From pore to core: understanding multiphase flow in rocks from the μm- to the cm-scale using multi-scale X-ray imaging

01 October 2021 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Hydrogeology
    • Geology not elsewhere classified
Micro-computed tomography pore-scale imaging fluid flow porous media multiphase flow in rocks
Project description

Large-scale models of fluids flowing in the Earth’s subsurface are semi-empirical, while fundamental pore-scale studies are commonly performed on unrepresentative volumes. This project will bridge this gap by systematically characterizing multiphase flow from the pore- to the core-scale using multi-scale X-ray imaging. This is a crucial step to achieve better models of groundwater resources and geological carbon and energy storage.