Porous Media Tea Time Talk

The Porous Media Tea Time Talk team is happy to invite you to the next Tea Time Talk on May 18th at 15:00 on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLNxQbBgh0M


The two presentations are:



Towards bottom-up design of porous electrode microstructures for redox flow batteries

     By: Maxime van der Heijden, Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands


  • Computational optimization of the redox flow battery electrode microstructure to reduce system costs by maximizing the electrochemical performance and minimizing the required hydraulic power.
  • Modeling platform based on pore network modeling to predict local transport within porous electrodes at low-computational cost.
  • Genetic algorithm integrated with the pore network model to enable the bottom-up prediction of optimal porous electrode microstructures.


Solid-fluid interfacial area measurement for reservoir scale wettability quantification in porous media

     By: Deepshikha Singh, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India


  • Reservoir scale wettability quantification is important for geological reservoirs due to heterogeneity.
  • Relative retention of an ideal and an adsorbing tracer is used to experimentally determine solid-fluid interfacial area during the multi-phase flow in porous media.
  • Wetting fluid is found to have more interfacial with the porous solid in comparison to the non-wetting fluid at a given fluid fraction in the porous media.


 The PorousMediaTTT team is:

Catherine Spurin, Imperial College London, UK
Maja Rücker, Eindhoven University of Technology, NL
Kamaljit Singh, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Mohammad Nooraiepour, University of Oslo, Norway
Marcel Moura, PoreLab, University of Oslo, Norway
Arjen Mascini, Ghent University, Belgium
Nara Brandão, Federal University of Uberlândia, Brazil
Javier E. Santos, The University of Texas at Austin, USA