Articles | Volume 25, issue 11
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5905–5915, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5905-2021
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 25, 5905–5915, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-5905-2021

Research article 11 Nov 2021

Research article | 11 Nov 2021

Feedback mechanisms between precipitation and dissolution reactions across randomly heterogeneous conductivity fields

Yaniv Edery et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on hess-2021-238', Philippe Ackerer, 02 Jun 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on hess-2021-238', Anonymous Referee #2, 07 Jun 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (further review by editor) (06 Aug 2021) by Erwin Zehe
AR by Yaniv Edery on behalf of the Authors (12 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (15 Sep 2021) by Erwin Zehe
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Short summary
The interplay between dissolution, precipitation and transport is widely encountered in porous media, from CO2 storage to cave formation in carbonate rocks. We show that dissolution occurs along preferential flow paths with high hydraulic conductivity, while precipitation occurs at locations close to yet separated from these flow paths, thus further funneling the flow and changing the probability density function of the transport, as measured on the altered conductivity field at various times.