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streaming potential

noun, Physical Chemistry
the potential produced in the walls of a porous membrane or a capillary tube by forcing a liquid through it. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Zones of water gain or loss are often identified by a streaming potential on the log.
  • streaming potential is an electrokinetic effect related to movement of fluid containing ions through the subsurface.
  • Two methods are in use, electrophoresis and streaming potential measurements.

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