CO2 Dissolution in Saline Pore Fluids and CO2 EOR

Due to ample storage capacity among various potential sites, Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in deep saline formations is a promising technology for carbon mitigation that has recently been implemented in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Accurate measurements of supercritical CO2 dissolution rates in brine under various reservoir conditions is knowledge of the utmost importance.  Such data is crucial for not only assessing suitable CO2 storage sites but also successful numerical simulations for CCS processes. As a novel approach, we will utilize microfluidic platforms to accurately perform such measurements in a timely manner, while mimicking realistic reservoir conditions (at high salinity, temperature, and pressure levels). In addition, for CO2 utilization we will carry out both pore- and macro-scale investigations of CO2-EOR using different additives (e.g., polymers, foam, or/and nanoparticles) and aim at the delivery of optimal process to increase sweep efficiency and thus maximize oil recovery rate.

CARBON DIOXIDE STORAGE ON A CHIP

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

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Controlling Emulsion, Slippage, Splashing, and Viscous-Fingering

Amy Tsai

Conference/Workshop

Drop impact on heated nanostructures

Amy Tsai

Conference/Workshop

Effect of Surfactant Type, Rock Type, Brine Salinity and Ionic Composition on Zeta Potential and Phase Behavior: An Experiemental Approach

Japan Trivedi, Benedicta Nwani

Conference/Workshop

Heavy Oil Recovery Processes and Reservoir Optimization with GHG Sequestration

Japan Trivedi

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Invited Talk at Tsinghua University

Amy Tsai

Conference/Workshop

Micro- and Nano-Fluidics: Fundamentals and Applications

Amy Tsai

Conference/Workshop

Microfluidic slippage and Wetting on superhydrophobic nanostructures

Amy Tsai

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Modelling Reduction in Residual Oil Saturation during Enhanced Oil Recovery Process

Japan Trivedi, Madhar Azad

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Oral Presentation at ECNU-UAlberta Workshop in Shanghai

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Workshop

Oral Presentation at the workshop, Micro- and Nano-Fluidics: Fundamentals and Applications, in Leiden

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Workshop

Oral presentation at 2018 Future Energy Systems Research Symposium

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Workshop

Overview of Research Advancement - In-Situ Heavy Oil Recovery

Japan Trivedi

Event

Overview of Research Advancement in In-Situ Heavy Oil and Shale Recovery and GHG Emissions Management

Japan Trivedi

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Pore-scale Dynamics of CO2 storage and Utilization using Microfluidics

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

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Poster Presentation at the Future Energy Systems Open House

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

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Poster for the 2nd Annual FES Open House

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

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Poster for the showcase of workshop, Micro- and Nano-Fluidics: Fundamentals and Applications

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Event

Research Collaboration Meeting with NRCan

Japan Trivedi, Raj Gupta

Event

Surfactant droplets on hydrophobic microstructures

Amy Tsai

Conference/Workshop

The Effect of Surfactant and Brine Type on Zeta Potential and Oil Recovery During Low Salinity Water Flooding in Carbonate Rocks

Japan Trivedi, Benedicta Nwani

Conference/Workshop

Wetting and Evaporation Dynamics of Water Droplets on Superhydrophobic surfaces

Amy Tsai

Conference/Workshop

Cavitation Nuclei Regeneration in a Water-Particle Suspension

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Controlling Diffusioosmostic Flow in Charged Nanofluidics

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Convective mixing in homogeneous porous media flow

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Drop Impact on Heated Nanostructures

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Effect of a Cationic Surfactant on Droplet Wetting on Superhydrophobic Surfaces

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaluating the Performance of CO2 Foam and CO2 Polymer Enhanced Foam for Heavy Oil Recovery: Laboratory Experiments in Unconsolidated and Consolidated Porous Media

Japan Trivedi

Conference Proceedings

Evaluation of Polymer-Assisted Carbonated Water Injection in Sandstone Reservoir: Absorption Kinetics, Rheology, and Oil Recovery Results

Japan Trivedi, Tushar Sharma

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaporation Dynamics of Water Droplets on Superhydrophobic Nanograss Surfaces

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

How Surfactants Affect Droplet Wetting on Hydrophobic Microstructures

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Low Salinity Water Injection in a Clastic Reservoir in Northeast Brazil: An Experimental Case Study

Japan Trivedi, Rajan Patel, Yenny Carolina Arambula Becerra

Conference Proceedings

Making Photonic Crystals via Evaporation of Nanoparticle-Laden Droplets on Superhydrophobic Microstructures

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Manipulation of viscous fingering in a radially tapered cell geometry

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Microfluidic Salt Precipitation: Implication to Carbon Capture and Sequestration in Saline Aquifers

Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Nanocatalytic chemohydrodynamic instability: Deposition effects

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Numerical simulation of renewable power generation using reverse electrodialysis

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Slippage, Splashing, and Viscous Fingering

Amy Tsai

Invited/Keynote

Static and Dynamic Performance ofWet Foam and Polymer-Enhanced Foam in the Presence of Heavy Oil

Japan Trivedi

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Universal wetting transition of an evaporating water droplet on hydrophobic micro- and nano-structures

Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Wetting and Impact of Complex Droplets

Amy Tsai

Invited/Keynote