultsPNNL-22402; WTP-RPT-222 Rev.0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2012

  • Mahoney LA, PA Gauglitz, J Blanchard, ML Kimura, and DE Kurath. 2012. Small-Scale Spray Releases: Orifice Plugging Test ResultsPNNL-21361, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Kurath DE, BE Wells, JL Huckaby, LA Mahoney, RC Daniel, CA Burns, JM Tingey, and SK Cooley. 2012. "Hanford Waste Physical and Rheological Properties: Data and Gaps." In Waste Management Symposium (WM 2012): Improving the Future of Waste Management, February 26 - March 1, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona, p. Paper No. 12078.  WM Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 
  • Mahoney LA, PA Gauglitz, ML Kimura, GN Brown, DE Kurath, WC Buchmiller, DM Smith, J Blanchard, C Song, RC Daniel, BE Wells, DN Tran, and CA Burns. 2012. Small-Scale Spray Releases: Initial Aerosol Test ResultsPNNL-21367, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2011

2010

  • Kurath DE, RC Daniel, DL Baldwin, BM Rapko, SM Barnes, RA Gilbert, LA Mahoney, and JL Huckaby. 2010. "Process Testing Results and Scaling for the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) Pretreatment Engineering Platform - 10173." In 36th Annual Radioactive Waste Management Symposium (WM 2010), March 7-11, 2010, Phoenix, AZ, vol. 5, pp. 3762-3776.  Waste Management Symposia, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 
  • Mahoney LA, SD Rassat, PW Eslinger, RL Aaberg, PM Aker, EC Golovich, BD Hanson, TS Hausmann, JL Huckaby, DE Kurath, MJ Minette, SK Sundaram, and ST Yokuda. 2010. EFRT M-12 Issue Resolution: Caustic-Leach Rate Constants from PEP and Laboratory-Scale TestsPNNL-18502 Rev 1; WTP-RPT-186 Rev 1, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Recknagle KP, EM Ryan, BJ Koeppel, LA Mahoney, and MA Khaleel. 2010. "Modeling of Electrochemistry and Steam-Methane Reforming Performance for Simulating Pressurized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks." Journal of Power Sources 195(19):6637-6644. 
  • Recknagle KP, EM Ryan, BJ Koeppel, LA Mahoney, and MA Khaleel. 2010. "Modeling of Electrochemistry and Steam-Methane Reforming Performance for Simulating Pressurized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Stacks." Journal of Power Sources 195(19):6637-6644.  doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2010.04.024
  • Wells BE, RL Russell, LA Mahoney, GN Brown, DE Rinehart, WC Buchmiller, EC Golovich, and JV Crum. 2010. Hanford Sludge Simulant Selection for Soil Mechanics Property MeasurementPNNL-19250, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2009

  • Kurath DE, BD Hanson, MJ Minette, DL Baldwin, BM Rapko, LA Mahoney, PP Schonewill, RC Daniel, PW Eslinger, JL Huckaby, JM Billing, PS Sundar, GB Josephson, JJ Toth, ST Yokuda, EBK Baer, SM Barnes, EC Golovich, SD Rassat, CF Brown, JGH Geeting, GJ Sevigny, AJ Casella, JR Bontha, RL Aaberg, PM Aker, CE Guzman-Leong, ML Kimura, SK Sundaram, RP Pires, BE Wells, and OP Bredt. 2009. Pretreatment Engineering Platform Phase 1 Final Test ReportPNNL-18894; WTP-RPT-197 Rev 0, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Mahoney LA, SD Rassat, PW Eslinger, RL Aaberg, PM Aker, EC Golovich, BD Hanson, TS Hausmann, JL Huckaby, DE Kurath, MJ Minette, SK Sundaram, and ST Yokuda. 2009. EFRT M-12 Issue Resolution: Caustic Leach Rate Constants from PEP and Laboratory-Scale TestsPNNL-18502, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2008

  • Mahoney LA, JM Alzheimer, ST Arm, CE Guzman-Leong, LK Jagoda, CW Stewart, BE Wells, and ST Yokuda. 2008. "Large-Scale Testing of Effects of Anti-Foam Agent on Gas Holdup in Process Vessels in the Hanford Waste Treatment Plant - 8280." In Waste Management 2008 HLW, TRU, LLW/ILW, Mixed, Hazardous Wastes & Environmental Management.  Arizona Board of Regents, Tucson, AZ. 
  • Poloski AP, BE Wells, LA Mahoney, RC Daniel, JM Tingey, and SK Cooley. 2008. "Effects of Sludge Particle Size and Density on Hanford Waste Processing." In Waste Management '08: Phoenix Rising: Moving Forward in Waste Management, p. Paper No. 8347.  WM Symposium, Inc., Tucson, AZ. 
  • Stewart CW, CE Guzman-Leong, ST Arm, MG Butcher, EC Golovich, LK Jagoda, WR Park, RW Slaugh, YF Su, CF Wend, LA Mahoney, JM Alzheimer, JA Bailey, SK Cooley, DE Hurley, CD Johnson, LD Reid, HD Smith, BE Wells, and ST Yokuda. 2008. Results of Large-Scale Testing on Effects of Anti-Foam Agent on Gas Retention and ReleasePNNL-17170, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 

2007

  • Poloski AP, BE Wells, JM Tingey, LA Mahoney, MN Hall, SL Thomson, GL Smith, ME Johnson, JE Meacham, MA Knight, MG Thien, JJ Davis, and Y Onishi. 2007. Estimate of Hanford Waste Rheology and Settling BehaviorPNNL-16857, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA. 
  • Schmitt BE, LA Mahoney, and GW Ryan. 2007. "Estimating Maximum Droplet Size that can Evaporate to a Respirable Size Droplet." In 17th Annual Safety Analysis Working Group (SAWG) Workshop, May 19-24, 2007, Idaho Falls, Idaho.  Energy Facility Contractors Group, Alexandria, VA. 

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Experimental and Computational Engineering

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