TITLE

Solute transport during cyclic flow in saturated porous media

AUTHOR(S)
Goldstein, Guillermo H.; Santamarina, Juan C.
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;9/20/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 12, p2432
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
We consider materials with large pores interconnected by thin long channels saturated with an incompressible fluid. In the absence of fluid flow, solute transport in the porous network is diffusion controlled, however, solute transport can be enhanced when the porous network is subjected to a cyclic flow with zero time average velocity. We develop a mathematical model to analyze this physical phenomenon and obtain an effective macroscale diffusion coefficient for solute transport which dependends on cyclic flow conditions and the geometry of the porous network.
ACCESSION #
14546641

 

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