dr. Amir Raoof
A.Raoof@uu.nl
Assistant Professor
Earth Sciences - Hydrogeology
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Profile

Amir performs research on fundamentals of flow and transport in porous media. This includes natural earth materials as well as industrial materials such as filters, fuel cells and catalyst particles. He applies multi-scale and multi-disciplinary approaches to integrated microscopic experimental observations with numerical methods. To simulate a wide range of flow and reactive transport processes, Amir has developed a pore-scale modelling platform, Poreflow, to enable simulating multi-component reactive transport under saturated and multi-phase flow conditions (www.PoreFlow.com).

Amir is a member of the Utrecht Young Academy.

Amir is a member of  Sustainability strategic themes of Utrecht University.

 

News and Outreach:

Invited Talks:

  • Evolution on two-phase flow properties of reacting porous media. 3rd International Workshop on Digital Core Analysis Technology. Qingdao, China, August 2016
  • Upscaling of transport properties in reacting porous media. Antwerp, InterPore Benelux, Oct. 2015
  • Capabilities and potential applications of pore-scale modelling; an approach beyond the macroscopic description of porous media. French geological survey, BRGM, Sept. 2015
  • Evolving pore spaces, dynamics of transport properties. Stuttgart, NUPUS meeting, Sept. 2015
  • Dynamics of Rock Transport Properties in Reacting Porous Media, Delft University, DARSIM lecture series, June 2015
  • Evolution in Rock Hydraulic Properties Pore-Scale Reactive Transport Modeling, Amphos21, Barcelona, April 2015
  • Towards protecting our groundwater; Transport of contaminants from the land surface towards our groundwater, Utrecht Faculty of Geosciences, FEST Seminar series, March 2015
  • Bridging the pore scale to the large scale: flow and transport processes in porous media, 15th Brazilian Congress of Thermal Sciences and Engineering–ENCIT2014. Pará, Brazil, Nov 2014
  • Porosity permeability changes in reacting porous media. Gordon conference. July 6-11, 2014 at Bates College, Maine, USA
  • Characterizing flow and reactive solute transport in porous media; from micro to macro scale. Mini-symposium ‘Sustainability at Science and Geosciences: Common Grounds in Characterization Toolboxes’, organized by the faculties of Science and Geosciences of Utrecht University., Feb 6th-2014
  • CO2 Sequestration: change in properties of reservoir rock and wellbore cement, Hydraulic Association Conference, Tehran, Iran, October 2013
  • Pore-Network Modelling of Reactive Transport under (Variably-)Saturated Conditions”, SIAM-2013, Padua, Italy, March 2013
  • Pore network modelling and its application to analyse flow and transport in variably saturated porous media”, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, April 2012
  • Pore-network modeling of multi-component reactive transport under (variably-) saturated conditions, NUPUS Meeting, Poros, Greece, April 2012.
  • Modeling and upscaling of reactive transport using pore network model, University of Twente, The Netherlands, Nov. 2011.
  • Groundwater remediation; pore scale modeling and processes, Stuttgart University, Sept. 2011.
  • Pore-network generation and simulation of flow/transport under saturated and unsaturated conditions, Summer school on Upscaling and Modeling of Reactive Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2-9 July 2010
  • Upscaling transport of adsorbing solutes in partially-saturated porous media: Pore-network modeling, Third International Conference on Porous Media and its Applications in Science, Engineering and Industry, Montecatini Terme, Italy, June 20-25, 2010
  • Upscaling adsorptive transport in saturated and unsaturated porous media, Pore-network model, Department of Environmental Sciences University of California Riverside, June 11, 2010
  • Complex network model of two-phase flow and reactive transport; relative permeability and dispersion coefficient, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Bergen, February, 2010
  • Complex network model of two-phase flow and reactive transport; relative permeability and effective mass transfer coefficients, EOR Department, Shell Global Solutions International BV, Rijswijk, Netherlands, December, 2009
  • Upscaling of adsorptive transport, pore-network modeling”, Summer School on Role of Interfacial Area in Two-Phase Flow and Transport in Porous Media: Theory, Experiment, Modeling, Utrecht University, Netherlands, 22 & 23 July, 2009
  • Upscaling from pore to core using pore network modeling, NUPUS seminar, Stuttgart University, Germany, January 13, 2009
  • Upscaling Reactive Transport Using a Pore Scale Network Model, Marie Curie workshop on flow and transport in porous media, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, November 11-15, 2007
  • A new method to generate pore network model to simulate reactive transport in porous medium, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, RIVM, 2007
  • Upscaling adsorptive transport from pore to core scale, EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federal Lausanne) Switzerland, 2007
  • Upscaling adsorptive transport from micro scale to pore scale, mini-workshop on virus transport, Utrecht university, 2007

