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Webinar: Geochemical Processes and Subsurface Flows Simulations

  • Date: Thursday, March 21st, 2013
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

To register:  https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/467926206

This webinar will examine how chemical systems can be simulated with real-world accuracy by using a multiphysics approach. We will start with an introduction to chemical reaction engineering by showing examples of simulations where chemical composition, reaction kinetics, fluid flow and temperature are taken into account. Our guest speakers for this event, Albert Nardi and Jorge Molinero, of AMPHOS 21 will then discuss reactive solute transport involving the multiphysics coupling between subsurface flows and geochemical processes. These simulations can provide useful insights into geochemistry effects, porous media flows, mining, oil and gas, geothermal and water resources management. During the live demo AMPHOS 21 will show a deep geological repository for radioactive waste management simulation where COMSOL Multiphysics and PHREEQC, the most widely used software in the geochemical community, are coupled using COMSOL Java API and IPhreeqc shared library. The webinar will end with a Q&A session.

"PHREEQC is a Computer Program for Speciation, Batch-Reaction, One-Dimensional Transport, and Inverse Geochemical Calculations" hosted by the U.S Geological Survey.

Albert Nardi, Mechanical Engineer and graduate in hydrogeology from the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, worked as a researcher for the Spanish Research Council. He’s now Senior Consultant at AMPHOS 21 specializing in simulation of porous media flow applications involving multiphase flows, energy and reactive transport.

Jorge Molinero, MSc Hydrogeology and PhD in Civil Engineering, is the Director of Water and Soils at AMPHOS 21, a consulting company specialized on the nuclear, mining, water resources and oil industries. He has 20 years of experience in reactive solute transport simulations for nuclear waste disposal.

Niklas Rom received his PhD in chemical engineering and thermodynamics from the Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and has worked over 10 years at COMSOL, in customer support, training, and product development.

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