Experimental Investigation of a Two-Phase Drainage Process in Porous Media

Afshin Goharzadeh, Yap Yit Fatt, Jake Joong Hoon Song, John Chai, Francisco M. Vargas

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Abstract

This paper presents an experimental study of two phase water-oil displacement in transparent porous media model made of mini-channels. The working fluid (water or/and oil) was injected into the porous matrix using a syringe pump with a constant flow rate. The influence of gravity and flow rates were studied. The volume fraction was defined and measured during the drainage. Two different experimental configurations, namely vertical and horizontal mini-channel were studied. For the vertical mini-channel, two injections, namely gravity-assisted (top-to-bottom) injection and anti-gravity (bottom-to-top) injection were performed. Experiments using horizontal mini-channel were also performed with the inlet and outlet placed on the same horizontal plane. It was observed that the gravity has significant effect in case of gravity-assisted injection and did not influence the anti-gravity injection or the horizontal injection setups.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print) 9780791856154
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer - , China
Duration: 11 Dec 201314 Dec 2013
Conference number: 4
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Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer
PublisherThe American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer
Abbreviated titleASME 2013
CountryChina
Period11/12/1314/12/13
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    Goharzadeh, A., Fatt, Y. Y., Song, J. J. H., Chai, J., & Vargas, F. M. (2014). Experimental Investigation of a Two-Phase Drainage Process in Porous Media. In Proceedings of the ASME 2013 4th International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat and Mass Transfer [V001T11A012] (International Conference on Micro/Nanoscale Heat Transfer). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/MNHMT2013-22237