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Thesis

Grad Student Theses

Understanding stability of water-in-diluted bitumen emulsions by colloidal force measurements,
Shengqun Wang, Ph.D., 2011

Chemical-enhanced filtration of Cu/Ni concentrate, Haijun Zheng, M.Sc., 2010

Polymer Aids for Settling and Filtration of Oil Sands Tailings, Xiaoyan Wang, M.Sc., 2010
Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2010, 88: 403-410

Stability of Water-in-Diluted Bitumen Emulsion Droplets, Song Gao, Ph.D., 2010
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2010, 114: 7710-7718
Energy Fuels, 2009, 23: 2606-2612
Langmuir, 2010, 26: 3050-3057

Zeolite-supported Silver Nanoparticles for Coal-fired Power Plant Mercury Emission Control, Yan Liu, Ph.D, 2009 (Please contact Lisa Carreiro @ lcarreir@ualberta.ca)
Fuel Processing Technology, 2010, 91: 1175-1197
Energy Fuels, 2010, 24: 10-17
Nanoscience Nanotechnology, 2009, 9: 2768-2771
Environmental Science Technology, 2008, 42: 6205-6210
Microporous Mesoporous Materials, 2007, 103: 309-315

Role of Water Chemistry in Oil Sands Processing, Hongying Zhao, Ph.D., 2009 (Please contact Lisa Carreiro@ lcarreir@ualberta.ca)
Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2009, 87: 879-886
AIChE Journal, 2009, 55: 3277-3285
Journal of Dispersion Science and Technology, 2009, 30: 809-822
Energy Fuels, 2009, 23: 334-341
Langmuir, 2008, 24: 12899-12910
Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2006, 45: 7482-7490

Distribution of Oil Sands Formation Water in Bitumen Froth, Bei Jia, M.Sc., 2010

Study of Bubble-Flat Surface Interactions, Aref Seyyed Najafi, Ph.D., 2010
Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2008, 86: 1001-1010
Chemical Engineering Science, 2008, 63: 1779-1787
Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2007, 308: 344-350

Characterization of Solids Isolated from Different Oil Sand Ores, Adebukola Yolade Adegoroye, Ph.D., 2010
Energy Fuels, 2009, 23: 3716-3720

Characterization of mature fine tailings in the context of its response to chemical treatment, Mohammadreza Salehi, Ph.D., 2010

Impact of Solvents Treatment on the Wettability of Froth Solids, Fan Yang, M.Sc., 2010

Effect of Oil Sands Slurry Conditioning on Bitumen Recovery from Oil Sands Ores, Longhui Qiu, M.Sc., 2010

A Molecular Dynamics Study of the Dissolution of Asphaltene Model Compounds in Supercritical Fluids, Ali Javaheri, M.Sc., 2010

Study of Bitumen Liberation from Oil Sands Ores, Sundeep SrinivasaRajagopalan, M.Sc., 2010

A Study of Interactions of Asphaltenes in Organic Solvents Using Surface Forces Apparatus, Jinggang Xie, M.Sc., 2011

Modeling Cavitation in a High Intensity Agitation Cell, July Kooran Jose, M.Sc., 2011

Hydrocarbon Recovery from Waste Streams of Oil Sands Processing, Tenny Eapen Thomas, M.Sc., 2011

A Fundamental Study of Bubble-Particle Interactions through Zeta-Potential Distribution Analysis, Chendi Wu, M.Sc., 2011

A Novel Flocculant for Enhanced Dewatering of Oil Sands Tailings, Margo (Chi Wing) Chan, M.Sc., 2011

A Study of the Colloidal Stability of Mixed Abrasive Slurries of Silica and Ceria Nanoparticles for Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Fangjian Lin, M.Sc., 2011

Role of Carbon Dioxide in Densification of Oil Sands Tailings, Ren Zhu, M.Sc., 2011

Liquid Degassing Using Fine Droplets and Micro Bubbles, Yiming Ji, M.Sc., 2011

Probing the Molecular Interactions of an Asphaltene Model Compound in Organic Solvents and Aqueous Solutions Using a Surface Forces Apparatus (SFA), Jing Wang, M.Sc., 2012

Role of Bitumen Viscosity in Bitumen Recovery from Athabasca Oil Sands, Mei Zhang, M.Sc., 2012

Understanding the Role of Caustic Addition: A Comparison of Sodium Hydroxide and Ammonium Hydroxide, Christopher Todd Flury, M.Sc., 2012

Challenges in Analysis of Natural Surfactants in the Oil Sands Processing Water, Yuan Ma, M.Sc., 2012

