Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 2

Transfer Laws

Equilibrium and Transfer in Porous Media 2

Jean-François Daïan, Laboratoire d’Étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement, Grenoble, France

ISBN : 9781848216761

Publication Date : March 2014

Hardcover 240 pp

115.00 USD



A porous medium is composed of a solid matrix and its geometrical complement: the pore space. This pore space can be occupied by one or more fluids. The understanding of transport phenomena in porous media is a challenging intellectual task.

This book provides a detailed analysis of the aspects required for the understanding of many experimental techniques in the field of porous media transport phenomena. It is aimed at students or engineers who may not be looking specifically to become theoreticians in porous media, but wish to integrate knowledge of porous media with their previous scientific culture, or who may have encountered them when dealing with a technological problem.

While avoiding the details of the more mathematical and abstract developments of the theories of macroscopization, the author gives as accurate and rigorous an idea as possible of the methods used to establish the major laws of macroscopic behavior in porous media. He also illustrates the constitutive laws and equations by demonstrating some of their classical applications. The priority is to put the constitutive laws in concrete circumstances without going into technical detail.
This second volume in the three-volume series focuses on transport and transfer from homogeneous phases to porous media, and isothermal transport in the pore space.


1. Transport and Transfer: from Homogeneous Phases to Porous Media.
2. Isothermal Transport in the Pore Space.

About the authors/editors

Jean-François Daïan is a retired and voluntary researcher at LTHE (Laboratoire d’Étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement) in Grenoble, France, having worked there as a lecturer for nearly 30 years before his retirement. His main fields of research include porous media, pore structure characterization: mercury porosimetry and the application of percolation theory. He is the co-author of the XDQ (Xu Ke, Quenard, Daïan) model.