Practical Consequences of Release and Migration of Fines in Porous Media

  • Kartic C. Khilar
  • H. Scott Fogler
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 12)


Fines or fine particles are small particles that are present in porous media. The migration of fine particles in porous media is a challenging problem of both scientific and industrial importance. By migration of fine particles, here, we mean the entire sequence of occurrences of release or detachment of fine particles present in the porous media, their motion with the flow, and finally their capture at some pore sites or their migration out of the porous medium. Many applications can be found in fields such as of Petroleum, Geotechnical, Chemical, Environmental and Hydraulic engineering. The practical consequences of the migration of fines can be either beneficial or adverse in nature and will be discussed briefly in this chapter.


Porous Medium Soil Erosion Practical Consequence Cake Layer Water Sensitivity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kartic C. Khilar
    • 1
  • H. Scott Fogler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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