Evaporation from a Porous Medium in the Presence of Salt Crystallization

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Part of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security book series (NAPSC)

Abstract

The interplay between salt transport, crystallization and evaporation from a porous medium is a topic rich in interesting open problems. This is illustrated through the consideration of a few of them from experiments with model porous media. We notably discuss the factors controlling the localization of crystallization spots at the evaporative surface of a porous medium and the impact of surface crystallization on evaporation kinetics.

Keywords

Porous Medium Salt Concentration Evaporation Process Evaporation Flux Salt Transport 
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Notes

Acknowledgement

I am very thankful to the students and colleagues I have worked with over the years on the “salt problem”: S. Ben Nasrallah, P. Duru, H. Eloukabi, F. Hidri, M. Marcoux, N. Sghaier, S. Veran-Tissoires. Their contribution is greatly appreciated.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse (IMFT), UMR 5502 CNRS-UPSToulouseFrance

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