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Highly stable carbon nanoparticles designed for downhole hydrocarbon detection

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Abstract

Sulfated polyvinyl alcohol functionalized carbon black, stable under high temperature and high salinity conditions, efficiently carries a hydrophobic compound through a variety of oil-field rock types and releases the compound when the rock contains hydrocarbons.

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Submitted
07 Mar 2012
Accepted
11 Jun 2012
First published
13 Jun 2012

Energy Environ. Sci., 2012,5, 8304-8309
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Highly stable carbon nanoparticles designed for downhole hydrocarbon detection

C. Hwang, L. Wang, W. Lu, G. Ruan, G. C. Kini, C. Xiang, E. L. G. Samuel, W. Shi, A. T. Kan, M. S. Wong, M. B. Tomson and J. M. Tour, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 8304
DOI: 10.1039/C2EE21574H

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