Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) setup - low pressure (no pumps included)
This setup contains a chip holder, chips for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) and tubing. In addition you can select the EOR-chip of your choice: with a uniform, random or physical rock structure and an optional hydrophobic coating.
These microfluidic chips can be used in enhanced oil recovery research, reservoir engineering or environmental research. They are used to verify simulation models of rock-pore structures in the EOR field.
This setup is the best choice when you use a pressure up to 4-5 bar. In case more pressure is desired ouris the best choice.
Physical rock network
This chip is designed by randomly placing rock shaped structures on the chip to resemble the shape that is obtained by cutting rock as accurately as possible. This random structure results in throats and channels between the rock structures. This method of random placement does not give information on throat size distribution. For simulation purposes, the mask (2D) design is available on request. However, experience has taught us that the complexity of this structure makes it challenging to run computer simulations on.
Random network porous structure chip, often used for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) and Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) experiments.
A systematically organized and well-defined rock-pore structure of equally sized pores and channels.
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|Application||Enhanced Oil Recovery|
|EOR information||Additional information on the Uniform, Random and Physical rock network structures.||257.8 KB||Download|
|EOR.UN.20.2 - Drawing||Drawing for the EOR porous medium chip with Uniform Pore Network. Items 02978 and 02198||378.2 KB||Download|
|EOR.RN.20.2 - Drawing||Drawing for the EOR porous medium chip with Random Pore Network. Items 02977 and 02199||123.7 KB||Download|
This item wil look like this: In addition you will need our connection kit. Our Connection kit includes nuts or ferrules specificilly designed for our Fluidic Connect Pro, Fluidic Connect 4515 or side connect holders. Tubing included in "Kit Fittings Starter Pack Push-in" The 1/16"OD PTFE tubing included in the kit has a very large ID (1/32" ~0.79mm) and is from a relatively soft material, this is not so suitable for bot our Fluidic Connect Pro and Fluidic Connect 4515 holders as there's very limited wall thickness. We recommend alternative tubing, like ETFE with...
The P-cab or FLUIWELL KIT already contains 0.5m 1/16" OD FEP tubing with a ID of 500µm, when you use only limited pressures, you can try this tubing first and only order: For Fluidic Connect Pro our propriatary ferrules. For Fluidic Connect 4515 our propriatary flatbottom nuts and ferrules. For Sideconnect our propriatary ferrules. For optimal performance we recommend our complete connection kit, the FEP tubing might...
The objective working distance is a critical parameter for selection of an objective. Most default objectives are indented for a #1.5 cover slip which is only 170µm thick, where the thickness below channel is mostly in the range of 400-900µm.
Those objectives with longer working distance are often called non-coverglass objectives.
Where possible we would recommend to work dry. In most cases it should be possible to use the channel edge or other well defined point as reference for manual size corrections, this would reduce the need for corrections by the objective.
Large roughness for structures in glass chips is typical observed for structures manufactured by use of laser assisted manufacturing techniques or abrasion-based techniques like powder blasting. Almost all catalogue products from Micronit are manufactured using wet etching to create full transparent channels without substantial roughness.