Intrusion of nonwetting liquid in paper

J Hyväluoma, T. Turpeinen, Pasi Raiskinmäki, Ari Jäsberg, Antti Koponen, Markku Kataja, J. Timonen, S. Ramaswamy

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The saturation curve of a sample of paper board was measured with mercury-intrusion porosimetry, and the three-dimensional structure of its pore space was determined by x-ray tomographic imaging.
Ab initio numerical simulation of intrusion on the tomographic reconstruction, based on the lattice-Boltzmann method, was in excellent agreement with the measured saturation curve. A numerical invasion-percolation simulation in the same tomographic reconstruction showed good agreement with the lattice-Boltzmann simulation.
The access function of the sample, determined from the saturation curve and the pore-throat distribution determined from the tomographic reconstruction, indicated that the ink-bottle effect is significant in paperlike materials.
Original languageEnglish
Article number036301
JournalPhysical review E
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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