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Issue 37 Science@ifpen
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Adsorption, a key factor for geological storage

Low permeability geological layers, already known within the context of oil exploration, are once again becoming a focus of interest for energy (compressed air), gas (CO 2 , H 2 , CH 4 ) and waste
Issue 37 Science@ifpen
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Foam rheology in porous media

For processes involving gas injection, such as enhanced oil recovery (EOR a ) and CO 2 storage operations, the use of foam makes it easier to control gas mobility . Improving these processes requires
Issue 37 Science@ifpen
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Phase equilibria in confined media

In many geological reservoirs, pore size distribution is highly heterogeneous (from 2 to 50 nm). While the molecular size of the confined fluids is between 0.5 and 10 nm, their interaction forces with
Issue 36 of Science@ifpen
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Processes are converting to microfluidics

The diversification of resources (atypical oil feeds or bio-based feeds) is leading to the development of new conversion processes a or to the upgrading of flexibility for existing ones. These
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Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou : Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize

Scientific Woman of the Year – The 2014 Irène Joliot-Curie Prize: Hélène Olivier-Bourbigou, Head of research in the field of molecular catalysis at IFPEN
Science@ifpen n°35
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Catalyst selectivity: spectral investigations

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Science@ifpen n°34
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In silico design: digital materials here we come!

Proposing innovative technological products often requires recourse to simulation approaches in order to boost our capacity to evaluate original concepts. This is particularly true in the field of
Science@ifpen n°34
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Stored heat

Energy storage, one of the major challenges within the context of the energy transition, can take a variety of forms. For heat storage , one of the solutions developed at IFPEN is based on a fixed
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Semi-crystalline polymers: clays that are ignored?

In the energy sector, semi-crystalline polymers a are primarily used within structures located in aggressive environments, to form coatings (waterproofing, thermal or electric barriers) . These