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Nanotechnology in Enhanced Oil Recovery

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Department of Civil Engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany
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Laboratory of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Advanced Institute of Materials Science, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Faculty of Applied Sciences, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Institute of Research and Development, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Faculty of Electrical—Electronic Engineering, Duy Tan University, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam
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Processes 2020, 8(9), 1073; https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8091073
Received: 16 July 2020 / Revised: 11 August 2020 / Accepted: 19 August 2020 / Published: 1 September 2020
Nanoparticles (NPs) are known as important nanomaterials for a broad range of commercial and research applications owing to their physical characteristics and properties. Currently, the demand for NPs for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is very high. The use of NPs can drastically benefit EOR by changing the wettability of the rock, improving the mobility of the oil drop and decreasing the interfacial tension (IFT) between oil/water. This paper focuses on a review of the application of NPs in the flooding process, the effect of NPs on wettability and the IFT. The study also presents a review of several investigations about the most common NPs, their physical and mechanical properties and benefits in EOR. View Full-Text
Keywords: interfacial tension; NPs; nanotechnology; wettability; EOR; nanofluids interfacial tension; NPs; nanotechnology; wettability; EOR; nanofluids
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Cheraghian, G.; Rostami, S.; Afrand, M. Nanotechnology in Enhanced Oil Recovery. Processes 2020, 8, 1073. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8091073

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