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#### New technique for calculation of well deliverability in gas condensate reservoir

, Article Deep Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010, DGAS 2010 ; January , 2010 , p. 51-59 ; SPE Deep Gas Conference and Exhibition, 24-26 January, Manama, Bahrain Publication Date 2010 ; Sadeghi, A ; Masihi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
Abstract

Well deliverability is an important issue in forecasting the performance of many gas condensate reservoirs. Condensate accumulation near the wellbore can cause a significant reduction in productivity, even in reservoirs where the fluid is very lean. Generally, the well deliverability is affected by two pressure-drop sources due to depletion and condensate buildup. Recently Rapid spreadsheet tools have developed to evaluate the well performance using material balance equation for depletion and two-phase pseudo pressure integral for well inflow performance. Most of them account for the effects of negative inertia and positive coupling in the calculation of gas relative permeability. This paper...

#### Gaseous slip flow forced convection in microducts of arbitrary but constant cross section

, Article Nanoscale and Microscale Thermophysical Engineering ; Vol. 18, issue. 4 , 2014 , p. 354-372 ; Sadeghi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
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This is a theoretical study that extends a classical method of treating the convection heat transfer in complex geometries to gaseous slip flow forced convection in microchannels with H1 thermal boundary condition. Through this line, the momentum and energy equations in cylindrical coordinates are made dimensionless. Afterward, solutions are presented that exactly satisfy the dimensionless differential equations along with the symmetry condition and finiteness of the flow parameter at the origin. The first-order slip boundary conditions are then applied to the solution utilizing the least squares matching method. Though the method is general enough to be applied to almost any arbitrary cross...

#### Continuous size-based focusing and bifurcating microparticle streams using a negative dielectrophoretic system

, Article Microfluidics and Nanofluidics ; Volume 14, Issue 1-2 , 2013 , Pages 265-276 ; 16134982 (ISSN) ; Saidi, M. S ; Sadeghi, A ; Sani, M
2013

Abstract

Dielectrophoresis (DEP) is an electrokinetic phenomenon which is used for manipulating micro- and nanoparticles in micron-sized devices with high sensitivity. In recent years, electrode-based DEP by patterning narrow oblique electrodes in microchannels has been used for particle manipulation. In this theoretic study, a microchannel with triangular electrodes is presented and a detailed comparison with oblique electrodes is made. For each shape, the behavior of particles is compared for three different configurations of applied voltages. Electric field, resultant DEP force, and particle trajectories for configurations are computed by means of Rayan native code. The separation efficiency of...

#### New technique for calculation of well deliverability in gas condensate reservoir

, Article Deep Gas Conference and Exhibition 2010, DGAS 2010, 24 January 2010 through 26 2010 ; January , 2010 , Pages 51-59 ; 9781617381065 (ISBN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Masihi, M ; Sharif University of Technology
2010

Abstract

Well deliverability is an important issue in forecasting the performance of many gas condensate reservoirs. Condensate accumulation near the wellbore can cause a significant reduction in productivity, even in reservoirs where the fluid is very lean. Generally, the well deliverability is affected by two pressure-drop sources due to depletion and condensate buildup. Recently Rapid spreadsheet tools have developed to evaluate the well performance using material balance equation for depletion and two-phase pseudo pressure integral for well inflow performance. Most of them account for the effects of negative inertia and positive coupling in the calculation of gas relative permeability. This paper...

#### Buoyancy effects on gaseous slip flow in a vertical rectangular microchannel

, Article Microfluidics and Nanofluidics ; Vol. 16, issue. 1-2 , 2014 , pp. 207-224 ; ISSN: 16134982 ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
Abstract

Consideration is given to the buoyancy effects on the fully developed gaseous slip flow in a vertical rectangular microduct. Two different cases of the thermal boundary conditions are considered, namely uniform temperature at two facing duct walls with different temperatures and adiabatic other walls (case A) and uniform heat flux at two walls and uniform temperature at other walls (case B). The rarefaction effects are treated using the firstorder slip boundary conditions. By means of finite Fourier transform method, analytical solutions are obtained for the velocity and temperature distributions as well as the Poiseuille number. Furthermore, the threshold value of the mixed convection...

