Get access
Advertisement

Prediction of transport processes within porous media: Diffusive flow processes within an homogeneous swarm of spherical particles

Authors

  • Graham H. Neale,

    1. Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Current affiliation:
    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, British Columbia, Canada
    Search for more papers by this author
  • Walter K. Nader

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    • Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Search for more papers by this author

Abstract

A geometric model for an homogeneous and isotropic porous medium composed of spherical particles is proposed. This model requires a minimum of geometric simplifications and lends itself to the study of hydrodynamic as well as diffusive flow processes, permitting in each application a mathematically rigorous and fully predictive analysis leading to mathematical representations of the respective flow parameters.

This particular investigation seeks to evaluate, and to provide physical insight into, diffusive flow processes occurring within an homogeneous swarm of spherical particles.

Get access to the full text of this article

Ancillary