Controlled experiments can be conducted at a number of spatial scales. At the largest scale are experiments in the field, such as at the Borden site in Ontario, Canada, or at Horkeim Aquifer Test Site in southwest Germany. Controlled laboratory experiments focus on a much smaller scale, that of columns and table sized sand boxes. The VEGAS facility, with its large scaled experimental tanks, provides a connecting link between the scales of these more traditional approaches. There are yet other, much smaller scales for controlled laboratory experiments: the pore and pore network scales. Controlled visualization experiments at the pore scale augment larger scale laboratory and field experiments. Studies at these scales elucidate mechanisms and improve our understanding of the underlying processes active in flow and transport.
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- Visualization Experiments at the Pore Scale
John L. Wilson
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg