This list is of publications by the Environmental and Fluid Modelling Group related directly or indirectly to use of Pore-Cor Research Suite and/or PoreXpert in scientific journals since 1991.

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  • Levy C.L., Matthews G.P., Laudone G.M., Beckett, S., Turner, A., Schoelkopf J and Gane, P.A.C. (2017) Mechanism of adsorption of actives onto microporous functionalised calcium carbonate (FCC). Adsorption. 10.1007/s10450-017-9880-7


  • Levy C.L. , Matthews G.P., Laudone G.M., Gribble C.M. , Turner A., Ridgway C.J., Gerard D.E., Schoelkopf J. and Gane P.A.C.. (2015). Diffusion and tortuosity in porous functionalized calcium carbonate. Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 54 (41), 9938-9947
  • Laudone GM, Gribble CM, Jones KL, Collier HJ & Matthews GP. (2015) Validated a priori calculation of tortuosity in porous materials including sandstone and limestone. Chemical Engineering Science 131, 109-117


  • Laudone, G.M., Gribble, C.M., and Matthews, G.P., (2014) Characterisation of the porous structure of Gilsocarbon graphite using pycnometry, cyclic porosimetry and void network modeling, carbon, 73(July 2014): 61-70


  • Laudone, G.M., Matthews, G.P., Gregory, A.S., Bird, N.R.A., & Whalley, W.R., (2013) A dual-porous, inverse model of water retention to study biological and hydrological interactions in soil, Eur. J. Soil Sci., 64(3): 345 - 356


  • Dal Ferro, N., Berti, A., Francioso, O., Ferrari, E., Matthews, G.P. and Morari, F., (2011) Quantifying the pore size distribution influence on aggregate stability: the role of soil organic carbon. Eur. J. Soil Sci., 63(2) 152 - 164.
  • Gantenbein, D., Schoelkopf, J., Matthews, G.P., & Gane, P.A.C., (2012) The use of porous high surface area calcium carbonate for the adsorption of dissolved and colloidal substances from thermo mechanical pulp filtrates. Nord. Pulp Pap. Res. J., 27(3): 631 - 638
  • Whalley, W.R., Matthews, G.P., and Ferraris, S., (2012) The effect of compaction and shear deformation of saturated soil on hydraulic conductivity. Soil Till. Res. 125: 421 - 428


  • Cardenas, L., Matthews, G.P., Butler, M., Gregory, A.S., Whalley, R., Bird, N.R.A., Misselbrook, T.H., Laudone, G.M., Dhanoa, M.S. and Scholefield, D., (2011) The effect of compaction on nitrous oxide and nitrogen emissions from a range of UK agricultural soils. Soil and Tillage Research, submitted.
  • Gantenbein, D., Schoelkopf, J., Matthews, G.P. and Gane, P.A.C., (2011c) Influence of the temperature on the adsorption of dissolved and colloidal substances from a thermo mechanical pulp filtrate onto talc. Nord. Pulp Pap. Res. J., 26(3): 329 - 355.
  • Gribble, C.M., Matthews, G.P., Turner, A., Gantenbein, D., Schoelkopf, J. and Gane, P.A.C., (2011b) Equilibrium coefficients for the adsorption of colloidal stickies onto mineral suspension particulates to improve paper recycling. Nord. Pulp Pap. Res. J., 26(4): 421 - 427.
  • Laudone G.M., Matthews G.P. and Bird N.R.A. (2011) A model to predict the effects of soil structure on dentrification and N2O emission. Journal of Hydrology., 409(1-2): 283 - 290.
  • Gribble, C.M., Matthews, G.P., Laudone, G.M., Turner, A., Ridgway, C.J., Schoelkopf, J. and Gane, P.A.C., (2011a) Porometry, porosimetry, image analysis and void network modelling in the study of the pore-level properties of filters. Chem. Eng. Sci., 66(16): 3701 - 3709.
  • Gantenbein, D., Schoelkopf, J., Matthews, G.P. and Gane, P.A.C., (2011a) Determining the size distribution-defined aspect ratio of platy particles. Applied Clay Science, 53: 544-552.
  • Gantenbein, D., Schoelkopf, J., Matthews, G.P. and Gane, P.A.C., (2011b) Determining the size distribution-defined aspect ratio of rod-like particles. Applied Clay Science, 53: 538-543.


