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Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media

Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media
30 Volumes | 1987 - 2019


The Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series is aimed at engineers and scientists who work and perform research in a wide variety of disciplines involving transport of matter and energy in porous media. This includes Civil Engineering, Hydrology, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Engineering, food industry, Petroleum Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and Geothermal Engineering, to mention but a few.
Fluid-filled porous media are ubiquitous in many natural and industrial systems. The working of these systems is controlled and/or affected by the movement of fluids, solutes, particles, electrical charges, and heat through them. Examples of natural porous media and corresponding processes are flow of oil, gas, and water in oil reservoirs; the potential mobilization of methane in gas hydrates; the flow of Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (NAPLs) in contaminated aquifers; the storage of CO2, nuclear waste, other hazardous wastes, and heat in the subsurface; the flow of fluids and solutes in biological tissues; and melting and metamorphism of snow. Examples of industrial porous media and corresponding processes are drying of paper pulp, the adsorption of liquids in diapers and similar absorbing products, gas and water management in fuel cells, and the drying of foods, as well as water and solute movement in building materials, detergent tablets, textiles, foams, coatings, paper, and filters.
Many physical, chemical, thermal, and biological processes (such as fluids flow, diffusion, capillarity, dissolution, adsorption, clogging, degradation, shrinkage, swelling, fracturing, and flow of electrical charges) occur in these materials. For the design, operation, and maintenance of porous media systems, it is extremely important to understand these processes, describe them quantitatively (by mathematical models) and simulate them.
Porous media processes are observed, studies, and modelled at a wide range of scales, from nano to micro scales, through the laboratory scale, to the field scale. Understanding above-mentioned transport phenomena, experimental studies of them, and modeling them at different scales, as well as coping with the uncertainties that are inherent in such models, especially as a result of spatial heterogeneity, are the subject matter of the books included in Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media. Thus, the state-of-art of the underlying theory, investigation tools, and applications are presented in the series.
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Comments or suggestions for future volumes are welcomed.
S.Majid Hassanizadeh, Department of Earth Sciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands,

All books of the series Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media

2019 | Book

Applied Soil Hydrology

This state-of-the-art book clearly explains the basic principles of soil hydrology and the current knowledge in this field. It particularly highlights the estimation and application of measurements and evaluation of soil-hydrophysical …

2018 | Book

An Introduction to Soil Mechanics

This textbook offers a superb introduction to theoretical and practical soil mechanics. Special attention is given to the risks of failure in civil engineering, and themes covered include stresses in soils, groundwater flow, consolidation, testing …

2018 | Book

Modeling Phenomena of Flow and Transport in Porous Media

This book presents and discusses the construction of mathematical models that describe phenomena of flow and transport in porous media as encountered in civil and environmental engineering, petroleum and agricultural engineering, as well as …

2017 | Book

Fluid Flow in the Subsurface

History, Generalization and Applications of Physical Laws

This book presents a systematic attempt to generalize several fundamental physical laws related to subsurface fluid flow that are important for a number of contemporary applications in the areas of hydrogeology, reservoir engineering and rock …

2017 | Book

Geological Storage of CO2 in Deep Saline Formations

This book offers readers a comprehensive overview, and an in-depth understanding, of suitable methods for quantifying and characterizing saline aquifers for the geological storage of CO2. It begins with a general overview of the methodology and …

2016 | Book


This book treats the mechanics of porous materials infiltrated with a fluid (poromechanics), focussing on its linear theory (poroelasticity). Porous materials from inanimate bodies such as sand, soil and rock, living bodies such as plant tissue …

2015 | Book

Overland Flow Dynamics and Solute Transport

This book provides essential background knowledge on a wide range of hydrological processes governing contaminant transport from soil to surface water across a range of scales, from hillslope to watershed. The mathematical description of these pro

2011 | Book

Subsurface Solute Transport Models and Case Histories

With Applications to Radionuclide Migration

The book addresses the development of the basic knowledge of the subsurface solute transfer with a particular emphasis on field data collection and analysis coupled with modeling (analytical and numerical) tool application. The relevant theoretica

2010 | Book

Modeling Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport

In many parts of the world, groundwater resources are under increasing threat from growing demands, wasteful use, and contamination. To face the challenge, good planning and management practices are needed. A key to the management of groundwater i

2010 | Book

An Introduction to Soil Dynamics

to Soil Dynamics Arnold Verruijt Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands Arnold Verruijt Delft University of Technology 2628 CN Delft Netherlands A CD-ROM accompanies this book containing programs for waves in p

2008 | Book

Emerging Topics in Heat and Mass Transfer in Porous Media

From Bioengineering and Microelectronics to Nanotechnology

This book is a synthesis of emerging topics in heat and mass transfer in porous media. It brings together some of the world leaders in research on transport p- nomena in porous media to present the state of the art of its theory as well as the applic

2006 | Book

Soil Mechanics and Transport in Porous Media

Selected Works of G. de Josselin de Jong

2006 | Book

Gas Transport in Porous Media

CLIFFORD K. HOAND STEPHEN W. WEBB Sandia National Laboratories, P. O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185, USA Gas and vapor transport in porous media occur in a number of important applications includingdryingofindustrialandfoodproducts,oilandgasexplora

2005 | Book

Trends in Continuum Mechanics of Porous Media

Over the last decade and particularly in recent years, the macroscopic porous media theory has made decisive progress concerning the fundamentals of the theory and the development of mathematical models in various fields of engineering and biomech

2000 | Book

Macroscale Models of Flow Through Highly Heterogeneous Porous Media

The The book book was was planned planned in in such such a a manner manner that that two two basic basic goals goals would would be be reached. reached. On On the the one one hand, hand, the the goal goal was was to to show show some some new new …

2000 | Book

Computational Methods for Flow and Transport in Porous Media

The first Symposium on Recent Advances in Problems of Flow and Transport in Porous Media was held in Marrakech in June '96 and has provided a focus for the utilization of computer methods for solving the many complex problems encountered in the …

1999 | Book

Fractures and Fracture Networks

Both the beauty and interest of fractures and fracture networks are easy to grasp, since they are abundant in nature. An example is the road from Digne to Nice in the south of France, with an impressive number and variety of such structures: the …

1999 | Book

Inverse Problems in Groundwater Modeling

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This book systematically discusses basic concepts, theory, solution methods and …

1999 | Book

Seawater Intrusion in Coastal Aquifers — Concepts, Methods and Practices

Coastal aquifers serve as major sources for freshwater supply in many countries around the world, especially in arid and semi-arid zones. Many coastal areas are also heavily urbanized, a fact that makes the need for freshwater even more acute.

1999 | Book

The Method of Volume Averaging

Multiphase systems dominate nearly every area of science and technology, and the method of volume averaging provides a rigorous foundation for the analysis of these systems. The development is based on classical continuum physics, and it provides …