2009

Bitumen Characterization

  • Cornelia Bohne, Murray Gray HuiTing Zhang, Rui Li., Cindy Yin, "Probing the aggregation of asphaltenes using time-resolved fluorescence." Abstract for the 10th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling (Petrophase) Jan 28, 2009
  • Cornelia Bohne, “Use of time-resolved fluorescence as a tool to characterize asphaltenes. Advantages and pitfalls.” 1st Workshop on Asphaltenes: Characterization and Properties, Itaguaçu, Brazil. June 2009
  • Bohne, “Probing the aggregation of asphaltenes using time-resolved fluorescence”, 10th Annual International Conference – Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling”, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 2009
  • Khalid Azyat, Xiaoli Tan, Lauren Veroni, Adam McKinty, Murray Gray, Jeffrey M. Stryker and Rik R. Tykwinski, "Synthesis and Characterization of Asphaltene Model Compounds" 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition Abstract submission Feb 18, 2009; Meeting May 30 - June 3, 2009
  • Water + hydrocarbon phase behaviour prediction using Advanced Peng-Robinson, Mohammad Javad Amani Meimandi, Advanced Chemical Thermodynamics CHE 624, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Canda, Fall 2009.
  • Phase Behavior of Bitumen + Water Mixtures, Mohammad Javad Amani , Murray Gray, John Shaw, Petroleum Thermodynamics Advisory Committee Meeting (Prof. Shaw's research group), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, Nov. 2009.

Mining

  • MD Evans DS Nobes MG Lipsett, "Design of an Apparatus for Determining the Effects of Acoustic stimulation on the Rheological Properties of Oils and Multi-Phase Fluids" Canadian Congress of Applied Mechanics May 31, 2009

Non-Aqueous Extraction

  • Nayef Daher and Phillip Choi, "Adsorption of Selected Solvents on Kaolinite by Inverse Gas Chromatography" 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering August 25, 2009
  • Xiao Ni and Phillip Choi, "Study of Aromatic Liquid/Inorganic Interfaces by Molecular Simulation" 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering August 25, 2009
  • Peter Uhlik, Ali Hooshiar, Oladipo Omotoso, Thomas H. Etsell, Qi Liu and Douglas G. Ivey, "Characterization of Clay Minerals in the Alberta Oil Sands", 46th Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, Billings, MT, June 5-11, 2009.
  • Ali Hooshiar, Peter Uhlik, Douglas G. Ivey, Thomas H. Etsell and Qi Liu, "Behaviour of Clay Minerals in the Alberta Oil Sands during Nonaqueous Bitumen Extraction", XIV Internat. Clay Conf., Castellaneta Marina, Italy, June 14-20, 2009.
  • Ali Hooshiar, Peter Uhlik, Olusola B. Adeyinka, Qi Liu, Thomas H. Etsell and Douglas G. Ivey , "NON-AQUEOUS EXTRACTION OF BITUMEN FROM ALBERTA OIL SANDS" 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering August 23-27, 2009
  • Peter Uhlik, Ali Hooshiar, Douglas G. Ivey, Thomas H. Etsell and Qi Liu, "CLAY MINERALS CHARACTERIZATION FROM ALBERTA OIL SANDS AFTER NONAQUEOUS EXTRACTION" 8th World Congress of Chemical Engineering August 23-27, 2009
  • Mirmontazeri, L. "Wettability measurement on the micrometre scale." Graduate Research Symposium poster; Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta; May 2009.

Tailings Treatment

  • Zheng Yang, Rui Hua, Qifeng Li, Murray R. Gray, Keng C. Chou, "Competitive Adsorption of Toluene and Linear Alkanes at Binary Solution/Silica Interfaces" The 238th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in Washington DC, USA poster presentation on August 16, 2009 and abstract submission on March 16, 2009
  • Afshar, S. "Interfacial bending elasticity and microemulsion behaviour." Graduate Research Symposium poster; Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta; May 2009.
  • Mani, F. "Remediation of bitumen-contaminated sand using surfactant solutions" Graduate Research Symposium poster; Chemical & Materials Engineering, University of Alberta; May 2009.

