H111:
Persistent Problems in Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media: From Pore- to Continuum-Scale





Session ID#: 25567

Session Description:
Predicting multiphase and multicomponent flow and transport processes in Earth’s subsurface remains a grand challenge (e.g., CO2 sequestration, hydrocarbon extraction, contaminant transport). Multiphase flow is often viscously or gravitationally unstable, and mass transfer between fluid phases can result in non-trivial phase behavior. Fickian diffusion, mechanical dispersion, chemical reactions, and formation heterogeneities add further complexity. In addition, it is well documented that conventional continuum-scale models oversimplify important pore-scale fluid displacement and transport processes (e.g., mixing and (bio)-reaction), resulting in uncertainties when applied to field-scale operations. Recent developments in pore-scale visualization and modeling techniques for flow and solute transport in multiphase conditions provide necessary information to improve continuum-scale models. We solicit submissions addressing state-of the-art pore-scale visualization techniques, modeling capabilities, and theoretical approaches. We are especially interested in submissions that link pore-scale fluid processes to continuum-scale models and their associated constitutive relationships, as well as alternatives and limitations to conventional continuum-scale models.
Primary Convener:  Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez, EAWAG Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Department of Water Resources and Drinking Water, Duebendorf, Switzerland; ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland
Conveners:  Florian Doster, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Meritxell Gran, Stanford University, Department of Energy Resources, Stanford, CA, United States and Anna L Herring, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Index Terms:

1847 Modeling [HYDROLOGY]
1875 Vadose zone [HYDROLOGY]
5104 Fracture and flow [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]
5114 Permeability and porosity [PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF ROCKS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ran Hu, Yifeng Chen and Dong-Sheng Wu, State Key Laboratory of Water Resources and Hydropower Engineering, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
Davide Picchi and Ilenia Battiato, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States
Bowen Ling1, Alexandre M Tartakovsky2, Jie Bao3, Mart Oostrom4 and Ilenia Battiato1, (1)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Experimental and Computational Engineering Group, Richland, WA, United States, (4)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Richland, WA, United States
Anna L Herring1, Vanessa Robins1, Zhishang Liu2, Ryan Troy Armstrong3 and Adrian Sheppard1, (1)Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, (2)University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, (3)University of New South Wales, Petroleum Engineering, Sydney, Australia
Soheil Esmaeilzadeh, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States, Cyprien Soulaine, Stanford University, Los Altos Hills, CA, United States and Hamdi Tchelepi, Stanford Earth Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States
Zhe Li1, Anna L Herring1, Jill Middleton1, Trond Varslot2, James E McClure3 and Adrian Sheppard1, (1)Australian National University, Applied Mathematics, Canberra, Australia, (2)FEI Lithocon Digital Rock Services, Trondheim, Norway, (3)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Abdullah Cihan1, Jens T Birkholzer2, Shibo Wang3 and Tetsu K Tokunaga2, (1)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Berkeley, CA, United States, (2)Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA, United States, (3)Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Energy Geosciences Division, Berkeley, CA, United States
Charles Talbot1, James E McClure2, Ryan Troy Armstrong3, Peyman Mostaghimi3, Yibing Hu3 and Cass T Miller4, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Mathematics, Environmental Science and Engineering, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States, (3)University of New South Wales, Petroleum Engineering, Sydney, Australia, (4)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Environmental Science and Engineering, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez, EAWAG Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland; ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering, Zurich, Switzerland and Christian Negre, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Samuel C Krevor, Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering, London, SW7, United Kingdom, Samuel James Jackson, Imperial College London, Earth Science & Engineering, London, United Kingdom and Simeon Agada, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Santosh Konangi, University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Cincinnati, OH, United States, Nikhil Kumar Palakurthi, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, , University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, United States, Nikolaos Karadimitriou, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, Ken Comer, The Procter and Gamble Company, Cincinnati, OH, United States and Urmila Ghia, University of Cincinnati Main Campus, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Cincinnati, OH, United States
Prasanna Ganesan Krishnamurthy1, Luca Trevisan1 and Timothy A Meckel2, (1)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (2)Univ. Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States

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