Molecular dynamics simulation of adsorption of an oil-water-surfactant mixture on calcite surface

Guiwu Lu, Xuefen Zhang, Changjin Shao, Hong Yang
2009 Petroleum Science  
An interface super molecular structure model for oil-water-surfactant mixture and calcite was established. By using a molecular dynamics method, the effects of rhamnolipid, sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate and sodium hexadecyl sulfonate on the interface adsorption behavior of oil molecules were investigated. It was found that these three surfactants could reduce oil-calcite interface binding energy, and play a role of oil-displacing agent.
doi:10.1007/s12182-009-0014-z fatcat:6gnzmovgfzf5xg5orlfe4juqzq