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Title: Pore-scale modelling of multiphase reactive flow: application to mineral dissolution with production of

Abstract

A micro-continuum approach is proposed to simulate the dissolution of solid minerals at the pore scale in the presence of multiple fluid phases. The approach employs an extended Darcy–Brinkman–Stokes formulation that accounts for the interfacial tension between the two immiscible fluid phases and the moving contact line at the mineral surface. The simulation framework is validated using an experimental microfluidic device that provides time-lapse images of the dissolution dynamics. The set-up involves a single-calcite crystal and the subsequent generation of$$\text{CO}_{2}$$bubbles in the domain. The dissolution of the calcite crystal and the production of gas during the acidizing process are analysed. We then show that the production of$$\text{CO}_{2}$$bubbles during the injection of acid in a carbonate formation may limit the overall dissolution rate and prevent the emergence of wormholes.

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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Nanoscale Control of Geologic CO2 (NCGC); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1566339
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 855; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-1120
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bio-inspired, mechanical behavior, carbon sequestration

Citation Formats

Soulaine, Cyprien, Roman, Sophie, Kovscek, Anthony, and Tchelepi, Hamdi A. Pore-scale modelling of multiphase reactive flow: application to mineral dissolution with production of. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.655.
Soulaine, Cyprien, Roman, Sophie, Kovscek, Anthony, & Tchelepi, Hamdi A. Pore-scale modelling of multiphase reactive flow: application to mineral dissolution with production of. United States. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.655.
Soulaine, Cyprien, Roman, Sophie, Kovscek, Anthony, and Tchelepi, Hamdi A. Wed . "Pore-scale modelling of multiphase reactive flow: application to mineral dissolution with production of". United States. doi:10.1017/jfm.2018.655.
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abstractNote = {A micro-continuum approach is proposed to simulate the dissolution of solid minerals at the pore scale in the presence of multiple fluid phases. The approach employs an extended Darcy–Brinkman–Stokes formulation that accounts for the interfacial tension between the two immiscible fluid phases and the moving contact line at the mineral surface. The simulation framework is validated using an experimental microfluidic device that provides time-lapse images of the dissolution dynamics. The set-up involves a single-calcite crystal and the subsequent generation of$\text{CO}_{2}$bubbles in the domain. The dissolution of the calcite crystal and the production of gas during the acidizing process are analysed. We then show that the production of$\text{CO}_{2}$bubbles during the injection of acid in a carbonate formation may limit the overall dissolution rate and prevent the emergence of wormholes.},
doi = {10.1017/jfm.2018.655},
journal = {Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
issn = {0022-1120},
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volume = 855,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {9}
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