Experimental investigation of acoustically enhanced solute transport in porous media

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Abstract

The effect of acoustic waves on the transport of a conservative tracer in a water saturated column packed with glass beads was investigated. It was observed from the experimental data that the addition of acoustic waves, in the frequency range between 60 to 245 Hz, to a steady background pressure gradient, enhances solute transport compared to the base case consisting of only a background pressure gradient. Furthermore, it was found that the effective velocity of the solute is approximately inversely proportional to the frequency of the acoustic wave.

Original languageBritish English
Article number1710
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume29
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2002

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