Advances in Porous Media, Volume 3 presents in-depth review papers that give a comprehensive coverage of the field of transport in porous media. This is the third volume in the series which treats transport phenomena in porous media as an interdisciplinary topic.

The objective of each chapter is to review the work done on a specific topic including theoretical, numerical as well as experimental studies. All contributors are from a variety of backgrounds, such as civil and environmental engineering, earth and environmental sciences. The articles are aimed at scientists and engineers from various fields who are concerned with the fundamentals and applications of processes in porous media.

Advances in Porous Media, Volume 3 is a valuable source of information for both researchers in the field and those working in other related disciplines.

Table of Contents

Modeling subsurface biodegradation of non–aqueous phase liquids (P.C. de Blanc et al.). Introduction. Physical properties of NAPL compounds. NAPL environmental degradation. Modeling subsurface biodegradation. Discussion of representative models. Conclusions and recommended modeling approach. Flow of non–Newtonian fluids in porous media (Y.-S. Wu, K. Pruess). Introduction. Rheological model. Mathematical model. Single–phase flow of power–law non–Newtonian fluids. Transient flow of a single–phase Bingham non–Newtonian fluid. Multiphase immiscible flow involving non–Newtonian fluids. Concluding remarks. Appendix 1: List of symbols. Numerical simulation of sedimentary basin–scale hydrochemical processes (J.P. Raffensperger). Introduction. Governing equations. Numerical solution. Applications. Summary. Appendix 1: Notation list. Stabilization/solidification of hazardous wastes in soil matrices (E.R. Cook, B. Batchelor). Introduction. Soil stabilization/solidification applications. Cement hydration reactions. Soil/cement reactions. Environmental interactions. Long term performance assessment. Conclusions and recommendations. Propagation of waves in porous media (M.Y. Corapcioglu, K. Tuncay). Introduction. Biot's theory. Solutions of Biot's formulation. Liquefaction of soils. Wave propagation in unsaturated porous medium. Use of wave propagation equation to estimate permeability. Wave propagation in marine environments. Application of mixture theory. The use of macroscopic balance equations to obtain wave propagation equations in saturated porous media. Wave propagation in fractured porous media saturated by two immiscible fluids.


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