Effects of gravity and inlet location on a two-phase countercurrent imbibition in porous media

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International Journal of Chemical Engineering, ISSN: 1687-806X, Vol: 2012, Page: 1-7

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/334631
DOI:
10.1155/2012/210128
Author(s):
El-Amin, M. F.; Salama, Amgad; Sun, Shuyu
Publisher(s):
Hindawi Limited; Hindawi Publishing Corporation; International Journal of Chemical Engineering
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Chemical Engineering
article description
We introduce a numerical investigation of the effect of gravity on the problem of two-phase countercurrent imbibition in porous media. We consider three cases of inlet location, namely, from, side, top, and bottom. A 2D rectangular domain is considered for numerical simulation. The results indicate that gravity has a significant effect depending on open-boundary location. © 2012 M. F. El-Amin et al.