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Dr. Sivabalan Sakthivel Vijayalakshmi

Post-Doc Researcher, CIPR

Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India. 2016.
  • M.S., Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli, India. 2010.
  • B.S., Chemistry, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore, India. 2008.

Research Interests

  • Flow assurance
  • Enhanced oil recovery
  • Rheology of complex fluids
  • Interfacial phenomenon.

Selected Publications

  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Effect of Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquids on the Interfacial Tension of the Alkane-Water System and its Influence on the Wettability Alteration of the Quartz under Saline Condition through Contact Angle Measurements. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 56, 13521-13534. (ACS publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Effects of Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids on the Rheological Behavior of Heavy Crude Oil under High-Pressure and High-Temperature Conditions, Energy Fuels. 31, 8765-8775 (ACS publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., Neelakantan, L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquids as an Anti-corrosive Agent for Completion Fluid Design, J. Earth Sci., In Press. 28 (5), 949-961. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12583-017-0780-2. (Springer Publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Nair, V., Sharma, T. and Sangwai, J. S. (2017). Interfacial Tension of       Crude Oil-Water System with Imidazolium and Lactam-based Ionic Liquids and Their Evaluation for Enhanced Oil Recovery under High Saline Environment, Fuel. 191, 239-250 (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2016). Effect of alkyl ammonium ionic liquids on the interfacial tension of the crude oil-water system and their use for the enhanced oil recovery using ionic liquid-polymer flooding. Energy Fuels. 30, 2514-2523. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2016). Spectroscopic investigations to understand the enhanced dissolution of heavy crude oil in the presence of lactam, alkyl ammonium and hydroxyl ammonium based ionic liquids. J. Mol. Liq. 221, 323-332 (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Use of aromatic ionic liquids in the reduction of surface phenomena of crude oil-water system and their synergism with brine. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54, 968-978. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Adsorption of aliphatic ionic liquids at low waxy crude oil-water interfaces and the effect of brine. Colloids Surf., A. 468 62-75. (Elsevier publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2015). Synergistic effect of lactam, ammonium and hydroxyl ammonium based ionic liquids with and without NaCl on the surface phenomena of crude oil/water system. Fluid Phase Equilib. 398, 80-97. (Elsevier publication).
  • Velusamy, S., Sakthivel, S., Gardas, R.L. and Sangwai, J.S. (2015). Substantial enhancement of heavy crude oil dissolution in low waxy crude oil in the presence of ionic liquid, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 54, 7999-8009. (ACS publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2014). Eco-efficient and green method for the enhanced dissolution of aromatic crude oil sludge using ionic liquids. RSC Advances. 4, 31007-31018. (RSC publication).
  • Sakthivel, S., Velusamy, S., Gardas, R. L. and Sangwai, J. S. (2014). Experimental investigation on the effect of aliphatic ionic liquids on the solubility of heavy crude oil using UV-Visible, FT-IR, and 13C-NMR spectroscopy. Energy Fuels. 28, 6151-6162. (ACS publication).

Awards & Honors

  • Received Shri. J. C. Bose Patent award for the invention of “Composition and process for enhanced oil recovery” on 23rd July 2016.
  • Presented paper at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 September 2015, Houston, Texas, USA, titled “Nature friendly application of ionic liquids for dissolution enhancement of heavy crude oil”
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