Exact solution for non-self-similar wave-interaction problem during two-phase four-component flow in porous media

by R. Farajzadeh

Institution: University of Adelaide
Year: 2014
Record ID: 1067578
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/85531


Analytical solutions for one-dimensional two-phase multicomponent flows in porous media describe processes of enhanced oil recovery, environmental flows of waste disposal, and contaminant propagation in subterranean reservoirs and water management in aquifers. We derive the exact solution for 3 x 3 hyperbolic system of conservation laws that corresponds to two-phase four-component flow in porous media where sorption of the third component depends on its own concentration in water and also on the fourth component concentration. Using the potential function as an independent variable instead of time allows splitting the initial system to 2 x 2 system for concentrations and one scalar hyperbolic equation for phase saturation, which allows for full integration of non-self-similar problem with wave interactions.