Upgrading and Catalysis

  • G.P. DECHAINE and M.R. Gray* "Diffusion of vanadium in asphaltene aggregates", Petrophase 2009, Rio de Janeiro, June,2009.
  • M. GRAY*, "TECHNOLOGY FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF ALBERTA'S OIL SANDS" WORLD CONGRESS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MONTREAL PQ, AUGUST2009.
  • G.P. DECHAINE*, M. GRAY, Y. MAHAM, X. TAN "SOLUBILITY OF MODEL PORPHYRINS AND MODEL ASPHALTENES" WORLD CONGRESS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MONTREAL PQ, AUGUST 2009.
  • A. KOVALENKO, S. Gusarov, and A. Kobryn (Talk), Multiscale Theory: Quantum Chemistry, Statistical Mechanics, and Dynamics of Nanosystems for Nanotechnology Applications, NRI-NINT Japan-Canada Workshop, 16-17 February 2009, Tsukuba, Japan.
  • A. KOVALENKO (Talk), Multiscale Theory and Modeling of Nanochemistry: Methodology and Applications, NRC-IFCI / NINT / ICPET Workshop, 13 March 2009, Vancouver, BC.
  • S. R. STOYANOV, S. Gusarov, and A. Kovalenko, Asphaltene Aggregation and Spectroscopy of Ni(II) and Vanadyl Porphyrins in Heavy Oils: A Multiscale Modeling Study, in: Abstr. 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference, 30 May 30 – 3 June 2009, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. A. KOVALENKO (Talk), Multiscale methods of quantum chemistry, statistical mechanics and molecular simulations: theory and applications in nanoscience and nanotech, MOLCAS Workshop, University of Lund, 17 June 2009, Lund, Sweden
  • A. KOVALENKO (Invited Talk), Multiscale Theories in Computational Chemistry: From Super CI and DFT for Electronic Structure to 3D Molecular Theory of Solvation and to Hydrodynamic Boundary Conditions, in: Abstr. The 7th Canadian Computational Chemistry Conference (CCCC7), 20-24 July 2009, Halifax, NS, Canada.
  • Karimi and Gray, "Catalytic Gasification of Bitumen Coke" Gordon Research Conference on Hydrocarbon Resources, Santa Barbara CA January 2009
  • Arash Karimi, Natalia Semagina, Murray R. Gray, "Catalytic Steam Gasification of Bitumen Coke" Graduate Research Symposium 2009, University of Alberta, May 21, 2009
  • A. KARIMI*, M. GRAY, N, SEMAGINA, "CATALYTIC GASIFICATION OF BITUMEN COKE" WORLD CONGRESS OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, MONTREAL PQ, AUGUST 2009
  • Wei Wang, ASM Junaid, Chris Street, Weizhu An Sarah Zhou and SM Kuznicki, :The Imnpact of Cation Hydrolysis on Catalytic Cracking of Athabasca Oilsands by Natural Zeolites" International Symposium on Value Chain of Heavy Oil (Beijing, China) Oct. 14-16, 2009
  • Nicole Dehm and Jillian M. Buriak, "An Efficient Combinatorial Approach Towards the Discovery of New Nanoparticle: Canadian Society of Chemistry (CSC) May 2009
  • S. R. STOYANOV, S. Gusarov, and A. Kovalenko, Asphaltene Aggregation and Spectroscopy of Ni(II) and Vanadyl Porphyrins in Heavy Oils: A Multiscale Modeling Study, in: Abstr. 92nd Canadian Chemistry Conference, 30 May 30 – 3 June 2009, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • S. R. STOYANOV, J. M. Stryker, M. R. Gray, C.-X. Yin, J. Gauthier, S. Gusarov, and A. Kovalenko, (INVITED TALK), Multiscale Modeling of Bitumen Extraction and Upgrading – Disaggregation, Purification, and Catalysis, in: Abstr. Nano Petroleum Conference, 18-19 November 2009, Cairo, Egypt.