MINISYMPOSIUM: Fluids in Nanoporous Media

As in the previous four years, our minisymposium "Fluids in Nanoporous Media" will be held at the upcoming 12th International Conference on Porous Media & Annual Meeting of Interpore. Therefore, we would like to encourage you to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation in our minisymposium. Here you can see the programs of minisymposia from 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

The conference will take place on May 24-29, 2020, in Qingdao, China. All the details can be found at the conference website: The abstract submission deadline is November 30, 2019

Looking forward to see you in Qingdao!
Minisymposium organizers
Gennady Gor and Patrick Huber

The scope of the minisymposium:

Many porous media have characteristic pore sizes in the nanometer range. These media include natural materials (clays, coal, and shale), concrete, as well as synthetic materials used for separation, purification, and energy storage. In most natural or technological processes the pores in these materials contain fluids: water in clays and concrete, hydrocarbons in coal and shale, etc. In nanopore-confined fluid, tight spatial confinement and solid-fluid interactions may significantly alter the fluid's physical properties, causing, for example, the molecular structuring of the fluid, shifts of the freezing or evaporation points and the appearance of the disjoining pressure. These pore-scale effects necessarily lead to a change in the parameters of continuum models for fluid transport in nanoporous media and poromechanics; moreover, they often require introducing new physics in the governing equations. The objective of this minisymposium is to provide a forum for the discussion of all possible aspects of fluid phases confined in nanoporous materials: fundamental and applied, theoretical and experimental.

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