#### Gaseous slip flow mixed convection in vertical microducts of constant but arbitrary geometry

, Article Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer ; Volume 28, Issue 4 , 1 October , 2014 , Pages 771-784 ; ISSN: 08878722 ; Sadeghi A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
Abstract

Consideration is given to the buoyancy effects on fully developed gaseous slip flow in vertical microducts of constant but arbitrary geometry. The thermal boundary condition is assumed to be the constant wall heat flux of the first kind, H1. The rarefaction effects are treated using the first-order slip velocity and temperature jump boundary conditions. The method of solution being considered, in which the governing equations in cylindrical coordinates and three of the boundary conditions are exactly satisfied, is mainly analytical. The remaining slip boundary conditions on the duct wall are applied to the solution through the least-squares matching method. As an application of the method,...

#### Pressure effects on electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels

, Article Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics ; Vol. 28, issue. 4 , 2014 , pp. 409-426 ; ISSN: 09354964 ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
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In this paper, the fully developed electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels in the presence of pressure gradient is analyzed. The electrical potential and momentum equations are numerically solved through a finite difference procedure for a non-uniform grid. A complete parametric study reveals that the pressure effects are more pronounced at higher values of the channel aspect ratio and smaller values of the flow behavior index. The Poiseuille number is found to be an increasing function of the channel aspect ratio for pressure assisted flow and a decreasing function of this parameter for pressure opposed flow. It is also observed that the Poiseuille number is...

#### Gaseous slip-flow mixed convection through ordered microcylinders

, Article Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer ; Vol. 28, issue. 1 , 2014 , p. 105-117 ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
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The fully developed longitudinal slip-flow mixed convection between a periodic bunch of vertical microcylinders arrangedin regular arraysis investigated inthe present work. The two axially constant heat flux boundary conditions of H1 and H2 are considered in the analysis. The rarefaction effects are taken into consideration using first-order slip velocity and temperature jump boundary conditions. The method considered is mainly analytical, in that the governing equations and three of the boundary conditions are exactly satisfied. The remaining symmetry condition on the right-hand boundary of the typical element is applied to the solution through the point-matching technique. The results...

#### Thermal transport characteristics pertinent to electrokinetic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels

, Article International Journal of Thermal Sciences ; Vol. 79, issue , 2014 , p. 76-89 ; Saidi, M. H ; Sadeghi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
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In the present study, the thermal characteristics of electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in rectangular microchannels in the presence of pressure gradient are investigated. The governing equations for fully developed flow under H1 thermal boundary conditions are first made dimensionless and subsequently solved through a finite difference procedure for a non-uniform grid. The influence of the major parameters on thermal features of the flow such as the temperature distribution and Nusselt number is discussed by a complete parametric study. The results reveal that the channel aspect ratio and the non-Newtonian characteristic of the fluid can affect the thermal behavior of the flow. It is...

#### Electrophoretic velocity of spherical particles in Quemada fluids

, Article Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects ; Volume 436 , September , 2013 , Pages 225-230 ; 09277757 (ISSN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. S ; Sharif University of Technology
2013

Abstract

The biomicrofluidic devices utilizing electrophoresis for sample manipulation are usually encountered with non-Newtonian behavior of working fluids. Hence, developing theoretical models capable of predicting the electrophoretic velocity of colloidal particles in non-Newtonian fluids is of high importance for accurate design and active control of these devices. The present investigation is dealing with the electrophoresis of a spherical particle in a biofluid obeying the Quemada rheological model. The sphere radius is considered to be significantly larger than the Debye length. Moreover, it is assumed that the particle zeta potential is small so that the Debye-Hückel linearization is...

#### Electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids with temperature dependent properties

, Article Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics ; Volume 185-186 , 2012 , Pages 49-57 ; 03770257 (ISSN) ; Saidi, M. H ; Sadeghi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier
2012

Abstract

The influence of variable fluid properties on mixed electroosmotic and pressure driven flow of non-Newtonian fluids is investigated in this paper. The non-linear coupled energy and momentum equations are solved by means of an iterative numerical approach. The results reveal that the temperature dependent effects only become significant at very high values of the Debye-Hückel parameter in case of combined electroosmotic and pressure driven flow and could safely be neglected in other cases. It is observed that the physical properties variation lead to a higher mean velocity in case of pressure assisted flow and a lower mean velocity in case of pressure opposed flow. Furthermore, the...

#### Hydrodynamic and thermal characteristics of combined electroosmotic and pressure driven flow in a microannulus

, Article Journal of Heat Transfer ; Volume 134, Issue 10 , 2012 ; 00221481 (ISSN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
ASME
2012

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The present study considers both the hydrodynamic and thermal characteristics of combined electroosmotic and pressure driven flow in a microannulus. Analytical solutions are presented using the Debye-Hückel linearization along with the uniform Joule heating and negligible viscous dissipation assumptions, whereas exact results are achieved numerically. Here, the range of validity for the Debye-Hückel linearization is found to be about two times of that for a parallel plate microchannel. Accordingly, this linearization may successfully be used to evaluate the potential and velocity distributions up to the zeta potentials of 100 mV, provided that the dimensionless Debye-Hückel parameter is...

#### Heat transfer characteristics of mixed electroosmotic and pressure driven flow of power-law fluids in a slit microchannel

, Article International Journal of Thermal Sciences ; Volume 53 , 2012 , Pages 71-79 ; 12900729 (ISSN) ; Saidi, M. H ; Sadeghi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
2012

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Thermal transport characteristics of electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in the presence of pressure gradient through a slit microchannel are studied in this paper. Considering a fully developed flow with a constant wall heat flux as the boundary condition, the governing equations are numerically solved by means of the finite difference method. A complete parametric study is done in order to investigate the effects of different flow parameters on the thermal behaviors of the flow. The results show that the non-Newtonian characteristic of the fluid can influence the thermal behaviors of the flow by affecting the rate of heat convection and viscous dissipation; however, its influence...

#### Thermal transport characteristics of non-newtonian electroosmotic flow in a slit microchannel

, Article ASME 2011 9th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, ICNMM 2011, 19 June 2011 through 22 June 2011 ; Volume 1 , June , 2011 , Pages 169-176 ; 9780791844632 (ISBN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
2011

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Electroosmosis has many applications in fluid delivery at microscale, sample collection, detection, mixing and separation of various biological and chemical species. In biological applications, most fluids are known to be non-Newtonian. Therefore, the study of thermal features of non-Newtonian electroosmotic flow is of great importance for scientific communities. In the present work, the fully developed electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in a slit microchannel is investigated. The related equations are transformed into non-dimensional forms and necessary changes are made to adapt them for non-Newtonian fluids of power-law model. Results show that depending on different flow parameters...

#### Combined electroosmotically and pressure driven flow of power-law fluids in a slit microchannel

, Article Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics ; Volume 166, Issue 14-15 , August , 2011 , Pages 792-798 ; 03770257 (ISSN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
2011

Abstract

Electroosmotic flow of power-law fluids in the presence of pressure gradient through a slit is analyzed. After numerically solving the Poisson-Boltzmann equation, the momentum equation with electroosmotic body force is solved through an iterative numerical procedure for both favorable and adverse pressure gradients. The results reveal that, in case of pressure assisted flow, shear-thinning fluids reach higher velocity magnitudes compared with shear-thickening fluids, whereas the opposite is true when an adverse pressure gradient is applied. The Poiseuille number is found to be an increasing function of the dimensionless Debye-Hückel parameter, the wall zeta potential, and the flow behavior...

