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.
- alkyltrimethyl ammonium bromides
- composite foam
- foam stability
- silicon dioxide nanoparticles
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (miscellaneous)
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry