The combined systems allow pressure and temperature gradients to be generated through the sample whilst maintaining a constant confining pressure. The system can be used in the laboratory based high flux bay or on beamlines at Diamond Light Source to image processes in situ.
Two syringe pumps: 260ml capacity; accurate flow at pressures up to 7500 psi (500bar) and can be used with gas, water or oil based fluids.
Hydrothermal stirred reactor: capacity 250ml; can be pressurized up to 4500 psi (300bar) and go up to 450 °C.
Two imaging cells for samples with diameters up to 21mm and 5mm.
The cells can be used up to 220 °C and 250 bar, although it can potentially be adjusted to work at more harsh conditions.
Dissolution, precipitation and replacement reactions in rocks and porous materials
Mixing (e.g. mobilization of an oil phase trapped in a porous rock by a water based solution)
Hydrofracking and fracture healing.
To discuss the feasibility of your experiment please contact Dr Jose Godinho.