Special Issue "Research on the Polymer-Coated Nanoparticles for Enhanced Oil Recovery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2020).
Interests: Nanoparticles-Synthesis and Applications; Nanoclay; Enhanced oil recovery methods; Nanofibers Development of Polymer Nano-composites; Asphalt materials recycling
This Special Issue focuses on the development of polymer‐coated nanoparticles used in enhanced oil recovery. Research in nanotechnology in the petroleum industry is advancing rapidly, and enormous progress in the application of nanotechnology in this area is to be expected. Nanotechnology has been widely used in several other industries, and interest in the oil industry is increasing. Nanotechnology has the potential to profoundly change enhanced oil recovery and to improve the mechanism of recovery, and it is chosen as an alternative method to unlock remaining oil resources and has been applied as a new enhanced oil-recovery method in the last decade. Polymers modified with nanoparticles or polymer‐coated nanoparticles are a novel generation of materials that may be superior to nanoparticles for enhanced oil-recovery (EOR) due to improved wettability alteration, more stabilization and recovery through reservoir porous media, and the stability of injection solvents.
This Special Issue will focus on polymer nanocomposites and applications of the enhanced oil-recovery process. Topics of interest for publication include but are not limited to the following:
- Improved heavy oil and bitumen recovery with polymer‐coated nanoparticles;
- Synthesis of new nanocomposites and nanostructures for EOR;
- Nano fluids in EOR;
- Polymer flooding;
- Emulsion stabilization with polymer nanocomposites;
- Polymer nanocomposites for wettability alteration;
- Nanoparticles modifications for enhanced oil recovery;
- Chemical EOR;
- Transport of nanocomposites in porous media.
Dr. Goshtasp Cheraghian
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- nanostructured polymers
- polymer flooding