The proposed facility is a novel x-ray transparent flow vessel and acillaries for achieving direct, near-realtime,
3D measurement and visualisation of material flow inside rock samples. It will enable direct evaluation
of how liquid, liquid-solid, and gas-liquid and gas-liquid-solid flows behave in cores replicating conditions in
underground reservoirs. The coal seam gas, shale gas and oil, and geothermal energy recovery rely on
precise understanding and simulation of subsurface flow. This apparatus will provide a new method to
measure and visualise otherwise inaccessible flow behaviour, at a high level of detail, providing
characterisation and model validation data underpinning reservoir simulations.
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