2015

  • “Catalytic hydrodenitrogenation of asphaltene model compounds,” J. Mierau, N. Zhang, X. Tan, A. Scherer, J.M. Stryker, R.R. Tykwinski, M.R. Gray, Energy Fuels, 2015, 29, 6724–6733.

  • “Scalable, Chromatography-free Synthesis of Alkyl-tethered Pyrene-based Materials.  Application to First-generation “Archipelago Model” Asphaltene Compounds,” C. Diner, D.E. Scott, R.R. Tykwinski, M.R. Gray, J.M. Stryker, J. Org. Chem. 2015, 80, 1719–1726.

  • “Addition Reactions of Olefins to Asphaltene Model Compounds,” S.D. Cardozo, M. Schulze, R.R. Tykwinski. M.R. Gray, Energy Fuels 2015, 29, 1494–1502.

  • “Aggregation of asphaltene model compounds using a porphyrin tethered to a carboxylic acid,” M. Schulze, M.P. Lechner, J.M. Stryker, R.R. Tykwinski, Org. Biomol. Chem. 2015, 13, 6984–6991.

  • Yue S, Ramsay BA, Ramsay JA. 2015. A microtiter study of the biodegradation of naphthenic acid surrogates by axenic cultures. Biodegradation 26: 313-325

  • Yue S, Ramsay BA, Wang J, Ramsay J. 2015. Toxicity and composition profiles of solid phase extracts of oil sands process water. Sci Total Environ 538: 573-582

  • Yue S, Ramsay BA, Brown RS, Wang J, Ramsay J. 2015. Identification of estrogenic compounds in oil sands process waters by effect directed analysis. Environ Sci Technol 49: 570−577.

  • Krupal Pal, Lucas da Paz Nogueira Branco, Annabell Heintz, Phillip Choi, Qi Liu, Peter R Seidl, and Murray R Gray (March 2015). Performance of solvent mixtures for non-aqueous extraction of Alberta oilsands. Energy and Fuels, 29, 3556-65 (2015).

  • Nikakhtari Hossein, Krupal Pal, Sebastian Wolf, Qi Liu, Phillip Choi and Murray R Gray (July 2015). Solvent Removal from Cyclohexane-Extracted Oilsands Gangue. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.

  • Cheng Wang, Mirjavad Geramian, Qi Liu, Douglas G. Ivey, Thomas H. Etsell, “Comparison of Different Methods To Determine the Surface Wettability of Fine Solids Isolated from Alberta Oil Sands”, Energy and Fuels, 29, 3556-65 (2015).

  • Marek Osacky, Mirjavad Geramian, Douglas G. Ivey Qi Liu and Thomas H. Etsell, “Influence of Nonswelling Clay Minerals (Illite, Kaolinite, and Chlorite) on Nonaqueous Solvent Extraction of Bitumen”,  Energy and Fuels, 29, 4150-59 (2015).

  • Mirjavad Geramian, Omid H. Ardakani, Hamed Sanei, T. H. Etsell, Douglas G. Ivey and Qi Liu, “Nano and Micro-Sized Species in Non-Aqueous Bitumen Extraction from Alberta Oil Sands”, presented at COSIA Oil Sands Clay Workshop and Conference , Edmonton, April 28-29, 2015.

  • P. Nhieu, Qi Liu and Murray R Gray, Role of water and fine solids in onset of coke formation during bitumen cracking. Fuel, accepted October 24, 2015.

  • Jun Zhao, Qi Liu, Murray R. Gray. Characterization of fine solids in Athabasca bitumen froth before and after hydrothermal treatment. Energy and Fuels. Submitted for publication October 2015.

  • "Surface charge at bitumen/water interface investigated by phase-sensitive sum frequency generation vibrational spectroscopy- effects of pH, ions, and surfactants", Dan Hu and Keng C. Chou, submitted to Energy & Fuels (DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.5b00696).

  • "Binary Solvents With Ethanol For Effective Bitumen Displacement At Solvent/mineral Interfaces", Yang, Z. ; Nikakhtari, H. ; Wolf, S. ; Hu, D. ; Gray, M. R. ; Chou, K. C. , Energy & Fuels, 29 (7), 4222–4226 (2015) PDF

  • Carbohydrate-Modified Microgels as a System for Extracting Naphthenic Acids from Tailings Pond Water.  Kimberly Hyson and Michael J. Serpe.  Publication - Masters Thesis 

  • Lage, M. R.; Stoyanov, S. R.; Carneiro, J. W. M.; Dabros, T.; Kovalenko, A. Adsorption of Bitumen Model Compounds on Kaolinite in Liquid and Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Solvents: A Study by Periodic Density Functional Theory and Molecular Theory of Solvation. Energy Fuels, 2015, 29, 2853−2863.

  • Mehrabian, S., Bussmann, M., Acosta, E.  Breakup of high solid volume fraction oil-particle cluster in simple shear flow (2015) Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 483, pp. 25-35.

  • Akemi Darlington and Julianne Gibbs-Davis, “Bimodal or Trimodal?: The Acid-Base Behavior of Silica at Low Salt Concentration” J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119, 16560–16567.

  • Entezari, I., Rivard, B., Lipsett, M., and Wilson, G.W. 2015. Prediction of water content and normalized evaporation from oil sand soft tailings surfaces using hyperspectral observations. Subm. Can. Geotechnical Journal. March 6 2015.