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Real-time visualization of Haines jumps in sandstone with laboratory-based microcomputed tomography

Tom Bultreys (UGent) , Marijn Boone (UGent) , Matthieu Boone (UGent) , Thomas De Schryver (UGent) , Bert Masschaele (UGent) , Denis Van Loo (UGent) , Luc Van Hoorebeke (UGent) and Veerle Cnudde (UGent)
(2015) WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH. 51(10). p.8668-8676
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In this work, we present a novel laboratory-based micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) experiment designed to investigate the pore scale drainage behavior of natural sandstone under dynamic conditions. The fluid distribution in a Bentheimer sandstone was visualized every 4 seconds with a 12 second measurement time, allowing the investigation of single- and few-pore filling events. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such measurements were performed outside of synchrotron facilities, illustrating the growing application potential of lab-based micro-CT with sub-minute temporal resolutions for geological research at the pore scale. To illustrate how the workflow can lead to an improved understanding of drainage behavior, the experiment was analyzed using a decomposition of the pore space into individual geometrical pores. Preliminary results from this analysis suggest that the distribution of drainage event sizes follows a power law scaling, as expected from percolation theory.
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Haines jumps, Pore scale visualization, Drainage, micro-computed tomography, Dynamic imaging, POROUS-MEDIA, DISPLACEMENT PROCESSES, SLOW DRAINAGE, DYNAMICS, FLOW, CO2

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Bultreys, Tom, Marijn Boone, Matthieu Boone, Thomas De Schryver, Bert Masschaele, Denis Van Loo, Luc Van Hoorebeke, and Veerle Cnudde. 2015. “Real-time Visualization of Haines Jumps in Sandstone with Laboratory-based Microcomputed Tomography.” Water Resources Research 51 (10): 8668–8676.
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Bultreys, T., Boone, M., Boone, M., De Schryver, T., Masschaele, B., Van Loo, D., Van Hoorebeke, L., et al. (2015). Real-time visualization of Haines jumps in sandstone with laboratory-based microcomputed tomography. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH, 51(10), 8668–8676.
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Bultreys T, Boone M, Boone M, De Schryver T, Masschaele B, Van Loo D, et al. Real-time visualization of Haines jumps in sandstone with laboratory-based microcomputed tomography. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH. 2015;51(10):8668–76.
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Bultreys, Tom, Marijn Boone, Matthieu Boone, et al. “Real-time Visualization of Haines Jumps in Sandstone with Laboratory-based Microcomputed Tomography.” WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH 51.10 (2015): 8668–8676. Print.
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  abstract     = {In this work, we present a novel laboratory-based micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) experiment designed to investigate the pore scale drainage behavior of natural sandstone under dynamic conditions. The fluid distribution in a Bentheimer sandstone was visualized every 4 seconds with a 12 second measurement time, allowing the investigation of single- and few-pore filling events. To our knowledge, this is the first time that such measurements were performed outside of synchrotron facilities, illustrating the growing application potential of lab-based micro-CT with sub-minute temporal resolutions for geological research at the pore scale. To illustrate how the workflow can lead to an improved understanding of drainage behavior, the experiment was analyzed using a decomposition of the pore space into individual geometrical pores. Preliminary results from this analysis suggest that the distribution of drainage event sizes follows a power law scaling, as expected from percolation theory.},
  author       = {Bultreys, Tom and Boone, Marijn and Boone, Matthieu and De Schryver, Thomas and Masschaele, Bert and Van Loo, Denis and Van Hoorebeke, Luc and Cnudde, Veerle},
  issn         = {0043-1397},
  journal      = {WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {8668--8676},
  title        = {Real-time visualization of Haines jumps in sandstone with laboratory-based microcomputed tomography},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2015WR017502},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2015},
}

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