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Volume 31 Issue 5
Oct 2020
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Yanjun Liu, Teng Ma, Juan Chen, Ziqi Peng. Compaction Simulator: A Novel Device for Pressure Experiments of Subsurface Sediments. Journal of Earth Science, 2020, 31(5): 1045-1050. doi: 10.1007/s12583-020-1334-6
Citation: Yanjun Liu, Teng Ma, Juan Chen, Ziqi Peng. Compaction Simulator: A Novel Device for Pressure Experiments of Subsurface Sediments. Journal of Earth Science, 2020, 31(5): 1045-1050. doi: 10.1007/s12583-020-1334-6

Compaction Simulator: A Novel Device for Pressure Experiments of Subsurface Sediments

doi: 10.1007/s12583-020-1334-6
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  • Corresponding author: Teng Ma, ORCID:0000-0003-2827-9579,
  • Received Date: 08 Mar 2020
  • Accepted Date: 15 Apr 2020
  • Publish Date: 20 Oct 2020
  • Increasing overburden pressure is a key factor that alters the chemical and physical properties of soils and sediments. However, limited information is presently available on how aquifer compression impacts water quality. We introduced a novel compaction device, which is composited of four parts, including pressure simulator reactor system (PSRS), gas-liquid separator (GLS), automatic collector (AC) and composite control system (CCS). We conducted experiments at various pressures to test the functionality and outcomes of the device. In general, this device can be used to examine changes in water chemistry associated with aquifer compression resulting from compaction (overburden pressure) or groundwater overdraft.


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