Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Discrete modeling of ion transport and crystallization in layered porous media during drying
Arman Rahimi, T. Metzger, A. Kharaghani, E. Tsotsas

Last modified: 26-12-2018


In this work, an isothermal pore network model has been utilized to investigate ion transport and crystallization in layerd porous media during drying. Said network consists of two distinct layers each  with a different pore size distribution. One-dimensional approximation at the throat level describes transport phenomena for liquid, vapor, and dissolved salt. An explicit time stepping scheme has been used to obtain fluid pressure fields and ion concentration. Various simulations are carried out which indicate the effect of mean pore size disparity in the top and bottom layer, as well as the effect of drying rate on final crystal distribution.


Keywords: pore network modeling, composite material, drying porous media, crystallization, ion transport.

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