Porous Media Fluid Transport and Pore Structure

Porous Media Fluid Transport and Pore Structure

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Author: F Dullien
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151351

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Porous Media: Fluid Transport and Pore Structure presents relevant data on the role of pore structure in terms of transport phenomena in pore spaces. The information is then applied to the interpretation of various experiments and results of model calculations. This book emphasizes the discussion of ""flow through porous media"" in terms of interactions among the three main factors. These factors are transport phenomena, interfacial effects, and pore structure. An introductory chapter opens the text and presents some of the basic concepts and terms that will be encountered all throughout. Chapters 2 to 4 focus on the important foundations of the physical phenomena as applied in the pore space of porous media. These foundations are capillarity, pore structure, and single phase flow and diffusion. Chapters 5 to 7 discuss more in detail the different applications of pore structure to various operations and processes. Some of the concepts covered in this part of the book include flow and/or diffusion through a porous medium, simultaneous flow of immiscible fluids and immiscible displacement, and miscible displacement and hydrodynamic dispersion. This book is a good reference to students, scientists, and engineers in the field of chemistry, physics, and biology.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Symbols

    1 Introduction

    2 Capillarity in Porous Media

    2.1 Surface between Two Fluids

    2.2 Systems Containing Solid Surfaces

    2.3 Capillary Pressure

    2.4 Quasi-Static Displacement of a Fluid by Another Immiscible Fluid

    2.5 Pore Structure Models of the Capillary Pressure Function

    2.6 Adsorption in Porous Media


    3 Pore Structure

    3.1 Macroscopic Pore Structure Parameters

    3.2 Microscopic Pore Structure Parameters

    3.3 Pore Structure of Some Important Materials


    4 Single-Phase Transport Phenomena in Porous Media

    4.1 Introduction

    4.2 Phenomenological Flow Models

    4.3 Models Based on Conduit Flow

    4.4 Use of the Navier-Stokes Equations in Flow through Porous Media

    4.5 Flow Models Based on Flow around Submerged Objects

    4.6 Flow of Gases and Diffusion in Porous Media

    4.7 Non-Newtonian Flow in Porous Media

    4.8 Anisotropic Permeability

    4.9 Resistivity (Formation) Factor and Tortuosity


    5 Selected Operations Involving Transport of a Single Fluid Phase through a Porous Medium

    5.1 Deep Filtration

    5.2 Mass Transfer through Membranes

    5.3 Gel Chromatography


    6 Multiphase Flow of Immiscible Fluids in Porous Media

    6.1 Fundamentals of Flow of Immiscible Fluids

    6.2 Macroscopic (Phenomenological) Description of Flow

    6.3 Microscopic Flow Mechanisms of Immiscible Fluids in Porous Media

    6.4 Immiscible Displacement


    7 Miscible Displacement and Dispersion

    7.1 Introduction

    7.2 Dispersion in a Capillary Tube

    7.3 Hydrodynamic Dispersion (Miscible Displacement) in Porous Media



Product details

  • No. of pages: 416
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323151351

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