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Gharibshahi R, Barkhordari V. Feasibility Study and Microscopic Investigation of the Mechanism of Enhanced Oil Recovery Process Using Injection of Clay Nanoparticles into the Glass Micromodel. IQBQ 2018; 2 (2) :41-56
URL: http://arcpe.modares.ac.ir/article-38-14372-en.html
1- Department of Chemical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.
2- Tarbiat Modares University
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In recent years, with the advancement of nanoscience, many scientists have used nano materials to solve existing problems in various sectors of oil industry. Nanofluids made with these materials can facilitate the separation of oil and gas in a reservoir and increase oil recovery factor compared to current methods. Therefore, in this work, the effect of clay nanoparticles on oil recovery factor was investigated. For this purpose, two different base fluids, water and ethanol, were used to disperse the nanoparticles. The effect of adding clay nanoparticles on viscosity changes and interfacial surface tension was determined. Also, in order to investigate the effect of nanoparticle concentration in the base fluid on the ultimate oil recovery factor, nanofluids with 3 and 5 wt% were prepared. Results show that oil recovery factor increases significantly in these conditions by adding them into the base fluid, though nanofluids included clay nanoparticles have less stability. Also, the effect of these nanoparticles dispersed in water is greater than in ethanol. For example, at 5 wt%, oil recovery factor for water based nanofluid was 49.7% and for ethanol based nanofluid was 46%.
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Subject: Biomedical Enginireeng
Received: 2017/08/22 | Accepted: 2018/07/21 | Published: 2018/10/15

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