White paper on Nano-materials Needs for Oil Industry

Rod Ewing (U. Michigan), Chun Huh

Funding source: Advanced Energy Consortium (AEC)

Funding amount: $60K

The objective of this small project is to carry out a literature survey on nanotechnology to identify potential applications that will benefit upstream oil operations and oil recovery. Published papers and patents on nanotechnology areas such as nano-composites, nano-fluids, nanoparticle-stabilized emulsions/foams, smart coatings, nano-filtration, nano-sensors, and nano-catalysts are being reviewed.