Production of microfluidic chips from polydimethylsiloxane with a milled channeled surface for modeling oil recovery during porous rock waterflooding


Тип публикации: статья из журнала

Год издания: 2022

Идентификатор DOI: 10.31897/PMI.2022.9

Ключевые слова: micro-milling, negative master mold making, oil recovery during flooding, polydimethylsiloxane, polymethyl methacrylate, porous medium microfluidic model, residual oil saturation

Аннотация: Microfluidic chips with porous structures are used to study the flow of oil-containing emulsion in the rock. Such chips can be made from polydimethylsiloxane by casting into a master mold. At the initial stages of research, fast and cheap prototyping of a large number of different master molds is often required. It is proposed to uПоказать полностьюse milling to make a channeled surface on a polymethyl methacrylate plate, from which a negative image should be taken, which is the master mold for casting positive polydimethylsiloxane chips in it. Several epoxy compositions have been tested to make this master mold. The main requirement in the search for the material was the exact replication of the geometry and sufficiently low adhesion to polymethyl methacrylate and polydimethylsiloxane for removing the product with minimal damage to the mold. It was possible to make master molds from all the materials used, but with defects and various degrees of damage. One of the epoxy compositions was found suitable for making a master mold with many elements simulating the grains of a porous medium (height to width ratio 2:3). The developed method makes it possible to use polydimethylsiloxane for prototyping chips simulating the porous structure of an oil rock. © Anton S. Yakimov, Andrey I. Pryazhnikov, Maxim I. Pryazhnikov, Andrey V. Minakov, 2022.

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Журнал: Journal of Mining Institute

Выпуск журнала: Vol. 253, Is. 1

Номера страниц: 105-114

ISSN журнала: 24113336

Издатель: Saint-Petersburg Mining University


  • Yakimov A.S. (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Pryazhnikov A.I. (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Pryazhnikov M.I. (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)
  • Minakov A.V. (Siberian Federal University, Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation)

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