Project

Spatial assessment of the pore-scale processes involved in ice crystallization in sedimentary rocks in relation to the pore structure and moisture content

Duration
01 October 2016 → 30 September 2019
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Keywords
Rock ice crystallization experimental freeze-thaw pore structure
 
Project description

The research project focusses on the fundamentals of ice crystallization in porous rocks by investigating the relation between the pore network characteristics and ambient conditions. By means of experiments using several monitoring techniques, it is investigated how the latter regulate ice crystallization and how the processes involved in crystallization are distributed in space in time