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Visualization of Crude Oil Displacement by Foam Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in Microfluidic Devices
Foam flooding, as an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) process, has become of great interest to the oil industry. However, the mechanism of oil displacement by foam has not been fully understood. This thesis describes the ...
Transport of Components and Phases in a Surfactant/Foam
The transport of components and phases plays a fundamental role in the success of an EOR process. Because many reservoirs have harsh conditions of salinity, temperature and rock heterogeneity, which limit process options, ...
An Investigation of Carbon-based Nanomaterials for Efficient Energy Production and Delivery
Carbon-based nanomaterials have been demonstrated to have different potential applications in the energy industry. However, there are challenges in the realization of these applications. Chirality of single wall carbon ...
Interfacial Properties of Polymeric Nanomaterials
Polymeric nanomaterials such as nanoparticles and branched polymers are interfacially active and can be used to stabilize or increase the viscosity of an emulsion, which is potentially useful for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) ...