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Surfactants : Fundamentals and Applications in the Petroleum Industry - Laurier L. Schramm


Fundamentals and Applications in the Petroleum Industry

By: Laurier L. Schramm (Editor)

Paperback Published: 25th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521157933
Number Of Pages: 630

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Here is a comprehensive introduction to the highly practical and diverse applications of surfactants within the petroleum industry, detailing their nature, occurrence, physical properties, propagation, and uses. The focus is on the knowledge and practices needed to successfully deal with surfactants in the petroleum production process: in reservoirs, in oil and gas wells, in surface processing operations, and in environmental, health and safety applications. Throughout, important applications of colloid and interface science principles are emphasized and real-world processes and problems are clearly illustrated. The book also includes a comprehensive glossary.

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Review of the hardback: 'This may be considered as not only one of the best books on the subject but as the first surfactant book focusing on the applications of surfactants in the petroleum industry. The subject has been dealt with such absolute thoroughness that any one from amongst the target audience would like to possess the book. In short the book would be of significance to any aspiring surfactant technologist or newcomer to the petroleum industry wishing for a very applications-oriented treatment of the subject. The entire volume is so laudable as a whole that no criticisms are evident.' Current Engineering Practice
"In addition to scientists and engineers in the petroleum industry, this book will be of interest to senior undergraduates and graduate students in science and engineering, and to graduate students of surfactant chemistry." Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
"This book is aimed primarily at scientists, engineers, and students who work with surfactants in enhanced recovery and process design...Surfacants: Fundamental Applications in the Petroleum Industry, and its three companions, are invaluable reference texts and will serve as a resource for anyone investigating the physics of multiphase fluid flow." Palaios

Surfactant Fundamentals:
Surfactants and their solutions: basic principles Laurier
Characterization of demulsifiers
Emulsions and foams in the petroleum industry
Surfactants in Porous Media:
Surfactant adsorption in porous media
Surfactant induced wettability alteration in porous media
Surfactant flooding in enhanced oil recovery
Scale-up evaluations and simulations of mobility control foams for improved oil recovery Fred Wassmuth
Oilwell, Near-Well, and Surface Operations:
The use of surfactants in lightweight drilling fluids
Surfactants in Athabasca oil slurry conditioning, flotation recovery, and tailings processes
Environmental, Health, and Safety Applications:
Surfactant enhanced aquifer remediation Varadarajan Dwarakanath
Use of surfactants for environmental applications
Toxicity and persistence of surfactants used in the petroleum industry
Glossary and Indexes:
Glossary of surfactant terminology
Author and affiliation indexes
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ISBN: 9780521157933
ISBN-10: 0521157935
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 630
Published: 25th November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.83