Surfactants: Fundamentals and Applications in the Petroleum Industry

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This book provides an introduction to the nature, occurrence, physical properties, propagation, and uses of surfactants in the petroleum industry. It is aimed principally at scientists and engineers who may encounter or use surfactants, whether in process design, petroleum production, or research and development." "In addition to scientists and engineers in the petroleum industry, this book will be of interest to senior undergraduates and graduate students in science and engineering, and to graduate students of surfactant chemistry.
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"In addition to scientists and engineers in the petroleum industry, this book will be of interest to senior undergraduates and graduate students in science and engineering, and to graduate students of surfactant chemistry." Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology

"This book is aimed primarily at scientists, engineers, and students who work with surfactants in enhanced recovery and process design...Surfacants: Fundamental Applications in the Petroleum Industry, and its three companions, are invaluable reference texts and will serve as a resource for anyone investigating the physics of multiphase fluid flow." Palaios

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521157933
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 630
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Surfactant Fundamentals
1 Surfactants and Their Solutions: Basic Principles 3
2 Characterization of Demulsifiers 51
3 Emulsions and Foams in the Petroleum Industry 79
Surfactants in Porous Media
4 Surfactant Adsorption in Porous Media 121
5 Surfactant Induced Wettability Alteration in Porous Media 159
6 Surfactant Flooding in Enhanced Oil Recovery 203
7 Scale-Up Evaluations and Simulations of Mobility Control Foams for Improved Oil Recovery 251
Oilwell, Near-Well, and Surface Operations
8 The Use of Surfactants in Lightweight Drilling Fluids 295
9 Surfactant Use in Acid Stimulation 329
10 Surfactants in Athabasca Oil Sands Slurry Conditioning, Flotation Recovery, and Tailings Processes 365
Environmental, Health, and Safety Applications
11 Surfactant Enhanced Aquifer Remediation 433
12 Use of Surfactants for Environmental Applications 461
13 Toxicity and Persistence of Surfactants Used in the Petroleum Industry 541
Glossary and Indexes
14 Glossary of Surfactant Terminology 569
Author Index 613
Affiliation Index 614
Subject Index 615
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