Re-Formation of Xanthan/Chromium Gels After Shear Degradation Academic Article uri icon


  • Summary Studies were conducted on the re-formability of xanthan-gum/chromium gels that have been degraded by shear. The re-gelation study of xanthan/chromium gels showed that gels that have been sheared take longer to re-form than to gel initially and that the original gel strength often was not recovered after shearing. The weaker the gel at the time of shearing, the more likely it is that it will obtain the ultimate strength of an unsheared gel of the same formulation.

published proceedings

  • SPE Reservoir Engineering

author list (cited authors)

  • Tsau, J., Liang, J., Hill, A. D., & Sepehrnoori, K.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Tsau, J-S||Liang, J-T||Hill, AD||Sepehrnoori, Kamy

publication date

  • February 1992