2014

Bitumen Upgrading and Characterization

  • Andriy Kovalenko, Molecular Mechanisms of Nanoporous Carbon Electrode Supercapacitance  (talk), 65th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Electrochemistry, August 31 – Sept 5, 2014, Lausanne

  • T. Zhao, J M Stryker.  Phosphoranimide Bridging First Row Transition-metal Clusters for Hydrodesulfurization.  Canadian Society for Chemistry Conference Jun 2, 2014, Vancouver, BC.

  • J. M Stryker.  Base-Metal Catalysts with Precious-Metal-Like Reactivity.  26th International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (ICOMC), Sapporo, Japan, July 2014.

  • J. M. Stryker.  Base-Metal Catalysts with Precious-Metal-Like Reactivity.  Osaka University, Osaka-Suita, Japan, July, 2014

  • Shen J.*, Semagina N. Pd-Ru synergetic effects in selective ring opening. 23rd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Edmonton, Canada, May 11-14 2014. Poster.

  • Ziaei-Azad H.*, Shen J., Semagina N. How structure-controlled synthesis of bimetallic nanoparticles may explain observed synergism in catalysis: ring opening. 23rd Canadian Symposium on Catalysis, Edmonton, Canada, May 11-14 2014. Oral.

  • Hydrothermal alteration of clay minerals in bitumen, Igor Stricek, Jun Zhao, Qi Liu and Murray R. Gray, Oilsands Conference, April 2014, Edmonton, AB.

  • Role of Water and Fine Solids in Onset of Coke Formation During Bitumen Cracking, Paul Nhieu, Qi Liu and Murray Gray, Oilsands Conference, Edmonton, AB, April 2014.

  • In Situ Observation of Coke Onset in Reacting Residues under Hydrothermal Conditions, C. Laborde-Boutet, D. Dinh, W.C. McCaffrey, M.R. Gray, Oilsands 2014 Conference, Edmonton AB, April 2014.

  • M. Schulze, A. Scherer, F. Hampel, J. M. Stryker, and R. R. Tykwinski, „Chiral Steroid Derived Ni(II)-Porphyrin Dyads as Model Compounds for Petroleum Biomarkers“, 8th International Conference on Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (ICPP), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2014

  • M. Schulze, A. Scherer, F. Hampel, J. M. Stryker, and R. R. Tykwinski, „Combining Petroleum Biomarkers - Investigation of Optically Active Steroid Derived Ni(II)-Porphyrin Dyads“, The International Symposium on Reactive Intermediates and Unusual Molecules (ISRIUM), Hiroshima, Japan, April 2014

  • A. Scherer, M. Schulze, F. Hampel, J. M. Stryker, M. R. Gray, and R. R. Tykwinski, "Biomarker-containing Molecules as Model Compounds for the Asphaltenes“, IOSI Stewardship 2014, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, May 2014.

  • R. R. Tykwinski, "Asphaltenes from the bottom-up: The synthesis and study of archipelago model compounds," Petroleomics Laboratory, AIST, Japan Petroleum Energy Center (JPEC), Tokyo, March 2014

  • Diner, C; Stryker, J. “Concise, Scalable, and Chromatography-free Approaches to the Total Synthesis of Model Asphaltene Compounds” Oral Presentation, 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 30th, 2014.

Non-Aqueous Extraction

  • Lab‐scale Solvent Extraction and Solids Agglomeration of Oil Sands.  Andre Zborowski, Gilles Robertson, Judy Kung, Patrick H.J. Mercier.  Oil Sands 2014 Conference, Edmonton, Alberta April 28‐30, 2014

  • Analytical transmission electron microscopy of carbon-rich mineral aggregates in oil sand bitumen.  Martin Couillard and Patrick H.J. Mercier.  Conference of Metallurgists 2014 – Conference Proceedings

  • Analytical transmission electron microscopy of carbon-rich mineral aggregates in oil sand bitumen.  Martin Couillard and Patrick H.J. Mercier.  Conference of Metallurgists 2014 – Contributed Oral Presentation

  • Separation of oil from a single particle.  The effect of viscosity ratio on the hydrodynamics of separation from an oil-coated particle.  Sasan Mehrabian, Nima Abbaspour, Markus Bussmann, Edgar Acosta.  4th Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting and 12th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and minichannels, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  • Mirjavad Geramian, Thomas H. Etsell, Douglas G. Ivey and Q. Liu, "Migration of Fine Solids to Bitumen Solution after Cyclohexane Extraction of the Four Petrological End Members of Alberta Oil Sands", Oil Sands 2014 Conference, University of Alberta, Edmonton, April 28-29, 2014.

