Referred Journal Publications

2019

Tao, H., Choi, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2019, Chemical functionalization of ZnS:  A perspective from the ligand-ZnS bond character, J. Phys. Chem. C, accepted.

Dong, C., Shen, Q., Zhang, Y., Xu, Z. and Z. Sun, 2019, The surface sulphidization and wetting of lead oxide fine particles, Minerals Engineering, 134: 241-249.

Li, R., Manica, R., Yeung, A. and Z. Xu, 2019, Spontaneous displacement of high viscosity micron size oil droplets from a curved solid in aqueous solutions, Langmuir, 35: 615-627.

Ren, G., Sun, Z., Wang, Z., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2019, Nanoemulsion formation by the phase inversion temperature method using polyoxypropylene surfactants, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 540: 177-184.

Wang, C., Najafi, A., Masliyah, J., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2019, Flocculation-assisted dewatering of fluid fine tailings using a volute screw press, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 97: 74-83.

Chen, Q., Zhu, Y., Wang, M., Ren, G., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2019, Viscosity reduction of extra-heavy oil using toluene in water emulsions, Colloids Surfaces A, 560: 252-259.

Chen, X., Ma, X., Yan, C., Sun, D., Yeung, T. and Z. Xu, 2019, CO2-responsive O/W microemulsions prepared using a switchable superamphiphile assembled by electrostatic interactions, J. Colloid Interface sci., 534: 595-604.

Wang, Z., Ren, G., Yang, J., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2019, CO2-responsive aqueous foams stabilized by pseudogemini surfactants, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 536: 381-388.

2018

Ayirala, S., Al-Yousef, A., Li, Z. and Z. Xu, 2018, Water ion interactions at crude-oil/water interface and their implications for smart water flooding in carbonates, SPE Journal 183894-PA, 23(5): 1817-1832.

Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Xu, Z. and Q. Liu, 2018, Contributions of van der Waals interaction and hydrophobic attraction to molecular adhesions on a hydrophobic MoS2 surface in water, Langmuir, 34(47): 14196-14203.

Bobicki, E., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Microwave treatment of ultramafic nickel ores: heating behavior, mineralogy, and comminution effects, Minerals (open access), 8: 524 (total 19 pages).

Yue, T., Sun, W., Hu, Y. and Z. Xu, 2018, Mechanism of goethite precipitation on magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles studied by surface complexation/precipitation modeling, Langmuir, 34: 15134-15142.

Liang, C., He, X., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Adsorption-based synthesis of magnetically responsive and interfacially active composite nanoparticles for dewatering of water-in-diluted bitumen emulsions, Energy & Fuels, 32: 8078-8089.

Qiao, P., Harbottle, D., Li, Z., Tang, Y. and Z. Xu, 2018, Interactions of asphaltene subfractions in organic media of varying aromaticity, Energy & Fuels, 32: 10478-10485.

Zhang, X., Manica, R., Tang, Y., Tchoukov, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Probing boundary conditions at hydrophobic solid-water interfaces by dynamic film drainage measurement, Langmuir, 34: 12025-12035.

Ren, D., Xu, S., Sun, D., Wang, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, CO2-switchable dispersion of a natural chitosan and its application as a responsive Pickering emulsifier, Colloids Surfaces A, 555: 507-514.

Liu, B., Manica, R., Zhang, X., Bussonniere, A., Xu, Z., Xie, G. and Q. Liu, 2018, Dynamic interaction between a millimeter size bubble and surface microbubbles in water, Langmuir, 34: 11667-11675.

Jackman, M., Bussonniere, A., Leung, H., Xu, Z., Tsai, P. and Q. Liu, 2018, Effect of temperature on foamability using a thermoresponsive polymer, AIP Advances, 8: 075320.

Li, Z., Xiong, Y., Sun, S., Zhang, L., Li, S., Liu, X., Xu, Z. and S. Xu, 2018, Tri-layer nonwoven membrane with shutdown property and high robustness as a high-safety lithium ion battery separator, J. Membrane Sci., 565: 50-60.

Ren, G., Wang, M., Wang, L., Wang, Z., Chen, Q., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2018, Dynamic covalent silica nanoparticles for pH-switchable Pickering emulsions, Langmuir, 34: 5798-5806.

Ye, R., Lin, L., Li, Q., Zhou, Z., Wang, T., Russell, C., Adidharma, H., Xu, Z., Yao, Y. and M. Fan, 2018, Recent progress in improving the stability of copper-based catalysts for hydrogenation of carbon–oxygen bonds, Catal. Sci. Technol., 8: 3428-3449.

Yu, K., Zhang, H., Biggs, S., Xu, Z., Cayre, O. and D. Harbottle, 2018, The rheology of polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated silica nanoparticles positioned at an air-aqueous interfaces,  J. Colloid Interface Sci., 527: 346-355.

Mhatre, S., Simon, S., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Demulsifier assisted film thinning and coalescence in crude oil emulsions under DC electric fields, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 134: 117-129.

Ayirala, S., Yousef, A. A., Li, Z. and Z. Xu, 2018, Coalescence of crude oil droplets in brine systems:  effect of individual electrolytes, Energy & Fuels, 32: 5763-5771.

Tao, H., Liu, S., Luo, J. L., Choi, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Descriptor of catalytic activity of metal sulfides for oxygen reduction reaction:  a potential indicator for mineral flotation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6: 9650-9656.

Zhu, Y., Yan, C., Liu, Q., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Biodiesel-assisted ambient aqueous bitumen extraction (BA3BE) from Athabasca oil sands, Energy & Fuels, 32: 6565-6576.

Irfan, M., Bisson, T., Bobicki, E., Arguelles-Vivas, F., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and T. Babadagli, 2018, CO2 storage in saline aquifers by dissolution and residual trapping under supercritical conditions: An experimental investigation, Colloids Surfaces A, 548: 37-45.

Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Manica, R., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Single-molecule MoS2-polymer interaction and efficient aqueous exfoliation of MoS2 into single-layer, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 8262-8269.

Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Underwater adhesion of a stimuli-responsive polymer on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite:  A single-molecule force study, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 6721-6729.

Pensini, E., Tchoukov, P., Yang, F. and Z. Xu, 2018, Effect of humic acids on bitumen films at the oil-water interface and on emulsion stability: potential implications for ground water remediation, Colloids Surfaces A:, 544: 53-59.

Anvari, M., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., P. Choi, 2018, Molecular dynamics study of hydrophilic sphalerite (110) surface as modified by normal and branched butylthiols, Langmuir, 34: 3363-3373.

Liu, S., Tao, H., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and J. Luo, 2018, Rational design of silver sulfide nanowires for efficient CO2 electroreduction in ionic liquid, ACS Catalysis, 8: 1469-1475.

Liu, S., Wang, X., Tao, H., Li, T., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., Fu, X. and J. Luo, 2018, Ultrathin 5-fold twinned sub-25 nm silver nanowires enable highly selective electroreduction of CO2 to CO, Nano Energy, 45: 456-462.

Xiong, Y., Li, Z., Cao, T., Xu, S., Yuan, S., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Synergistic adsorption of polyaromatic compounds on silica surfaces studied by molecular dynamics simulation, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 4290-4299.

Yue, T., Xu, Z., Hu, Y., Han, H. and W. Sun, 2018, Magnetic separation and recycling of goethite and calcium sulfate in zinc hydrometallurgy in the presence of maghemite fine particles, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 6: 1532-1538.

Chen, Q., Cao, T., Xiong, Y., Wang, C., Lin, Z., Chen, Z., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2018, Understanding interactions between clay and model coal surfaces in electrolyte solutions by a QCM-D with dissipation study, Energy Fuels, 32: 233-240.

Li, Z., Han, Y., Wei, J., Wang, W., Cao, T., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2018, Suppressing Shuttle Effect Using Janus Cation Exchange Membrane for High-Performance Lithium−Sulfur Battery Separator, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9: 44776-44781.

Zhou, F., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Ruan, Y. and R. Chi, 2018, A study on novel reactive oily bubble technology enhanced cellophane flotation, Int. J. Mineral Process., 169: 85-90.

Yang, F., Tchoukov, P., Qiao, P., Ma, X., Pensini, E., Dabros, T., Czarnecki, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Studying demulsification mechanisms of water-in-crude oil emulsions using a modified thin liquid film technique, Colloids Surfaces A:, 540: 215-223.

Li, Z., Wang, W., Han, Y., Zhang, L., Li, S., Tang, B., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2018, Ether modified poly(ether ether ketone) nonwoven membrane with excellent wettability and stability as a lithium ion battery separator, J. Power Sources, 378: 176-183.

Liu, S., Zhong, H., Liu, G. and Z. Xu, 2018, Cu(I)/Cu(II) mixed-valence surface complexes of S-[(2-hydroxyamino)-2-oxoethyl]-N,N-dibutyldithiocarbamate: Hydrophobic mechanism to malachite flotation, J. Colloids Interface Sci., 512, 701-712.

2017

Li, Z., Han, Y., Wei, J., Wang, W., Cao, T., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2017, Supressing shuttle effect using Janus Cation exchange membrane for high-performance lithium-sulfur battery separator, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 9: 44776-44781.

Zhou, F., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Ruan, Y. and R. Chi, 2017, A study on novel reactive oily bubble technology enhanced cellophane flotation, Int. J. Mineral Process., 169: 85-90.

Anvari, M., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., P. Choi, 2017, Line tensions of galena (001) and sphalerite (110) surfaces: A molecular dynamics study, J. Molecular Liquids, 248: 634-642.

Cao, T., Li, Z., Xiong, Y., Yang, Y., Xu, S., Bisson, T., Gupta, R. and Z. Xu, 2017, Silica-silver nanocomposites as regenerable sorbents for Hg02 removal from flue gases, Env. Sci. Technol., 51: 11909-11917.

Wang, X., Zhang, R., Liu, L., Qiao, P., Simon, S., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2017, Interactions of polyaromatic compounds: Part 2. Flocculation probed by dynamic light scattering and molecular dynamics simulation, Energy Fuels, 31: 9201-9212.

Qiao, P., Harbottle, D., Tchoukov, P., Wang, X. and Z. Xu, 2017, Asphaltene subfractions responsible for stabilizing water-in-crude oil emulsions: Part 3. Effect of solvent aromaticity, Energy Fuels, 31: 9179-9187.

Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2017, Probing single-molecule adhesion of a stimuli responsive oligo (ethylene glycol) methacrylate copolymer on a molecularly-smooth hydrophobic MoS2 basal plane surface, Langmuir, 33: 10429-10438.

Li, Z., Zhang, Y., Cao, T., Yang, Y., Xiong, Y., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2017, Highly conductive alkaline anion exchange membrane containing imidazolium-functionalized octaphenyl polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane filler, J. Membrane Sci., 541: 474-482.

Huang, G., Yang, Y., Sun, H., Xu, S., Wang, J., Ahmed, M. and Z. Xu, 2017, Defective ZnCo2O4 with Zn vacancies synthesis, property and electrochemical application, J. Alloy Compounds, 724: 1149-1156.

Li, Z., Cao, T., Zhang, Y., Han, Y., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2017, Novel lithium ion battery separator based on hydroxymethyl functionalized poly (ether ether ketone), J. Membrane Sci., 540: 422-429.

