Discussion of "Predicting water permeability in sedimentary rocks from capillary imbibition and pore structure" by D. Benavente et al., Engineering Geology (2015) [doi: 10.1016/j.enggeo.2015.06.003]

Christopher Hall, Andrea Hamilton

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The relation between permeability and sorptivity has not received much attention in the literature of porous materials. Therefore the paper of Benavente et al. (Benavente et al., 2015) is a valuable contribution, both for its theoretical analysis and for providing new data on these properties in a test set of rocks, mostly carbonates. In this Discussion we make some related observations on the topic. We employ the quantities and notation of (Benavente et al., 2015), except that we use the sorptivity S rather than the water absorption coefficient C by capillarity” in describing imbibition. The two are simply related since S = C/ρw where ρw is the density of water.
LanguageEnglish
Pages121-122
JournalEngineering Geology
Volume204
Early online date22 Jan 2016
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 22 Jan 2016

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Engineering geology
Sedimentary rocks
engineering geology
imbibition
Capillarity
Water absorption
Pore structure
Porous materials
sedimentary rock
Carbonates
Rocks
permeability
capillarity
absorption coefficient
carbonate rock
Water
water
test
material
analysis

Keywords

  • permeability
  • sprptivity
  • imbibition
  • limestones
  • wettability

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