H090:
Non-Newtonian fluids in subsurface environments: rheology, modeling, and applications





Session ID#: 26986

Session Description:
Non-Newtonian fluids exhibit complex rheological properties such as a non-linear relationship between stress and shear rate, a yield stress, or thixotropy. They are used for subsurface applications in a number of varieties: polymer solutions for the remediation of NAPL-polluted aquifers, enhanced oil recovery (EOR), or to investigate subsurface properties; foams for the remediation of vadose zone environments; clay-based drilling muds; suspensions of solid particles for soil remediation or fracking. How their peculiar rheology impacts their flow in porous/fractured media, and how it is beneficial to applications, are still open questions. We welcome contributions based on laboratory experiments, field investigations, or theoretical/numerical studies. Topics may include, among others, rheological studies, characterization of flow behavior through porous and fractured media, impact of the rheology on solute transport, estimation of medium properties, and field applications such as aquifer/soil/vadose zone remediation, EOR, and fracking. Discussions on future modeling and investigation strategies are also encouraged.
Primary Convener:  Yves Meheust, University of Rennes, Geosciences, UMR CNRS 6118, Rennes Cedex, France
Conveners:  Clément Roques, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, Vittorio Di Federico, Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali (DICAM), Bologna, Italy and Lirong Zhong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Lirong Zhong, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Xuepeng Wu, School of Petroleum Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum (East China),, Qingdao, China and Caili Dai, School of Petroleum Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Heavy Oil Processing, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China
Seung Kam, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States and Mohammad Izadi, Louisiana State University, Petroleum Engineering, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Vittorio Di Federico1, Giada Felisa1, Ilaria Lauriola1 and Sandro Longo2, (1)Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, Chimica, Ambientale e dei Materiali (DICAM), Bologna, Italy, (2)Università di Parma, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Architettura (DIA), Parma, Italy
Christopher Bowers1, Pamela B Schultz2, Christopher P Fowler1, James E McClure3 and Cass T Miller2, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Environmental Science and Engineering, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (3)Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States
Ian Espinoza1, Scott Hauswirth1, Christopher C. Cerda2 and Sina Sadeghi1, (1)California State University Northridge, Geological Sciences, Northridge, CA, United States, (2)California State University Northridge, Biology, Northridge, CA, United States
Fawad Naseer, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Herman von Holt, Seung Kam and Wesley Charles Williams, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Clément Roques, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Institute of Geology, Zurich, Switzerland, Yves Meheust, Géosciences Rennes, CNRS - University of Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France, Tanguy Le Borgne, Geosciences Rennes, Rennes Cedex, France and John S Selker, Oregon State University, Biological and Ecological Engineering, Corvallis, OR, United States
Majdi R Abou Najm, American University of Beirut, Beirut, 1107, Lebanon, Christelle Basset, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, Ryan D. Stewart, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, United States and Scott Hauswirth, California State University, Northridge, Geological Sciences, Northridge, CA, United States
Yves Meheust1, Baudouin Géraud2, Isabelle Cantat2 and Benjamin Dollet2, (1)University of Rennes, Geosciences, UMR CNRS 6118, Rennes Cedex, France, (2)University of Rennes, Institut de Physique de Rennes, UMR CNRS 6251, Rennes, France

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