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Study of Thin Liquid Film Drainage and Interaction Forces in Organic Solvent for Liquid/Solid and Liquid/Liquid Interactions Using Dynamic Force Apparatus (DFA)Download
Properties of thin liquid films between two approaching droplets or between a droplet and a solid surface are critical for emulsion stability and for mineral flotation. If the thin liquid film is stable, no coalescence occurs, while an unstable film will lead to rupture and coalescence or the...
Interfacially Active Magnetic Nanoparticles for Efficient Oil/Water Separation from Oil-in-Water or Water-in-Oil EmulsionsDownload
The emulsions, either oil-in-water (O/W) or water-in-oil (W/O) emulsions, are inevitably formed during the industrial production processes and the daily household activities. The O/W emulsions such as crude oil-in-water emulsions or oily wastewaters generated from the industrial fields, oil...
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...
Interfacial properties have a regulatory role in processes which involve the coexistence of different phases. Although such macro-scale properties are determined by the intrinsic nature of the interface-sharing phases, it is possible to alter them in favor of the process objectives. This,...
The spontaneous displacement of a fluid in another immiscible one on a solid surface is essential for many technical applications, such as painting, detergency, bitumen extraction and enhancing oil recovery. This project was motivated by exploring a process of high viscosity bitumen displaced by...
Asphaltenes are polyaromatic compounds present in crude oils, which are defined as being soluble in aromatic solvents and insoluble in n−alkanes. The partition of self−associated asphaltene aggregates at oil−solid and oil−water interfaces is the root cause of a number of major problems...
Study of biodiesel-assisted ambient aqueous bitumen extraction (BA3BE) for hydrocarbon production from mineable oil sandsDownload
Surface mining followed by Clark’s hot water bitumen extraction (HWBE) process has been employed in the current mineable oil sands industry for massive bitumen production. This method is faced with numerous challenges such as high energy consumption, limited bitumen quality, production from...
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...
Many tailings treatment technologies rely on the use of water-soluble polyacrylamides (PAM) to flocculate fine solids. However, PAM-induced flocs are often loosely-structured and retain significant volume of water due to the hydrophilicity of PAM and fine clays in oil sands fine tailings....
The formation of stable water-in-oil emulsions during oil sands extraction process causes a number of operational issues, such as equipment corrosion, storage and transportation problems. One common method for emulsion breakup in industry is to use chemical demulsifiers. The chemical demulsifiers...