DNAPL Infiltration in a Two-Dimensional Porous Medium—Influence of the Shape of the Solid Particles
Mustapha Hellou, Trong Dong Nguyen, Pascal Dupont
DOI: 10.4236/eng.2011.312148   PDF   HTML   XML   5,342 Downloads   7,981 Views   Citations


The infiltration with atmospheric pressure of Dense Non Aqueous Phase Liquid (DNAPL) in a model of porous medium saturated by another liquid is studied when this DNAPL liquid has a contact angle characterizing wetting liquid. The model of the porous medium considered consists of an assembly of solid particles for various forms. The influence of the shape of the particles is studied. The results found show the retention capacity of such porous media in function of the shape of the solid particles.

Share and Cite:

M. Hellou, T. Nguyen and P. Dupont, "DNAPL Infiltration in a Two-Dimensional Porous Medium—Influence of the Shape of the Solid Particles," Engineering, Vol. 3 No. 12, 2011, pp. 1192-1196. doi: 10.4236/eng.2011.312148.

Conflicts of Interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.


[1] K. D. Pennell, Pope G. A. and L. M. Abriola, “Influence of Viscous and Buoyancy Forces on the Mobilization of Residual Tetrachloroethylene during Surfactant Flushing”, Environ. Sci. Technol., Vol. 30, NO. 4, 1996, pp. 1328-1335.
[2] H. E. Dawson and P. V. Roberts, “Influence of Viscous, Gravitational, and Capillary Forces on DNAPL Saturation”, Ground Water, Vol. 35, N 2, 1997, pp. 261-269.
[3] C. Hofstee, C. G. Ziegler, O. Tr?tschler and J. Braun, “Removal of DNAPL contamination from the saturated zone by the combined effect of vertical upward flushing and density reduction”, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, Vol. 67, NO. 1, 2003, pp. 61-78.
[4] S. W. Jeong and M-Y. Corapcioglu, “ Force analysis and visualization of NAPL removal during surfactant-related floods in a porous medium”, Journal of Hazardous Materials, A126, 2005, pp. 8-13.
[5] A.M., Tartakovsky, A. L. Ward and P. Meakin,” Hetero- geneity Effects on Capillary Pressure-Saturation Relations Inferred from Pore-Scale Modeling”, Physics of Fluids, 19, 103301, DOI: 10.1063/1.2772529, 2007
[6] P. Meakin, and A.M. Tartakovsky, “Modeling and simulation of pore scale multiphase fluid flow and reactive transport in fractured and porous media”, Reviews of Geophysics, 47, RG3002, doi:10.1029/2008RG00263, 2009.
[7] R. Krishna and J. M.Van Baten, “Rise characteristics of gaz bubbles in a 2D rectangular column : VOF simulations vs experiments”, Int. Comm. Heat Mass Transfer, Vol. 66, NO.7, 1999, pp. 965-974.
[8] G. J. Storr and M. Behnia, “ Comparisons between experiment and numerical simulation using a free surface technique of free-falling liquid jets”, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science,Vol. 22, 2000, pp. 79-91.
[9] D. J. E. Harvie, M. R. Davidson, J. J. Cooper-White and M. Rudman, “A parametric study of droplet deformation through a microfluidic contraction: Low viscosity Newtonian droplets”, Chemical Engineering Science, Vol. 61, 2006, pp. 5149-5158.
[10] C. W. Hirt and B. D. Nichols, “Volume of Fluid (VOF) method for the dynamics of free boundaries”, J. Comp. phys., Vol. 39, 1981, pp. 201-225.
[11] Nguyen T. D., “Infiltration de particules liquids ou solides dans un milieu poreux”, PhD Thesis, 2007, INSA Rennes France.
[12] J.S. Hadamard, Mouvement permanent lent d'une sphère liquide et visqueuse dans un liquide visqueux. C. R. Acad. Sci. 152, Paris, 1735-1752, 1911.
[13] W. Rybczynski, “On the translatory motion of a fluid sphere in a viscous medium”, Bull. Acad. Sci., Cracow, Series A, p. 40, 1911

Copyright © 2020 by authors and Scientific Research Publishing Inc.

Creative Commons License

This work and the related PDF file are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.