14-17 May 2018
New Orleans
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Efficient molecular simulations of binary gas mixture transport in slit nanopores

14 May 2018, 11:18
New Orleans

New Orleans

Oral 20 Minutes MS 1.32: Sorption, Phase Behavior, and Fluid Transport in Fractured Black Shales Parallel 1-E


Dr Tianhao Wu (Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI))


A novel approach is suggested to simulate the gas mixture transport in slit nanopores. The proposed method is based on the modification of the dual control volume grand canonical molecular dynamics (DCV-GCMD) method. The conventional method, DCV-GCMD, describes the gas mixture transport with pre-set constant composition. Due to the selective adsorption in the nanopores, the composition of the produced gas mixture will be affected. The modified method provides the composition in the permeate side. Gas mixtures of CH4/He and CO2/CH4 are investigated in graphene, graphite, and clay slit nanopores. The results show that pore size is the dominant factor in the species separation; the solid surface roughness has pronounced effect on gas separation; the influence of average pressure is not pronounced. The effects of pore length, temperature, pressure gradient, and feed composition are also investigated.

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Dr Tianhao Wu (Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI))


Prof. Abbas Firoozabadi (Reservoir Engineering Research Institute (RERI))

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