Study on the influence of the external conditions and internal components on foam performance in gas recovery

Published on Feb 15, 2021in Chemical Engineering Science4.311
路 DOI :10.1016/J.CES.2020.116279
Hongbing Wang7
Estimated H-index: 7
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Ji Liu1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 4 AuthorsSongqing Hu19
Estimated H-index: 19
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Abstract
Abstract In the lifting process of drainage gas recovery, external conditions and internal components of the foam are complex. We used molecular dynamics simulation to construct a series of fatty alcohol polyoxyethylene ether sulfate (AES) foam models that could represent various foams in different lifting stages from well to ground. The effect of temperature and pressure on foam stability was investigated. We found that there are two main reasons for foam instability in the first-half stage of the lifting process. Firstly, high temperature aggravated the molecule movement; some CH4 molecules entered the foam film and formed a molecular transport channel. Secondly, the interaction between the CH4 phase and condensate oil leads to some alkane molecules entering the gas鈥搇iquid interface. The calculation results and theoretical analysis will help to deepen the understanding of the performance of oily foams under harsh conditions.
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