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Effects of wettability in the dynamics of multiscale fluids in porous means: introduction of the Boltzmann network

Grant number: 18/18435-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Cooperation agreement: BG E&P
Principal Investigator:Julio Romano Meneghini
Grantee:Beatriz Fernandes de Carvalho
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/50279-4 - Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation, AP.PCPE


The central objective of this scientific initiation project is to study the phenomena of wettability and confinement in fluid dynamics in porous means by means of multiscale molecular simulations and Boltzmann network methods. We will introduce and apply Boltzmann Lattice methods mapped into molecular simulations carried out by the Nanopetro group. Our goal is to understand and control the solid-liquid interfaces for applications in materials for energy. In particular, the wettability and the nanoscale containment phenomena will be approached focusing on a diversity of porous means.