Geofluids

Aquitard Fluids and Gases


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1University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

2University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

3Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

4University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

5University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland


Aquitard Fluids and Gases

Description

Aquitards are gaining importance as barriers that are integral to environmental and safety assessments and mitigation strategies for unconventional oil and gas development, for carbon sequestration, and for nuclear waste disposal. To meet the challenge of protecting shallow groundwater and surface water from such activities, it is becoming imperative to demonstrate the integrity of aquitard barriers. This involves detailed studies of solute and gas transport within low-permeability regimes and on time scales appropriate to the geological setting and contaminants of concern. Considerable progress has been made in recent years towards understanding the solute transport characteristics of aquitards and finding reliable methods to characterize aquitard porewater and gases.

The focus of this special issue is on the state-of-the-science and ongoing research to characterize aquitard properties and solute profiles as a basis for models to simulate contaminant transport in these critical barriers.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Issues on fluids and gases in sedimentary and crystalline aquitards
  • Methods for determination of porewater isotopes and conservative tracers in aquitards
  • Gases in aquitards: origin, production, and transport
  • Derivation of transport parameters
  • Sorption properties of clays and cations in saturated and unsaturated materials
  • Modelling conservative and reactive solute transport at the pore scale to field scale
  • Direct and indirect approaches for dating pore fluids

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6283687
  • - Editorial

Aquitard Fluids and Gases

Ian D. Clark | M. Jim Hendry | ... | H. Niklaus Waber
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9682042
  • - Research Article

Measurement of Cl : Br Ratios in the Porewater of Clay-Rich Rocks—A Comparison of the Crush-and-Leach and the Paper-Absorption Methods

Magda Celejewski | David Barton | Tom Al
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6873298
  • - Research Article

Migration of Gas in Water Saturated Clays by Coupled Hydraulic-Mechanical Model

Aliaksei Pazdniakou | Magdalena Dymitrowska
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1606753
  • - Research Article

A Deep Alteration and Oxidation Profile in a Shallow Clay Aquitard: Example of the Tégulines Clay, East Paris Basin, France

Catherine Lerouge | Jean-Charles Robinet | ... | Francis Claret
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7823195
  • - Research Article

An Evaluation of the Long-Term Stagnancy of Porewater in the Neogene Sedimentary Rocks in Northern Japan

Kotaro Nakata | Takuma Hasegawa | ... | Hiroshi Sasamoto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 8198762
  • - Research Article

Advective Displacement Method for the Characterisation of Pore Water Chemistry and Transport Properties in Claystone

Urs Mäder
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 8652560
  • - Research Article

The Dependency of Diffusion Coefficients and Geometric Factor on the Size of the Diffusing Molecule: Observations for Different Clay-Based Materials

Elke Jacops | Marc Aertsens | ... | Ralf Littke
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 2395730
  • - Research Article

Groundwater Chemistry and Overpressure Evidences in Cerro Prieto Geothermal Field

Ivan Morales-Arredondo | María Aurora Armienta | Nuria Segovia
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1683979
  • - Research Article

Effect of Water Saturation on the Diffusion/Adsorption of 22Na and Cesium onto the Callovo-Oxfordian Claystones

Sébastien Savoye | Serge Lefevre | ... | Jean-Charles Robinet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 5486297
  • - Research Article

Origin and Geochemical Processes of Porewater in Clay-Rich Deposits in the North Jiangsu Coastal Plain, China

Qin Ge | Xing Liang | ... | Yan Liu
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