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Title: Lattice Boltzmann-Based Approaches for Pore-Scale Reactive Transport

Abstract

Important geoscience and environmental applications such as geologic carbon storage, environmental remediation, and unconventional oil and gas recovery are best understood in the context of reactive flow and multicomponent transport in the subsurface environment. The coupling of chemical and microbiological reactions with hydrological and mechanical processes can lead to complex behaviors across an enormous range of spatial and temporal scales. These coupled responses are also strongly influenced by the heterogeneity and anisotropy of the geologic formations. Reactive transport processes can change the pore morphology at the pore scale, thereby leading to nonlinear interactions with advective and diffusive transport, which can strongly influence larger-scale properties such as permeability and dispersion. Therefore, one of the greatest research challenges is to improve our ability to predict these processes across scales (DOE 2007). The development of pore-scale experimental and modeling methods to study reactive processes involving mineral precipitation and dissolution, and biofilm dynamics allows more fundamental investigation of physical behavior so that more accurate and robust upscaled constitutive models can be developed for the continuum scale.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security (CFSES)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1370716
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0001114
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry; Journal Volume: 80; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: CFSES partners with University of Texas at Austin (lead); Sandia National Laboratory
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; nuclear (including radiation effects), carbon sequestration

Citation Formats

Yoon, Hongkyu, Kang, Qinjun, and Valocchi, Albert J. Lattice Boltzmann-Based Approaches for Pore-Scale Reactive Transport. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2138/rmg.2015.80.12.
Yoon, Hongkyu, Kang, Qinjun, & Valocchi, Albert J. Lattice Boltzmann-Based Approaches for Pore-Scale Reactive Transport. United States. doi:10.2138/rmg.2015.80.12.
Yoon, Hongkyu, Kang, Qinjun, and Valocchi, Albert J. Thu . "Lattice Boltzmann-Based Approaches for Pore-Scale Reactive Transport". United States. doi:10.2138/rmg.2015.80.12.
@article{osti_1370716,
title = {Lattice Boltzmann-Based Approaches for Pore-Scale Reactive Transport},
author = {Yoon, Hongkyu and Kang, Qinjun and Valocchi, Albert J.},
abstractNote = {Important geoscience and environmental applications such as geologic carbon storage, environmental remediation, and unconventional oil and gas recovery are best understood in the context of reactive flow and multicomponent transport in the subsurface environment. The coupling of chemical and microbiological reactions with hydrological and mechanical processes can lead to complex behaviors across an enormous range of spatial and temporal scales. These coupled responses are also strongly influenced by the heterogeneity and anisotropy of the geologic formations. Reactive transport processes can change the pore morphology at the pore scale, thereby leading to nonlinear interactions with advective and diffusive transport, which can strongly influence larger-scale properties such as permeability and dispersion. Therefore, one of the greatest research challenges is to improve our ability to predict these processes across scales (DOE 2007). The development of pore-scale experimental and modeling methods to study reactive processes involving mineral precipitation and dissolution, and biofilm dynamics allows more fundamental investigation of physical behavior so that more accurate and robust upscaled constitutive models can be developed for the continuum scale.},
doi = {10.2138/rmg.2015.80.12},
journal = {Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry},
number = 1,
volume = 80,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}