2013

Non-Aqueous Extraction

  • Chongjun Pan. Molecular Weight Distribution of  Sequentially Partitioned Heavy Resins and Asphaltenes by Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Using in situ Fullerenes as Internal Reference (COSI meeting in May, 2013) -

  • Gino DiLabio. Mechanical and Chemical Properties of Asphaltene Surface Deposits.  COSI Meeting May 2013 -

  • Gino DiLabio. B3LYP + Dispersion-Correcting Potentials = Accurate Noncovalent Interactions.  ACS National Meeting, New Orleans April 7-11, 2013 -

  • Gino DiLabio. Modeling Noncovalent Interactions using Density-Functional Theory with Dispersion-Correcting Potentials.  96th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, May 26-30, 2013 -

  • M. Osacky, M. Geramian, Q. Liu, D. G. Ivey and T. H. Etsell, "The Effect of Swelling and Non-Swelling Clay Minerals on the Extractability of Bitumen from the Alberta Oil Sands", 2nd International Conference on Clays, Clay Minerals and Layered Materials, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 11-15, 2013.

  • Limin Zheng, Mirjavad Geramian, Qi Liu, Thomas H. Etsell and Douglas G. Ivey, "Characterization of Clay Minerals and Toluene Insoluble Organic Matter in Oil Sands End Members", U of A Graduate Research Symposium, Edmonton, June 19, 2013.

  • Mirjavad Geramian, Marek Osacky, Darby Dyar, Elizabeth Sklute, Martin Valter, Douglas G. Ivey, Thomas H. Etsell and Qi Liu, "Characterization of Petrologic End Members of Athabasca Oil Sands", 3rd Oil Sands Clay Conference and Workshop, CONRAD, Edmonton, February 20-21, 2013.

  • Speta, M., Rivard, B., Feng, J., Lipsett, M., and Gingras, M. 2013. Hyperspectral imaging for the characterization of Athabasca oil sands drill core. IGARSS, Melbourne. July 21-26 2013.

  • Speta, M., Entezari, I., and Rivard, B. 2013. Exploring hyperspectral imaging for the characterization of clay minerals in oil sand core. 3rd Oilsands clay conference and workshop (CONRAD). Edmonton. February 20-21.

  • Specta, M., Rivard, B., Feng, J., Lipsett, M., and Gingras, M. 2013. Hyperspectral imaging for the characterization of Athabasca oil sands drill core. 34th CanadianSymposoim on Remote Sensing, Victoria, BC, August 27-29.

  • Speta, M., Rivard, B., Feng, J., Gingras, M., and Lipsett, M. 2013. Hyperspectral Imaging of Alberta oil sands. PESA technical luncheo. Brisbane, July 17ty, 45 min talk.

  • Abolfazl Noorajan, Xiaoli Tan, Qi Liu, Murray R Gray, and Phillip Choi.  Transport of solvents in asphaltene films deposited on sand substrates.   Petrophase 2013, Rueil-Malmaison, France, June 2013

  • W.-J. Huang, O. Lyubimova, S.R. Stoyanov, S. Gusarov, G. Kenne Dedzo, C. Detellier, A. Kovalenko, 3D-RISM-KH Molecular Theory Predictions of Organic Solvation Effects on Kaolinite, 96h Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Quebec, May 26-30, 2013.

Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization

  • García Zapata, J.L., De Klerk, A., Solvent moderation of hardening during oxidative desulfurization of bitumen. 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA, 7-11 April 2013.

