31 August 2020 to 4 September 2020
Europe/Brussels timezone

SPECIAL ISSUES

(1)Interfacial phenomena in multiphase systems at the pore scale [MS 6B]

《Transport in Porous Media》

1.1 Objectives, Purpose and Value of the Recommended Theme

Understanding pore-scale interfacial phenomena is the key to establish physically based Darcy-scale descriptions of multiphase flow in porous media and therefore significant in answering fundamental questions rising from subsurface engineering.

Interfaces pose additional complexities on multi-phase flow compared to single-phase flow, at the pore scale and Darcy scale. The presence of fluid-fluid interfaces and fluid-solid interfaces introduce capillary forces and other interfacial effects that interact with viscous, gravitational, thermal, and reactive processes and lead to macroscopic manifestations that are, in many cases, not fully understood.

1.2 Topics

(1) the impact of extremely-wetting or mixed-wetting conditions on fluid flow

(2) impact of contact-line dynamics on fluid flow

(3) emulsion and foam systems in porous media

(4) coupled flow and thermodynamics (e.g., evaporation/condensation)

(5) interface viscoelasticity on multiphase flow

(6) spontaneous and flow-induced emulsification

(7) heat/mass transfer across interfaces.

1.3 Time Schedule

(1) Open for submission: June 1, 2020

(2) Deadline for full paper submissions: October 15, 2020

1.4 Guest Editor Team

Ke Xu, Peking University, China

Yashar Mehmani, Stanford,USA

Pacelli Zitha, TU Delft, The Netherlands


(2)Adsorption, Absorption and Thermo-Chemical Transport Processes in Complex Porous Structures [MS 22]

《Transport in Porous Media》

1.1 Objectives, Purpose and Value of the Recommended Theme

Thermochemical processes in porous structures, for which we can find its applications in many areas, is complex due to the coupling of multi-physics, such as reaction, heat transfer, mass transfer, and fluid flow. The special issue concentrates on the adsorption/absorption, fluid flows, heat and mass transfer in general, which applies itself to collect various problems, as well as corresponding solutions in the fields related with adsorption/absorption of porous media. The involvement of industry researchers and practitioners will be helpful to acquire a greater understanding of the current challenges in this area, with the hope of establishing bridges between different industries and disciplines.

1.2 Topics:

(1)   Chemical Reactions in Porous Media

(2)   Heat/Mass Transfer of Adsorption/Absorption in Porous Media

(3)   Fluid Flow, Migration and Diffusion Problems in Porous Media

(4)   Pore-Scale / Multi-Scale Simulation of Chemical Process in Porous Media

(5)   Novel Models, Methods and Algorithms of Reactive Flows in Porous Media

(6)   Experimental data about Adsorption/Absorption of Porous Media

(7)   High Efficient Thermochemical Heat Recovery and Storage of Porous Media

(8)   Structure and Performance Optimization of Porous Structures

(9)   Various Applications of Porous Media with Reactions

(10) Molecular Simulation of Chemical Reactions in Porous Structures

1.3 Time Schedule

(1) Open for submission: June 27, 2020

(2) Deadline for full paper submissions: October 1, 2020

1.4 Guest Editor Team

Huijin Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Gerald Debenest, Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse, France

Quan-Guo Zhang, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China


(3)Applied geochemistry in porous media: Interplay of chemical reactions, physical alteration, and flow phenomena [MS 10]

《Applied Geochemistry》

1.1 Objectives, Purpose and Value of the Recommended Theme

Underground resources exploitation, geologic CO2 storage, geothermal energy production, groundwater management, contaminant migration in soil, etc. require an understanding of complicated flow, transport, physical alteration, and geochemical processes in porous media. How to effectively combine available experimental, modelling, and characterization approaches to study complicated flow, transport, physical alteration, and geochemical processes in porous media remains a big challenge. This special issue solicits high-quality article submissions in the broad area of flow, transport, physical alteration, and geochemical processes in porous media.

1.2 Topics:

(1) Thermo-hydro-mechanical-chemical (THMC) coupled processes in porous media;

(2) Multi-phase flow with fluid-rock geochemical interactions;

(3) Pore-network modeling considering heterogeneity in distribution and reactive surface area variations of minerals;

(4) Mixing-induced mineral dissolution and precipitation modeling in porous media;

(5) Transport, adsorption and decay processes in porous media

1.3 Time Schedule

(1) Open for submission: August 1, 2020

(2) Deadline for full paper submissions: May 31, 2021

1.4 Guest Editor Team

Liwei Zhang, Institute of Rock and Soil Mechanics, CAS, China

Hang Deng, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, US

Mehdi Gharasoo, University of Waterloo, Canada