Mechanism of anomalously increased oil displacement with aqueous viscoelastic polymer solutions

Andrew Clarke, Andrew M. Howe, Jonathan Mitchell, John Staniland, Laurence Hawkes, Katherine Leeper
2015 Soft Matter  
Flows of viscoelastic polymer solutions in porous media exhibit elastic turbulence that destabilises and displaces trapped oil.
doi:10.1039/c5sm00064e pmid:25797578 fatcat:mnt2mrjz4nfkrc3gtjxrv7dpta