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Title: Evaporation of a stagnant liquid

Abstract

The authors model the evaporation of a stagnant liquid from an initially filled block to a flowing gas stream. The motivation for this problem arises from applications in the drying of porous media, when the pressure is low, and in the recovery of oil from fractured reservoirs by gas injection, when the pressure is high. A similarity solution is developed which accounts for diffusion in both phases. Diffusion in the liquid phase can be important in high-pressure applications, where the gas may dissolve in the liquid phase. The motion of the interface and the evaporation rates are calculated as a function of the various thermodynamic parameters for systems of interest, including n-alkanes, methane, nitrogen, or carbon dioxide. The effect of counter-diffusion is shown to slow the evaporation process, although not by an order of magnitude, in typical cases.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (US)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; European Commission (EC)
OSTI Identifier:
20076086
DOE Contract Number:  
AC26-99BC15211
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: May 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0888-5885
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; RESIDUAL PETROLEUM; EVAPORATION; FLOW MODELS; GAS INJECTION; ENHANCED RECOVERY; DIFFUSION; RESERVOIR PRESSURE; FRACTURED RESERVOIRS

Citation Formats

Tsimpanogiannis, I.N., Yortsos, Y.C., and Stubos, A.K. Evaporation of a stagnant liquid. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1021/ie9902434.
Tsimpanogiannis, I.N., Yortsos, Y.C., & Stubos, A.K. Evaporation of a stagnant liquid. United States. doi:10.1021/ie9902434.
Tsimpanogiannis, I.N., Yortsos, Y.C., and Stubos, A.K. Mon . "Evaporation of a stagnant liquid". United States. doi:10.1021/ie9902434.
@article{osti_20076086,
title = {Evaporation of a stagnant liquid},
author = {Tsimpanogiannis, I.N. and Yortsos, Y.C. and Stubos, A.K.},
abstractNote = {The authors model the evaporation of a stagnant liquid from an initially filled block to a flowing gas stream. The motivation for this problem arises from applications in the drying of porous media, when the pressure is low, and in the recovery of oil from fractured reservoirs by gas injection, when the pressure is high. A similarity solution is developed which accounts for diffusion in both phases. Diffusion in the liquid phase can be important in high-pressure applications, where the gas may dissolve in the liquid phase. The motion of the interface and the evaporation rates are calculated as a function of the various thermodynamic parameters for systems of interest, including n-alkanes, methane, nitrogen, or carbon dioxide. The effect of counter-diffusion is shown to slow the evaporation process, although not by an order of magnitude, in typical cases.},
doi = {10.1021/ie9902434},
journal = {Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research},
issn = {0888-5885},
number = 5,
volume = 39,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {5}
}