Numerical simulation of dual phase vacuum extraction for the removal of nonaqueous phase liquids in subsurface: A canadian case study

J. B. Li, G. H. Huang, A. Chakma, G. M. Zeng

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Abstract

Dual-phase vacuum extraction (DPVE) is a popular cost-effective emerging technology to enhance remediation efficiency by recovering petroleum hydrocarbon from the subsurface. In order to improve the remediation efficiency, the complex processes and phase/component interactions in the remediation system should be clearly understood, and then the DPVE system can be properly designed and operated. In this paper, a numerical finite element simulation approach is proposed for analyzing and predicting the complex DPVE remediation system behavior. The developed simulator is applied to a petroleum-contaminated site in western Canada that is undergoing DPVE remediation, and the proposed approach can provide effective tools for evaluating remediation system performances and help to make decisions of site remediation and management actions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCanadian International Petroleum Conference 2002, CIPC 2002
PublisherPetroleum Society of Canada (PETSOC)
ISBN (Print)9781613991091
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventCanadian International Petroleum Conference 2002, CIPC 2002 - Calgary, Canada
Duration: 11 Jun 200213 Jun 2002

Publication series

NameCanadian International Petroleum Conference 2002, CIPC 2002

Conference

ConferenceCanadian International Petroleum Conference 2002, CIPC 2002
CountryCanada
CityCalgary
Period11/06/0213/06/02

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