Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) setup - low pressure (no pumps included)

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1 x Fluidic Connect Pro chip holder - topconnect - for chips in a cartridge   + €1,428.00
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This setup is an easy way to start your research. We selected a set of components you need for enhanced oil recovery research using pressures below 4-5 bar. In addition to provided components you will need a set of syringe pumps, we also have a product bundle available that includes syringe pumps. 

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 our high pressure setup is 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

Random network porous structure chip, often used for Chemical Enhanced Oil Recovery (CEOR) and Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) experiments.


Uniform network

A systematically organized and well-defined rock-pore structure of equally sized pores and channels.


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ApplicationEnhanced Oil Recovery
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pdf EOR information Additional information on the Uniform, Random and Physical rock network structures. pdf 257.8 KB Download
PDF EOR.UN.20.2 - Drawing Drawing for the EOR porous medium chip with Uniform Pore Network. Items 02978 and 02198 PDF 378.2 KB Download
PDF EOR.RN.20.2 - Drawing Drawing for the EOR porous medium chip with Random Pore Network. Items 02977 and 02199 PDF 123.7 KB Download
Customer Questions
Which pressure and temperature can the EOR chip hold?
The EOR chip itself is manufactured from glass an can easily withstand up to 300⁰C. The chips are supplied in a black fluidic cartridge however. This cartridge can widthstand up to 80⁰C. No sealant is used, the two layers of glass are fusion bonded together. The chip can withstand easily up to 100 bar. The external interfacing is more critical however. Our Fluidic Connect holder offers the largest pressure, up to 80 bars (maybe less at elevated temperatures). Please note that it might be helpful to practice a little with the Fluidic Connect holder first. You need to get the feeling to apply not too much force, which might break the chip, but enough to obtain sufficient sealing. It might be necessary to tighten a bit more when pressure and temperature are increased. Please remove the pressure before additional tightening.
I have a Elveflow OB1 pressure based pump what connectors do I need?
Nuts and ferrules Elveflow uses 1/4-28 screw in connections on there reservoirs and sensors. To interface you will need Flangeless nuts 1/4-28 for 1/16" tubing, including compatible ferrules. Those nuts and ferrules are included in Elveflows "Kit Fittings Starter Pack Push-in".
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...
I have a Fluigent pressure based pump, what connectors do I need?
Lineup We recommend the dafault Fluigent kits (FLOW EZ™ SUPPLY KIT, FLUIWELL KIT or P-CAP KIT)
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...
What's important in selection of a suitable microscope objective (regular bottom thickness chips)?
A inverted miscope is recommend, as most surface for observation is on the bottom (non-inlet side).
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.
What are the dimensions of the view window in the Fluidic Connect Pro for chips in a cartridge?
What is the roughness of the etched structures?
Wet etched structures are extremely smooth and have a roughness in Angstrom range. The structures are fully optical transparent. 
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. 
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