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|Author||: Erle C. Donaldson,Waqi Alam|
|Total Pages||: 336|
|Genre||: Technology & Engineering|
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The wettability of oil reservoirs is the most important factor controlling the rate of oil recovery, providing a profound effect on petroleum production. The petroleum industry has increased the research effort on wettability, but, so far, there has been limited coverage on the topic. Wettability reviews the major research and applications on wettability, capillary pressure and improved recovery. Critical topics including core preservation, the effect of wettability on relative permeability, surface forces such as van der Waals equation of state, petroleum traps and pore size effects are all included in this musthave handbook. Deciphering the techniques and examples will increase the efficiency and production of oil recovery, translating to stronger reservoir simulations and improved well production.
Gas Wettability of Reservoir Rock Surfaces with Porous Media
|Author||: Guancheng Jiang|
|Publsiher||: Gulf Professional Publishing|
|Total Pages||: 282|
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Gas Wettability of Reservoir Rock Surfaces with Porous Media compiles critical information on this complex topic, thus helping engineers more successfully face technical field challenges in oil and gas recovery. Combining both theoretical and practical knowledge, this concise reference bridges basic concepts with factors affecting gas wettability, also covering polymer-type gas wetting reversal agents in technical detail and discussing gas wettability’s influence on capillary force, oil-water distribution, and gas wettability’s application in petroleum engineering operations from both domestic and international projects. This book delivers the critical concepts, methods, mechanisms and practical technology needed for today’s complex oil and gas assets. Helps readers further develop and improve basic theory on petrophysics and reservoir engineering Covers various aspects, like the developmental history of gas wettability and the concept and evaluation of gas wettability of oil and gas reservoir rock surfaces Creates a bridge between theoretical knowledge and practical application, with content covering new theories, methodologies and the technologies used in drilling, completion and reservoir engineering
Soil Wettability and Wetting Agents
|Total Pages||: 20|
|Genre||: Soil moisture|
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Wetting and Wettability
|Author||: Mahmood Aliofkhazraei|
|Publsiher||: BoD – Books on Demand|
|Total Pages||: 386|
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On the liquid 's surface, the molecules have fewer neighbors in comparison with the bulk volume. As a result, the energy interaction shows itself in the surface tension. Traditionally, the surface tension can be assumed as a force in the unit of the length which can be counted by the unit of Newton on squared meter, or energy on the units of the surface. The surface tension, implies the interface between liquid and vapor, which is an example of the surface tensions. The equilibrium between these surface tensions, decides that a droplet on a solid surface, would have a droplet form or will change to layer form. This book collects new developments in wetting and wettability science.
Contact Angle Wettability and Adhesion
|Author||: Kash L. Mittal|
|Publsiher||: CRC Press|
|Total Pages||: 543|
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This volume chronicles the proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion held in Philadelphia, PA, June 2004. The world of wettability is very wide and it plays a crucial role in many and varied technological areas ranging from microfluidics to biomedical to agriculture to welding. This volume contains a total of 31 papers covering many ramifications of contact angle, wettability and adhesion. All manuscripts were rigorously peer-reviewed and revised, and properly edited before inclusion in this book. The topics covered include: fundamental aspects of contact line region; evaporative behavior of sessile drops; various factors influencing contact angle measurements; different kinds of contact angles; various ways to measure contact angles; contact angle hysteresis; contact angle measurements on various materials (smooth, rough, porous, heterogeneous); effect of electric field on contact angle (electrowetting); wetting and spreading on heterogeneous surfaces; factors influencing wetting/spreading phenomena; determination of solid surface free energy via contact angle measurements; application of AFM in determining solid surface tension at the nano-scale; ultralyophobic surfaces; surface modification and wettability; multiphase flow dynamics in porous media; thin film coatings for textile materials; bio-fouling resistant coatings; relationships between wetting and adhesion; and relevance/importance of wetting and surface energetics in technological applications, including cleaning of flooring materials, kinetics of oil removal from coating materials, cell adhesion, and mold compound- metal adhesion in semiconductor packaging.
Wettability and Interfacial Phenomena
|Author||: Rita Khanna|
|Publsiher||: BoD – Books on Demand|
|Total Pages||: 160|
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Wettability at the solid/liquid interface, its dynamics, tunability, the influence of operating parameters, surface and interfacial phenomena play an increasingly significant role in a wide variety of applications, for example, material processing, nanotechnology, oil recovery, oil spills, chemical leaching, water management, and disease transmission. Although a mature field, it is experiencing dramatic developments on several fronts with emerging applications in new fields. This book presents a collection of eight chapters on nanoscale wetting phenomena, oil extraction from reservoir rocks, the role of coatings, particle morphology, surface roughness and viscosity in metal processing, and practical applications of superhydrophobic behaviour in cell culturing, isolation, anti-icing, anti-reflective and anti-corrosion coatings in the transportation and optical devices fields.
The Use of Centrifugal Measurements of Wettability to Predict Oil Recovery
|Author||: Philip B. Lorenz,Erle C. Donaldson,Rex D. Thomas|
|Total Pages||: 36|
|Genre||: Oil reservoir engineering|
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Bio Inspired Wettability Surfaces
|Author||: Zheng Yongmei,Cheng Qunfeng,Hou Yongping,Yuan Chen|
|Publsiher||: CRC Press|
|Total Pages||: 216|
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Through natural evolvement in thousands of years, biosurfaces have become highly adaptable to display their biological functions perfectly. Interestingly, they have developed micro-/nanostructures with gradient features to achieve smart wetting controls, such as ultra-hydrophobic water repellency in lotus leaf, directional water collection in wetted spider silk, directional adhesion in superhydrophobic butterfly wing, and fog-collecting hydrophobic/hydrophilic pattern on beetle back. These surfaces provide endless inspiration for the design and fabrication of functional interface materials with unique wettability, generating promising applications such as micro-fluidic devices, functional textiles, corrosion resistance, liquid transportation, antifogging, and water-collecting devices. In recent years there has been an exciting confluence of research areas of physics, chemistry, biology, and materials science to develop functional micro- and nanosurfaces. A kernel consists of organic materials with high/low surface energy and regular/irregular order/disorder, which can be rough/smooth and endlessly arranged and combined with various styles of micro- and nanostructures. This book introduces recent research on wettability of biological and bio-inspired surfaces. It discusses the mechanism of smart wetting controls, such as water collection/repellency on biological micro-/nanostructure gradient interfaces. It suggests ways to mimic these biological features to realize bio-inspired functional surfaces with unique wettability. The book will help researchers innovate designs with novel materials for future scientific works.