Institute for Oil Sands Innovation (IOSI)

Product Cleaning and Partial Upgrading

COSI 2005-01: Selective Separation of Vanadium and Nickel Compounds from Bitumen
Murray Gray - University of Alberta

COSI 2005-02: Exploratory Synthesis and Modeling of New Bitumen Catalysts and Processes
Andriy Kovalenko - University of Alberta

COSI 2006-04: Catalytic Gasification of Bitumen Residues and Asphaltenes
Murray Gray - University of Alberta

COSI 2007-01: Bitumen Pre-Treatment and Solvent Assisted Extraction by Cracking, Contaminants Adsorption and Solvent Generation with Single-Pass Low-Cost Catalyst
Steve Kuznicki - University of Alberta

COSI 2007-03:Subterranean Fragmentation and Dense Slurrying of Oil Sands
Mike Lipsett - University of Alberta

COSI 2007-04:Recovery of Residual Oil Using Microemulsions
Tony Yeung - University of Alberta

COSI 2007-05: Electrocatalytic Hydrogenation of Bitumen Distillate Fractions
David Mitlin - University of Alberta

COSI 2007-06: Selective Molecular Catalyst Technologies for Hydrodesulfurization, Hydrodenitrogenation andHydrocracking of Bitumen under Mild Conditions
Jeff Stryker - University of Alberta

COSI 2008-01: An Effective Combinatorial Approach Towards the Discovery of Nano-particle Catalyst Arrays for Hydrogenation and Ring Opening
Jillian Buriak - University of Alberta

COSI 2008-03: Synthesis of Model Compounds for Bitumen Vacuum Residues and Characterization of Molecular Aggregation
Rik Tykwinski - University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

COSI 2009-04: Structure of Pendant Groups in Oil Sands Asphaltenes
Murray Gray - University of Alberta

COSI 2009-05: Bimetallic Catalysts For Low Pressure Ring Opening
Natalia Semagina - University of Alberta

COSI 2009-07: Mulit-Scale Modeling of Catalysts for Bitumen Hydrotreatment
Andriy Kolavenko - University of Alberta

COSI 2009-10: Phase Behaviour and Aggregation of Asphaltenes in Supercritical Water
John Shaw - University of Alberta

COSI 2010-07: Autooxidation for pre-refining of oil sands
Arno de Klerk - University of Alberta

COSI 2011-01: Platinum-free catalysts for selective ring opening and ultra-deep desulfurization
Natalia Semagina - University of Alberta

COSI 2011-04: Novel catalysts for hydrodesulfurization and hydrodenitrogenation of heavy bitumen under mild conditions
Jeffrey Stryker - University of Alberta