Juan J. Hidalgo

Researcher  at the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I do my research on flow and solute transport in porous media by means of both experiments and numerical modeling. I am interested in the influence of heterogeneity on the mixing (dissolution) and spreading (extension) of contaminants.

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Convective mixing


Gravity currents dissolution


Transport at the pore scale


Selected Publications

  • Hidalgo, J. J., Dentz, M., Cabeza, Y., and Carrera, J. (2015) Dissolution patterns and mixing dynamics in unstable reactive flow, Geophysical Reseearch Letters (accepted)
  • Hidalgo, J. J., MacMinn, C. W., and Juanes, R. (2013) Dynamics of convective dissolution from a migrating current of carbon dioxide, Advances in Water Resources, 62, Part C, 511–519, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.06.013.
  • Hidalgo, J. J., Fe, J., Cueto-Felgueroso, L., and Juanes, R. (2012) Scaling of convective mixing in porous media, Physical Review Letters, 109, 264503, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.264503.
  • Carrera, J., .Hidalgo, J. J., Slooten L. J., and Vazquez-Suñe, E. (2010), Computational and conceptual issues in the calibration of seawater intrusion models, Hydrogeology Journal, 18(1), 131–145, doi:10.1007/s10040-009-0524-1.
  • Hidalgo, J. J., and Carrera, J. (2009), Effect of dispersion on the onset of convection during CO2 sequestration, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 640, 441–452, doi:10.1017/S0022112009991480.
  • Hidalgo, J. J., Carrera, J., and Dentz, M. (2009), Steady state heat transport in 3D heterogeneous porous media, Advances In Water Resources, 32(8), 1206–1212, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2009.04.003.
  • Hidalgo, J. J., Carrera, J., and Medina, A. (2009), Role of salt sources in density-dependent flow, Water Resources Research, 45, W05503, doi:10.1029/2008WR007679.
  • Carrera, J., Alcolea, A., Medina, A., Hidalgo, J., and Slooten L. (2005), Inverse problem in hydrogeology, Hydrogeology Journal, 13(1), 206–222, doi:10.1007/s10040-004-0404-7.