Application of electrosmos in the oil field

The problem of reclamation of sludge pits in oil fields is still being solved using the resource-intensive method. An accelerated technology of sludge dewatering by electro-osmotic action is proposed. The concept of specific energy consumption for mass transfer is introduced. To eliminate the influence of relaxation of gradient fields, it is proposed to change the parameters of electrical energy. It has been established that electroosmosis can be the optimal physical process for sludge dewatering. To reduce the time of the process of reclamation of sludge pits, it is advisable to remove the relaxation of various force gradient fields by changing the parameters of the electricity supplied to the electrodes. The technological cycle of reclamation, carried out in one summer season, is substantiated, during which, with the help of electroosmosis, the moisture content of the sludge and the concentration of chemical contaminants are reduced to an acceptable level.

Keywords: electroosmosis, oil fields, sludge pits, reclamation of sludge pits, relaxation of force gradient fields.
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Porsev E. G., Kravchenko D. P. Application of electrosmos in the oil field. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2022;(12-2):229—240. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_122_0_229.

Issue number: 12
Year: 2022
Page number: 229-240
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 378.0015
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2022_122_0_229
Article receipt date: 24.01.2022
Date of review receipt: 27.09.2022
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.11.2022
About authors:

Porsev E. G.1, professor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, e-mail:;
Kravchenko D. P..1, assistant, postgraduate student, e-mail:;
1 Novosibirsk State Technical University.

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Kravchenko D. P., e-mail:


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