Selection of Components for an Optimal Micellar System in Reservoir Conditions
A method is proposed for selecting components and their relative amounts in order to formulate an optimal micellar system between a given oil and a fixed salinity water. The method involves two separate steps: 1) selection of the cosolvent from partitioning between oil and water without any surfactant and, 2) selection of the surfactant from ternary diagrams wherein the amount of the previously selected cosolvent is constant. This study supports the assumption of separate effects for the surfactant and the cosolvent in micellar systems.
KeywordsCarbon Capture Micellar System Ternary Diagram Optimal Salinity Butanol Concentration
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