Characterizing pore-scale dissolution of organic immiscible liquid in natural porous media using synchrotron X-ray microtomography.

@article{Schnaar2006CharacterizingPD,
  title={Characterizing pore-scale dissolution of organic immiscible liquid in natural porous media using synchrotron X-ray microtomography.},
  author={Gregory Schnaar and Mark L Brusseau},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 21},
  pages={6622-9}
}
The objective of this study was to characterize the pore-scale dissolution of organic immiscible-liquid blobs residing within natural porous media. Synchrotron X-ray microtomography was used to obtain high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the aqueous, organic-liquid, and solid phases residing in columns packed with one of two porous media. Images of the packed columns were obtained after a stable, discontinuous distribution (e.g., residual saturation) of the organic liquid… CONTINUE READING