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CO2-Responsive Surfactants for Enhancing Heavy Oil Recovery: from Fundamentals to Bench-Scale Demonstrations in Canadian Oil Sands ExtractionDownload
Interfacial properties at the oil-water interface are of key importance to various operations in the petroleum industry, especially in the aqueous-based heavy oil recovery process. However, different operation stages often require different interfacial properties, which could be conflicted with...
Interactions of finely dispersed abrasive particles in chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries play a vital role in determining the polishing performance. In this study, coupled influence of hydrodynamic and colloidal interactions on the attachment of nanosized ceria (CeO2) particles to...
The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of solvent addition to bitumen froth on the wettability of froth solids. The wettability of solids determines the transportation/partitioning of the solids between phases, which in turn affects the solids and water rejection in a Clark hot...
Bitumen recovery by the water-based extraction process produces waste streams known as tailings. When discharged into the tailing ponds, the coarse solids in the tailings stream settle out quickly, while the fine solids accumulate over years of settling to a solids content of 30-35% by weight....
Among all the competing methods to enhance the phase separation of water-in-oil emulsions in chemical industries, electric field is considered as one of the best treatment options. To better understand the mechanism by which electric field assists water droplets coalescence and the corresponding...
Bitumen froth from oil sands extraction typically contains 60 wt.% bitumen, 30 wt.% water, and 10 wt.% solids. To meet downstream process specifications, the water and solids in bitumen froth have to be removed. The objective of this study is to identify the source of the water reporting to the...
Stabilization of water droplets in froth treatment process results in poor de-watering efficiency and potentially affects final bitumen quality. The purpose of this research is to study the effect of solid contamination by diluted bitumen on water droplet stabilization in water in oil emulsions....
Design, Synthesis, Characterization of a new pH-Responsive Copolymer and its Application in Oil Sands Tailings TreatmentDownload
This research aims at treating mature fine tailings (MFT) with a novel pH-responsive copolymer poly (N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate-co-acrylamide-co-acrylic acid) p(DMAEMA-co-AM-co-AA). Compared with conventional polyacrylamide (PAM), the conformation and property of this novel copolymer can...
This project was initiated to study the H2S removal process from liquid sulfur and later extended to generic liquid degassing scenarios. Enersul HyspecTM Degassing Process was first field tested so that comparison could be made with new units to be engineered. Two new degassing units were...
Commercial Magnafloc 1011and in-house synthesized Al-PAM were used as flocculants for model tailings, laboratory extraction tailings and tailings from paraffin froth treatment unit. The polymers were tested for their flocculation ability in settling and filtration. For model tailings, both...