Application of Nanotechnology in Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Storage
|dc.contributor.author||Al-Anssari, Sarmad Foad Jaber|
|dc.contributor.supervisor||Dr Ahmed Barifcani||en_US|
Nanofluids gaining increased importance in science and industry including enhanced oil recovery. In this work, the ability of nanoparticles to alter the wettability of oil-wet surfaces towards water-wet at reservoir conditions and the synergistic effect of nanoparticle-surfactant combinations on nanofluid interfacial properties and nanofluid stability were systematically examined using several nano-silica dispersions. This study not only presents novel nanofluid formulations for wettability alteration but also introduced the first insight into nanoparticle-surfactant interactions in saline environments.
|dc.title||Application of Nanotechnology in Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery and Carbon Storage||en_US|
|curtin.department||Department of Chemical Engineering||en_US|
|curtin.faculty||Science and Engineering||en_US|