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Special Issue "Advances in Porous Media for Water, Energy, Environment, and Climate Change"

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section "C: Energy and Environment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2022) | Viewed by 820

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Mohaddeseh Mousavi Nezhad
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School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Interests: mechanics and physics of heterogeneous materials; laminar and turbulent flow in porous materials; reactive and non-reactive solute and heat transport processes
Dr. Pejman Tahmasebi
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College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82071, USA
Interests: Uncertainty quantification; CO2 sequestration; stochastic porous materials modeling; multiphysics flow and transport modeling; computational (geo)mechanics; computational and mathematical modeling; data assimilation and multiscale modeling; Machine learning; Natural hazards
Prof. Dr. Moran Wang
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Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aerospace, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Interests: heat transport; fluid mechanics and thermophysics; micro/nano flow; transport in porous media; multiscale interfacial transport
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Prof. Dr. Majid Hassanizadeh
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Stuttgart Center for Simulation Science (SIMTECH), Integrated Research Training Group SFB 1313, Stuttgart University, Stuttgart, Germany
Interests: theoretical, computational, and experimental studies of two-phase flow and transport of solutes, viruses, and colloids in porous media; pore-scale modelling (pore-network models, Discrete Element methods, and SPH); micromodel experiments of two-phase flow and colloid transport; soil and groundwater remediation; flow and transport in industrial porous meida (fuel cells, diapers, coated paper, medical tablets)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Porous materials are of significant scientific and technological interest in addressing urgent global challenges, reducing scarcity, and protecting natural systems. This requires a deep understanding of flow and transport phenomena in porous media for improving the efficiency and performance of natural and engineered systems. However, this is a challenging problem as it involves multiple coupled transport and interfacial processes interacting with the complex morphology of natural and man-made porous media over multiple length and time scales.

The 13th InterPore annual meeting and conference, InterPore2021, will take place as a virtual venue, from 31 May to 4 June 2021, and provide a platform for a large number of young and experienced scientists across the world to present research outcomes and exchange knowledge on porous media. Authors of high-quality papers from the conference are invited to submit follow-up articles extending the presented research in this dedicated Special Issue, which targets a wide range of topics related to the role of porous media for environmental protection, water purification, energy development, extraction, and sustainability. Topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Geothermal energy;
  • CO2 storage;
  • Reservoir engineering;
  • Fuel cells and batteries;
  • Underground energy storage (e.g., hydrogen);
  • Energy storage;
  • Multiphysics and multiphase flow;
  • Filters, foams, and membranes;
  • Fundaments of flow, transport, reaction, and deformation;
  • Chemical and electrochemical applications;
  • Biofilms;
  • Biotechnology.

Dr. Mohaddeseh Mousavi Nezhad
Dr. Pejman Tahmasebi
Prof. Dr. Moran Wang
Prof. Dr. Majid Hassanizadeh
Guest Editors

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Microscopic Conductivity Mechanism and Saturation Evaluation of Tight Sandstone Reservoirs: A Case Study from Bonan Oilfield, China
Energies 2022, 15(4), 1368; https://doi.org/10.3390/en15041368 - 14 Feb 2022
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Core samples of the tight sandstone reservoir in the Bonan Oilfield were analyzed by using multiple petrophysical experimental techniques, then a multi-scale three-dimensional digital rock model was constructed. The pore structure parameters of tight sandstone and homogeneous Berea sandstone were compared. The electrical [...] Read more.
Core samples of the tight sandstone reservoir in the Bonan Oilfield were analyzed by using multiple petrophysical experimental techniques, then a multi-scale three-dimensional digital rock model was constructed. The pore structure parameters of tight sandstone and homogeneous Berea sandstone were compared. The electrical simulation method based on the digital rock model was utilized to quantitatively reveal the influence of five micro-pore structure parameters (pore size, throat size, pore-throat size, coordination number, and shape factor) on the rock’s electrical properties. In addition, the saturation of tight sandstone reservoirs was evaluated in combination with the three-component automatic mixed-connection conductivity model. The results show that the “non-Archie” phenomenon in sandstone is obvious, which is mainly caused by the small radius of the maximum connected pore throat and the complex structure of the pore throat. We noted that: with an increase in pore radius, throat radius, and coordination number, the formation factor decreases and tends to be stable; the pore-throat size increases and the formation factor decreases in the form of power function; the shape factor increases, and the formation factor increases; the larger the pore–throat ratio and shape factor, the greater the resistivity index; with an increase in coordination number, the resistivity index decreases; and the pore-throat size has no effect on the resistivity index. The calculation accuracy of oil saturation is improved by 6.54% by constructing the three-component automatic mixed-conductivity saturation model of tight sandstone. Full article
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