Adsorption of charged surfactants onto calcium carbonate

S. F. Hassan, Sirisha Kamireddy, Maxim Yutkin, C. J. Radke, Tadeusz Patzek

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The fundamental study of adsorption in this manuscript pertains to a well-known process of low salinity water flooding (LSW), which is a potentially economic way of incrementing productivity of oil reservoirs. Our preliminary results indicate adsorption of a positively charged surfactant CTAB (cetrimonium bromide) regardless of brine type and charge at the surface. We show that the surfactant behavior mimics that found at charged crude oil-brine interfaces. This result partially explains strong crude oil interaction with calcium carbonate and adds to the difficulties associated with oil extraction by LSW.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIOR 2019 – 20th European Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery
PublisherEAGE Publications BV
ISBN (Print)9789462822788
StatePublished - Apr 29 2019


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