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Lu, T. (author), Liang, X. (author), Liu, C. (author), Chen, Y. (author), Li, Z. (author)
This study experimentally investigated the effects of surfactants and water-repelling agents on the hydration process, relative humidity, and mechanical properties of Portland cement pastes. Based on the measurement results, the degree of hydration, degree of saturation, capillary tension of autogenous shrinkage, and magnitude of autogenous...
journal article 2023
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Gong, J. (author), Wang, Yuan (author), Tewari, Raj Deo (author), Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri B. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Aqueous foam is a dispersion of gas in liquid, where the liquid acts as the continuous phase and the gas is separated by thin liquid films stabilized by a surfactant. Foam injection is a widely used technique in various applications, including CO2 sequestration, enhanced oil recovery, soil remediation, etc. Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a...
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Masulli, Marco (author), Liu, Z. (author), Guo, Feng Zhi (author), Li, Xue (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author), Kumar, N. (author)
Chemical loss such as surfactants and alkalis by adsorption to reservoir rock surface is an important issue in enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Here, we investigated the adsorption behaviors of anionic surfactants and alkalis on silica for the first time as a function of temperature using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation (QCM-D). The...
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Zitha, P.L.J. (author), Guo, H. (author)
Capillary forces result in the trapping of the oleic phase in porous media even after extensive flushing with brine. Alkali-surfactant-polymer formulations drastically diminish capillary forces, whereas adding polymer to the water phase increases viscous forces, resulting in highly efficient extraction of the residual oil. However, by virtue...
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Li, Ji (author), Hao, Xiaodi (author), Gan, W. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Wu, Yuanyuan (author)
Alginate like extracellular polymers (ALE) recovered from flocculent sludge has been identified as a kind of highly valuable biomaterials. However, the extraction protocols limit the production of biopolymers as ALE extracted from flocculent sludge is at a lower level, around 90–190 mg/g VSS. Under this circumstance, the eco-friendly and...
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Yu, G. (author)
Creating a gas-liquid foam means dispersing gas as individual bubbles in an aqueous solution, in which each gas bubble is separated by liquid films or lamella. The most common form of liquid foam (as opposed to solid foams, like polymer sponges) seen in day-to-day life is bulk foam. This refers to a foam that rests in a large container (or flows...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Liu, Z. (author), Zhao, Ge (author), Brewer, Mark (author), Lv, Qichao (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author)
With the increasing demand for efficient extraction of residual oil, enhanced oil recovery (EOR) offers prospects for producing more reservoirs’ original oil in place. As one of the most promising methods, chemical EOR (cEOR) is the process of injecting chemicals (polymers, alkalis, and surfactants) into reservoirs. However, the main issue...
review 2021
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Liu, Z. (author), Hedayati, Pegah (author), Ghatkesar, M.K. (author), Sun, Weichao (author), Onay, Hayati (author), Groenendijk, Dirk (author), van Wunnik, Johannes (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author)
Surfactant losses by adsorption to rock surfaces make surfactant-based enhanced oil recovery economically less feasible. We investigated polyacrylate (PA) as a sacrificial agent in the reduction of anionic surfactant adsorption with focus on calcite surfaces by using quartz crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring. It was found that...
journal article 2021
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Gong, J. (author), Flores Martinez, Wendy (author), Vincent-Bonnieu, S.Y.F. (author), Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri (author), Che Mamat, Che A.Nasser Bakri (author), Tewari, Raj Deo (author), Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal (author), Farajzadeh, R. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a preferred method of foam injection, which is a promising means of enhanced oil recovery. Liquid injectivity in a SAG process is commonly problematic. Our previous studies suggest that the liquid injectivity can be better than expected due to the existence of a collapsed-foam region formed during the gas...
journal article 2020
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Saarig, Maazen (author)
This paper investigates surfactant flooding using a microfluidic device. Its purpose is to validate the results obtained in recent core experiments reported by Janssen et al. (2019) and provide mechanistic interpretation. In these experiments authors injected a surfactant slug into sandstone cores, initially brought to residual oil saturation....
