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 EPE  Vol.7 No.8 , August 2015
Polymer Foam Flow in Porous Media under Different Injection Modes
Abstract: The mathematical models of the flow of polymer foam in porous media under three injection modes are established and the relevant numerical calculation methods are given. The profiles of the liquid phase saturation, the pressure drop and the number density of the flowing HPAM foam in artificial sandstone cores with the dimensionless distance under three injection modes are numerically calculated and analyzed. The results show that, compared with the injection mode 2 and 3, HPAM foam flows in a piston-like fashion in the artificial sandstone core under the injection mode 1 and produces the biggest pressure drop. Obviously, the flood efficiency is the highest under the injection mode 1.
Cite this paper: Zhao, W. , Cui, H. and Wang, K. (2015) Polymer Foam Flow in Porous Media under Different Injection Modes. Energy and Power Engineering, 7, 365-374. doi: 10.4236/epe.2015.78034.
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