 

Organized Conference Sessions and Summer Schools:

  • Accepted session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016
  • Co-chair of Gordon Research Conference 2016
  • Organizing session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2015
  • Organization of a session at International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) Padua, Italy, May 2015.
  • Summer school " Pore Scale Modeling and Upscaling of (Reactive) Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media, Utrecht University", 13-17 July 2015
  • Organization of a session at International Society for Porous Media (InterPore) Milwaukee, USA, May 2014
  • Organization of a session at European Geophysical Union (EGU) 2014
  • Organization of a session at European Geophysical Union (EGU) 2013
  • Organization of a session at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2013
  • Workshop on “pore network modeling and its application to analyze flow and transport in variably saturated porous media”, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, Vienna, April 2012
  • Organization of Utrecht Summer school "Upscaling and Modeling of Reactive Transport in Partially-Saturated Porous Media, Utrecht University", 2-9 July 2010
  • Collaborating in 6th Symposium of Geological Society of Iran. Kerman, Iran, 2002

 

Strategic themes / Focus areas
Scientific expertise
Reactive transport
Dissolution/precipitation processess
Two phase flow
Skills
numerical methods
programing
microfluidics
upscaling

PhD Book: Reactive/Adsorptive Transport in (Partially-) Saturated Porous Media; from pore scale to core scale


Book Chapter: Pore-network modeling of multi-component reactive transport under (variably-) saturated conditions Amir Raoof, Hamidreza M. Nick, S. Majid Hassanizadeh & Christopher J. Spiers. http://www.crcpress.com/product/isbn/9781138015203


The Use of Numerical Flow and Transport Models in Environmental Analyses Martinus Th. van Genuchten, Carolina Naveira-Cotta, Todd H. Skaggs, Amir Raoof, Elizabeth M. Pontedeiro. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-06013-2_15

