2011

Non-Aqueous Bitumen Extraction and Integrated Froth Treatment

  • Ali Hooshiar, Peter Uhlik, Qi Liu, Douglas G. Ivey and Thomas H. Etsell, "The Role of Mineralogical Composition of Clay Minerals in Non-aqueous Bitumen Extraction from Alberta Oil Sands", Oilsands 2011

  • J. Fafard, S. Letaief, C. Detellier, "Adsorption/desorption of indole/kaolinite aggregates in non-aqueous media", Annual meeting of the Clay Minerals Society (CMS), Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA September 2011. (poster presentation)

  • B. Rivard, M. Lipsett, J. Feng, V. Bhushan "Hyperspectral Features of Oilsands Ore and Froth" Oilsands 2011 Conference, February 2011  

  • Rivard, B., Feng, J., Bushan, V. and Lipsett, M. 2011. Infrared reflectance hyperspectral features of Athabasca oil sand ore and froth. 3rd IEEE Workshop on Hyperspectral image and signal processing. 6-9 June, 2011, Lisbon, Portugal.      

  • Alireza Setayeshgar, Michael G. Lipsett, Charles R. Koch and David S. Nobes, "Investigating the Motion of Particles in an Ultrasonic Acoustic Wave Field Using PIV/PTV", International Congress on Ultrasonics 2011, University of Gdansk Gdansk, Poland September 2011 (oral presentation)

  • Lisa Vagi, Hossein Nikakhtari, Xiaoli Tan, Qi Liu, Phillip Choi and Murray Gray, "Solvent Recovery in Non-Aqueous Extraction of Mined Oil Sands", Can Chem Engineering Conf, London, ON, Oct 2011.

  • Marek Osacky, Mirjavad Geramian, M. Darby Dyar, Thomas H. Etsell, Douglas G. Ivey and Qi Liu, "Mineralogical and chemical characterization of petrologic end members of Alberta oil sands", The 48th Annual Meeting of the Clay Minerals Society, Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA September 2011 (poster presentation)  

  • M. Omidghane, A. Yeung & Q. Liu.  "Aggregation and Sedimentation of Fine Solids in Crude Oil"; The 85th ACS Colloid & Surface Science Symposium; June 19-22, 2011; Montreal QC.

  • Ali Hooshiar, Peter Uhlik, Olusola B. Adeyinka, Thomas H. Etsell, Douglas G. Ivey and Qi Liu, "Behaviour of Clay Minerals in Bitumen Extraction from Alberta Oil Sands", Conrad Clay Workshop, Edmonton, March 9-10, 2011.

Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization

  • "Supramolecular Assembly Model for Aggregation of Petroleum Asphaltenes," M. R. Gray, DBR Schlumberger Research, October 2011, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

  • Dechaine, G.P.*, Gray, M.R. `Why are Asphaltene Solutions Black?  Oilsands 2011, Edmonton, AB. February 2011.

  • Abu S.M. Junaid, "Natural Zeolite Catalysts for the Integrated Cracking, Waterless Extraction and Upgrading of Oilsands Bitumen", Oral Thesis Defense September 2011

  • Gray, M.R.*; Alshareef, A.H.; Tykwinski, R.R.; Stryker, J.; Scherer, A.; Tan, X. ``Chemical Insights Indicate Process Opportunities for Residue Processing`, AIChE Spring Conference, Chicago IL, March 2011.

  • Alshareef, A.*; Scherer, A.; Tan, X.; Azyat, K.; Stryker, J.; Tykwinski, R.; Gray, M.R., Formation of Archipelago Structures during Thermal Reactions of Model Compounds`, Petrophase 2011 Conference, London, July 2011.

  • “Molecular Properties of Synthetic Asphaltene Model Compounds” A. Scherer, A. Hooshiar, X. Tan, F. Hampel, J. Stryker, M. Gray, R. R. Tykwinski, 14th International Symposium on Novel Aromatic Compounds (ISNA), Eugene, Oregon (US), July 2011 (poster presentation)

  • Gray, M.R.; Tykwinski, R.R.; Stryker, J.M. Structure and Aggregation of Petroleum Asphaltenes``, American Chemical Society National Conference, Denver, CO, August 2011. 

  • Wang Xi, Terry Heidt, Jeffrey M. Stryker, "Multi-Component Reactions Catalyzed by Iodine and Water for the Synthesis of Quinoline Derivatives", Oral presentation, 2011 Faculty of Science Undergraduate Research Initiative Poster Session, University of Alberta, September 2011  

  • "Total Synthesis and Aggregation Studies of Polycyclic Asphaltene Model Compounds," V. A. Lofstrand, A. H. S. Salim, X. Tan, M. R. Gray, R.R. Tykwinski, J. M. Stryker, 4th Biennial Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Banff, AB, November, 2011 (oral presentation)                                                                                                         

  • "Multi-Component Reactions Catalyzed by Iodine and Water for the Synthesis of Quinoline Derivatives, X. Wang, J. M. Stryker, 2011 University of Alberta Students' Union Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Alberta, November, 2011 (oral presentation).  

