Transient Liquid Crystals in a W/O Microemulsion
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.
M. Podzimek et al., "Transient Liquid Crystals in a W/O Microemulsion," Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, Taylor & Francis, Jan 1986.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01932698608943449
Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Crystals; Emulsions - Evaluation; Liquid; Microemulsions; Oil Well Production - Enhanced Recovery; Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate; Surface Active Agents - Applications; Transient Liquid Crystals
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