Synthesis of a New CO2 Philic Surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications

Sagir, Muhammad and Isa, M Tan and Mushtaq, Muhammad and Ismail, Lukman and Nadeem, Muhammad and Azam, Muhammad Rizwan (2013) Synthesis of a New CO2 Philic Surfactant for Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications. Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology (ja). null. (In Press)

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The synthesis of CO2philic surfactant using maleic anhydride and4-tert-butylbenzyl alcohol is reported. We reacted maleic anhydride with 4-tert-butylbenzyl alcohol to form bis(4-(tert-butyl)benzyl) fumarate and sulfonated the produced diester. The esterification reaction was optimized for a maximum yield of 98 of bis(4-(tert-butyl)benzyl) fumarate. A first order reaction kinetics with respect to acid has been observed. The activation energy was found to be 55.62Â kJ / mol. The sulfonated product of diester was obtained by the sulfonation reaction and the yield of 82 of surfactant was achieved. The in-house developed surfactant effectively lowered down the IFT between CO2/ brine to4.2mN / m. This surfactant is targeted for CO2- EOR applications.

Item Type:Article
Academic Subject One:Mission Oriented Research - Enhanced Oil Recovery - Enhanced oil recovery
ID Code:10582
Deposited By: Assoc Prof Dr Isa Mohd Tan
Deposited On:16 Dec 2013 23:48
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