سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۳
محل انتشار: پانزدهمین کنگره ملی مهندسی شیمی ایران
تعداد صفحات: ۴
Ali Haghtalab – Department of Chemical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-143, Tehran, Iran
Hamidreza Yarveicy – Department of Chemical Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, P.O. Box 14115-143, Tehran, Iran
Due to increase of oil demand in the world, research about enhanced oil recovery methods are intensified. The surfactant flooding is one of the enhanced oil recovery ( EOR) method which is widely used as a tertiary recovery technique. A surfactant can alter interfacial properties betweenoil and water that presents an influential factor on the injection water flooding which leads to change in the phase behavior of the fluid. A amphoteric surfactant, which has two groups of opposite charges, has been less used for EOR and less studies have been performed to see itsinfluence on EOR. In this work, effect of salinity and surfactant concentration on amphoteric surfactant phase behavior are investigated. For this purpose critical micell concentration is measured and solubilization parameter is calculated. Effect of salinity and surfactant concentration on winsor formation are investigated. We found out the critical micell concentration of amphoteric surfactant is low. The results show the amphoteric surfactant is efficent for high salinity system. With low surfactant concentration, amphoteric surfactant can be efficient that by increasing in salinity leads to decrease of water solubilization. Finally, by increasing in surfactant concentration leads to system change from winsor III to winsor II at fixed salinity.