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

Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

CO2 Foam and CO2 Polymer Enhanced Foam for Heavy Oil Recovery and CO2 Storage

Japan J Trivedi

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Can low salinity water injection be an efficient option for the Recô ncavo Basin? An experimental and simulation case study

Japan J Trivedi, Rajan Patel, Gabriel Costa

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Carbon Dioxide Dissolution in Saline Pore Fluids: Salt Precipitation

P. Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Cavitation Nuclei Regeneration in a Water-Particle Suspension

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Competition between electroosmotic and chemiosmotic flow in charged nanofluidics

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Competition between electroosmotic and chemiosmotic flow in charged nanofluidics

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Complex Droplet Dynamics on Nanostructures and in Microfluidics

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Controlling Emulsion, Slippage, Splashing, and Viscous-Fingering

P. Amy Tsai

Other Event

Convective mixing in homogeneous porous media flow

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Development of a Microfluidic Method to Study Enhanced Oil Recovery by Low Salinity Water Flooding

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Drop Impact on Heated Nanostructures

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Drop impact on heated nanostructures

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Effect of Network Wettability on Enhanced Oil Recovery using Microfluidics

Junyi Yang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Effect of Surface Wettability Variation on Emulsion Morphology and Stability

Zhe Chen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Japan J Trivedi, Benedicta Nwani

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Effect of a Cationic Surfactant on Droplet Wetting on Superhydrophobic Surfaces

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Effect of wettability on crude oil recovery using microfluidics

Junyi Yang

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Japan J Trivedi

Conference Proceedings

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

Japan J Trivedi, Tushar Sharma

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaporation Dynamics of Surfactant-Laden Droplets on a Superhydrophobic Surface: Influence of Surfactant Concentration

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Evaporation Dynamics of Water Droplets on Superhydrophobic Nanograss Surfaces

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Fabrication of Transparent and Microstructured Superhydrophobic Substrates using Additive Manufacturing

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Ground-breaking research seeking to improve understanding of how CO2 is stored

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

Heavy Oil Recovery Processes and Reservoir Optimization with GHG Sequestration

Japan J Trivedi

Other Event

High-speed dynamics and temperature variation during drop impact on a heated surface

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

How Surfactants Affect Droplet Wetting on Hydrophobic Microstructures

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

How much, how fast: Research is shedding new light on carbon storage

Interview (Broadcast or Text)

IFT or wettability alteration: What is more important for oil recovery in oil-wet formation?

Japan J Trivedi, Zifan Zhang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

Japan J Trivedi, Rajan Patel, Yenny Carolina Arambula Becerra

Conference Proceedings

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

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Manipulation of viscous fingering in a radially tapered cell geometry

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Micro- and Nano-Fluidics: Fundamentals and Applications

Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Micro- and Nano-Fluidics: Fundamentals and Applications

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Microfluidic Investigations of CO2 Mass Transport at Elevated Pressure and Salt Precipitation

Tsai Hsing Ho

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

Microfluidic Mass Transfer of CO2 at Elevated Pressures: Implications for Carbon Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers

Tsai Hsing Ho, Junyi Yang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Microfluidic Multiphase Flow of CO2 at High Pressure

Tsai Hsing Ho

Other Event

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

Tsai Hsing Ho

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Microfluidic investigation of enhanced oil recovery: The effect of aqueous floods and network wettability

P. Amy Tsai, Junyi Yang

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Microfluidic investigations of porous media flow for CCS and EOR applications

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Microfluidic slippage and Wetting on superhydrophobic nanostructures

Other Event

Modelling Reduction in Residual Oil Saturation during Enhanced Oil Recovery Process

Japan J Trivedi, Madhar Azad

Other Event

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P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Multiphase CO2 dispersions in microfluidics: Formation, phases, and mass transfer

P. Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Nano/Micro-fluidics & Porous Media Flow

P. Amy Tsai

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Nanocatalytic chemohydrodynamic instability: Deposition effects

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Numerical Study on Emulsion Stability in Microfluidics with Heterogeneous Surface Wettability

Zhe Chen

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Numerical simulation of renewable power generation using reverse electrodialysis

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Numerical study of microfluidic emulsion dynamics under the influence of heterogeneous surface wettability

Zhe Chen

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Overview of Research Advancement - In-Situ Heavy Oil Recovery

Japan J Trivedi

Other Event

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

Japan J Trivedi

Other Event

Physico-Chemical and Micromodel Investigation of Low-Tension Waterflooding in Tight Reservoirs

Benedicta Nwani

Master Thesis

Pore-scale Dynamics of CO2 storage and Utilization using Microfluidics

P. Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Pore-scale Dynamics of Salt Precipitation using Microfluidics

P. Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Pore-scale Observations of Salt Precipitation using Microfluidics

Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Poster Presentation at the Future Energy Systems Open House

Tsai Hsing Ho

Other Event

Poster for the 2nd Annual FES Open House

Tsai Hsing Ho

Other Event

Renewable Power Generation by Reverse Electrodialysis Using an Ion Exchange Membrane

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Research Collaboration Meeting with NRCan

Japan J Trivedi, Raj Gupta

Other Event

Salt Precipitation in Microfluidics: Implications for Carbon Storage in Saline Pore Fluids

P. Amy Tsai, Tsai Hsing Ho

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Slippage, Splashing, and Viscous Fingering

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Japan J Trivedi

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Surface Charge Affecting Fluid\textendash Fluid Displacement at Pore Scale

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Surfactant droplets on hydrophobic microstructures

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Japan J Trivedi, Benedicta Nwani

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

The Influence of Rock Composition and pH on Reservoir Wettability for Low-Salinity Water-CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery Applications in Brazilian Reservoirs

Japan J Trivedi, Gabriel Costa

Scholarly Refereed Journal

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

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Upscaling production of droplets and magnetic particles with additive manufacturing

P. Amy Tsai

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Wetting and Evaporation Dynamics of Water Droplets on Superhydrophobic surfaces

P. Amy Tsai

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Wetting and Impact of Complex Droplets

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Zwitterionic Surfactant for EOR in Tight Carbonate Reservoir: Physico-Chemical Interaction and Microfluidic Study

Zifan Zhang

Master Thesis