Detection of Microgels in EOR Polymers Using Microcapillary Flow

  • Jeffrey H. Sugarman
  • Robert K. Prud’homme


The success of the use of polymers in enhanced oil recovery operations depends on the ability to inject large volumes of polymer solution into the oil bearing formation. Often, polymer solutions contain small, but significant amounts of insoluble material which can cause plugging of the reservoir [1]. Such damage to the reservoir can be irreversible. Thus, it is important to know the “residue” or “microgel” content of a polymer solution before the solution is injected.


Microgel Particle Flow Rate Dependence Hydrodynamic Chromatography Schmitt Trigger Circuit Hydroxypropyl Guar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey H. Sugarman
    • 1
  • Robert K. Prud’homme
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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