Rock-fluid interaction: interpretation by zeta potential and complex resistivity measurements

  • G. Nover
  • G. Will
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 281)


The petrophysical parameters porosity, permeability, compressibility, thermal expansion and zeta potential were determined for selected core samples from the Falkenberg granite massif in north-eastern Bavaria, FRG. This rock status determination forms the basis for the interpretation of the complex electrical resistivity measurements as a function of frequency (.0001 Hz up to 100 kHz). The measurements were performed on cylindrical core samples. In situ conditions were obtained in an autoclave, with pressures from 10 bar up to 150 bar at room temperature. Solutions of NaCl and KCl with different molarity, and distilled water were used as pore fillings. The observed shift in the relaxation time was attributed to different polarization processes whose existence depends on saturant type and concentration.


Double Layer Zeta Potential Core Sample Induce Polarization Polarization Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Nover
    • 1
  • G. Will
    • 1
  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Kristallographie, Poppelsdorfer SchloßMineralogisches Institut der Universität BonnBonn 1West Germany

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