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Main Title Multiphase Flow and Transport in Porous Media.
Author Parker, J. C. ;
CORP Author Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ., Blacksburg. Center for Environmental and Hazardous Material Studies.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher c1989
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/J-89/542;
Stock Number PB91-240457
Additional Subjects Multiphase flow ; Transport properties ; Porous materials ; Reservoir engineering ; Water pollution ; Hydrocarbons ; Capillary flow ; Pore pressure ; Mathematical models ; Engineering geology ; Oil reservoirs ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB91-240457 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 20p
Multiphase flow and transport of compositionally complex fluids in geologic media is of important in a number of applied problems which have major social and economic effects. In petroleum reservoir engineering, efficient recovery of energy reserves is the principal goal. Unfortunately, some of these hydrocarbons and other organic chemicals often find their way unwanted into the soils and groundwater supplies. Removal in the latter case is predicated on ensuring the public health and safety. In the paper, principles of modeling fluid flow in systems containing up to three fluid phases (namely, water, air, and organic liquid) are described. Solution of the governing equations for multiphase flow requires knowledge of functional relationships between fluid pressures, saturations, permeabilities which may be formulated on the basis of conceptual models of fluid-porous media interactions. Mechanisms of transport in multicomponent multiphase systems in which species may partition between phases are also described, and the governing equations are presented for the case in which local phase equilibrium may be assumed. A number of hypothetical numerical problems are presented to illustrate the physical behavior of systems in which multiphase flow and transport arise. (Copyright (c) 1989 by the American Geophysical Union.)