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Title: Measurement of Interfacial Area Production and Permeability within Porous Media

Abstract

An understanding of the pore-level interactions that affect multi-phase flow in porous media is important in many subsurface engineering applications, including enhanced oil recovery, remediation of dense non-aqueous liquid contaminated sites, and geologic CO2 sequestration. Standard models of two-phase flow in porous media have been shown to have several shortcomings, which might partially be overcome using a recently developed model based on thermodynamic principles that includes interfacial area as an additional parameter. A few static experimental studies have been previously performed, which allowed the determination of static parameters of the model, but no information exists concerning the interfacial area dynamic parameters. A new experimental porous flow cell that was constructed using stereolithography for two-phase gas-liquid flow studies was used in conjunction with an in-house analysis code to provide information on dynamic evolution of both fluid phases and gas-liquid interfaces. In this paper, we give a brief introduction to the new generalized model of two-phase flow model and describe how the stereolithography flow cell experimental setup was used to obtain the dynamic parameters for the interfacial area numerical model. In particular, the methods used to determine the interfacial area permeability and production terms are shown.

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Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States). In-house Research
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1012830
Report Number(s):
NETL-TPR2879
TRN: US1102377
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Proceedings of ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting and 8th International - Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; PERMEABILITY; PRODUCTION; STANDARD MODEL; THERMODYNAMICS; TWO-PHASE FLOW

Citation Formats

Crandall, Dustin, Ahmadi, Goodarz, and Smith, Duane H. Measurement of Interfacial Area Production and Permeability within Porous Media. United States: N. p., 2010. Web.
Crandall, Dustin, Ahmadi, Goodarz, & Smith, Duane H. Measurement of Interfacial Area Production and Permeability within Porous Media. United States.
Crandall, Dustin, Ahmadi, Goodarz, and Smith, Duane H. Fri . "Measurement of Interfacial Area Production and Permeability within Porous Media". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1012830.
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abstractNote = {An understanding of the pore-level interactions that affect multi-phase flow in porous media is important in many subsurface engineering applications, including enhanced oil recovery, remediation of dense non-aqueous liquid contaminated sites, and geologic CO2 sequestration. Standard models of two-phase flow in porous media have been shown to have several shortcomings, which might partially be overcome using a recently developed model based on thermodynamic principles that includes interfacial area as an additional parameter. A few static experimental studies have been previously performed, which allowed the determination of static parameters of the model, but no information exists concerning the interfacial area dynamic parameters. A new experimental porous flow cell that was constructed using stereolithography for two-phase gas-liquid flow studies was used in conjunction with an in-house analysis code to provide information on dynamic evolution of both fluid phases and gas-liquid interfaces. In this paper, we give a brief introduction to the new generalized model of two-phase flow model and describe how the stereolithography flow cell experimental setup was used to obtain the dynamic parameters for the interfacial area numerical model. In particular, the methods used to determine the interfacial area permeability and production terms are shown.},
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