GLOBAL ASYMPTOTICS OF PARTICLE TRANSPORT IN POROUS MEDIUM
Particle transport in a porous medium occurs in environmental, chemical and industrial technologies. The transport of suspended concrete grains in a liquid grout through porous soil is used in construction industry to strengthen foundations. When particles are transported by a fluid flow in a porous medium, some particles are retained in the pores and form a deposit. The aim of the work is the construction and study of a one-dimensional mathematical model of particle transport and retention in the porous medium, taking into account the simultaneous action of several particle capture mechanisms. The model consists of mass balance equation and the kinetic equation of deposit growth. The deposit growth rate is proportional to the filtration function, which depends on the retained particles concentration, and the nonlinear concentration function, which depends on the concentration of suspended particles. The use of a new parameter, depending on the distance to the porous medium inlet allows to construct a global asymptotic solution in the entire area of the mathematical model. An explicit analytical solution is obtained as a series in two small parameters. The global asymptotics is close to the numerical solution at all points of the porous medium at any time.