Soil-gas diffusivity fingerprints of the dual porosity system in fractured limestone

Niels Claes, D.T.K.K. Chamindu, Jacob Birk Jensen, Per Møldrup

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Abstrakt

The presence of fractured vadose zones (e.g., limestone or clay tills) may potentially pose significant environmental concerns due to the rapid, preferential migration of gaseous plumes through interconnected pore networks. However, recent modelling studies related to fractured vadose zone processes are mostly limited to hydrogeological (water and solute) transport studies with very poor attention to the gaseous phase
transport studies (Kristensen et al. 2010).
This study characterizes fractured limestone soils for gas diffusion based on three different gas diffusivity fingerprints. The first fingerprint is a two-parameter exponential model, which mainly describes the gas diffusivity in the limestone matrix while taking both fracture connectivity and matrix pore connectivity into account. With the second fingerprint, we make a close observation of the tortuous matrix pore network by means of a modified Buckingham (1904) pore connectivity factor (X*). The third fingerprint of the fracture network involves the average angle of diffusion α (Moldrup et al. 2010), a parameter which characterizes the average angle at which the fractures are penetrating the sample.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of 1st International Conference and Exploratory Workshop on Soil Architecture and Physico-Chemical Functions
ForlagDet Jordbrugsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aarhus Universitet
Publikationsdatonov. 2010
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2010
Begivenhed1st International Conference and Exploratory Workshop on Soil Architecture and Physico-Chemical Functions -
Varighed: 30 nov. 20102 dec. 2010
Konferencens nummer: 1
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Konference

Konference1st International Conference and Exploratory Workshop on Soil Architecture and Physico-Chemical Functions
Nummer1
Periode30/11/201002/12/2010
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Emneord

  • Fractured vadose zones
  • Gas diffusivity Fingerprints
  • Gaseous Phase Transport Studies

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