Zhongkui Zhao, Yan Ba, Zonghsi Li, Weihong Qiao, Lübai Cheng
May 5, 2013
The high purity decyl methylnaphthalene sulfonate (DMNS) was synthesized, the purity was determined by HPLC and the structure was confirmed by IR, UV and ESI-MS. Dynamic interfacial tensions (DIT) between DMNS flooding systems and crude oil were measured and the effects of sodium carbonate concentration, surfactant concentration and sodium chloride concentration on the DIT behaviors were investigated. It's found that the surfactant concentration, alkali concentration and the salinity have obvious influences on DIT behaviors. DMNS possessed outstanding capacity and efficiency of lowering the DIT between oil and water. The minimum dynamic interfacial tension could reach 6.35×10 −6 mNm −1 at a lowconcentration for added surfactant. DMNS might be used in Enhanced Oil Recovery with lowcosts and high efficiency.