Reservoir-on-a-Chip on the cover of Issue 22

On the back cover of Issue 22 we’re featuring research from the Micro and Nano-Scale Transport Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta.

The Reservoir-on-a-Chip, or ROC for short, by Sushanta K. Mitra et al. is a novel miniaturization approach to study oil recovery in a microfluidic device, mimicking the pore structure of a naturally occurring oil-bearing reservoir rock in an etched silicon substrate.  The device will enable researchers to better understand pore-scale transport relevant to reservoir engineering.

Download the article for the details:

Reservoir-on-a-Chip (ROC): A new paradigm in reservoir engineering
Naga Siva Kumar Gunda, Bijoyendra Bera, Nikolaos K. Karadimitriou, Sushanta K. Mitra and S. Majid Hassanizadeh
Lab Chip, 2011, 11, 3785-3792
DOI: 10.1039/C1LC20556K

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4 Responses to “Reservoir-on-a-Chip on the cover of Issue 22”

  1. Francesca Burgoyne says:

    This article featured in a recent story on

    ‘Discovering oil at micro level’

  2. Francesca Burgoyne says:

    Also see the press release via EurekAlert:

    “Building a full-scale model of a trapped oil reservoir in a laboratory”

    (Original press release from University of Alberta can be found here

  3. Francesca Burgoyne says:

    Featured in The Chemical Engineer Today:

    Oil reservoir on a chip

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