|Investigation Of Nanoparticle Dimensionality And Morphology In Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery|
- To synthesize Graphene Oxide (GO) and Silicon Dioxide (SIO2) nanoparticles from waste material and to characterize the synthesized GO.
- To formulate a Pickering emulsion using synthesized GO and SIO2 at different temperatures.
- To investigate the EOR properties alteration affected by SIO2 and GO.
Extracting pure silicon dioxide from sand
Sand, sodium hydroxide 50g, distilled water, hydrochloric acid 3M, sulfuric acid
Pickering emulsion weight
60mL x 10mg/g= 0.6g oil
(6g of synthesized GO and SIO2) x 0.6g oil = 3.6g
60mL total volume 60g – 4.2g = 55.8 distilled water
In terms of their oil viscosity, IFT, Wettability, electrostatic forces, and control of fines migration.
Investigation of nanoparticle dimensionality and morphology in chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery
- Interfacial Tension
- Core flooding experiment
Interfacial Tension – put in contact with rock samples, observed that adsorption of the surfactant decreased up to critical micelle concentration when compared to surfactant solution without nanoparticles. – rock samples were equilibrated with surfactant-Nanoparticles suspension for 24 hours. The adsorption of the surfactant decreased at lower concentrations but increased at higher concentrations. The equilibrium is higher compared to the previous case when nanoparticles augmented nanoparticles solution was used.