Effect of Solid Contamination on Stability of Model Oil-Water Emulsions, Sima Khademi, M.Sc., 2012

Understanding A1-PAM Assisted Oil Sands Tailings Treatment, Lina Guo, M.Sc., 2012

Role of Biodegradable Ethyl Cellulose in Bitumen Production, Jun Hou, M.Sc., 2012

Study of the Rag Layer: Characterization of Solids, Morvarid (April) Madjlessikupai, M.Sc., 2012

Study on Adsorption of Inorganic-organic Hybrid Polymers and Flocculation of Oil Sands Tailings, Shiqing Wang, M.Sc., 2013

A study of interactions between an air bubble and a solid surface in a liquid, Louxiang Wang, Ph.D., 2013

Thermogravimetric Analysis of Solvent Interaction with Model TSRU Tailings Components, Nesma Ansari, M.Sc., 2013

Understanding the Role of Caustic Addition in Oil Sands Processing, Qian Zhu, M.Sc., 2013

Impact of gypsum supersaturated solution on the flotation of sphalerite, Meijiao Deng, Ph.D., 2013

Study of Anisotropic Surface Property of Phyllosilicates by Atomic Force Microscopy, Lujie Yan, Ph.D., 2013

Study on the Role of a Cationic Organic Dispersant in Bitumen Recovery from Mineable Oil Sands Ores, Henry Tseng, M.Sc., 2013

Studying Structure-Nanoaggregation Relations of Polyaromatic Molecules in the Bulk Oil Phase and at the Oil-Water Interface Using Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Robel Berhe Teklebrhan, Ph.D., 2014

Effect of Residual Bitumen on Polymer-assisted Flocculation and Filtration of Fluid Fine Tailing, Colin Klein, M.SC., 2014

Modelling a hydrocyclone for fine particle separation, Morteza Ghadirian, Ph.D., 2014

Probing the Molecular Interactions of Asphaltenes in Organic Solvents Using a Surface Forces Apparatus, Anand Natarajan, Ph.D., 2014

Understanding and Developing New Methods for Treating Oil Sands Tailings, Aditya Kaura, M.Sc., 2014

Demulsifying Water-in-Bitumen Emulsions of Oil Sands Froth Treatment, Liang Chen, M.Sc., 2014

Role of Hydrodynamic Cavitation in Fine Particle Flotation, Haipeng Li, M.Sc., 2014

Study of non-equilibrium interactions between an air bubble and a hydrophilic/hydrophobic solid surface with the non-linearized Stokes-Reynolds-Young-Laplace model (NSRYL model), Seyedehmansoureh Shahalami, Ph.D., 2014

Attachment of CeO2 and SiO2 for Chemical Mechanical Polishing: Theory and Experiments, Elham Rafie Borujeny, M.Sc., 2014

Design of Carbonaceous Mercury Adsorbents from Waste Materials, Teresa M. Bisson, Ph.D., 2014

Pre-treatment of Ultramafic Nickel Ores for Improved Mineral Carbon Sequestration, Erin R. Bobicki, Ph.D., 2014

Processability Analysis using Principal Component Analysis and Support Vector Machine, Yixin Zhang, Ph.D., 2014

Bitumen Liberation Dynamics, Bauyrzhan Primkulov, M.Sc., 2015

Role of Sodium Hydroxide in Bitumen Extraction:  Production of Natural Surfactants and Slime Coating, Marjan Tamiz Bakhtiari, Ph.D., 2015

Application of Temperature-Responsive Polymers to Oil Sands Tailings Management, Ian Osborn, M.Sc., 2015

Design, Synthesis, Characterization of a new pH-Responsive Copolymer and its Application in Oil Sands Tailings Treament, Jian Guo, M.Sc., 2015

Effect of Salinity on the Warm Water-Based Processing of Mineable Oil Sands, Tong Chen, M.Sc., 2015

Interfacial Properties of C5Pe as an Asphaltene Model Compound, Jiebin Bi, M.Sc., 2015

Dynamic Demulsification Mechanism of Asphaltene-Stabilized Water-in-Oil Emulsions by Ethylcellulose, Yin Liang, M.Sc., 2015

Theoretical study on reactivity of different sulfide collectors and their binding affinity toward Cu(II), Zn(II) and Pb(II) ions, Manjeet Chowdhry, Ph.D., 2015

Bitumen Fractions Responsible for Stabilizing Water in Oil Emulsions, Fan Yang, PhD, 2016

 

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