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  • A New Class of Branched Single Chain Surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery Reported

    EurekAlert! , 28th Mar 2019

    This efficient surfactant was examined by a research team led by Dr Shirin Alexander and Professor Andrew R. Barron at ESRI, Swansea University. It is shown to improve the oil recovery by 72% in both low and high brine solutions, a remarkable result for only a single chain surfactant flooding, compared to 45% recovery in the presence of other surfactants alone.

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  • A New Class of Branched Single Chain Surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery Reported

    Phys.Org , 28th Mar 2019

    Dr. Alexander said: "It is a revelation that a single chain surfactant alone, without addition of any nanoparticle, polymer or alkaline, can achieve such a large recovery of oil. The effectiveness of this surfactant in EOR is due to its ability in reducing the surface and interfacial tension of the water/oil remarkably, compared to the other single chain surfactants. This is also because of its effective wettability alteration and capability to maintain the aggregation structure under extreme heat and salinity."

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  • A New Class of Branched Single Chain Surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery Reported

    AlphaGalileo , 28th Mar 2019

    Fabrication of a glass micromodel and testing of these materials were carried out by Sajad Kiani, a PhD student at ESRI, Swansea University.

    Professor Barron said: “Despite the desire to shift to renewable energy, the global demand for oil is not abating, and we must find ways to enhance recovery of resources using methods with low environmental impact. So-called green hydrocarbon technology is one of the focus areas of ESRI, along with CCUS and alternative sustainable energy sources, for a multifaceted approach to lowering emissions and the environmental impact of energy and resource production”.

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  • U.K. Environmental Coalition Pursues Very Large Scale Decarbonization Technology Field Trials Spearheading Construction of Regional Permanent Carbon Storage Facilities in U.S. Shale Basins

    Markets Insider , 17th Jan 2019

    The enabling research for this project has been supported by Innovate UK, the Welsh Government's Sêr Cymru Chair Programme, and the FLEXIS project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government.

    ESRI Founder and Director Prof Andrew R Barron said, "Traditional sequestration is fraught with issues, in particular the economic incentive for industry to decarbonize itself. Our approach offers a significant opportunity for Industry and Governments to ensure a low carbon future while sustaining employment and the economy."

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  • U.K. Environmental Coalition Pursues Very Large Scale Decarbonization Technology Field Trials Spearheading Construction of Regional Permanent Carbon Storage Facilities in U.S. Shale Basins

    Cision PR Newswire , 14th Jan 2019

    Very Large Scale Decarbonization Partners (VLS Decarb) announced its intention to carry out field trials of its highly innovative CO2 sequestration system in several U.K. and EU locations.

    During the past five years, the technology has been advanced by an extensive R&D collaboration involving VLS Decarb's academic and industry partners, the Energy Safety Research Institute (ESRI) at Swansea University in the United Kingdom, and an international array of academic and governmental institutions and funding agencies.

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