Special Issue "Rheological Properties of Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Petr Filip
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Institute of Hydrodynamics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Pod Patankou 5, 166 12 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Interests: rheology; rheometry; constitutive modelling; electrospinning; polymer melts and solutions

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rheology plays a crucial role in characterizing nanomaterials or in evaluation whether the source materials are suitable for production of nanomaterials. As an example it is possible to mention that absence of elastic component in polymer solution usually causes impossibility of production of electrospun nanofibrous mats. At present, nanomaterials are produced for concrete applications: biomedical (face masks, tissue engineering, drug delivery, etc.), high energy density batteries, various industrial applications. In all these branches the nanomaterials are supposed to acquire specific attributes, in other words to be tailor-made with the corresponding properties. One of the means used for this characterization is represented by rheology, by means of which an adequate tuning of material characteristics is possible. The smart (intelligent) materials can be evaluated by magneto- or electro-rheological procedures.  

This Special Issue of “Rheological Properties of Nanomaterials” will attempt to cover the recent advancements in the development of nanomaterials from the viewpoint of a rheological approach simultaneously respecting other process parameters.

Prof. Dr. Petr Filip
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Nanomaterials
  • Rheological characteristics
  • Rheometry
  • Viscoelasticity
  • Rheology
  • Polymer solution/melt

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Effect of Nanoparticles with Different Chemical Nature on the Stability and Rheology of Acrylamide Sodium Acrylate Copolymer/Chromium (III) Acetate Gel for Conformance Control Operations
Nanomaterials 2020, 10(1), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/nano10010074 - 30 Dec 2019
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During enhanced oil recovery (EOR), reservoir heterogeneities and fluids distributions promote preferential flow channels formation. Therefore, different types of gels have been proposed to improve swept efficiency on chemical flooding by plugging high permeability zones. The purpose of this article is to evaluate [...] Read more.
During enhanced oil recovery (EOR), reservoir heterogeneities and fluids distributions promote preferential flow channels formation. Therefore, different types of gels have been proposed to improve swept efficiency on chemical flooding by plugging high permeability zones. The purpose of this article is to evaluate the effect that nanotechnology has on the inhibition of syneresis and the rheological properties of the Acrylamide Sodium Acrylate Copolymer/Chromium (III) Acetate gel system for conformance applications in mature reservoirs. Thus, a methodology is proposed in four stages: First, (I) nanoparticles synthesis, and characterization, followed by (II) bottle tests to monitor gelation kinetics and syneresis degree at 70 °C, then (III) description of the rheological evaluation on static and dynamic conditions to calculate gelation time and viscoelastic modulus (G’ and G”), and finally (IV) the displacement test with the best gel system in the presence of nanoparticles. Results showed that the best nanoparticle was the chromium oxide (Cr2O3), which represented the lesser syneresis degree and increased gelation time. Syneresis of gel samples in the presence of Cr2O3 at day 30 was under 1% for gels prepared with 4000, 6000, and 8000 mg·L−1 of polymer, and polymer to crosslinker ratio (p/c) of 40:1. Regarding SiO2, MgO, and Al2O3 nanoparticles, results show an improvement of gel strength. However, their thermal stability in terms of syneresis was lower. Displacement test in a triple parallel Slim Tube was able to recover an additional 37% of oil of the total oil present in the sandpacks, confirming the effectivity of the system when 100 mg·L−1 of Cr2O3 nanoparticles are included. Full article
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