Yu, K., Zhang, H., Hodges, C., Biggs, S., Xu, Z., Cayre, O. and D. Harbottle, 2017, Foaming behavior of polymer-coated colloids:  The need for thick liquid films, Langmuir, 33: 6528-6539.

Xiao, Y., Pudasainee, D., Gupta, R., Xu, Z. and Y. Diao, 2017, Elemental mercury reaction chemistry on brominated petroleum cokes, Carbon, 124: 89-96.

Chen, Q., Wang, L., Ren, G., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2017, A fatty acid solvent of switchable miscibility, J. Colloid Interface sci., 504: 645-651.

Xiao, Y., Pudasainee, D., Gupta, R., Xu, Z. and Y. Diao, 2017, Bromination of petroleum coke for elemental mercury capture, J. Hazardous Materials, 336: 232-239.

Borujeny, E., Miao, M., Pirayesh, H., Xu, Z. and K. Cadien, 2017, An investigation of the deposition of ceria on silica by quartz crystal microbalance: Observations on the effect of many body interactions, Colloids Surfaces A:, 522: 207-217.

Ren, G., Wang, L., Chen, Q., Xu, Z., Xu, J. and D. Sun, 2017, pH switchable emulsions based on dynamic covalent surfactants, Langmuir, 33: 3040-3046.

Zhang, X., Manica, R., Tchoukov, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2017, Effect of approach velocity on thin liquid film drainage between an air bubble and a flat solid surface, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121: 5573-5584.

Cao, T., Zhou, Z., Chen, Q., Li, Z., Xu, S., Wang, J., Xu, M., Bisson, T. and Z. Xu, 2017, Magnetically responsive catalytic sorbent for removal of Hg0 and NO, Fuel Processing Technology, 160: 158-169.

Xiong, Y., Cao, T., Chen, Q., Li, Z., Yang, Y., Xu, S., Yuan, S., Sjöblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2017, Adsorption of a polyaromatic compound on silica surfaces from organic solvents studied by molecular dynamics simulation and AFM imaging, J. Phys. Chem. C, 121: 5020-5028.

Liu, L., Zhang, R., Wang, X., Simon, S., Sjöblom, J., Xu, Z. and B. Jiang, 2017, Interactions of polyaromatic compounds I: Nanoaggregation probed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry and molecular dynamics simulations, Energy Fuels, 31: 3465-3474.

Kuznicki, N., Harbottle, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2017, Probing mechanical properties of water-crude oil interfaces and colloidal interactions of petroleum emulsions using atomic force microscopy, Energy Fuels, 31: 3445-3453.

Qiao, P., Harbottle, D., Tchoukov, P., Masliyah, J., Sjöblom, J., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2017, Fractionation of asphaltenes in understanding their role in petroleum emulsion stability and fouling, Energy Fuels, 31: 3330-3337.

Liu, S.; Tao, H.; Zeng, L.; Liu, Q.; Xu, Z.; Liu, Q.; Luo, J. L., 2017, Shape-dependent electrocatalytic reduction of CO2 to CO on triangular silver nanoparticles, JACS, 139: 2160-2163.

Ivanova, N., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. J. Masliyah, 2017, Surface forces in unconventional oil processing, Current Opinion Colloid Interface Sci., 27: 63-73.

Chen, T., Lin, F., Primkulov, B., He, L. and Z. Xu, 2017, Impact of salinity on warm water-based mineable oil sands processing, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 95: 281-289.

Karaguzel, C. and Z. Xu, 2017, Effect of pH on adsorption and desorption of hexadecyl trimethyl ammonium bromide from silicate surface, Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process., 53: 750-757.

Luo, X., Feng, B., Zhu, X., Luo, L. and Z. Xu, 2017, Flotation separation of wolframite from quartz using n-oleoyl sarcosine acid as collector, Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process., 53: 34-41.

Wang, X., Pensini, E., Liang, Y., Xu, Z., Chandra, S., Andersen, S., Abdallah, W. and J. Buiting, 2017, Fatty acid-asphaltene interactions at oil-water interface, Colloids Surfaces A:, 513: 168-177.

Zhou, F., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Ruan, Y., Zhang, Z. and R. Chi, 2017, Role of reactive oily bubble in apatite flotation, Colloids Surfaces A: 513: 11-19.

Subramanian, S., Sorland, G., Simon, S., Xu, Z. and J. Sjöblom, 2017, Asphaltene fractionation based on adsorption onto calcium carbonate: Part 2.  Self-association and aggregation properties, Colloids Surfaces A:, 514: 79-90.

Zhou, Z., Li, H., Chow, R., Adeyinka, O., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2017, Impact of fine solids on mined Athabasca oil sands extraction II. Effect of fine solids with different surface wettability on bitumen recovery, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 95: 120-126.

Zhou, Z., Li, H., Chow, R., Adeyinka, O., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2017, Impact of fine solids on mined Athabasca oil sands extraction I. Floatability of fine solids, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 95: 111-119.

Azimi, E., Karimipour, S., Xu, Z., Szymanski, J. and R. Gupta, 2017, Statistical analysis of coal beneficiation performance in a continuous air dense medium fluidized bed separator, Int. J. Coal Preparation Utilization, 37: 12-32.

2016

Zhang, X., Tchoukov, P., Manica, R., Wang, L., Liu Q. and Z. Xu, 2016, Simultaneous measurement of dynamic force and spatial thin film thickness between deformable and solid surfaces by integrated thin liquid film force apparatus, Soft Matter, 12: 9105-9114.

Teklebrhan, R., Jian, C., Choi, P., Xu, Z. and J. Sjöblom, 2016, Competitive adsorption of naphthenic acids and polyaromatic molecules at a toluene-water interface, J. Phys. Chem. B, 120: 12901-12910.

