화학공학소재연구정보센터
Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, Vol.18, No.6, 802-808, November, 2001
Experimental Studies on the Flow of Two Immiscible Fluids in Porous Media Using X-Ray Computed Tomography: The Case When the Viscosities of the Fluids are Equal
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Experiments were earned out to demonstrate the dispersion that occurs at the interface between fluids when two immiscible fluids flow in porous structures. In this work the porous medium was cellulosic absorbent and the fluids, decyl alcohol and water, were modified so as to cover a range of flow rates and identical fluid viscosities. Computerized Tomography (CT) was used to generate dynamic three-dimensional images of two-phase saturations and provided quantitative information of time evolution of fluid saturation at each position. Thus, use of CT made characterization of two-phase displacement history in cellulosic porous media possible. This work could relate experimental fluid saturation to theoretical model of immiscible fluids flow.
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