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Table 5

Properties of the brines and interfacial characteristics.

Fluid Chemical formula Optimum concentration (ppm) pH IFTwo (mN/m) Viscosity (cP)
Sodium carbonate Na2CO3 60 000 11.3 <0.01 1.04
Magnesium sulphate Heptahydrate MgSO4·7H2O 50 000 5.6 27.46 1.06

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