There are many potential applications and at SKM Services we constantly seek to provide the best service to our customers.
Disclaimer: The results of techniques describing porous properties are obtained via idealized models and are therefore not necessarily representing geometrical values.
A more unusual application:
Archaeology (The Mummies of Cladh hallan)
Mercury porosity pore size distribution measurements made on archaeological bones have revealed very close relationships between changes in the porosity, remaining protein content and mineral alterations. The results have important implications for models that attempt to quantify the rates and extent of chemical reaction between bone and its geochemical environment. Mercury intrusion porosimetry measures an 'intermediate' range of bone porosity, 'mesoporosity' and produces data, which permits the observation of significant structure characteristics in the porosity of modern, laboratory, altered and diagentically altered bones.
Ref: BBC News, 17th. February, 2004