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All publications
  2017 - Scholarly publications
Aslannejad, H., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A., de Winter, D.A.M., Tomozeu, N. & van Genuchten, M.T. (16.03.2017). Characterizing the hydraulic properties of a paper coating layer using FIB-SEM tomography and 3D pore-scale modeling. Chemical Engineering Science, 160, (pp. 275-280) (6 p.).
de Vries, Enno T., Raoof, Amir & van Genuchten, Marinus Th. (2017). Multiscale modelling of dual-porosity porous media - a computational pore-scale study for flow and solute transport. Advances in Water Resources, 105, (pp. 82-95).
Fathi, H., Raoof, A. & Mansouri, S.H. (01.05.2017). Insights into the role of wettability in cathode catalyst layer of proton exchange membrane fuel cell - pore scale immiscible flow and transport processes. Journal of Power Sources, 349, (pp. 57-67) (10 p.).
Fathi, H., Raoof, A., Mansouri, S.H. & van Genuchten, M.Th. (2017). Effects of porosity and water saturation on the effective diffusivity of a cathode catalyst layer. Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164 (4), (pp. F298-F305) (8 p.).
G. Mahmoodlu, Mojtaba, Pontedeiro, Elizabeth M., Pérez Guerrero, Jesús S., Raoof, Amir, Hassanizadeh, S. Majid & van Genuchten, Martinus Th (2017). Dissolution kinetics of volatile organic compound vapors in water - An integrated experimental and computational study. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 196, (pp. 43-51) (9 p.).
Seetha, N., Raoof, Amir, Mohan Kumar, M.S. & Hassanizadeh, S.M. (2017). Upscaling of nanoparticle transport in porous media under unfavorable conditions - Pore scale to Darcy scale. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 200, (pp. 1-14) (14 p.).
  2016 - Scholarly publications
Mahmoodlu, Mojtaba Ghareh, Raoof, A., Sweijen, T. & van Genuchten, M. Th (11.08.2016). Effects of sand compaction and mixing on pore structure and the unsaturated soil hydraulic properties. Vadose Zone Journal, 15 (8) (11 p.).
Wolterbeek, Timotheus K.T., Peach, Colin J., Raoof, Amir & Spiers, Christopher J. (2016). Reactive transport of CO2-rich fluids in simulated wellbore interfaces - Flow-through experiments on the 1–6 m length scale. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 54 (Part 1), (pp. 96-116) (21 p.).
Zhuang, L., Hassanizadeh, S.M., van Genuchten, M.T., Leijnse, A., Raoof, A. & Qin, C. (04.03.2016). Modeling of horizontal water redistribution in an unsaturated soil. Vadose Zone Journal, 15 (3) (11 p.). cited By 0.
  2016 - Professional publications
van Lopik, J.H., Hartog, N., Zaadnoordijk, W.J., Cirkel, D. Gijsbert & Raoof, A. (2016). Erratum to 'Salinization in a stratified aquifer induced by heat transfer from well casings' [Advances in water resources 86A(2015)32-45] DOI 10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.09.025. Advances in Water Resources, 91, (pp. 138) (1 p.).
  2016 - Other output
A. Raoof (30.07.2016) (GRS) Gordon Research Seminar - Flow & Transport in Permeable Media
A. Raoof (09.08.2016) 3rd International Workshop on Digital Core Analysis Technology.
  2015 - Scholarly publications
Mahmoodlu, Mojtaba G., Hassanizadeh, S. Majid, Hartog, Niels, Raoof, Amir & van Genuchten, Martinus Th (01.11.2015). Evaluation of a horizontal permeable reactive barrier for preventing upward diffusion of volatile organic compounds through the unsaturated zone. Journal of Environmental Management, 163, (pp. 204-213).
Seetha, N., Hassanizadeh, S. Majid, Mohan Kumar, M.S. & Raoof, A. (2015). Correlation equations for average deposition rate coefficients of nanoparticles in a cylindrical pore. Water Resources Research, 51 (10), (pp. 8034-8059) (26 p.). cited By 1.
van Lopik, J.H., Hartog, N., Zaadnoordijk, Willem Jan, Cirkel, D. Gijsbert & Raoof, A. (2015). Salinization in a stratified aquifer induced by heat transfer from well casings. Advances in Water Resources, 86, Part A, (pp. 32-45).
Zhang, Qiulan, Raoof, A. & Hassanizadeh, S.M. (16.09.2015). Pore-scale study of flow rate on colloid attachment and remobilization in a saturated micromodel. Journal of Environmental Quality, 44 (5), (pp. 1376-1383).
  2014 - Scholarly publications
Li, S., Raoof, A. & Schotting, R. (2014). Solute dispersion under electric and pressure driven flows; pore scale processes. Journal of Hydrology, 517, (pp. 1107-1113) (7 p.).
Mahmoodlu, M.G., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Hartog, Niels & Raoof, A. (2014). Oxidation of trichloroethylene, toluene, and ethanol vapors by a partially saturated permeable reactive barrier. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, (pp. 193-208) (16 p.).
Nikooee, E., Habibagahi, G., Khaksar, H., Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Raoof, A. (29.05.2014). Pore network modeling of unsaturated soils: Fundamentals, recent advancements and future perspectives. In Michael A. Hicks, Ronald B.J. Brinkgreve & Alexander Rohe (Eds.), Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering - NUMGE 2014 (pp. 1007-1012) (6 p.).
