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Dependence of dynamic electrokinetic-coupling-coefficient on the electric double layer thickness of fluid-filled porous formations

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doi: 10.4401/ag-7522
Authors:Shi Peng; Guan Wei; Hu Hengshan
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Harbin Institute of Technology, Department of Mechanics, Harbin, China
Volume Title:Annals of Geophysics
Source:Annals of Geophysics, 61(3). Publisher: Editrice Compositori, Bologna, Italy. ISSN: 1593-5213
Publication Date:2018
Note:In English. 52 refs.; illus.
Summary:Electrokinetic coupling between pore-fluid flow and electric field arising from the electrical double layer (EDL) has many applications in geoscience. In this study, we extended the formulas for the dynamic electrokinetic coupling coefficient (ECC) to arbitrary scaled capillaries. These two ECC formulas for the cylindrical and slit apertures, respectively, were derived without the thin or thick EDL assumption used in previous studies, relating to the normalized radius (the ratio of capillary radius to Debye length). By the identical ECC formulas for streaming current and electroosmosis effects, it is confirmed that Onsager's reciprocity is generally satisfied for arbitrary scaled and shaped apertures. This ECC tends to the results using the thick and the thin EDL assumptions respectively with the decrease and increase of the normalized radius. It is shown that the relative error is less than 10.0% if the normalized radius is less than 0.8 and is larger than 20, respectively. Otherwise, the thick and the thin EDL assumptions are inapplicable. The high-frequency limit phase of this ECC increases from 45° to 90° with the decrease of the normalized radius, rather than that remains at 45° under the thin EDL assumption. The linear approximation for solving the Poisson-Boltzmann equation influences the electric potential in the EDL and the ECC, which increases with the decrease of the normalized radius. If the normalized radius is larger than 7, the error is within 5.0% even though the linear approximation has been mathematically invalid when the salinity is 0.001 mol/L and zeta potential is -150 mV.
Subjects:Elastic constants; Elastic waves; Electrical field; Electro-osmosis; Electrokinetics; Fluid flow; Lattice Boltzmann method; Mathematical methods; Poisson's ratio; Porous materials; Electrical double layer
Record ID:838935-6
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