By George V. Chilingar,Mohammed Haroun
Electrokinetics is a time period utilized to a bunch of physicochemical phenomena concerning the delivery of fees, motion of charged debris, results of utilized electrical capability and fluid delivery in numerous porous media to permit for a wanted migration or stream to be completed. those phenomena comprise electrokinetics, electroosmosis, ion migration, electrophoresis, streaming power and electroviscosity. those phenomena are heavily similar and all give a contribution to the delivery and migration of alternative ionic species and chemical substances in porous media. The physicochemical and electrochemical houses of a porous medium and the pore fluid, and the magnitudes of the utilized electric capability all influence the course and speed of the fluid movement. additionally, an electric capability is generated upon the compelled passage of fluid wearing charged debris via a porous medium.
The use of electrokinetics within the box of petroleum and environmental engineering was once groundbreaking while George Chilingar pioneered its use many years in the past, however it has simply been in recent times that its complete strength has been studied. this is often the 1st quantity of its sort ever written, providing the petroleum or environmental engineer a pragmatic “how to” ebook on utilizing electrokinetics for extra effective and higher oil restoration and restoration from tough reservoirs.
This groundbreaking quantity is a must have for any petroleum engineer operating within the box, and for college kids and school in petroleum engineering departments worldwide.