Natarajan, A., Kuznicki, N., Harbottle, D., Masliyah, J., Zeng, H. and Z. Xu, 2016, Molecular interactions between a biodegradable demulsifier and asphaltenes in an organic solvent, Energy Fuels, 30: 10179-10186.

Long, X., Chen, Y., Chen, J., Xu, Z.Liu, Q. and Z. Du, 2016, The effect of water molecules on the thiol collector interaction on the galena (PbS) and sphalerite (ZnS) surfaces: A DFT study, Applied Surface Sci., 389: 103-111.

Guo, J., Li, Z., Li, Y., Liu, Q., Yan, C. and Z. Xu, 2016, Synthesis and characterization of tunable dual-pH switchable zwitterionic copolymers, Macromolecular Chemistry Physics, 217: 1614-1619.

Kuznicki, N., Harbottle, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2016, Dynamic interactions between a silica sphere and deformable interfaces in organic solvents studied by atomic force microscopy, Langmuir, 32: 9797-9806.

Xu, P., Wang, Z., Xu, Z., Hao, J. and D. Sun, 2016, Highly effective emulsification/demulsification with a CO2-switchable superamphiphile, J. Colloids Interface Sci., 480:198-204.

Yang, Y., Xu, S., Li, Z., Wang, J., Zhao, Z., Z. Xu, 2016, Oil removal of spent hydrotreating catalyst CoMo/Al2O3 via a facile method with enhanced metal recovery, J. Hazardous Materials, 723-731.

Liang, C., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2016, Dewatering bitumen emulsions using interfacially-active organic composite absorbent particles, Energy & Fuels, 30: 5253-5258.

Wang, C., Han, C., Lin, Z., Masliyah, J., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2016, Role of pre-conditioning cationic Zetag flocculant in enhancing MFT flocculation, Energy & Fuels, 30: 5223-5231.

Liu, G., Xiao, J., Liu, J., Qu, X., Liu, Q., Zeng, H., Yang, X., Xie, L., Zhong, H., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2016, In situ probing the self-assembly of 3-hexyl-4-amino-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione on chalcopyrite surfaces, Colloid Surfaces A:, 511: 285-293.

Liu, G., Huang, Y., Qu, X., Xiao, J., Yang, X. and Z. Xu, 2016, Understanding the hydrophobic mechanism of 3-hexyl-4-amino-1,2,4-triazole-5-thione to malachite by ToF-SIMS, XPS, FTIR, contact angle, zeta potential and micro-flotation, Colloids Surfaces A:, 503: 34-42.

Liu, L., Sjöblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2016, Nanoaggregation of polyaromatic compounds probed by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry, Energy & Fuels, 30: 3742-3751.

Li, H., Li, Q., Hao, J., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2016, Preparation of CO2-responsive emulsions with switchable hydrophobic tertiary amine, Colloids Surfaces A:, 502: 107-113.

Chen, Q., Xu, S., Liu, Q., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2016, QCM-D study of nanoparticle interactions, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 233: 94-114.

Peng, X., An, J., Xu, S., Chen, W. and Z. Xu, 2016, Hydroiodic acid reduced graphene hybrid with d-MnO2 for electrode material in supercapacitors, ECS J. Solid Sci. Tech., 5: M51-M57.

Borujeny, R., Dawkins, K., Li, P., Xu, Z. and K. Cadien, 2016, Ceria coated silica particles: one step preparation and settling behavior under the influence of colloidal and hydrodynamic interactions, Materials Chem. Phys., 173: 467-474.

Alagha, L., Guo, L., Ghuzi, M., Molatlhegi, O., Z. Xu, 2016, Adsorption of hybrid polyacrylamides on anisotropic kaolinite surfaces: effect of polymer characteristics and solution properties, Colloids Surfaces A, 498: 285-296.

Teklebrhan, R., Jian, C., Choi, P., Xu, Z. and J. Sjöblom, 2016, Role of naphthenic acids in controlling self-aggregation of a polyaromatic compound in toluene, J. Phys. Chem. B, 120: 3516-3526.

He, L., Lin, F., Li, X., Xu, Z. and H. Sui, 2016, Enhancing heavy oil liberation from solid surfaces using biodegradable demulsifiers, J. Env. Chem. Eng., 4: 1753-1758.

Primkulov, B., Lin, F. and Z. Xu, 2016, Microscale liquid-liquid displacement dynamics: Molecular kinetic or hydrodynamic control, Colloids Surfaces A, 497:336-343.

Lin, F., He, L., Hou, J., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2016, Role of ethyl cellulose in bitumen extraction from oil sands ores using an aqueous-nonaqueous hybrid process, Energy & Fuels, 30: 121-129.

Qin, W., Wang J. L., Xu S., Xie, Q. and Z. Xu, 2016, Selectivity of 2-mercaptobenzimidazole derivatives on metal ions studied by UV-vis spectrometry and DFT calculations, Colloids Surfaces A:, 490: 318-325.

Huang, G., Xu, S., Yang, Y., Sun, H. and Z. Xu, 2016, Synthesis of porous MnCo2O4 microspheres with yolk-shell structure induced by concentration gradient and the effect on their performance in electrochemical energy storage, RSC Advances, 6: 10763-10774.

2015

Bi, J., Yang, F., Harbottle, D., Pensini, E., Tchoukov, P., Simon, S., Sjöblom, J., Dabros, T., Czarnecki, J., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2015, Interfacial layer properties of a polyaromatic compound and its role in stabilizing water-in-oil emulsions, Langmuir, 31: 10382-10391.

Bisson, T., Ong, Z., MacLennan, A., Hu, Y. and Z. Xu, 2015, Impact of sulfur loading on brominated biomass ash in mercury capture, Energy & Fuels, 29: 8110-8117.

