Synthesis of stable nanoparticles at harsh environment using the synergistic effect of surfactants blend

Nourafkan, Ehsan and Maryam, Asachi and Zhongliang, Hu and Hui, Gao and Dongsheng, Wen (2018) Synthesis of stable nanoparticles at harsh environment using the synergistic effect of surfactants blend. Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 64 . pp. 390-401. ISSN 1226-086X

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jiec.2018.04.002

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Abstract

Synthesis of nanoparticles (NPs) that can withstand high temperature and high salinity (HT-HS) is a big
challenge in the research community. A novel strategy to synthesize stable nanoparticles under harsh
environment (HT-HS) is proposed in this work by using the synergistic effect of a surfactant mixture.
Long-term stable iron oxide nanoparticles at HT-HS conditions were produced and stabilized by two
different surfactant classes, i.e. sulfonate surfactant for high temperature resistance and ethoxylated
alcohol surfactant for high salinity resistance. The results prove that the new strategy could be used for
production of stable NPs which is suitable for enhanced oil recovery application.

Keywords:Iron oxide nanoparticles, High temperature, High salinity, Enhance oil recovery, Phase behavior, Synergistic effect
Subjects:H Engineering > H890 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Science > School of Mathematics and Physics
ID Code:36999
Deposited On:13 Sep 2019 08:37

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