Raoof, A., Nick, H.M., Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Spiers, C.J. (17.04.2014). Pore-network modeling of multi-component reactive transport under (variably-) saturated conditions. In R. Al-Khoury & J. Bundschuh (Eds.), Computational models for CO<sub>2</sub> sequestration and compressed air energy storage (pp. 137-170). CRC Press.
Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Raoof, A. (2014). Virus-sized colloid transport in a single pore: Model development and sensitivity analysis. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 164, (pp. 163-180) (18 p.).
  2014 - Professional publications
van Genuchten, M.T., Naveira-Cotta, Carolina, Skaggs, T.H., Raoof, A. & Pontedeiro, E.M. (24.05.2014). The use of numerical flow and transport models in environmental analyses. In W. Geraldes Teixeira, M. Bacis Ceddia, M. Vasconcelos Ottoni & G. Kangussu Donnagema (Eds.), Application of soil physics in environmental analyses - Measuring, modelling and data integration (pp. 349-376). Springer International Publishing.
  2013 - Scholarly publications
Mahmoodlu, M.G., Hartog, Niels, Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Raoof, A. (2013). Oxidation of volatile organic vapours in air by solid potassium permanganate. Chemosphere, 91 (11), (pp. 1534-1538) (5 p.).
Mahmoodlu, M.G., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Hartog, Niels & Raoof, A. (01.07.2013). Application of solid potassium permanganate to oxidize VOC vapours: Batch and column experiments. In G. Musso (Eds.), Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: From Theoretical and Experimental Research to Practical Applications - Proceedings of the International Symposium, ISSMGE TC 215 (pp. 35-42) (8 p.). CRC Press, International Symposium on Coupled Phenomena in Environmental Geotechnics: From Theoretical and Experimental Research to Practical Applications.
Nick, H.M., Raoof, A., Centler, F., Thullner, M. & Regnier, P. (2013). Reactive dispersive contaminant transport in coastal aquifers: Numerical simulation of a reactive Henry problem. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 145, (pp. 90-104) (15 p.).
Raoof, A. & Hassanizadeh, S.M. (2013). Saturation-dependent solute dispersivity in porous media: pore-scale processes. Water Resources Research, 49 (4), (pp. 1943-1951) (9 p.).
Raoof, A., Nick, H.M., Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Spiers, C.J. (2013). PoreFlow: A complex pore-network model for simulation of reactive transport in variably saturated porous media. Computers and Geosciences, 61, (pp. 160-174) (15 p.).
Seetha, N., Mohan Kumar, M.S., Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Raoof, A. (04.12.2013). Scale effects on virus transport in porous media. Proceedings of HYDRO 2013 International
  2012 - Scholarly publications
Raoof, A. & Hassanizadeh, S.M. (2012). A new formulation for pore-network modeling of two-phase flow. Water Resources Research, 48 (1).
Raoof, A., Nick, H.M., Wolterbeek, T.K.T. & Spiers, C.J. (2012). Pore-scale modeling of reactive transport in wellbore cement under CO2 storage conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 11S, (pp. 67-77) (11 p.).
Vasilyev, L., Raoof, A. & Nordbotten, J.M. (2012). Effect of mean network coordination number on dispersivity characteristics. Transport in Porous Media, 95 (2), (pp. 447-463) (17 p.).
Zhang, Q., Hassanizadeh, S.M., Raoof, A., van Genuchten, M.T. & Roels, S. (2012). Modeling virus transport and remobilization during transient partially-saturated flow. Vadose Zone Journal, 11 (2).
  2010 - Scholarly publications
Raoof, A. & Hassanizadeh, S.M. (2010). A new method for generating pore-network models of porous media. Transport in Porous Media, 81 (3), (pp. 391-407, doi: 10.1007/s11242-009-9412-3) (3 p.).
Raoof, A. & Hassanizadeh, S.M. (2010). Upscaling transport of adsorbing solutes in porous media. Journal of Porous Media, 13 (5), (pp. 395-408) (14 p.).
Raoof, A., Hassanizadeh, S.M. & Leijnse, A. (2010). Upscaling transport of adsorbing solutes in porous media: pore-network modeling. Vadose Zone Journal, 9 (3), (pp. 624-636) (13 p.).
  0 - Other output
Raoof, A. 2013 Recipient Best Paper Award for "Scale effects on virus transport in porous media"
Raoof, A. 2014 Recipient NWO-Veni: Bridging the gap between the pore and macro scales: the missing link in modelling solute transport through the unsaturated zone Nederlandse Oganisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) Description
Raoof, A. 2017 Recipient STW Open-Mind Award 2016: Bacteria could save us from extreme drought STW Description
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Research interests:

