Transport Processes in Porous Media

Transport Processes in Porous Media

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This volume contains the invited lectures presented during the NATO/ASI conducted in Pullman, Washington, July 9-18, 1989. This is the third in a series of NATO/ASIs on transport phenomena in porous media. The first two, which took place at Newark, Delaware in 1982 and 1985, are devoted to various topics related to the Fundamentals of Transport Processes in Porous Media. The contents of the books resulting from previous NATO/ASIs are given at the end of this book. Transport of extensive quantities such as mass of a fluid phase, mass of chemical species carried by a fluid phase, energy and electric charge in porous media, as encountered in a large variety of engineering disciplines, is an emerging interdisciplinary field. The groundwater flow, the simultaneous flow of gas, oil and water in petroleum reservoirs, the movement and accumulation of pollutants in the saturated and unsaturated subsurface zones, thermal energy storage in reservoirs, land subsidence in response to charges in overburden loads, or to pumping of fluids from underground formations, wave propagation in seismic investigations or as produced by earthquakes, chemical reactors, water flow through sand filters and the movement of fluids through kidneys, may serve as examples of fields in which the theory of transport in porous media is employed.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 825 pages
  • 149.86 x 228.6 x 50.8mm | 1,247.37g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1991 ed.
  • XII, 825 p.
  • 0792313631
  • 9780792313632

Table of contents

1. Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media.- Structure of Porous Media.- Deletion of Nondominant Effects in Modelling Transport in Porous Media.- Hydrocarbons in Porous Media.- Fluid Flow in Fractured Rock: Theory and Application.- Transport Phenomena in Frozen Porous Media.- Phosphorous Transport with Water Flow in Acid, Sandy Soils.- Thermohydraulics of Heated Porous Media Associated with Nuclear Reactor Safety.- 2. Momentum Transfer in Porous Media.- Wave Propagation in Porous Media - A Review.- Dynamic Behavior of Porous Media.- Integral Representation and Sources in Isotropic Poroelastic Media.- 3. Chemical and Biological Processes in Porous Media.- The Nature and Effects of Sorption Processes in Subsurface Systems.- Chemical Kinetics and Mass Transfer Processes in Soils and Soil Constituents.- Microbial Processes in Porous Media.- 4. Developments in Various Modeling Techniques.- Fluid Flow and Solute Transport in Fractal Heterogeneous Porous Media.- Fractal Porous Media.- Analysis of Spatial Variability Using a Numerical Spectral Approach.- The Random Walk Method and Extensions in Groundwater Modelling.- Groundwater Modeling - A Critical Review.- Table of Contents of "Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena in Porous Media, 1984".- Table of Contents of "Advances in Transport Phenomena in Porous Media, 1987".
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Review quote

`This volume will help in advancing the understanding of transport phenomena, describing them and solving problems of practical interest.'
Bulletin of International Soil Science, 81, 1992
'Overall this is a book for libraries, for PhD students, and for researchers to dip into when writing their own reviews or lectures.' Hydrological sciences 37:5 1992
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