Theses and Dissertations - UTRGV

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Dr. Maysam Pournik

Second Advisor

Dr. Karen Lozano

Third Advisor

Dr. Horacio Vasquez


The main purpose of this project is to develop a nanofluid system that would help to divert the injected acid from the main flow regime into a relatively lower permeability zone and being able to dissolve the rock significantly. The system is meant to successfully create acidic gel in-situ after injecting the fluid in solution. It is expected that by altering either pH, temperature or amount of reactants, the viscosity of the fluid can be controlled so that the gel can be broken at a desired time.


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