An, J., Peng, X., Xu, S., Xu, Z. and J. Wang, 2015, Fabrication of coral like carbon black/MnO2 nano composites from commercial carbon black and their application in supercapacitors, RSC Advances, 5: 97080-97088.

Lu, Z., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and H. Zeng, 2015, Probing anisotropic surface properties of molybdenite by direct force measurements, Langmuir, 31: 11409-11418.

Li, H., Afacan, A., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2015, Study interactions between fine particles and micron size bubbles generated by hydrodynamic cavitation, Minerals Engineering, 84: 106-115.

Liang, C., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2015, Synthesis of surface-responsive composite particles by dehydration of water-in-oil emulsions, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7: 20631-20639.

Yang, F., Tchoukov, P., Dettman, H., Teklebrhan, R., Liu, L., Dabros, T., Czarnecki, J. and Z. Xu, 2015, Asphaltene sub-fractions responsible for stabilizing water-in-crude oil emulsions: Part 2. Molecular representations and molecular dynamics simulations, Energy & Fuels, 29: 4783-4794.

Ghadirian, M., Afacan, A., Hayes, R., Mmbaga, J., Mahmood, T., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2015, A study of the hydrocyclone for the separation of light and heavy particles in aqueous slurry, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 93: 1667-1677.

Shi, C., Cui, X., Zhang, X., Tchoukov, P., Liu, Q., Encinas, N., Paven, M., Geyer, F., Vollmer, D., Xu, Z., Butt, H. and H. Zeng, 2015, Interaction between air bubbles and superhydrophobic surfaces in aqueous solutions, Langmuir, 31: 7317-7327.

He, L., Lin, F., Li, X., Xu, Z. and H. Sui, 2015, Effect of solvent addition on bitumen-air bubble attachment in process water, Chem. Eng. Sci., 137: 31-39.

He, L., Lin, F., Li, X., Sui, H. and Z. Xu, 2015, Interfacial sciences in unconventional petroleum production: From fundamentals to applications, Chem. Soc. Rev., 44: 5446-5494.

Dawkins, K., Rudyk, B., Xu, Z. and K. Cadien, 2015, The pH-dependent attachment of ceria nanoparticles to silica using surface analytical techniques, Applied Surface Sci., 345: 249-255.

Li, Z., Harbottle, D., Pensini, E., Ngai, T., Richtering, W. and Z. Xu, 2015, Fundamental study of emulsions stabilized by soft and rigid particles, Langmuir, 31: 6282-6286.

Chen, Z., Peng, J., Ge, L. and Z. Xu, 2015, Demulsifying water-in-oil emulsions by ethyl cellulose demulsifiers studied using focus beam reflectance measurement, Chem. Eng. Sci., 130: 254-263.

Liu, Y., Tian, C., Yan, B., Lu, Q., Xie, Y., Gupta, R., Xu, Z., Kuznicki, S., Liu, Q. and H. Zeng, 2015, Nanocomposites of graphen oxide, Ag nonaparticles and magnetic ferrite nanoparticles for elementary (Hgo ) removal, RSC Advances, 5: 15634-15640.

Bisson, T. and Z. Xu, 2015, Potential hazards of brominated carbon sorbents for mercury emission control, Env. Sci. Technol., 49: 2496-2502.

Wu, C., Wang, L., Harbottle, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2015, Studying bubble-particle interactions by zeta potential distribution analysis, J. Colloids Interface Sci., 449: 399-408.

Sjoblom, J., Simon, S. and Z. Xu, 2015, Model molecules mimicking properties of asphaltenes: A powerful tool to understand key oil process phenomena, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 218: 1-16.

Shahalami, M., Wang, L., Wu, C., Masliyah, J., Xu, Z. and D. Chan, 2015, Measurement and modeling on hydrodynamic forces and deformation of an air bubble approaching a solid sphere in liquids, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 217: 31-42.

Bakhtiari, M., Harbottle, D., Curran, M., Ng, S., Spence, J., Siy, R., Liu, Q., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2015, Role of caustic addition in bitumen-clay interactions, Energy & Fuels, 29: 58-69.

He, L., Zhang, Y., Lin, F., Xu, Z., Li, X. and H. Sui, 2015, Image analysis of heavy oil liberation from host rocks/sands, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 93: 1126-1137. J313 Bobicki, E., Liu Q. and Z. Xu, 2015, Mineral carbon storage in pre-treated ultramafic ores, Minerals Engineering, 70: 43-54.

Zhou, F., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and R. Chi, 2015, Reactive oily bubble technology for flotation of apatite, dolomite and quartz, Int. J. Miner. Process., 134, 74-81.

Liu, G., Qiu, Z., Wang, J., Liu, Q., Xiao, J., Zeng, H., Zhong, H. and Z. Xu, 2015, Study of Nisopropoxypropyl-N’-ethoxycarbonyl thiourea adsorption on chalcopyrite using in situ SECM, ToFSIMS and XPS, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 437: 42-49.

2014

He, L., Lin, F., Li, X., Xu, Z. and H. Sui, 2014, Enhancing bitumen liberation by controlling interfacial tension and viscosity ratio through solvent addition, Energy & Fuels, 28: 7403-7410.

Huang, G., Xu, S., Xu, Z., Sun, H. and L. Li, 2014, Core-shell ellipsoidal MnCo2O4 anode with micro- /nano-structure and concentration gradient for lithium-ion batteries, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 6: 21325-21334.

Zhou, F., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and R. Chi, 2014, Interactions of reactive oily bubble in flotation of bastnaesite, J. Rare Earths, 32: 772-778.

