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1. Tapscott, Caroline. An Evaluation of Flow and Transport Properties for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Porous Medium Systems.

Degree: Environmental Sciences and Engineering, 2015, University of North Carolina

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a technology being applied across the US to increase the permeability of shale deposits containing natural gas by injecting a multicomponent, non-Newtonian mixture into the subsurface to induce fractures. The purpose of this work was to assess the behavior of non-Newtonian fluids used in fracking. Guar gum was chosen as a model fracking compound. Rheological properties of guar gum solutions were analyzed and column experiments were performed to determine the pressure drop as a function of fluid velocity. Guar gum was found to alter the viscosity of the flushing solution by more than two orders of magnitude in some cases. A Cross model was fit to the viscosity data and dispersion was found to decrease with increasing viscosity. Preliminary collaborative work has been done to model the observed systems at the pore scale. Comparing these results to the column-scale observations made shows relatively good agreement. Advisors/Committee Members: Tapscott, Caroline, Miller, Cass T., Coronell, Orlando, Bane, John.

Subjects/Keywords: Environmental sciences; Gillings School of Global Public Health; Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering

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APA (6th Edition):

Tapscott, C. (2015). An Evaluation of Flow and Transport Properties for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Porous Medium Systems. (Thesis). University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:d7d14af6-b0c4-438a-a0f3-84f0fcf6c42e

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tapscott, Caroline. “An Evaluation of Flow and Transport Properties for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Porous Medium Systems.” 2015. Thesis, University of North Carolina. Accessed January 27, 2021. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:d7d14af6-b0c4-438a-a0f3-84f0fcf6c42e.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tapscott, Caroline. “An Evaluation of Flow and Transport Properties for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Porous Medium Systems.” 2015. Web. 27 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Tapscott C. An Evaluation of Flow and Transport Properties for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Porous Medium Systems. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2015. [cited 2021 Jan 27]. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:d7d14af6-b0c4-438a-a0f3-84f0fcf6c42e.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Tapscott C. An Evaluation of Flow and Transport Properties for Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids in Porous Medium Systems. [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2015. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:d7d14af6-b0c4-438a-a0f3-84f0fcf6c42e

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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