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Alkyl Polyglycoside/1-Naphthol Formulations: A Case Study of Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery

Iglauer, S. and Wu, Y. and Shuler, P. and Tang, Y. and Goddard, W. A., III (2011) Alkyl Polyglycoside/1-Naphthol Formulations: A Case Study of Surfactant Enhanced Oil Recovery. Tenside Surfactants Detergents, 48 (2). pp. 121-126. ISSN 0932-3414.

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We present a case study of surfactant enhanced oil recovery using Alkyl polyglucoside/1-naphthol formulations. Alkyl polyglucosides are a green, non-toxic and renewable surfactant class synthesized out of agricultural raw materials. We measured interfacial tensions versus n-octane and viscosities of these formulations and conducted one coreflood enhanced oil recovery (EOR) experiment where we recovered 82.6 % of initial oil in place demonstrating that these formulations are efficient EOR agents.

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Additional Information:© 2011 Carl Hanser Verlag. Received: 5.07.2010; Revised: 10.11.2011. The authors thank the Department of Energy (DE-FC26-01BC15362) for their financial support for this project, and the technical assistance of ChevronTexaco and Akzo Nobel. We also wish to thank the Cognis Corporation and Seppic Corporation for supplying APG surfactant samples.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-FC26-01BC15362
Subject Keywords:alkyl polyglucoside; I-naphthol; ultra-low interfacial tension; cosolvent; shear-thinning; enhanced oil recovery; surfactant flooding
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