Yang, F., Tchoukov, P., Pensini, E., Dabros, T., Czarnecki, J., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2014, Asphaltene sub-fractions responsible for stabilizing water-in-crude oil emulsions: Part 1. Interfacial behaviors, Energy & Fuels, 28: 6897-6904

Pensini, E., Harbottle, D., Yang, F., Tchoukov, P., Li, Z., Kailey, I., Behles, J., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2014, Demulsification mechanism of asphaltene-stabilized water-in-oil emulsions by a polymeric EO-PO demulsifier, Energy & Fuels, 28: 6760-6771.

Zhang, W., Waghmare, P., Chen, L., Xu, Z. and S. Mitra, 2015, Interfacial rheological and wetting properties of deamidated barley proteins, Food Hydrocolloids, 43: 400-409.

Yang, D., Xie, L., Bobicki, E., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and H. Zeng, 2014, Probing anisotropic surface properties and interaction forces of chrysotile rods by atomic force microscopy and rheology, Langmuir, 30: 10809-10817.

Natarajan, A., Kuznicki, N., Harbottle, D., Masliyah, J., Zeng, H. and Z. Xu, 2014, Understanding mechanisms of asphaltene adsorption from organic solvent on mica, Langmuir, 30: 9370-9377.

Bobicki, E., Liu Q. and Z. Xu, 2014, Ligand-promoted dissolution of serpentine in ultramafic nickel ores, Minerals Engineering, 64: 109-119. J301 Zhou, F., Wang, L., Xu, Z., Liu, Q., Deng, M. and R. Chi, 2014, Application of reactive oil bubbles to bastnaesite flotation, Minerals Engineering, 64: 139-145.

Lin, F., He, L., Primkulov, B. and Z. Xu, 2014, Dewetting dynamics of a solid microsphere by emulsion drops, J. Phys. Chem. C, 118: 13552-13562.

Harbottle, D., Chen, Q., Moorthy, K., Wang, L., Xu, S., Liu, Q., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2014, Problematic stabilizing films in petroleum emulsions: shear rheological response of viscoelastic asphaltene films and the effect on drop coalescence, Langmuir, 30: 6730-6738.

Liang, C., Liu Q. and Z. Xu, 2014, Surfactant-free switchable emulsions using CO2-responsive particles, ACS Applied Materials Interfaces, 6: 6898-6904.

Bobicki, E., Liu Q. and Z. Xu, 2014, Effect of microwave pre-treatment on ultramafic nickel ore slurry rheology, Minerals Engineering, 61: 97-104.

Wang, S., Alagha, L. and Z. Xu, 2014, Adsorption of organic-inorganic hybrid polymers on kaolin from aqueous solutions, Colloids Surfaces A:, 453: 13-20.

Tchoukov, P., Yang, F., Xu, Z., Dabros, T., Czarnecki, J. and J. Sjoblom, 2014, Role of asphaltenes in stabilizing thin liquid emulsion films, Langmuir, 3024-3033.

Teklebrhan, R., Ge, L., Bhattacharjee, S., Xu, Z. and J. Sjoblom, 2014, Initial partition and aggregation of uncharged polyaromatic molecules at the oil-water interface: a molecular dynamics simulation study, J. Phys. Chem. B, 118: 1040-1051.

Ren, S., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2014, Studying bitumen-bubble interactions using atomic force microscopy, Colloids Surfaces A:, 444: 165-172.

Sjoblom, J., Simon, S. and Z. Xu, 2014, The chemistry of tetrameric acids in petroleum, Adv. Colloids Interface Sci., 205: 319-338.

Wang, C., Harbottle, D., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2014, Current state of fine mineral tailings treatment: A critical review on theory and practice, Minerals Engineering, 58: 113-131.

Flury, C., Afacan, A., Tamiz Bakhtiari, M., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2014, Effect of caustic type on bitumen extraction from Canadian oil sands, Energy & Fuels, 28: 431-438.

Bobicki, E., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2014, Microwave heating of ultramafic nickel ores and mineralogical effects, Minerals Engineering, 58: 22-25.

Wang, H., Cao, M., Sztuke, J., Stradling, A., Xu, Z. and Q. Liu, 2014, Improving flotation separation efficiency of quartz-coal mixtures by using polyethylene oxide, CIM J., 5: 1-6.

Deng, M., Xu, Z. and Q. Liu, 2014, Impact of gypsum supersaturated process water on the interactions between silica and zinc sulphide minerals, Minerals Engineering, 55: 172-180.

2013

Yarranton, H., Ortiz, D., Barrera, D., Baydak, E., Barre, L., Frot, D., Eyssautier, J., Zeng, H., Xu, Z., Dechaine, G., Becerra, M., Shaw, J., McKenna, A., Mapolelo, M., Bohne, C., Yang, Z. and Oake, J., 2013, On the size distribution of self-associated asphaltenes, Energy & Fuels, 27: 5083-5106.

Liu, G., Xiao, J., Zhou, D., Zhong, H., Choi, P. and Z. Xu, 2013, A DFT study on the structure-reactivity relationship of thiophosphorus acids as flotation collectors with sulfide minerals: Implication of surface adsorption, Colloids and Surfaces A:, 434: 243-252.

Qin, W., Xu, S., Xu, G., Xie, Q., Wang, C. and Z. Xu, 2013, Preparation of silica gel bound crown ether and its extraction performance towards zirconium and hafnium, Chem. Eng. J., 225: 528- 534.

Yan, L., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2013, Interaction of divalent cations with basal planes and edge surfaces of phyllosilicate minerals: muscovite and talc, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 404: 483-191.

Wang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2013, Dissipation of film drainage resistance by hydrophobic surfaces in aqueous solutions, J. Phys. Chem. C, 117: 8799-8805. J281 Klein, C., Harbottle, D., Alagha, L. and Z. Xu, 2013, Impact of fugitive bitumen on polymer-based flocculation of mature fine tailings, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 91: 1427-1432.

