Laurier L. Schramm (Editor), 2000, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 621 p. (Hardcover $140.00) ISBN: 0-521-64067-9.

For the past thirty years surfactants have played an increasingly important role in enhanced recovery of petroleum from reservoirs; but, it is not only secondary recovery efforts that benefit from an understanding of interfacial phenomena. Appreciation of the role interfacial forces play in multiphase fluid flow is also fundamental in the evaluation of primary and secondary migration of petroleum in sedimentary basins, and in the determination of the efficiency of seals. A better grasp of the physics of interfacial tension, therefore, enhances our ability to...

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