The injection of zero valent iron particles is a promising approach for the remediation of contaminated aquifer systems. In this framework microscale numerical simulations are a powerful tool to investigate transport and deposition of colloidal suspensions. The present analysis compare different porous media structures and highlights the role played by the geometry of the medium on the physics of the problem. Extrapolating macroscale parameters of interest in practical applications, results are compared with classical literature correlations, that are inadequate to describe the effect of a complex 3D structure.
|Title of host publication||Chemical Engineering Transactions|
|Editors||Angelo Chianese, Elisabetta Petrucci, Marco Stoller, Luca Di Palma|
|Publisher||Italian Association of Chemical Engineering - AIDIC|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Mar 2016|