  • Gribble, C.M., Matthews G.P., Gantenbein D., Turner A., Schoelkopf J. and Gane P.A.C. (2010) Adsorption of surfactant-rich stickies onto mineral surfaces, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 352 , 483-490. doi: 10.1016/j.jcis.2010.07.062.
  • Gantenbein G., Schoelkopf J., Gane P.A.C and Matthews G.P., (2010) Influence of pH on the adsorption efficiency of talc for dissolved and colloidal substances in a thermo-mechanical pulp filtrate, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 25 (3) , 288- 299.
  • Gregory A.S., Bird N.R.A., Whalley W.R., Matthews G.P., and Young I.M.(2010) Deformation and Shrinkage Effects on the Soil Water Release Characteristic, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 74: (2010). Doi: 10.2136/sssaj2009.0278 .
  • Gregory A.S., Bird N.R.A., Whalley W.R. and Matthews G.P. (2010) Estimating Relative Hydraulic Conductivity from the Water Release Characteristic of a Shrinking Clay Soil , Soil Science Society of America Journal, 74: 753-761. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2009.0278.
  • Gantenbein G., Schoelkopf J., Hunziker P., Matthews G.P.and Gane P.A.C. (2009) Efficiency of Colloidal Pitch Adsorption onto Phyllosilicates: comparing talc, chlorite and pyrophillite, Nordic Pulp and Paper Science, 24, 448-458.
  • Laudone G.M., Matthews G.P. and Bird N.R.A. (2010) A dual-porous, inverse model of water retention for the study of biohydrological processes in soil. European Journal of Soil Science, resubmitted December 2009.
  • Matthews G.P., Laudone G.M, Gregory A.S, Bird N.R.A, Matthews A G de G, and Whalley W.R. (2010) Measurement and simulation of the effect of compaction on the pore structure and hydraulic conductivity of grassland and arable soil. Water Resources Research , 46, W05501. doi:10.1029/2009WR007720.
  • Gregory A.S, Webster C.P., Watts C.W., Whalley W.R., Macleod C.J.A., Joynes A., Papadopoulos A., Haygarth P.M., Binley A., Humphreys M.W., Turner L.B., Skot L., and Matthews G.P. (2010). Soil management and grass species effects on the hydraulic properties of shrinking soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 74, 753-761 (2010). doi:10.2136/sssaj2009.0284 .

