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  • Main Title Establishing a Quantitative Functional Relationship between Capillary Pressure Saturation and Interfacial Area


  • Author: Montemagno, Carlo
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Cornell University Office of Sponsored Programs (United States)
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 2002-04-23


  • English


  • Content Description: We propose to continue our collaborative research focused on advanced technologies for subsurface contamination problems. Our approach combines new multi-phase flow theory, novel laboratory experiments, and non-traditional computational simulators to investigate practical approaches to include interfacial areas in descriptions of subsurface contaminant transport and remediation. Because all inter-phase mass transfer occurs at fluid-fluid interfaces, and it is this inter-phase mass transfer that leads to the difficult, long-term ground-water contamination problems, it is critical to include interfacial behavior in the problem description. This is currently lacking in all standard models of complex ground-water contamination problems. In our earlier project, we developed tools appropriate for inclusion of interfacial areas under equilibrium conditions. These include advanced laboratory techniques and targeted computational experiments that validated certain key theoretical conjecture s. However, it has become clear that to include interfacial behavior fully into a description of the multi-phase flow and contamination problems, the fully dynamic case must be considered. Therefore, we need to develop both experimental and computational tools that can capture the dynamic nature of interfacial movements. Development and application of such tools will allow the theory to be evaluated, and will lead to significant improvements in our understanding of complex subsurface contamination problems, thereby allowing us to develop and evaluate improved remediation technologies.
  • Physical Description: vp.


  • Keyword: Saturation
  • Keyword: Ground Water
  • Keyword: Functionals
  • Keyword: Simulators
  • Keyword: Contamination
  • STI Subject Categories: 72 Physics Of Elementary Particles And Fields
  • Keyword: Standard Model
  • Keyword: Transport
  • Keyword: Mass Transfer


  • Other Information: PBD: 23 Apr 2002


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: DOE/ER/14703
  • Grant Number: FG07-96ER14703
  • DOI: 10.2172/796249
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 796249
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736299


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