Foam Stabilization by Surfactant/SiO2 Composite Nanofluids

Fariza Amankeldi, Miras Issakhov, Peyman Pourafshary, Zhanar Ospanova, Maratbek Gabdullin, Reinhard Miller

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This paper deals with the potential of aggregates of surfactant and SiO2 nanoparticles as foam stabilizers for practical applications. The effects of different chain lengths and concentrations of the cationic surfactant (Formula presented.) TAB on the performance of (Formula presented.) TAB–SiO2 nanofluids are examined to gain a comprehensive understanding of their ability to stabilize foam. The results indicate enhanced foam stability in the presence of SiO2 nanoparticles. These findings help to better understand foam stabilization and its potential in various industrial applications such as enhanced oil recovery and foam-based separation processes.

Original languageEnglish
Article number57
JournalColloids and Interfaces
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023


  • alkyltrimethyl ammonium bromides
  • composite foam
  • foam stability
  • silicon dioxide nanoparticles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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