2009 and earlier

  • Matthews G.P., Price, John C., Matthews A.G., Quinlan, K. and Sexton, J. (2009) A Depth Filtration Model of Straining within the Void Networks of Stainless Steel Filters, AIChE Journal, 55, 3134 - 3144.
  • Matthews, G.P., Watts, C.W., Powlson, D.S., Price J.C. and Whalley W.R., Wetting of agricultural soils measured by a simplified capillary rise technique, European Journal of Soil Science, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2008.01039.x . Published article online : 31-Mar-2008. (Note that this publication does not use Pore-Cor Research Suite directly, but generates data that we will compare to simulations generated by Pore-Ped in conjunction with the fast wetting algorithm of Pore-Cor.)
  • Laudone G.M., Matthews G.P., and Gane P.A.C. (2008) Modelling diffusion from simulated porous structures, Chemical Engineering Science, 63 , 1987-1996.
  • Holtham D.A.L., Matthews G.P. and Scholefield D.S., (2007) Measurement and simulation of the void structure and hydraulic changes caused by root-induced soil structuring under white clover compared to ryegrass, Geoderma, 142,142-151.
  • Laudone G.M., Matthews G.P., Gane P.A.C., Matthews A.G., Ridgway C.J., Schoelkopf J. and Huggett S.A. (2007) Estimation of structural element sizes in sand and compacted blocks of ground calcium carbonate using a void network model, Transport in Porous Media, 66, 403-419.
  • Laudone G.M., Matthews G.P., Gane P.A.C (2006) Modelling the shrinkage in pigmented coatings during drying: A stick–slip mechanism, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 304, 180-190.
  • Matthews G.P, Canonville C.F. and Moss A.K. (2006) Use of a void network model to correlate porosity, mercury porosimetry, thin section, absolute permeability and NMR relaxation time data for sandstone rocks, Physical Review E, 73, 031307 (9 pages).
  • Laudone G.M., Matthews G.P.and Gane P.A.C. (2006) Effect of latex volume concentration on void structure, particle packing and effective particle size distribution in a pigmented paper coating layer, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 45 (6), 1918-1923
  • Laudone, G.M., Matthews G.P., Gane P.A.C, Ridgway C.J. and Schoelkopf J. (2005) Estimation of the effective particle sizes within a paper coating layer using a void network model, Chemical Engineering Science, 60, 6795-6802.
  • Bodurtha, PA., Matthews,G.P., Kettle, J.P.and Roy, I.M. (2005) Influence of anisotropy on the dynamic wetting and permeation of paper coatings. J.Colloid and Interface Science, 283, 171-189.
  • Matthews,G.P. (2004) Use of a Void Structure Model to Obtain Additional Information from Mercury Intrusion Porosimetry , SHARP IOR eNewsletter (published by the UK Department of Trade and Industry), 7. (SHARP = Sustainable Hydrocarbons Additional Recovery Programme, IOR = Improved Oil Recovery).
  • Bodurtha, P. and Matthews, G.P., Improved Risk Assessment for Cable Oil Leaks from Sub-Terranean Point Sources, 71pp., report to National Grid Transco, July 2003.
  • G.M. Laudone, G.P.Matthews, and P.A.C. Gane. (2004) Observation of shrinkage during evaporative drying of water-based paper coatings, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research, 43, 712-719.
  • Johnson, A., Roy, I.M., Matthews, G.P., and Patel D. (2003) An improved simulation of void structure, water retention and hydraulic conductivity in soil, using the Pore-Cor three-dimensional network. European Journal of Soil Science, 54,477-489.
  • Ridgway, C. J., Gane, P. A. C. and Schoelkopf, J. (2002) Effect of Capillary Element Aspect Ratio on the Dynamic Imbibition within Porous Networks, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 252, 373-383.
  • Schoelkopf, J, Gane, P A C, Ridgway, C J, and Matthews, G P. (2002). Practical observation of deviation from Lucas-Washburn scaling in porous media. Colloids And Surfaces A-Physicochemical And Engineering Aspects, 206, 445-454.
  • Ridgway, C. J., Schoelkopf, J. , Matthews, G. P., Gane, P. A. C. and James, P. W. (2001) The effects of void geometry and contact angle on the absorption of liquids into porous calcium carbonate structures, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 239, 417-431.
  • Groves, R., Matthews, G. P., Heap, J., McInnes, M. D., Penson, J. E. and Ridgway, C. J. (2001) Binder migration in paper coatings - a new perspective, Proceedings of the 12th Fundamental Research Symposium : Science of Papermaking, held in Oxford: September 2001, C.F. Baker, ed., The Fundamental Research Society, Bury, Lancashire.
  • Matthews, G. P. (2001) Computer modelling of fluid interactions in porous coatings and paper - an overview, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 15, 476 -527.