#### A depthwise averaging solution for cross-stream diffusion in a Y-micromixer by considering thick electrical double layers and nonlinear rheology

, Article Microfluidics and Nanofluidics ; Volume 19, Issue 6 , 2015 , Pages 1297-1308 ; 16134982 (ISSN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
Springer Verlag
2015

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Both nonlinear rheology and finite EDL thickness effects on the mixing process in an electroosmotically actuated Y-sensor are being investigated in this paper, utilizing a depthwise averaging method based on the Taylor dispersion theory. The fluid rheological behavior is assumed to obey the power-law viscosity model. Analytical solutions are obtained assuming a large channel width to depth ratio for which a 1-D profile can efficiently describe the velocity distribution. Full numerical simulations are also performed to determine the applicability range of the analytical model, revealing that it is able to provide accurate results for channel aspect ratios of ten and higher and quite...

#### Steric effects on electrokinetic flow of non-linear biofluids

, Article Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects ; Volume 484 , 2015 , Pages 394-401 ; 09277757 (ISSN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier
2015

Abstract

Some of electrokinetic-based biomicrofluidic devices work at zeta potentials that are sufficiently high for ionic size (steric) effects to show up. In the present effort, consideration is given to the steric effects on the hydrodynamics of electroosmotic flow in a rectangular microchannel. The distinction between this research and the previous ones is that we account for non-linear rheology of the fluids encountered in biomicrofluidic systems by means of the power-law viscosity model. The method of analysis consists of a finite-difference-based numerical procedure for a non-uniform distribution of grid points, which is applied to the dimensionless form of the governing equations including...

#### Electrokinetic mixing at high zeta potentials: Ionic size effects on cross stream diffusion

, Article Journal of Colloid and Interface Science ; Volume 442 , 2015 , Pages 8-14 ; 00219797 (ISSN) ; Sadeghi, A ; Saidi, M. H ; Sharif University of Technology
Academic Press Inc
2015

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The electrokinetic phenomena at high zeta potentials may show several unique features which are not normally observed. One of these features is the ionic size (steric) effect associated with the solutions of high ionic concentration. In the present work, attention is given to the influences of finite ionic size on the cross stream diffusion process in an electrokinetically actuated Y-shaped micromixer. The method consists of a finite difference based numerical approach for non-uniform grid which is applied to the dimensionless form of the governing equations, including the modified Poisson-Boltzmann equation. The results reveal that, neglecting the ionic size at high zeta potentials gives...

#### 3D modeling of reaction-diffusion dynamics in an electrokinetic Y-shaped microreactor

, Article Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical ; Volume 235 , 2016 , Pages 343-355 ; 09254005 (ISSN) ; Saidi, M. H ; Sadeghi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier
2016

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We perform a 3D numerical modeling of reaction-diffusion dynamics in a Y-shaped microreactor, considering a fully developed combined electroosmotic and pressure-driven flow. The governing equations, based on a second-order irreversible reaction, are solved invoking a finite-volume approach for a non-uniform grid system. We demonstrate that the reaction is highly position dependent: more production is observed adjacent to the horizontal walls for a favorable pressure gradient, whereas both the wall and centerline are the regions of highest production when a back pressure is applied. We further show that, to achieve the maximum production rate, the EDL should be thick enough, the pressure...

#### Enhancement of surface adsorption-desorption rates in microarrays invoking surface charge heterogeneity

, Article Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical ; 2016 ; 09254005 (ISSN) ; Saidi, M. S ; Sadeghi, A ; Sharif University of Technology
Elsevier B.V
2016

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This investigation is devoted to the influences of non-uniform wall characteristics on the surface adsorption-desorption rates in an electrokinetic microarray. Utilizing already explored electroosmotic and electrophoretic velocities, the species transport equations are solved by a finite-volume-based numerical approach. Uniform, sinusoidal, and pulse-like distributions of the zeta potential are considered in the analysis. The developed model is validated by comparing the results with those of two analytical solutions that are derived for limiting conditions. The results reveal that, in some cases, the surface charge heterogeneity can reduce the saturation time by more than 60%. The efficacy...