Coupled Interfacial Tension and Phase Behavior Model Based on Micellar Curvatures

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/626580
Title:
Coupled Interfacial Tension and Phase Behavior Model Based on Micellar Curvatures
Authors:
Torrealba, V. A. ( 0000-0002-3361-4469 ) ; Johns, R. T.
Abstract:
This article introduces a consistent and robust model that predicts interfacial tensions for all microemulsion Winsor types and overall compositions. The model incorporates film bending arguments and Huh's equation and is coupled to phase behavior so that simultaneous tuning of both interfacial tension (IFT) and phase behavior is possible. The oil-water interfacial tension and characteristic length are shown to be related to each other through the hydrophilic-lipophilic deviation (HLD). The phase behavior is tied to the micelle curvatures, without the need for using the net average curvature (NAC). The interfacial tension model is related to solubilization ratios in order to introduce a coupled interfacial tension-phase behavior model for all phase environments. The approach predicts two- and three-phase interfacial tensions and phase behavior (i.e., tie lines and tie triangles) for changes in composition and HLD input parameters, such as temperature, pressure, surfactant structure, and oil equivalent alkane carbon number. Comparisons to experimental data show excellent fits and predictive capability.
KAUST Department:
Ali I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)
Citation:
Torrealba VA, Johns RT (2017) Coupled Interfacial Tension and Phase Behavior Model Based on Micellar Curvatures. Langmuir 33: 13604–13614. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03372.
Publisher:
American Chemical Society (ACS)
Journal:
Langmuir
Issue Date:
8-Nov-2017
DOI:
10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03372
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0743-7463; 1520-5827
Sponsors:
The authors thank the member companies of the Enhanced Oil Recovery JIP in the EMS Energy Institute at The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA for their financial support. R.T.J. is Chair of the undergraduate Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program and holds the Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Faculty Fellowship in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the Energi Simulation Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions at Penn State.
Additional Links:
http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03372
Appears in Collections:
Articles; Upstream Petroleum Engineering Research Center (UPERC)

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dc.contributor.authorTorrealba, V. A.en
dc.contributor.authorJohns, R. T.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-01T12:19:00Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-01T12:19:00Z-
dc.date.issued2017-11-08en
dc.identifier.citationTorrealba VA, Johns RT (2017) Coupled Interfacial Tension and Phase Behavior Model Based on Micellar Curvatures. Langmuir 33: 13604–13614. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03372.en
dc.identifier.issn0743-7463en
dc.identifier.issn1520-5827en
dc.identifier.doi10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03372en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/626580-
dc.description.abstractThis article introduces a consistent and robust model that predicts interfacial tensions for all microemulsion Winsor types and overall compositions. The model incorporates film bending arguments and Huh's equation and is coupled to phase behavior so that simultaneous tuning of both interfacial tension (IFT) and phase behavior is possible. The oil-water interfacial tension and characteristic length are shown to be related to each other through the hydrophilic-lipophilic deviation (HLD). The phase behavior is tied to the micelle curvatures, without the need for using the net average curvature (NAC). The interfacial tension model is related to solubilization ratios in order to introduce a coupled interfacial tension-phase behavior model for all phase environments. The approach predicts two- and three-phase interfacial tensions and phase behavior (i.e., tie lines and tie triangles) for changes in composition and HLD input parameters, such as temperature, pressure, surfactant structure, and oil equivalent alkane carbon number. Comparisons to experimental data show excellent fits and predictive capability.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank the member companies of the Enhanced Oil Recovery JIP in the EMS Energy Institute at The Pennsylvania State University at University Park, PA for their financial support. R.T.J. is Chair of the undergraduate Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program and holds the Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Faculty Fellowship in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University. He also holds the Energi Simulation Chair in Fluid Behavior and Rock Interactions at Penn State.en
dc.publisherAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b03372en
dc.titleCoupled Interfacial Tension and Phase Behavior Model Based on Micellar Curvaturesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentAli I. Al-Naimi Petroleum Engineering Research Center (ANPERC)en
dc.identifier.journalLangmuiren
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Energy and Mineral Engineering and EMS Energy Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United Statesen
kaust.authorTorrealba, V. A.en
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