Colloidally Induced Release of Fines in Porous Media

  • Kartic C. Khilar
  • H. Scott Fogler
Part of the Theory and Applications of Transport in Porous Media book series (TATP, volume 12)


The release of fines from a pore surface is the first step in the phenomenon of migration of fines in porous media. A comprehensive understanding of this release process is necessary (1) to design treatments either to prevent or to induce/trigger the migration of fines, and (2) to analyze and develop a mathematical model to gain insights into the phenomenon. In general, two major types of forces are responsible for the release of fines: colloidal and hydrodynamic. This chapter focuses on colloidally induced release while the next chapter focuses on hydrodynamically induced release.


Porous Medium Zeta Potential Pore Surface Release Coefficient Hamaker Constant 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Kartic C. Khilar
    • 1
  • H. Scott Fogler
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyBombayIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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