wettability


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wettability

[‚wed·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
The ability of any solid surface to be wetted when in contact with a liquid; that is, the surface tension of the liquid is reduced so that the liquid spreads over the surface.
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KeyWords: Dental Impression Materials, Hydrophilicity, Vinyl Polysiolxane Polymer, Wettability
By linking the fundamental microfluidic dynamics to the surface wettability of carbonate rocks, this research will help to design and develop new flooding solutions to enhance oil and gas recovery in UAE.
To our knowledge, although as yet no measuring method is applicable for the solid-liquid interfacial tension when DC passes through the solid-liquid interface, recent studies on effect of an applied DC on the solid-liquid interfacial reactions in metal-metal system have given an implication for the determination of the solid-liquid interfacial tension and the wettability. Xu et al.
Wettability. The value of contact angle determines whether the surface is hydrophilic or hydrophobic.
[23] have also reported that the wettability of mica substrate is more sensitive to salt concentration than quartz.
In addition to the roughness, the wettability is another parameter that contributes to determine the surface quality.
The effects of wettability affected the recovery of oil.
In this work, the surface of the rock in Jimusaer oil field was modified by nanoemulsion due to the improved wettability of the rock surface and formed active agent film.
Wettability design and manipulation have received particular attention in modern society because of its potential applications [1-3].
These chemicals are injected to improve the mobility ratio, to reduce interfacial tension (IFT), and/or to alter the wettability of the rock [10-18].