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  • OBJECTIVE: The Surface Science Lab aims at investigating colloids and interfaces of interest in petroleum engineering, with special emphasis on enhanced oil recovery relevant interfacial behavior.

  • ACTIVITIES:
    1. Crude oil emulsion stability research.
    2. Flocculation mechanisms in dispersed system.

  • CAPABILITIES:
    1. Light diffraction system for particle sizing. Particle size can be determined from a few hundreds of nanometers up to milimiters.
    2. Ultrasonic probe up to 500 Watts in power.
    3. A tabletop centrifuge for separation studies (bottle tests).
    4. Homogenizers.
    5. Conductivity and pH probes.