Traditional reactive transport modelling (cf. Section 2.2) does not couple the chemical and physical processes that influence the evolution of the pore structure during fluid-rock interactions. However, as early as 1853, J. Lavalle noticed that crystals growing from supersaturated solutions were able to push themselves upward. Later Becker and Day (1905) and Taber (1916) demonstrated that growing crystals could lift considerable weight. Correns and Steinborn (1939) subsequently provided the first quantitative expressions for crystallisation pressure as a function of supersaturation (see also the annotated translation by Flatt et al., 2007).

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Growing crystals can clearly perform work...

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