Research Paper Chemical Engineering
Experimental Optimization of The Disinfection Performance of Sodium Hypochlorite and Hypochlorous Acid in Pilot and Industrial Cooling Towers

Bahman Behzadi; Maziar Noei; Alireza Azimi; Masoume Mirzaei; Hossien Anaraki Ardakani

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 1-11

  Water can contain microorganisms and cause deposition and corrosion in cooling tower systems. Therefore, the water treatment of cooling towers is essential. Various biocides are used to remove bacteria and disinfect the water of cooling towers, and the most commonly used are sodium hypochlorite and chlorine ...  Read More

Research Paper Petroleum Engineering – Drilling
Effectiveness of Alumina Nanoparticles in Improving the Rheological Properties of Water-Based Drilling Mud

Afshar Alihosseini; Ali Hassan Zadeh; Majid Monajjemi; Mahdi Nazary Sarem

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 12-27

  Wellbore stability is one of the challenges in the drilling industry. Shale formation is one of the most problematic rocks during drilling because the rock has very low permeability and tiny pores (nanometers). This study assesses the viability of the alumina nanoparticles (Al2O3) in water-based mud. ...  Read More

Research Paper Petroleum Engineering – Exploration
Facies Interpretation from Well Logs: Applied to Calub–Hilala Field Within Ogaden Basin, Ethiopia

Samuel Getnet Tsegaye

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 28-50

  The lithofacies and environments of deposition interpretations of the Calub–Hilala field toward the central trough of Ogaden Basin were analyzed, and geophysical well logs from three deep exploration wells, namely Calub-1, Bodle-1, and Hilala-2, were used. A methodology was piloted in establishing ...  Read More

Research Paper Chemical Engineering – Gas Processing and Transmission
Simulation of H2S Solubility in Three Acetate-based Ionic liquids Using PC-SAFT EoS together with RETM

Alireza Afsharpour

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 51-61

  In current work, perturbed chain-statistical associating fluid theory (PC-SAFT) equation of state (EoS) together with the reaction equilibrium thermodynamic model (RETM) was employed to correlate H2S solubility in three carboxylate ionic liquids including [emim][Ace], [bmim][Ace], and [hmim][Ace]. The ...  Read More

Research Paper Petroleum Engineering
Preparation of Nickel Oxide Supported Zeolite Catalyst (NiO/Na-ZSm-5) for Asphaltene Adsorption: A Kinetic and Thermodynamic Study

Mohsen Mansouri; Mehdi Parhiz; Behrouz Bayati; Yaser Ahmadi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 63-89

  One of the critical issues in the oil industry is related to asphaltene precipitation during different stages, and using nanoparticles is known as a standard method for solving this problem. Although nickel oxide and zeolite have been addressed in previous research to solve the asphaltene precipitation ...  Read More

Research Paper Petroleum Engineering
A Simulation Study of Nanoparticle Transport in Porous Media: Effects of Salinity and Reservoir Parameters

Mehdi Rezaei Abiz; Saeid Norouzi Apourvari; Saeed Jafari; Mahin Schaffie

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 90-106

  Although experimental studies confirmed the effectiveness of nanoparticles in enhanced oil recovery applications, no comprehensive investigation has been carried out to reveal the effect of different subsurface factors on this improvement. Proper application of nanoparticles mainly depends on their ability ...  Read More

Research Paper Petroleum Engineering – Production
The Role of Effective Thickness of the Asmari Formation Zones on Oil Production

Behzad Orangii; Mohammad Ali Riahi

Volume 10, Issue 2 , April 2021, Pages 107-119

  This paper investigates the role of the adequate thickness of the Asmari reservoir formation zones on oil production in one of the Iranian carbonate oil fields. Adequate thickness is a term that includes the total gross thickness of rocks by lithofacies for a selected wellbore. The lithology of the Asmari ...  Read More