Summerschool on Reactive Transport in Unsaturated Soils and Rocks

PhD Students and researchers who are interested in non-destructive imaging for extracting porous structure as well as the pore-scale modeling of reactive transport in saturated and/or unsaturated rock and/or soil or other porous material are welcomed to register and attend the following summer school which will be held at the Department of Earth Sciences of Utrecht University:
Pore-Scale Modelling and Upscaling of Reactive Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media
Date and Place: 13– 17 July 2015, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Scope and objectives :

This summer school consists of a set of three separate, but highly interlinked and integrated research topics.
Participants will be familiarized with the principles of different non-destructive imaging techniques, such as high-resolution X-ray computed tomography and XRF-CT scanning to identify 3D pore structures and soil/rock chemical properties. Then, pore space representation, using pore network modeling (PoreFlow), will be introduced. Pore-scale reactive modelling under saturated and partially-saturated conditions provides values for flow and transport parameters. At the next step, these parameters will be utilized within analytical solutions (STANMOD) as well as numerical models (HYDRUS-1D) to simulate flow and transport at the large scale.

Topics Covered
-Theory of partially-saturated flow
-Non-destructive imaging
-Pore space representation and pore scale (reactive) modelling
-Continuum scale solute/contaminant transport modeling

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Amir Raoof ( a.raoof[at]uu[dot]nl )
Dr. Mojtaba G. Mahmoodlu (M.GharehMahmoodlu[at]uu[dot]nl )
Prof. S. Majid Hassanizadeh ( s.m.hassanizadeh[at]uu[dot]nl )

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