Gas Transport in Porous Media

  • Clifford K. Ho
  • Stephen W. Webb

Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VII
  2. Processes and Models

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-4
    2. Clifford K. Ho, Stephen W. Webb
      Pages 1-2
    3. Stephen W. Webb
      Pages 5-26
    4. Clifford K. Ho
      Pages 27-46
    5. Say-Kee Ong
      Pages 47-54
    6. Stephen W. Webb
      Pages 55-70
    7. Stephen Whitaker
      Pages 71-120
    8. Molly S. Costanza-Robinson, Mark L. Brusseau
      Pages 121-132
    9. Muhammad Sahimi, M. Reza Rasaei, Manouchehr Haghighi
      Pages 133-168
    10. Peter Persoff
      Pages 169-178
    11. K. Khanafer, K. Vafai
      Pages 179-200
    12. Vincent C. Tidwell
      Pages 201-212
  3. Measurement and Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Olga Šolcová, Petr Schneider
      Pages 245-272
    3. Vincent C. Tidwell
      Pages 273-278
    4. Joseph Rossabi
      Pages 291-302
    5. Clifford K. Ho, Michael Kelly, Michael T. Itamura
      Pages 303-318
  4. Applications

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 439-444

About this book


This book presents a compilation of state-of-the art studies on gas and vapor transport processes in porous and fractured media. A broad set of models and processes is presented, including advection/diffusion, the Dusty Gas Model, enhanced vapor diffusion, phase change, coupled processes, solid/vapor sorption, and vapor-pressure lowering. Numerous applications are also presented that illustrate these processes and models in current problems facing the scientific community.

This book fills a gap in the general area of transport in porous and fractured media - an area that has historically been dominated by studies of liquid-phase flow and transport. This book identifies gas and vapor transport processes that may be important or dominant in various applications, and it exploits recent advances in computational modeling and experimental methods to present studies that distinguish the relative importance of various mechanisms of transport in complex media.

Audience: This book offers essential reading to researchers and graduate students in soil science, hydrology, as well as civil engineering, and mechanical engineering. Also employees at government institutions, national laboratories, practicing environmental engineers and engineering consultants can find valuable information in this book. Finally it can serve as a textbook to students with a basic background in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.


Gas Transport Vapor Transport contaminant fluid mechanics porous media remediation thermodynamics

Editors and affiliations

  • Clifford K. Ho
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Webb
    • 1
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

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