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The biopolymer produced by Rhizobium viscosum CECT 908 is a promising agent for application in Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery

  • New Biotechnology, (In Press), 2019

Publisher: Elsevier

Abstract

Polymer flooding is one of the most promising techniques used to increase the productivity of mature oil reservoirs. Polymers reduce the mobility ratio of the injected water relative to the crude oil, improving the displacement of the entrapped oil and consequently, increasing oil recovery. Biopolymers such as xanthan gum have emerged as environmentally friendly alternatives to the chemical polymers commonly employed by the oil industry. However, in order to seek more efficient biomolecules, alternative biopolymers must be studied. Here, the applicability of a biopolymer produced by Rhizobium ...

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