The rate of change in porosity as a result of mineral precipitation

Aida Farough
Kansas State University,
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Initial Publication Date: October 18, 2016 | Reviewed: November 19, 2018


In this activity we calculate the rate of change in porosity resulting from mineral precipitation at hydrothermal conditions.
Key words: hydraulic properties, water rock interactions, porosity, mineral precipitation, hydrothermal conditions, fluid flow, porous medium

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Learning Goals

How to develop a MATLAB code with differential equations
The students need to have an understanding of fluid flow in porous media

Context for Use

This exercise can be used as an assignment for upper level undergraduate courses or graduate courses with a focus on analytical modeling. The students need to write a mMATLAB code with multiple variables and plot the data in a chart with 3 variables.

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