  • Krupal Pal (Presenter), Lucas da Paz Nogueira Branco, Annabell Heintz, Phillip Choi, Qi Liu, Peter Seidl, and Murray R Gray ( June 2014). Performance of cycloalkane and paraffinic solvent mixtures for non-aqeous extraction of Alberta oilsands. Petrophase 2014, Galveston, Texas, USA. International (Oral Presentation)

  • Mirjavad Geramian (Presenter), Thomas H Etsell, Douglas G Ivey and Qi Liu. Migration of Fine solids to bitumen solution after cyclohexane extraction of the four Petrological end members of Alberta Oilsands, Oilsands 2014 Conference, Edmonton, Alberta. (Oral Presentation)

ailings Process Fundamentals

  • Sabbagh, R., Lipsett, M.G., Koch, C.R. and Nobes, D.S. (2014) “Hydrocyclone performance comparison under the influence of underflow pumping”, FPS2014:   European Conference on Fluid-Particle Separation 2014, October 15-17, 2014, Lyon, France

  • Sabbagh, R., Lipsett, M.G., Koch, C.R. and Nobes, D.S. (2014) “Theoretical and experimental study of hydrocyclone performance and equivalent settling area”, ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress, November 14-20, Montreal, Canada

  • R. Neelakantan and S. Sanders, "Effect of Polymer Selection on Thickened Tailings Transport", 19th International Conference on Hydtrotransport, September 24 - 26, 2014, Golden, CO

  • "Two-Stage Chemicals Treatment for Oil Sands Tailings Slurry Dewatering". IOSI stewardship conference, May 8 of 2014 at Edmonton, Alberta (Oral presentation).

  • "Use of Dual Polymer Treatment to Flocculate and Dewater Clay Suspensions" Paste 2014 on June 10-12, 2014 at Vancouver, BC (Poster presentation).

  • "Two-Stage Chemicals Treatment for Oil Sands Tailings Slurry Dewatering". Oil sands tailings process fundamental workshop on Nov 29, 2014 at University of Alberta (Oral presentation).

  • Seeing Charge Reversal by Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy and Other Short Stories, Telluride Science and Research Center Workshop on Nonlinear Optics, Telluride, CO, June 2014 (invited)

  • Effects on the Acid/Base Chemistry of the Silica/Water Interface, student poster at IOSI Stewardship Meeting, May 2014 (A Darlington)

  • Entezari, I., Rivard, B., Lipsett, M., Feng, J., Wilson, G., 2014. Deployment of hyperspectral imaging instruments for remote monitoring of soft tailings water content. International oil sands tailings conference. Lake Louise, AB. December 7-10.

  • Lipsett, M., Olmedo, N., Rivard, B., Mahood, R., and Wilson, G. 2014. Robotic systems for measuring properties of tailings deposits and collecting samples. International oil sands tailings conference. Lake Louise, AB. December 7-10.

  • Entezari, I., Rivard, B., Lipsett, M., Wilson, W. 2014. Estimation of moisture content and activity of oilsands tailings using hyperspectral techniques. IGARSS Quebec city July 13-18, 2014.

  • Using Surface Geopolymerization Reactions to Strengthen Oil Sands Tailings, presented to the IOSI Workshop on Oil Sands Tailings Densification, Edmonton, AB, October 29, 2014.

  • Hyson, K.; Serpe, M.J.* "Sugar Modified Microparticles: A Sorbent for Naphthenic Acids" Poster, 5th Annual Biorefining Conversions Network Strategic Retreat, Oct. 21-23, 2014, Banff, AB. (Poster competition 1st place)

  • Mateus Ribeiro Lage, WenJuan Huang, Stanislav R. Stoyanov, Sergey Gusarov, Jose Walkimar de Mesquita Carneiro, Andriy Kovalenko, Multiscale Modeling of the Adsorption of Heterocyclic Aromatic Compounds on Kaolinite (poster), OIL SANDS 2014 Conference, 28 – 30 April 2014, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta Canada

  • Mateus Ribeiro Lage, WenJuan Huang, Stanislav R. Stoyanov, Sergey Gusarov, Jose Walkimar de Mesquita Carneiro, Andriy Kovalenko, Effect of Carbon Dioxide, Hydrocarbon Solvents and Water on the Adsorption of Heterocyclic Compounds on Kaolinite: A DFT and 3D-RISM-KH Molecular Theory of Solvation Study (poster), 97th Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition, 1 – 5 June 2014.

  • Stanislav R. Stoyanov and Andriy Kovalenko, Polymer Additives for Controlling the Flocculation of Nanocolloid Systems: A Multiscale Modeling Procedure Based on the 3D-RISM-KH Theory (poster), 5th International IUPAC Conference on Green Chemistry, August 17-21, 2014

  • Andriy Kovalenko, Statistical mechanics-based, multiscale modeling of effective interactions in solution and soft matter systems with clay and cellulose nanoparticles (talk), Brazil-Canada Workshop on Polymers for Oil Production, 2-4 December 2014, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Stanislav R. Stoyanov and Andriy Kovalenko, Association and Adsorption Behavior of Heavy Petroleum Components Explored by Computational Modeling (talk), Brazil-Canada Workshop on Polymers for Oil Production, 2-4 December 2014, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil