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    Surface and mechanical properties of modified porous titanium scaffold

    , Article Surface and Coatings Technology ; Volume 315 , 2017 , Pages 61-66 ; 02578972 (ISSN) Khodaei, M ; Valanezhad, A ; Watanabe, I ; Yousefi, R ; Sharif University of Technology
    Abstract
    The bioinertness makes surface treatments essential to improve the bioactivity of porous titanium scaffold, and surface treatment might affect their mechanical properties. So finding an optimum condition lying between bioactivity and mechanical properties seems to be curial. In this research, the effect of the time of the thermal oxidation at 600 °C on apatite formation and mechanical properties of the porous titanium scaffold was studied. The results of thin film X-ray diffraction and Raman spectroscopy indicated that the surface of heat treated samples up to 480 min was mainly covered by rutile. Also, wettability measurement and in vitro apatite formation ability assessment indicated that... 

    On the size-dependent behavior of drop contact angle in wettability alteration of reservoir rocks to preferentially gas wetting using nanofluid

    , Article Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering ; Volume 178 , 2019 , Pages 1143-1154 ; 09204105 (ISSN) Azadi Tabar, M ; Ghazanfari, M. H ; Dehghan Monfared, A ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier B.V  2019
    Abstract
    Wettability alteration of rock surfaces toward gas wetting have been recognized as a practical approach for maximizing the production from the gas condensate reservoirs. Most of the reported work in this area applied the so called sessile drop contact angle measurement technique to examine the change in wetting state of a surface. However, the size-dependent wetting behavior of drop which could affect the exact determination of wettability and wettability changes was not well discussed in the previous studies. Therefore, in this work, the size dependency of contact angle for four different liquid-solid-gas systems; i.e., water-calcite-air, water-treated calcite-air (nanofluid treated... 

    Wettability alteration in carbonates during "Smart Waterflood": Underling mechanisms and the effect of individual ions

    , Article Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects ; Volume 487 , 2015 , Pages 142-153 ; 09277757 (ISSN) Rashid, S ; Mousapour, M. S ; Ayatollahi, S ; Vossoughi, M ; Beigy, A. H ; Sharif University of Technology
    Elsevier  2015
    Abstract
    There are increasing evidences that adjusting the chemistry of the injecting water improves the oil recovery efficiency. However, the underlying mechanisms for this technique which is referred to as "smart waterflood" have not yet been thoroughly understood. It is needed to explore the role of individual ions through set of different tests, to find the right mechanisms behind "smart waterflood". This study is focused on the fluid/solid (carbonate) interactions through systematic wettability measurement. Contact angle measurements accompanied by spontaneous imbibition tests were employed to determine the role of individual monovalent and divalent ions in wettability alteration process by...