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Characterization of Functionalized Graphene for Improvements in Drilling Fluid Properties

Chandran, Deivankumar (2014) Characterization of Functionalized Graphene for Improvements in Drilling Fluid Properties. Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The introduction and basic mechanism of drilling mud were outlined. A novel process based on functionalizing graphene using certain functional group (carboxylic) is reviewed to determine the compound with the best performance. Focus of this project will be on optimizing the performance of graphene addition into rubber seed ester base oil for producing drilling mud. In chapter one, background of drilling fluid is generally discussed. Followed by the problem statement where the significance of the project is highlighted. The objectives and scope of study for this project is also elaborated in this chapter. Finally the relevancy and feasibility of project are discussed. Chapter two is the literature review part, where this chapter plays an important role to help the understanding of the concept for the project. As a preliminary literature review in proposal, it is divided into four sections which are drilling mud, graphene, vegetable ester based oil, chemical processes and physical process (ball milling). For chapter three, methodology of the project is discussed. This chapter includes a brief summary of methodology (five stages), followed by equipment used in each stages, Gantt chart for FYP 1, FYP 2 and a finalized methodology diagram In chapter four, the project proposal has concluded. In this chapter, the dire need for this project as a way to promote sustainable petroleum exploration is highlighted. Some explanation on the nature of graphene as a relatively new material and the difficulties in its synthesis is mentioned.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Academic Subject : Academic Department - Chemical Engineering - Separation Process
Subject: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
Divisions: Engineering > Chemical
Depositing User: Users 2053 not found.
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 15:10
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2017 09:37
URI: http://utpedia.utp.edu.my/id/eprint/14123

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