# Numadouche questions 1. A packed bed is composed of cubes of 0.02m on a side.

Calculate: a. The porosity 0.02m

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2. A packed bed is composed of cylinders with a diameter D=0.02m and length H=1.5D=0.03m

Calculate: a. The porosity

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0.12m (a) What is the gravimetric water content.25kg? (b) What is the bulk density? ( (c) What is the volumetric water content? ( (d) Porosity? ) ) (e) Void ratio? (f) Degree of saturation? ⁄ ⁄ .12m and its height is 0.28m.5kg and the dry weight was 4. The diameter of a cylindrical column packed with glass beads is 0. if the water wet weight was 5.3.28m 0.

Before: 0. 𝑣 𝜃𝑣 𝑉𝑙 𝑉𝑓 𝑉𝑙 𝑉𝑡 𝑉𝑙 ⁄𝑉 𝑡 𝑉𝑓 ⁄ 𝑉𝑡 𝜃𝑣𝑏 𝜀 After: Complete saturation: 𝑉𝑙 𝑉𝑓 𝑉𝑙 ⁄𝑉 𝑡 𝑉𝑓 ⁄ 𝑉𝑡 𝜃𝑣𝑎 𝜀 𝑆 𝑆 𝜀 Volume of water = volume of water penetrating system . .4.08m height of water to wet a porous medium Initially. How deep would 80mm height of water wet a porous medium with and initial volumetric water content ? Assume complete saturation immediately after wetting. and particle density.

What percentage of the packed beds surface area is contributed by the disc-shape particles? (Express specific surface area in m2/g.30 33. and 10% very fine disc shape particles (thickness=1x10-6mm).35 7.96 Disc shapes (x=1x106) 0.15 The percentage of the packed beds surface area that the disc-shape particles contribute to is: ( ) .) 0.1mm).02mm).25 0.02) 0.10 75471. Composition in rock (to 2d.0mm). 35% spherical particles (diameter=0. 30% spherical particles (d=0.) First estimate Particle and diameter(mm) Spherical (d=1.70 Total: 75514.57 Spherical(d=0.0) for all the particles then the adjusted ( ) for their composition values.92 Spherical (d=0. Estimate the specific surface area per unit of mass ( ) of a porous medium composed of 25% spherical particles (diameter=1.p.1) 0.5.

particles (diameter=50 microns) ( ) ( )( ) 2.5m long column filled with water at 30 1.6. How long would it take for particles with to settle to the bottom of a 0. particles (diameter=2 microns) ( ) ( )( ) .