An Iterative Implicit Scheme for Nanoparticles Transport with Two-Phase Flow in Porous Media

Mohamed El-Amin, Jisheng Kou, Amgad Salama, Shuyu Sun

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Abstract

In this paper, we introduce a mathematical model to describe the nanoparticles transport carried by a two-phase flow in a porous medium including gravity, capillary forces and Brownian diffusion. Nonlinear iterative IMPES scheme is used to solve the flow equation, and saturation and pressure are calculated at the current iteration step and then the transport equation is solved implicitly. Therefore, once the nanoparticles concentration is computed, the two equations of volume of the nanoparticles available on the pore surfaces and the volume of the nanoparticles entrapped in pore throats are solved implicitly. The porosity and the permeability variations are updated at each time step after each iteration loop. Numerical example for regular heterogenous permeability is considered. We monitor the changing of the fluid and solid properties due to adding the nanoparticles. Variation of water saturation, water pressure, nanoparticles concentration and porosity are presented graphically.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProcedia Computer Science
PublisherElsevier BV
Pages1344-1353
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 2016

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