PNG 550
Reactive Transport in the Subsurface

Lesson 10: Mineral Dissolution in Two Dimensional Systems



In this lesson we will set up 2D reactive transport systems in both homogeneous and heterogeneous domains. You will learn 1) how physical and geochemical processes are coupled, and 2) how spatial heterogeneity controls reaction processes. In essence, this lesson combines 2D transport and mineral dissolution and precipitation lesson. Please review these two lessons if necessary.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Understand how mineral dissolution and transport are coupled;
  • Set up simulations in Crunchflow with flow, solute transport, and mineral dissolution and precipitation reaction in 2D homogeneous and heterogeneous systems.