This research line focuses on CO2-water-rock interaction, especially in carbonated reservoirs and on studying the evolution of porosity in reservoir hydrocarbon rocks due to dissolution-precipitation processes in diagenetic environments.


Selected publications


Soler, J.M.; Steefel, C.I.; Gimmi, T.; Leupin, O.X.; Cloet, V. (2019) Modeling the Ionic Strength Effect on Diffusion in Clay. The DR-A Experiment at Mont Terri. ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 3, 442-451. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.8b00192


Cappelli, Ch.; Yokoyama, S.; Cama, J.; Huertas, F.J. (2018) Montmorillonite dissolution kinetics: Experimental and reactive transport modelling interpretation. Geochimica and Chosmochimica Acta, 227, 96-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2018.01.039


Chaparro, M.C.; Saaltink, M.W.; Soler, J.M. (2017) Reactive transport modelling of cement-groundwater-rock interaction at the Grimsel Test Site. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 99, 64 - 76. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2017.05.006

Chaparro, M.C.; Soler, J.M.; Saaltink, M.W.; Mäder U. K. (2017) Reactive transport modelling of a high-pH infiltration test in concrete. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 99, 131 - 141. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2017.01.010

Dávila, G.; Cama, J.; Luquot ,L.; Soler, J. M.; Ayora C. (2017) Experimental and modeling study of the interaction between a crushed marl caprock and CO2-rich solutions under different pressure and temperature conditions. Chemical Geology 448, 26 - 42. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.10.034

Garcia-Rios, M.; Luquot, L.; Soler, J.M.; Cama, J. (2017) The role of mineral heterogeneity on the hydrogeochemical response of two fractured reservoir rocks in contact with dissolved CO2. Applied Geochemistry, 84, 202 - 217. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2017.06.008

Leupin, O.X.; Van Loon, L.R.; Gimmi, T.; Wersin, P.; Soler J. M. (2017) Exploring diffusion and sorption processes at the Mont Terri rock laboratory (Switzerland): lessons learned from 20 years of field research. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 110, 391-403. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-70458-6_21

Thaysen, E.M.; Soler, J.M.; Boone, M.; Cnudde, V.; Cama, J. (2017) Effect of dissolved H2SO4 on the interaction between CO2-rich brine solutions and limestone, sandstone and marl. Chemical Geology 450, 31-43. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.11.037


Chaparro, M.C.; Saaltink M.W.; Soler, J.M.; Slooten, L.J.; Mäder, U.K. (2016) Modelling of matrix diffusion in a tracer test in concrete. Transport in Porous Media 111, 27 - 40. DOI: 10.1007/s11242-015-0579-5

Dávila G.; Cama J.; Galí S.; Luquot L.; Soler J.M. (2016) Efficiency of magnesium hydroxide as engineering seal in the geological sequestration of CO2. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 48, 171 - 185. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.01.031

Dávila G.; Luquot L.; Soler J. M.; Cama J. (2016) 2D reactive transport modeling of the interaction between a marl and a CO2-rich sulfate solution under supercritical CO2 conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 54, 145 - 159. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2016.08.033

Soler, J.M. (2016) Two-dimensional reactive transport modeling of the alteration of a fractured limestone by hyperalkaline solutions at Maqarin (Jordan). Applied Geochemistry, 66, 162 - 173. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2015.12.012

Trapote-Barreira A., Cama J., Soler J. M., Lothenbach B. (2016) Degradation of mortar under advective flow: Column experiments and reactive transport modeling. Cement and Concrete Research 81, 81-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.12.002


Cappelli, C.; Lamarca-Irisarri, D.; Cama, J.; Huertas, F.J.; Van Driessche, A.E.S. (2015) In situ observation of biotite (001) surface dissolution at pH 1 and 9.5 by advanced optical microscopy (LCM-DIM). Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 6, 665 - 673. DOI: 10.3762/bjnano.6.67

Dávila, G.; Luquot, L.; Soler, J.M.; Cama, J. (2015) Interaction between a fractured marl caprock and CO2-rich sulfate solution under supercritical CO2 conditions. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 48, 105 - 119. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.11.005

Garcia-Rios, M.; Luquot, L.; Soler, J.M.; Cama, J. (2015) Influence of the flow rate on dissolution and precipitation features during percolation of CO2-rich sulfate solutions through fractured limestone samples. Chemical Geology, 414, 95 - 108. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.09.005

Niu, P.F.; Fernandez-Sanchez, C.; Gich, M.; Ayora, C.; Roig,A. (2015) Electroanalytical Assessment of Heavy Metals in Waters with Bismuth Nanoparticle-Porous Carbon Paste Electrodes. Electrochimica Acta, 165, 155 - 161. DOI: 10.1016/j.electacta.2015.03.001

Soler, J.M.; Landa, J.; Havlova, V.; Tachi, Y.; Ebina, T.; Sardini, P.; Siitari-Kauppi, M.; Eikenberg, J.; Martin, A.J. (2015) Comparative modeling of an in situ diffusion experiment in granite at the Grimsel Test Site. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 179, 89 - 101. DOI: 10.1016/j.jconhyd.2015.06.002

Trapote-Barreira, A.; Porcar, L.; Cama, J.; Soler, J.M.; Allen, A.J. (2015) Structural changes in C–S–H gel during dissolution: Small-angle neutron scattering and Si-NMR characterization. Cement and Concrete Research, 72, 76 - 89. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2015.02.009


Garcia-Rios,M.; Cama, J.; Soler, J.M.; Luquot, L. (2014) Interaction between CO2-rich sulfate solutions and carbonate reservoir rocks from atmospheric to supercritical CO2 conditions: Experiments and modeling. Chemical Geology 383, 107-122. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.06.004

Trapote-Barreira, A.; Cama, J.; Soler, J.M. (2014) Dissolution kinetics of C-S-H gel. Flow-through experiments. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 70-71, 17 - 31. DOI: 10.1016/j.pce.2013.11.003

Jokelainen, L.; Meski, T.; Lindberg, A.; Soler, J. M.; Siitari-Kauppi, M.; Martin, A.; Eikenberg, J. (2013) The determination of 134Cs and 22Na diffusion profiles in granodiorite using gamma spectroscopy. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 295, 2153 - 2161. DOI: 10.1007/s10967-012-2268-y


Soler, J. M. (2013) Reactive transport modeling of concrete-clay interaction during 15 years at the Tournemire Underground Rock Laboratory. European Journal of Mineralogy, 25, 639-654. DOI: 10.1127/0935-1221/2013/0025-2324

Soler, J. M.; Wersin ,P.; Leupin, O. X. (2013) Modeling of Cs+ diffusion and retention in the DI-A2 experiment (Mont Terri). Uncertainties in sorption and diffusion parameters. Applied Geochemistry, 33, 191 - 198. DOI: 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2013.02.012