  • Matthias Schulze, Rik R. Tykwinski.  Porphyrin Derivatives as Model Compounds for the Asphaltenes.  Oral Presentation - Graduate School

  • Amir H. Soleimanisalim, Xiaoli Tan, Murray R. Gray, Jeffrey M. Stryker, Rik R. Tykwinski.  Effects of Functional Groups on Aggregation of Asphaltene Model Compounds in Organic Solutions.  Oral Presentation - CCE2013

  • Samuel D. Cardozo, Matthias Schulze, Rik R. Tykwinski, Murray R. Gray.   Addition Reactions of α-Olefins to Asphaltene Model Compounds.  Petrophase 2013, Rueil-Malmaison, France, June 2013

  • Farhood Karbalaee Habib, Colin Diner, Jeffrey M Stryker, Natalia Semagina, and Murray R. Gray.  Suppression of Addition Reactions of Asphaltene Model Compounds During Hydrogenation Reaction by Using Iron Sulfide Catalyst. Petrophase 2013, Rueil-Malmaison, France, June 2013

  • Amir H. Soleimanisalim, Xiaoli Tan, Murray R. Gray, Jeffrey M. Stryker, Rik R. Tykwinski. 

  • M. Schulze, A. Scherer, F. Hampel, M. Gray, and R.R. Tykwinski. Heavy porphyrins as petroleum model compounds, , 14th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling, June 10–13, 2013

  • S.D. Cardozo, M. Schulze, R.R. Tykwinski and M.R. Gray. Addition reactions of α-olefins to asphaltene model compounds, , 14th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling, June 10–13, 2013.

  • M. Schulze, R. R. Tykwinski, Porphyrin Derivatives as Model Compounds for Asphaltenes, FAU Graduate School of molecular Science (GSMS) Meeting, February 2013, Kirchberg, Austria.

  • Ziaeiazadh H., Semagina N. Bimetallic Ni-Ir nanoparticles with controllable alloy and core/shell structures: catalytic activity for selective ring opening. 23rd NAM North American Catalysis Society Meeting, Louisville, USA, 2-7 June 2013. Oral.

  • Diner, C.; Stryker, J. Synthesis of Model Asphaltene Compounds. Oral Presentation, 5th Banff Symposium on Organic Chemistry, Banff, AB, Canada, November 10th–November 13th, 2013.

  • Iarovoi, A.; Diner, C.; Tomlin, K.; Stryker, J. Synthesis of N-Containing Archipelago Type Compounds. Poster Presentation, Centre for Oil Sands Innovation Conference, Edmonton, AB, Canada, May 13th-May 14th, 2013.

Tailings Process Fundamentals

  • A. Setayeshgar, M. G. Lipsett, C. R. Koch and D. S. Nobes.  Measurement of particle dynamics in a coherent acoustic field, International Symposium on Particle Image Velocimetry – PIV13, July 1-3, 2013, The Netherlands. (AWARED best poster)

  • Tan, X. and Liu, Q.  Two-Stage Chemicals Treatment of Tailings Slurry Dewatering. COSI stewardship conference, May 13 of 2013 at Edmonton, Alberta (Poster presentation).

  • Tan, X. and Liu, Q.  Two-Stage Chemicals Treatment of Tailings Slurry Dewatering". Oil sands tailings process fundamental workshop on Nov 7, 2013 at Banff, Alberta (Oral presentation)

  • Entezari, I., and Rivard, B., Lipsett, M, Wilson, G. 2013. Water content estimation of oil sands tailings using remote hyperspectral sensing.34th Canadian Symposium on remote sensing, Victoria, BC, August 27-29, 2013.

  • Entezari, I., and Rivard, B.,Lipsett, M, Wilson, G.  2013. Application of hyperspectral remote sensing in estimation of oil sands tailings water content. 5th IEEE GRSS Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing: Evolution in Remote Sensing, Gainesville, Florida, June 25-28, 2013.

  • Lipsett, M., Rivard, B., Entezari, I., Feng, J. Spectral Sensing and Robotic Sampling Tools for Standoff Characterization and Monitoring of Sub-Aerial Oil Sands Tailings Deposits. COSI Workshop on Oil sands tailings fundamental research. Banff November 7 2013.

  • Rivard, B., Speta, M., Entezari, I., Feng, J. and Lipsett, M. 2013. Imaging spectroscopy for the detection and characterization of clay minerals and tight shale core.  XV International clay conference. Rio de Janeiro, July 7-11.