  • Schoelkopf, J., Gane, P. A. C. , Ridgway, C. J. and Matthews, G. P. (2001) Influence of Inertia on Liquid Absorption into Paper Coating Structures, Nordic Pulp and Paper Research Journal, 15 , 422-430.
  • Gane, P.A.C., Schoelkopf J., Spielman, D.C., Matthews, G.P. and Ridgway C.J. (2000) Observing fluid transport into porous coating structures: Some novel findings, Tappi Journal, 83, 77-78.
  • Schoelkopf, J., Ridgway, C. J. , Gane, P. A. C., Matthews, G. P. and Spielmann, D. C. (2000) Measurement and network modelling of liquid permeation into compacted mineral blocks, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 227, 119.
  • Peat, D.M.W., Matthews, G.P., Worsfold, P.J., and Jarvis, S.C. (2000) Simulation of water retention and hydraulic conductivity in soil using a three-dimensional network. European J. Soil. Sci 51, 65-79.
  • Mathews, T., Matthews, G.P. and Huggett, S. (1999) Estimating particle size distributions from a network model of porous media. Powder Technol. 104, 169-179.
  • Ali, J., Matthews, G.P., Matthews, J.W.B., and Ridgway, C.J. (1998) Breaking out of the Wormholes. New software for simulating pore-level properties for special core analysis and retrograde condensation. Basin and Reservoir (British Gas house scientific journal), March.
  • Mathews, T., Matthews, G.P., Ridgway, C.J. and Moss, A.K. (1997) Measurement of void size correlation in inhomogeneous porous media. Transport in Porous Media 28, 135-158.
  • Matthews, G.P., Dowdell, D.C. and Wells, I. (1997) The measurement and estimation of the low-pressure gas viscosity of the replacement ternary blend halo-alkane refrigerant MP-39. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 30, 2012-2017.
  • McKelvie, I.D., Peat, D.M.W., Matthews, G.P. and Worsfold, P.J. (1997) Elimination of the Schlieren effect in the determination of reactive phosphorus in estuarine waters by flow-injection analysis. Anal. Chim. Acta 351, 265-271.
  • Peat, D.M.W., McKelvie, I.D., Matthews, G.P., Haygarth, P.M. and Worsfold, P.J. (1997) Rapid determination of dissolved organic phosphorus in soil leachates and runoff waters by flow injection analysis with on-line photo-oxidation. Talanta 45, 47-55.
  • Ridgway, C.J., Ridgway, K. and Matthews, G.P. (1997) Modelling of the void space of tablets compacted over a range of pressures. J. Pharm. Pharmacol. 49, 377-383.
  • Gane, P.A., Kettle, J.P., Matthews, G.P. and Ridgway, C.J. (1996) Void space structure of compressible polymer spheres and consolidated calcium carbonate paper-coating formulations. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 35, 1753-1764.
  • Matthews, G.P. (1996) Particle size distribution from tri-dimensional interpretation of porosimetry and image analysis. Particle and Particle Systems Characterisation 13, 379-380.
  • Matthews, G.P., Ridgway, C.J. and Small, J.S. (1996) Modeling of simulated clay precipitation within reservoir sandstones. Mar. Pet. Geol. 13, 581-589.
  • Matthews, G.P., Moss, A.K. and Ridgway, C.J. (1995) The effects of correlated networks on mercury intrusion simulations and permeabilities of sandstone and other porous- media. Powder Technol. 83, 61-77.
  • Matthews, G.P., Ridgway, C.J. and Spearing, M.C. (1995) Void space modeling of mercury intrusion hysteresis in sandstone, paper coating, and other porous media. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 171, 8-27.
  • Dowdell, D.C., Matthews, G.P. and Wells, I. (1994) An investigation into the sensitivity of the atmospheric chlorine and bromine loading using a globally averaged mass balance model. Atmos. Environ. 28, 1989-1999.
  • Dowdell, D.C. and Matthews, G.P. (1993) Gas viscosities and intermolecular interactions of replacement refrigerants HCFC 123 (2,2-dichloro-1,1,1-trifluoroethane), HCFC 124 (2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane) and HFC 134a (1,1,1,2- tetrafluoroethane). J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 89, 3545-3552.
  • Hunter, I.N., Marsh, G., Matthews, G.P. and Smith, E.B. (1993) Argon plus carbon-dioxide gaseous mixture viscosities and anisotropic pair potential-energy functions. Int. J. Thermophys. 14, 819-833.
  • Matthews, G.P., Moss, A.K., Spearing, M.C. and Voland, F. (1993) Network calculation of mercury intrusion and absolute permeability in sandstone and other porous-media. Powder Technol. 76, 95-107.
  • Matthews, G.P. and Spearing, M.C. (1992) Measurement and modeling of diffusion, porosity and other pore level characteristics of sandstones. Mar. Pet. Geol. 9, 146-154.
  • Spearing, M. and Matthews, G.P. (1991) Modelling characteristic properties of sandstones. Transport in Porous Media 6, 71-90.
  • Hunter, I.N., Matthews, G.P. and Smith E.B. (1991) Viscosities and pair potential energy function for the argon-methane gas-phase interaction, Faraday Transactions 87, 2161-2165.