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Incorporation of carbon nanotubes in epoxy polymer composites
The goal of this research was to develop and explore methods for incorporating Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNTs) into polymer matrices, to form composites, in which the presence of SWNTs would improve significantly ...
Developing stable foams from polymeric surfactants for water production control
This research explores a new method using foams for water production control in an oilfield. Reducing water production during oil production is an important objective impacting the profitability of a mature oilfield. ...
Surfactant-enhanced oil recovery process for a fractured, oil-wet carbonate reservoir
Oil recovery by water flooding is usually not effective because of capillary forces in fractured, oil-wet carbonate formations. Sodium carbonate/surfactant solution was used to enhance spontaneous imbibition between the ...
Molecular modeling of shape and polydispersity effects on polymer solution phase behavior
This thesis extends and applies statistical associating fluid theory (SAFT) to model phase behavior in polydisperse polymer solutions. SAFT is a molecular based equation of state, used for modeling thermodynamic properties ...
NMR surface relaxation, wettability and OBM drilling fluids
NMR surface relaxation mechanisms and their dependence on temperature were investigated. Paramagnetic ions are a very important factor of surface relaxation. The mechanism of the surface enhanced dipole-dipole interaction ...
Phase equilibria, microstructure, and transport properties of confined colloid-polymer systems
For two-dimensional geometries, computer simulations on a lattice based on the grand canonical Monte Carlo method, in combination with histogram reweighting and finite-size scaling, are used to determine the phase diagrams ...