APHRONS OBTAINED FROM DIFFERENT NONIONIC SURFACTANTS: PROPERTIES AND FILTRATION LOSS EVALUATION

Lais Gomes1, Bruna Alves1, Rita de Cassia Nunes1, Ricardo Michel2, Ygor Ribeiro1, Flavia da Silva1, Luciana Spinelli1,3
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1 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Macromoléculas, Laboratório de Macromoléculas e Colóides na Indústria de Petróleo, Av. Horácio Macedo, 2030, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21941598. 2 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto de Química, Departamento de Química Analítica. Av. Athos da Silveira Ramos 149, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21941598. 3 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Engenharia, Programa de Engenharia de Nanotecnologia. Av. Horácio Macedo, 2030, Bl. G, Ilha do Fundão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 21941-598.
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https://doi.org/10.23939/chcht11.03.349
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Abstract: 
Aphrons were produced using nonionic surfactants by applying a differential pressure. Bubble size distribution was obtained from optical microscopy using FIJI-ImageJ2 program. The aim of this work was to correlate surfactants structures with aphrons properties (density and viscosity), size distribution and the number of bubbles. API fluid loss tests were based on standard proceedings specifications for water-based drilling fluids of Petrobras/Brazil. The structure of the nonionic surfactants showed a great influence on the fluid properties and the performance of the fluid contributing with a filtrate reduction up to 31% with the systems that were presented between 1088 and 1850 bubbles with diameters ranging from 33 to 104µm . These systems were produced by poly(ethylene oxide) with 7 ethylene oxide units, a poly(ethylene oxide)-b-poly(propylene oxide) with 6 ethylene oxide units and 3 propylene oxide units.
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