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Flow & Transport in Permeable Media (GRS)
Gordon Research Seminar

The Impact of Interfaces in Permeable Media


July 30-31, 2016


PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre
Girona, Spain


Maria T. Elenius & Amir Raoof

Meeting Description

The Gordon Research Seminar on Flow and Transport in Permeable Media is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.

This GRS focuses on understanding and controlling material and process interfaces including flow and reactive transport in porous media. Standard models on the continuum scale often do no fully capture these coupled processes, thereby posing particular challenges for environmental, technical and biological applications. Topics of the GRS will therefore cover the influence of interfaces between rocks and fluids, pairs of immiscible fluids, high- and low-conductive zones, and between porous media and the atmosphere or sea, on length scales ranging from micrometers to kilometers. These scientifically challenging topics are essential for society's management of water resources, environmental protection, and energy solutions such as carbon capture and storage, geothermal energy production and energy storage.

Related Meeting

This GRS was held in conjunction with the "Flow & Transport in Permeable Media" Gordon Research Conference (GRC). Refer to the associated GRC program page for more information.


Final Meeting Program

1:30 pm - 4:30 pmArrival and Check-in
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmIntroductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair
3:15 pm - 4:00 pmKeynote Session: The Role of Interfaces in Mass, Momentum, and Energy Transfer at the Pore Scale
Discussion Leader: Joaquin Jimenez-Martinez (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmMajid Hassanizadeh (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
"The Role of Interfaces in Mass, Momentum and Energy Transfer at the Pore Scale"
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussion
4:00 pm - 5:30 pmPoster Session
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFluid-Rock Interfaces / Fluid-Fluid Interfaces
Surface reactions and biofilm formation including their interaction with flow and transport such as convective mixing. What are the descriptions at different scales? Experiments and models for enhanced understanding of the dynamics of immiscible multiphase flow at pore and macro-scale.
Discussion Leaders: Carina Bringedal (University of Bergen, Norway) and Nima Shokri (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
5:30 pm - 5:50 pmParisa Mirbod (Clarkson University, USA)
"A Bio-Inspired Strategy to Reduce Drag of Particle-Laden Slurries over Planar Surfaces"
5:50 pm - 6:00 pmDiscussion
6:00 pm - 6:20 pmWen Song (Stanford University, USA)
"Wettability in Reactive Transport Through Carbonates"
6:20 pm - 6:30 pmDiscussion
6:30 pm - 6:50 pmMagali Christensen (University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom)
"Dependence of Waterflood Oil Recovery on Pore-Scale Wettability Contrast"
6:50 pm - 7:00 pmDiscussion
7:00 pm - 7:20 pmOshri Borgman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel)
"Impact of Heterogeneity and Matrix Deformations on Drying of Granular Materials"
7:20 pm - 7:30 pmDiscussion
8:00 pmDinner
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 amExperiments and Models for Understanding the Impact of Interfaces / Exchange Flows Between High- and Low-Conducting Zones
Contributions related to all sessions of the GRS. Anomalous transport between fractures and rock matrix, and between high- and low-permeability soil and rock.
Discussion Leaders: Majid Hassanizadeh (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) and Wen Song (Stanford University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:10 amKirill Gerke (The University of Melbourne, Australia)
"Hybrid Pore-Network Extraction with Domain Decomposition from Stochastically Fused Multi-Scale Images of Hierarchical Porous Media"
9:10 am - 9:15 amDiscussion
9:15 am - 9:25 amJyoti Phirani (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)
"A Model for Immiscible Displacement in Disordered Interacting Capillaries"
9:25 am - 9:30 amDiscussion
9:30 am - 9:40 amRebecca Liyanage (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
"Multidimensional Imaging and Characterisation of Density-Driven Flow in Porous Media"
9:40 am - 9:45 amDiscussion
9:45 am - 9:55 amAlessio Fumagalli (University of Bergen, Norway)
"An Integrated Geological and Mathematical Framework for Geothermal Reservoirs"
9:55 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:20 amPeter Kyungchul Kang (Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea)
"Impact of Stress on Anomalous Transport in Fractured Rock: From a Single Rough Fracture to Discrete Fracture Networks"
10:20 am - 10:30 amDiscussion
10:30 am - 10:50 amRyan Edwards (Princeton University, USA)
"Two-Phase Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Injection in Shale Gas Formations"
10:50 am - 11:00 amDiscussion
11:00 am - 12:30 pmPoster Session

Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPorous Media - Free Flow Interfaces
Mass and energy exchange during evaporation from terrestrial surfaces and during sea-bed processes.
Discussion Leader: Erfan Haghighi (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
1:30 pm - 1:50 pmJohannes Hommel (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
"Field-Scale Modeling of Microbially Induced Calcite Precipitation"
1:50 pm - 2:00 pmDiscussion
2:00 pm - 2:20 pmThomas Fetzer (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
"How Turbulence and Surface Properties Affect Porous-Medium/Free Flow Exchange Processes"
2:20 pm - 2:30 pmDiscussion
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmEvaluation Period
Fill in GRS Evaluation Forms
3:00 pmSeminar Concludes
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