Title

Transient Liquid Crystals in a W/O Microemulsion

Abstract

Preliminary investigations were made to evaluate the potential for W/O microemulsions forming a transient liquid crystalline structure agains an aqueous phase. Water poor W/O microemulsions were layered on top of pure water with a weight ratio to give a final transparent W/O microemulsion with maximum water content. the results show the duration of the liquid crystalline layer to depend on the cosurfactant/surfactant ratio and on the hydrocarbon content of the W/O microemulsion. This work is pertinent to enhanced oil recovery.

Department(s)

Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Second Department

Chemistry

Keywords and Phrases

Crystals; Emulsions - Evaluation; Liquid; Microemulsions; Oil Well Production - Enhanced Recovery; Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate; Surface Active Agents - Applications; Transient Liquid Crystals

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1986 Taylor & Francis, All rights reserved.


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