master thesis 2020
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Janssen, M.T.G. (author)
Foam-assisted chemical flooding (FACF) is a novel enhanced oil recovery (EOR) methodology that combines the injection of a surfactant slug, to mobilize previously trapped residual oil, with foam generation for drive mobility control, thus displacing the mobilized banked oil. The main goal of this study concerns the understanding of oil...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Gong, J. (author), Flores Martinez, Wendy (author), Vincent-Bonnieu, S.Y.F. (author), Kamarul Bahrim, Ridhwan Zhafri (author), Che Mamat, Che A Nasser Bakri (author), Tewari, Raj Deo (author), Mahamad Amir, Mohammad Iqbal (author), Farajzadeh, R. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
Surfactant-alternating-gas (SAG) is a favored method of foam injection, which has been proved as an efficient way for enhancing oil recovery. However, foam flow is extremely complicated, and there are still unsolved problems for foam application. One is liquid injectivity. Our previous studies suggest that the injectivity in a SAG process is...
journal article 2020
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Lau, Y.M. (author), Westerweel, J. (author), van de Water, W. (author)
We use Faraday waves to measure interfacial tension σ between two immiscible fluids, with an interest in (ultra)low values of σ. The waves are excited by vertically oscillating the container in which the fluids reside. Using linear stability theory, we map out the accessible range of interfacial tensions. The smallest value (σmin ≈ 5 × 10-4 N...
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Liu, Z. (author), Hedayati, Pegah (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author), Haaring, Robert (author), Shaik, A.R. (author), Kumar, N. (author)
Adsorption behavior of surfactants to rock surfaces is an important issue in oil recovery, especially in the process of surfactant flooding. The surfactant loss through adsorption to rock surfaces makes such process economically less feasible. Here, we investigated the adsorption behavior of anionic surfactants (alcohol alkoxy sulfate, AAS)...
journal article 2020
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Hussain, A.A.A. (author), Vincent-Bonnieu, S.Y.F. (author), Kamarul Bahrim, R. Z. (author), Pilus, R. M. (author), Rossen, W.R. (author)
As foam is injected into an oil reservoir, the region near an injector can become oil-free due to the relatively high capillary number. Foam created in this region encounters oil further out in the reservoir. The impact of oil on foam in porous media is usually investigated by co-injecting surfactant, gas and oil, or by injecting pre...
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Chieng, Z. H. (author), Mohyaldinn, Mysara Eissa (author), Hassan, A.M. (author), Bruining, J. (author)
In hydraulic fracturing, fracturing fluids are used to create fractures in a hydrocarbon reservoir throughout transported proppant into the fractures. The application of many fields proves that conventional fracturing fluid has the disadvantages of residue(s), which causes serious clogging of the reservoir's formations and, thus, leads to...
journal article 2020
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Liu, Z. (author), Bode, Vincent (author), Hadayati, Pegah (author), Onay, Hayati (author), Sudhölter, Ernst J. R. (author)
We have investigated the conditions of colloidal stability of silica nanoparticles smaller than 100 nm for their applications in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), especially pertaining to chemical flooding processes. Using zeta sizer and dynamic light scattering techniques, the stability of silica nanoparticle (SNP) dispersions has been...
journal article 2020
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Salazar Castillo, R.O. (author)
Foam increases sweep efficiency during gas injection in enhanced oil recovery (EOR)<br/>processes by reducing gas mobility. In fact, foam is the only EOR technology that is<br/>able to fight against both gravity segregation and geological heterogeneity. Surfactant Alternating Gas, or SAG, is the preferred method to place foam into the reservoir...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Hussain, A.A.A. (author)
Foam flooding can be applied in soil-remediation techniques or for improving oil recovery processes in petroleum reservoirs. There are models which aim to predict the behaviour of foam in presence of oil in bulk and in porous media, however these models are not very reliable. In this work we investigate different ways in which a specific crude...
doctoral thesis 2019
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van der Pol, Justus (author)
In the oil and gas industry the occurrence of slug flow in flowlines and risers can cause operational problems. Such flowline-riser systems are used to transport the oil and/or gas from the location of the wells to a production platform, where the fluids might be separated into single phases. Slug flow conditions imposefluctuations in the...
master thesis 2019
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