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- 19Fleck, Brian (Mechanical Engineering)
- 2Lange, Carlos (Mechanical Engineering)
- 2Nobes, David (Mechanical Engineering)
- 1Amirfazli, Alidad (Department of Mechanical Engineering, York University)
- 1Amirfazli, Alidad (Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta and York University)
- 1Amirfazli, Alidad (Mechanical Engineering, York University)
- 1Balzan, Miguel A.
- 1Bhambri, Pallavi
- 1Brougham, Michael V
- 1Comyn, Graeme Ian
- 1Fang, Guoping
Wear-related reliability issues, especially slurry erosion has become one of the principal concerns for the process industries that use slurry pipelines for coarse particle transport. The study and development of an appropriate wear model for slurry pipelines is, therefore, essential from the...
An Investigation of The Pressure Loss Characteristics for Highly Viscous Fluid Flow Through Narrow SlotsDownload
An investigation was conducted to study the pressure loss characteristics of a highly viscous fluid flow across a sudden contraction. The objective of this work was to have a better understanding about the fluid flow phenomena across a narrow slot, which resembles the produced oil flow through...
For drops sessile on a solid surface, cross flowing air can drive drop oscillation or shedding, based on the balance and interaction of aerodynamic drag force (based on drop size/shape and air speed) and adhesion/capillary forces (based on surface tension and drop size/shape). Better...
Proper understanding of SAGD produced water and boiler blow down (BBD) water in particular is required to propose effective treatment processes for reuse and reduction in the quantity of disposable water. BBD contains high dissolved organic matter (DOM) and total dissolved solid (TDS). This...
Colloidal-collector interactions are of fundamental importance in separation and filtration technologies. Here, the effect of collector grains on the behavior of colloidal particles was studied in two different experimental systems, i.e., column studies with stationary collectors and batch mixing...
This thesis presents a validation methodology for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) assessments of rooftop wind regime in urban environments. A case study is carried out at the Donadeo Innovation Centre for Engineering (DICE) building at the University of Alberta campus. A numerical assessment...
Design and Construction of a Temperature Cell to Study the Effect of Temperature Rise on Particle-Drop ImpactDownload
An experimental device aimed at simulating interactions in a fluidization process was designed, built, and tested to allow future study of drop-particle impact at high temperatures. The design parameters were defined based on theoretical investigations. A feasibility study were developed using...
Development of a hybrid wheat straw adsorption and microfiltration system for oily wastewater treatmentDownload
Effective, economical, and sustainable treatment technologies are highly desirable for treating oily wastewater generated from various industries as well as municipal and commercial establishments. The performance of traditional polymeric membranes is largely constrained by their high fouling...
The current study investigates the drag reduction (DR) using high molecular weight polymers such as commercial polyacrylamide, polysaccharides and thermo-responsive polymers. A Taylor-Couette (TC) setup was designed and fabricated to examine the abovementioned polymers for drag reduction, and to...
Environmental and Performance Analysis of a 5kW Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine in East Central AlbertaDownload
This thesis investigates the environmental and performance results of a 5kW horizontal axis wind turbine installed in east-central Alberta. Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology was utilized to perform a comparative environmental impact study on three sizes of small wind turbines installed in...