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dc.contributor.authorEl-Amin, Mohamed
dc.contributor.authorSalama, Amgad
dc.contributor.authorSun, Shuyu
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T12:33:16Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T12:33:16Z
dc.date.issued2015-04
dc.identifier.issn09204105
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.petrol.2015.02.025
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/564126
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, a mathematical model and numerical simulation are developed to describe the imbibition of nanoparticles-water suspension into two-phase flow in a porous medium. The flow system may be changed from oil-wet to water-wet due to nanoparticles (which are also water-wet) deposition on surface of the pores. So, the model is extended to include the negative capillary pressure and mixed-wet relative permeability correlations to fit with the mixed-wet system. Moreover, buoyancy and capillary forces as well as Brownian diffusion and mechanical dispersion are considered in the mathematical model. An example of countercurrent imbibition in a core of small scale is considered. A dimensional analysis of the governing equations is introduced to examine contributions of each term of the model. Several important dimensionless numbers appear in the dimensionless equations, such as Darcy number Da, capillary number Ca, and Bond number Bo. Throughout this investigation, we monitor the changing of the fluids and solid properties due to addition of the nanoparticles using numerical experiments.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the KAUST-UTAustin AEA project entitled "Simulation of Subsurface Geochemical Transport and Carbon Sequestration".
dc.publisherElsevier BV
dc.subjectCountercurrent imbibition
dc.subjectDimensional analysis
dc.subjectNanoparticles
dc.subjectPorous media
dc.subjectTwo-phase flow
dc.titleNumerical and dimensional analysis of nanoparticles transport with two-phase flow in porous media
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputational Transport Phenomena Lab
dc.contributor.departmentEarth Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentPhysical Science and Engineering (PSE) Division
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Petroleum Science and Engineering
kaust.personEl-Amin, Mohamed
kaust.personSun, Shuyu
kaust.personSalama, Amgad


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