Kupai, M., Yang, F., Harbottle, D., Moran, K., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2013, Characterising ragforming solids, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 91: 1395-1401.

Czarnecki, J., Tchoukov, P., Dabros, T. and Z. Xu, 2013, Role of asphaltenes in stabilisation of water in crude oil emulsions, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 91: 1365-1371. J278 Yin, X., Yan, L., Liu, J., Xu Z. and J. Miller, 2013, Anisotropic surface charging of chlorite surfaces, Clay Clay Minerals, 61: 152-164.

Alagha, L., Wang, S., Yan, L. Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2013, Probing adsorption of polyacrylamidebased polymers on anisotropic basal planes of kaolinite using quartz crystal microbalance, Langmuir, 29: 3989-3998.

Kuznicki, N., Krasowska, M., Sellaperumage, P., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J., Ralston, J. and M. Popescu, 2013, Cascade partial coalescence phenomena at electrolyte-oil interfaces and determination of bounds for the surface potential, Soft Matter, 9: 4516-4523.

Deng, M., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2013, Impact of gypsum supersaturated water on the uptake of copper and xanthate on sphalerite, Minerals Engineering, 49: 165-171.

Deng, M., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2013, Impact of gypsum supersaturated solution on surface properties of silica and sphalerite minerals, Minerals Engineering, 46-47: 6-15.

Wang, L., Sharp, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2013, Measurement of Interactions between solid particles, liquid droplets, and/or gas bubbles in a liquid using an integrated thin film drainage apparatus, Langmuir, 29: 3594-3603.

Yan, L., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2013, Understanding suspension rheology of anisotropicallycharged platy minerals from direct interaction force measurement using AFM, Current Opinion Colloid Interface Sci., 18: 149-156.

Deng, M., Karpuzov, D., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2013, Cryo-XPS study of xanthate adsorption on pyrite, Surf. Interface Anal., 45: 805-810. J270 Ji, Y., Xu, Z. and Z. Tan, 2013, Liquid degassing using mono-dispersed and poly-dispersed micron droplets, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 91: 1059-1068.

Wang, H., Cao, M., Sztuke, J., Stradling, A., Xu, Z. and Q. Liu, 2013, Froth phase study of coal flotation in a hybrid mechanical flotation column, CIM J., 4: 69-76.

Bisson, T., Xu, Z., Gupta, R., Maham, Y., Lium Y., Yang, H., Clark, I. and M. Patel, 2013, Chemicalmechanical bromination of biomass ash for mercury removal from flue gases, Fuel, 108: 54-59.

Luo, G., Ma, J., Han, J., Yao, H., Xu, M., Zhang, C., Chen, G., Gupta, R. and Z. Xu, 2013, Hg occurrence in coal and its removal before coal utilization, Fuel, 104: 70-76.

Ghadirian, M., Hayes, R., Mmbaga, J., Afacan, A. and Z. Xu, 2013, On the simulation of hydrocyclones using CFD, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 91: 950-958.

2012

Zhou, Z., Worku, O., Wang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2012, Viscosity of mixed clay suspensions, CIM J., 3: 54-61.

Wang, J., Lu, Q., Harbottle, D., Sjoblom, J., Xu, Z. and H. Zeng, 2012, Molecular interactions of a polyaromatic surfactant C5Pe in aqueous solutions studied by a surface forces apparatus, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116: 11187-11196.

Bisson, T., MacLean, L., Hu, Y. and Z. Xu, 2012, Characterization of mercury binding onto a novel brominated biomass ash sorbent by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, Env. Sci. Technol., 46: 12186- 12193.

Liu, G., Lu, Y., Hong, Z., Cao, Z. and Z. Xu, 2012, A novel approach for preferential flotation recovery of molybdenite from a porphyry copper–molybdenum ore, Minerals Engineering, 36-38: 37-44.

Liu, G., Zeng, H., Lu, Q., Zhong, H., Choi, P. and Z. Xu, 2012, Adsorption of mercaptobenzoheterocyclic compounds on sulfide mineral surfaces: A density functional theory study of structure-reactivity relations, Colloids Surfaces A:, 409: 1-9.

Wu, C., Nesset, K., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Generation and characterization of submicron size bubbles, Adv. Colloid Interface Sci., 179: 123-132.

Alamgir, A., Harbottle, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Al-PAM assisted filtration system for abatement of mature fine tailings, Chem. Eng. Sci., 80: 91-99.

Liu, Y., Chen, F., Wasylishen, R., Xu, Z., Sawada, J., and S. Kuznicki, 2012, A study of silver species on silver-exchanged ETS-10 and mordenite by XRD, SEM and solid-state 109Ag, 29Si and 27Al NMR spectroscopy, J. Nanoscience Nanotechnology, 12: 6420-6427.

Harjai, S., Flury, C., Masliyah, J., Drelich, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Robust aqueous-nonaqueous hybrid process for bitumen extraction from mineable Athabasca oil sands, Energy & Fuels, 26: 2920-2927.

Teklebrhan, R., Ge, L., Bhattacharjee, S., Xu, Z. and J. Sjoblom, 2012, Probing structurenanoaggregation relations of polyaromatic surfactants: A molecular dynamics simulation and dynamic light scattering study, J. Phys. Chem. B, 116: 5970-5918.

Srinivasa, S., Flury, C., Afacan, A., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Study of bitumen liberation from oil sands ores by on-line visualization, Energy & Fuels, 26: 2881-2890.

Zhang, L., Lu, Q., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and H. Zeng, 2012, Effect of polycarboxylate ether comb polymer on viscosity and interfacial properties of kaolinite clay suspensions, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 378: 222-231.

Englert, A., Ren, S., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Interaction forces between a deformable air bubble and a spherical particle of tunable hydrophobicity and surface charge in aqueous solutions, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 379: 121-129.

