Porous Media Tea Time Talk # 9

The Porous Media Tea Time Talks (PMTTT) team is happy to invite you to the next Porous Media Tea Time Talks (#PorousMediaTTT) session on 20.10.2020 at 15.00 pm CEST/ local time on:


The two presentations are:

Study of solute mixing during density-driven convection in multidimensional porous media

By: Anna-Maria Eckel, Imperial College London, UK

  • Convective mixing in porous media has applications in both traditional and emerging engineering problems. It is expected to have a significant impact on the safety and geological storage capacity of carbon dioxide (CO2) by accelerating the dissolution rate of CO2 into the resident brine.
  • We investigate the multiscale plume dynamics which result from density-driven convective mixing through numerical and experimental studies.
  • The temporal and spatial evolution of the mixing process is quantified. The experimentally obtained concentration field is reconstructed in 3D to provide direct visualization of the fluid flow dynamics.


Fluid Flow in Complex Porous Media: A Study of Spatial Correlation, Disorder and Deformation

By: Thomas Darwent, Nottingham Trent University, UK

  • I use microfabrication techniques to produce PDMS micromodels of analogous 2D porous media.
  • These micromodels are used to investigate the effect that varying properties of the porous media has on invasion patterns.
  • In particular, these properties include spatial correlation, disorder and deformation.

The goal of the Porous Media TTT is to act as a complimentary platform to the already very successful Geoscience and Geoenergy webinars with the focus placed on young professionals.

This year is bringing in many new challenges to the worldwide porous media community, and those challenges can be particularly harsh against those of us at an early career stage. As conferences worldwide are being cancelled or postponed, many of us are found with little practical outlet to advertise our recent work and interact with the broader scientific community. With that in mind, we, a team of young porous media researchers from different groups, have decided to create a virtual outlet, the Porous Media Tea Time Talks  to help fill in that gap in form of a regular webinar.

The 30 min webinar, including two presentations (2 x 10 + 5 min) from speakers of different institutes, will occur fortnightly at varying times to accommodate researchers from around the world.

Please feel free to share and forward the invite.

Catherine Spurin, Imperial College London, UK
Maja Rücker, Imperial College London, UK
Kamaljit Singh, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Tom Bultreys, Ghent University, Belgium
Mohammad Nooraiepour, University of Oslo, Norway
Marcel Moura, PoreLab, University of Oslo