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- 43Xu, Zhenghe (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
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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 demand for a new solvent to treat oilsands was behind the purpose of this project; molecular dynamics simulation was used in this study. Supercritical water, supercritical carbon dioxide and other selected organic solvents in their supercritical state were studied. Meso-tetraphenyl porphyrin...
A cationic thermal sensitive polymer, poly[N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N-[3-(Dimethylamino)propyl]methacrylamide] (CP) of different molar ratios, known as CP05 and CP10 was synthesized in-house. By doping aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3) colloids into CP during the polymerization process, a novel hybrid...
A Surface Forces Apparatus (SFA) was used in this study to investigate the fundamental surface forces in oil sand processing research. Asphaltene coated surfaces were chosen as the research topic due to the critical role of asphaltenes in oil sands processing, from bitumen extraction, froth...
Understanding the mechanism of bubble-particle interactions plays a critical role in advancing flotation technology. In this study, submicron size bubbles with an average diameter less than 1 μm and a life time of at least several hours were generated using a novel hydrodynamic cavitation method....
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...
As one of the most critical steps to recover valuable particles from a slurry using flotation, knowledge of the drainage of the thin liquid film between an air bubble and a solid surface is required. The main focus of this thesis is to develop and use an integrated thin film drainage appratus...
A study of the colloidal stability of mixed abrasive slurries of silica and ceria nanoparticles for chemical mechanical polishingDownload
Slurry stability is an important factor in Chemical Mechanical Polishing (CMP) efficiency. However, few studies have been done in this respect. In settling tests at pH 4, adding various amounts of ceria to colloidal silica slurries was shown to change the stability of the resulted mixed abrasive...
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...
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...