Research Project C05

Process-dependent porosity-permeability relations for fluid-solid reactions in porous media


Fluid-solid reactions pose a challenge for modelling flow and transport in porous media due to the dynamic changes in the pore space and the associated alteration of the permeability. This project aims to use Magnetic Resonance Imaging and X-ray computer microtomography measurements on synthetic porous media made from glass beads and soil columns to experimentally elucidate differences in porosity-permeability relationships for three different fluid-solid reactions: salt precipitation during evaporation, microbially-induced calcite precipitation, and dissolution during chemical stimulation.

Publications in Project C05

  1. Piotrowski, J., Huisman, J. A., Nachshon, U., Pohlmeier, A., & Vereecken, H. (2020). Gas Permeability of Salt Crusts Formed by Evaporation from Porous Media. Geosciences, 10(11), Article 11.
  2. Hasan, S., Niasar, V., Karadimitriou, N. K., Godinho, J. R. A., Vo, N. T., An, S., Rabbani, A., & Steeb, H. (2020). Direct characterization of solute transport in unsaturated porous media using fast X-ray synchrotron microtomography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
  3. Steeb, H., & Renner, J. (n.d.). Mechanics of Poro-Elastic Media: A Review with Emphasis on Foundational State Variables. Transport in Porous Media.

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This picture showsJ. A. (Sander) Huisman
Prof. Dr.

J. A. (Sander) Huisman

Principal Investigator, Research Project C05

This picture showsAndreas Pohlmeier

Andreas Pohlmeier

Principal Investigator, Research Project C05

This picture showsHolger Steeb
Prof. Dr.-Ing.

Holger Steeb

Principal Investigator, Research Projects B05 and C05

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