  • "Convergent Synthesis of Complex Polynuclear "Archipelago" Compounds:  Synthetic Asphaltenes, D. Reaugh, C. Diner.; K. Tomlin, R.R. Tykwinski, M. R. Gray, J. M. Stryker,  4th Biennial Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Banff, AB, November, 2011 (poster presentation). 

  • Murray R Gray "Research on Bitumen and Mineral Fundamentals in Support of New Oilsands Technologies" Oilsands 2011 Conference, February 2011

  • Rueda, R.*; Freund, H.; Qian, K.; Gray, M.R. ``CATALYIC HYDROCONVERSION OF OIL SANDS ASPHALTENES`, Oilsands 2011, Edmonton, Feb 2011.  

  • Murray Gray "Chemical Insights Indicate Process Opportunities for Residue Processing" AIChE Spring Conference, Chicago, IL March 2011

  • S. STOYANOV, L. M. da Costa, S. Hayaki, S. Gusarov, O. Lyubimova, and A. Kovalenko, Multiscale modeling of heavy oil aggregation and cellulose dispersion, Seminar of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, 28 March 2011, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

  • S. R. STOYANOV, L. M. Costa, S. Hayaki, S. Gusarov, X. Tan, M. R. Gray, J. M. Stryker, R. Tykwinski, J. W. M. Carneiro, and A. Kovalenko, Computational modeling of intermolecular interactions in heavy oils, in: Abstr. 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference, 5-9 June 2011, Montréal, QC, Canada.

  • L. M. DA COSTA, S. Hayaki, S. R. Stoyanov, S. Gusarov, X. Tan, M. R. Gray, J. M. Stryker, R. Tykwinski, J. W. M. Carneiro, H. Sato, P. R. Seidl, A. Kovalenko, Multiscale modeling of hydrogen bonding and π-π interactions in model compounds of bitumen vacuum residues to understand asphaltene aggregation in solution, in: Abstr. PetroPhase 2011, London, UK, 10-14 July 2011.

  • S. R. STOYANOV, S. Gusarov, A. Kobryn, X. Liu, O. Lyubimiva, C. Detellier, and A. Kovalenko, Multiscale modeling methodologies for supramolecular chemistry and nanotechnology applications: cellulose dispersion, adsorption and swelling, gelation and heavy oil processing, in: Abstr. RSC Congress on Challenges in Organic Materials and Supramolecular Chemistry, 2-5 September 2011, Beijing, China.

  • Javadli, R. Low Temperature Oxidative Desulfurization of Cold Lake Bitumen with Air in the Absence of Catalysts. Gas & Oil Expo and Conference, Calgary, AB, Canada, 7-9 June 2011, GOXC11-141

  • Hessam Ziaei-azad; Cindy-Xing Yin; Jing Shen; Natalia Semagina, "Structure-controlled synthesis of nanoparticles for low-pressure ring opening of benzocyclopentane", 15th ICC Munich, Germany, (oral presentation).

  •  Jing Shen*, Cindy-Xing Yin, Kavithaa Loganathan, Natalia Semagina, "Bimetallic catalysts for low-pressure ring opening", 15th ICC Munich, Germany, (oral presentation). 

Aqueous Tailings and Water Management

  • Setayeshgar, A., Lipsett, M.G., Koch, C.R. and Nobes, D.S. (2011) “Investigating the particles motion in ultrasonic acoustic wave field using PIV/PTV”, International Congress of Ultrasonics, Gdańsk, Poland, 5-8 September, 2011.

  • “Surface chemistry at solvent/mineral interfaces studied by IR-visible sum frequency generation", the 94th Canadian Chemistry Conference, Montréal, Canada (June , 2011)

  • “Interactions of molecules with mineral surfaces: a nonlinear optical study of oil sands surface chemistry", to be presented in the International Symposium on Application of Nano-geosciences in Petroleum Engineering, Kyoto, Japan (December, 2011).

  • Natalie Mckenzie, Bruce Ramsay, Jiaxi Wang, Juliana Ramsay, "Feasibility of the immobilized soil bioreactor to treat naphthenic acids in oil sands process waters", 61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON October 2011 (poster presentation)                                     

  •  Siqing Yue, Chee-Lam Tam, Bruce Ramsay, Kenton Ko, Juliana Ramsay, "Feasibility of the immobilized soil bioreactor to treat naphthenic acids in oil sands process waters",  61st Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, London, ON October 2011 (oral presentation)