Micro-Macro scale couplings in reactive transport processes in porous materials; Realistic 3D experiments towards Rigorous upscaled models
An excellence research grant awarded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) and the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) for the study of reactive multiphase transport processes in geologic porous media.
The main objective of the research project is to improve our physical understanding of reactive transport processes in porous media focusing primarily on micro-macro scale couplings that arise under different flow/structural conditions. This objective will be achieved using an integrated/ multidisciplinary approach that combines state-of-the-art 3D additive manufacturing tools, microscopy visualization/imaging techniques and rigorous pore-scale numerical models. The ambition of this project is to develop for the first time 3D replicas of porous subsurface structures in order study experimentally, and then model numerically pore scale physics governing flow, mass transfer and reactive transport under typical conditions. These models will be incorporated into validated field-scale simulators that will serve for engineering purposes.
Prof. Andreas Yiotis (PI), Technical University of Crete
Dr. Ioannis Zarikos (Post-Doc), NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece
Mrs. Anastasia Dollari (MSc student), Technical University of Crete
Dr. Christos Chatzichristos, NCSR “Demokritos”, Athens, Greece
Mr. Mixalis Loulakis, Ultrashort Nonlinear laser Interactions and Sources research group (UNIS), FORTH, Greece
Prof. Stelios Tzortzakis, Ultrashort Nonlinear laser Interactions and Sources research group (UNIS), FORTH, Greece
Dr. Laurent Talon, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France
Prof. Dominique Salin, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), France