That two or even more coexisting fluids may occur in geological systems is something that is very well known but rather little understood. While it is true that from a thermodynamic point of view fluids that are in equilibrium are effectively the same fluid, for any understanding of irreversible processes in nature it is essential to appreciate what happens when there are different fluids of different compositions, densities, and transport properties present in a system.

This volume effectively brings together experimental data, theory, and results from natural systems for a wide range of fluid-fluid systems, and it is particularly effective...

First Page Preview

First page PDF preview
You do not currently have access to this article.