  • Reactive and adsorptive solute transport in variably- saturated porous media
  • Developing pore-network numerical modeling for upscaling and optimization
  • Porosity-permeability evolution under CO2 sequestration conditions
  • Relative permeability and solute dispersion under variably-saturated conditions
  • Multi-phase flow and solute transport including mass transfer through interfaces

 

Current Projects and activities:

  • NWO Veni award: This award provides me with three-year funding to do research on the topic: "Bridging the gap between the pore and macro scales: the missing link in modelling solute transport through the unsaturated zone"
  • NanoRem (Taking Nanotechnological Remediation Processes from Lab Scale to End User Applications for the Restoration of a Clean Environment). A research European project, funded through the European Commission FP7.
  • HPT NAM Project (lead by Prof. C. Spiers). work package: Spatial upscaling of laboratory data on fault friction properties.
  • Sustainability Strategic Theme: Sustainability is a strategic theme where the sub-theme Energy & Resources is a collaborative effort between the Faculty of Geosciences and the Faculty of Science in Utrecht University, which will create an entirely new range of opportunities and insights into flow and transport in porous materials.

 

Research Team:

PDs

PhDs

  • Enno de Vries (UU), Multiscale modelling reactive/adsorptive transport in porous media. Oct. 2016 – expected Oct.2020, (supervisor)
  • Janou Koskamp (UU), Computing the dynamics of mineral dissolution and growth at the atomic-to-field scale in carbonate rocks. May 2016 – May 2020 (Co-supervisor; Supervisor: Mariëtte Wolthers)
  • Yin Xiaoguang (UU), advanced theories for flow of discontinuous fluid phases in porous media. 2014- expected 2017, (Co-supervisor; Supervisor: Majid Hassanizadeh)
  • Jan van Lopik (UU), infiltration through fast high volume infiltration (FHVI), 2014-expected 2018, (Co-supervisor; Supervisor: Ruud Schotting)
  • Hossein Fathi (Mechanical Engineering, Kerman University, Iran) pore scale modeling the catalyst layer in fuel cells, 2013-expected 2017, (Co-supervisor; Supervisor: Hossein Nasseri)
  • Tim Wolterbeek (UU - HPT Lab) chemical degradation of well-bore cement. 2011-expected Oct. 2016, (Co-promotor; Supervisor: Chris Spiers)
  • Seetha Narayanan (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore), Modeling adsorptive transport in porous media including potential energy and hydrodynamic effects. 2011-Dec 2015, (External collaborator; Supervisor: Mohan Kumar)
Project:
Carbonate rocks’ response to CO2-rich fluid injections: computing their reactivity and permeability evolution from the atomic-to-field-scale
01.03.2016 to 01.03.2020
General project description 
Role Researcher Funding
Other grant (government funding): FOM-NWO Shell
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Dr. Hamid Nick (DTU Denmark
  • TU Delft
  • the Netherlands).
Project:
Bridging scales: computing the dynamics of mineral dissolution and growth at the atomic-to-continuum scale in carbonate rocks
01.05.2015 to 01.05.2020
General project description 

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Role Researcher Funding
NWO grant: FOM-NWO
Project members UU
External project members:
  • Dr. Hamid Nick (DTU Denmark and TU Delft
  • the Netherlands)

Pore-scale modeling provides opportunities to study transport phenomena in fundamental ways because detailed information is available at the micro (pore) scale. This offers the best hope for bridging the traditional gap that exists between pore scale and macro (core) scale description of the process. As a result, consistent upscaling relations can be performed, based on physical processes defined at the appropriate scale.

We develop numerical formulations to study various processes in earth materials such as fluid flow, reactive/adsorptive solute transport, dissolution and kinetic processes, density dependent flow, electro-kinetic driven flow, etc.

 

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MSc Level:

Modeling modules in 3 of Hydrogeology courses:

  • Fundamentals of groundwater
  • Hydrogeological transport phenomena

Course Instructor:

  • Environmental hydrogeology

BSc Level:

  • Water in GEO processes
  • Environmental hydrogeology
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