Lin, F., Nolan, L., Xu, Z. and K. Cadien, 2012, A study of colloidal stability of mixed abrasive slurries and their role in CMP, J. Electrochemical Soc., 159: H482-H489.

Peng, J., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2012, Novel magnetic demulsifier for water removal from diluted bitumen emulsion, Energy & Fuels, 26: 2705-2710.

Ge, L., Vernon, M., Simon, S., Maham, Y., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Interactions of divalent cations with tetrameric acid aggregates in aqueous solutions, Colloids Surfaces A:, 396: 238-245.

Hou, J., Feng, X., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2012, Understanding interfacial behavior of ethyl cellulose at water/diluted bitumen interface, Energy & Fuels, 26: 1740-1745.

Bobicki, E., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and H. Zeng, 2012, Carbon capture and storage using alkaline industrial wastes, Progress Energy Combustion Sci., 38: 302-320.

2011

Gray, M., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J., 2011, Oil sands and the environment, Physics Today, 64: 9-9

Wang, J., Tuuk Opedal, N., Lu, Q., Xu, Z., Zeng, H., J. Sjoblom, 2012, Probing molecular interactions of an asphaltene model compound in organic solvents using a surface force apparatus (SFA), Energy & Fuels, 26: 2591-2599.

Chen, F., Liu, Y., Wasylishen, R., Xu, Z., S. Kuznicki, 2012, Solid-state NMR and TGA studies of silver reduction in chabazite, J. Nanoscience Nanotechnology, 12: 1988-1993.

Peng, J., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2011, Synthesis of interfacial active and magnetically responsive nanoparticles for multiphase separation applications, Adv. Func. Materials, 22: 1732- 1740.

Zhang, J., Li, Q., Chen, M. Li, H. and Z. Xu, 2011, Electrochemically monitoring the removal of bisphenol A based on its anodic deposition at an ITO electrode, Sensors Actuator B-Chemical, 160: 784-790.

Yan, L., Englert, H., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2011, Determination of anisotropic surface characteristics of different phyllosilicates by direct force measurements, Langmuir, 27: 12996- 13007.

Ge, L., Simon, S., Grimes, B., Nordgard, E., Xu, Z. and J. Sjoblom, 2011, Formation of vesicles and micelles in aqueous systems of tetrameric acids as determined by means of dynamic light scattering, J. Disp. Sci. Tech., 32: 1582-1591.

Jose, J., Mmbaga, J., Hayes, R. and Z. Xu, 2011, Modeling of cavitation in a high-intensity agitation cell, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 89: 1154-1164.

Natarajan, A., Xie, J., Wang, S., Liu, Q., Masliyah, J., Zeng, H. and Z. Xu, 2011, Understanding molecular interactions of asphaltenes in organic solvents using a surface force apparatus, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115: 16043-16051.

Liu, Y., Zhu, Z., Liu, G., Xu, Z., Kuznicki, S. and H. Zhang, 2011, A novel method to improve crystallinity of supported nanoparticles using low melting point metals, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115: 14591-14597.

Li, Q., Li, H., Zhang, J. and Z. Xu, 2011, A novel pH potentiometric sensor based on electrochemically synthesized polybisphenol A films at an ITO electrode, Sensors Actuators BChemical, 115: 730-736.

Alagha, L., Wang, S., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2011, Adsorption kinetics of a novel organic-inorganic hybrid polymer on silica and alumina studied by quartz crystal microbalance, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115: 15390-15402.

Ji, Y., Li, H., Xu, Z. and Z. Tan, 2011, The diffusion coefficient of HR2RS in liquid sulfur, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 307: 135-141.

Feng, X., Wang, S., Hou, J., Wang, L., Cepuch, C., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2011, Effect of hydroxyl content and molecular weight of biodegradable ethyl cellulose on demulsification of water-indiluted bitumen emulsions, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 50: 6347-6354.

Guo, Q., Chen, M., Li, Q., Xu, J., Li, H., Xu, Z., 2011, DNA intercalating studies of [Ru(bpy)2dmt]2+ with two vacant nitrogen atoms by introducing copper (II) ions, DNA Cell Biology, 30: 329-336.

Wang, S., Segin, N., Wang, K., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2011, Wettability control mechanism of highly contaminated hydrophilic silica/alumina surfaces by ethyl cellulose, J. Phys. Chem. C, 115: 10576- 10587.

Zhu, R., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J. and A. Khan, 2011, Role of dissolving carbon dioxide in densification of oil sands tailings, Energy & Fuels, 25: 2049-2057.

Chen, M., Li, H., Shao, Y. and Z. Xu, 2011, Preparation of a [Ru(bpy)2(dppz)]2+ -intercalated DNA cast film using a self-standing method and its luminescence tuning by CuP2+P ions and EDTA, Inorg. Chem., 50: 2043-2045.

Natarajan, A., Mahavadi, S., Natarajan, T., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2011, Preparation of solid and hollow asphaltene fibers by single step electrospinning, J. Engineered Fibers Fabrics, 6 (2):1-6.

Luo, G., Yao, H., Xu, M., Gupta, R. and Z. Xu, 2011, Identifying modes of occurrence of mercury in coal by temperature programmed pyrolysis, Proceedings Combustion Institute, 33: 2763-2769.

Liu, G., Zhong, H., Xia, L., Wang, S., Z. Xu, 2011, Improving copper flotation recovery from a refractory copper porphyry ore by using ethoxycarbonyl thiourea as a collector, Minerals Engineering, 24: 817-824.

Long, J., Li, H., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2011, Improving oil sands processability using a temperaturesensitive polymer, Energy & Fuels, 25: 701-707.

Guo, Q., Shao, J., Sun, T., Li, H., Lan, S. and Z. Xu, 2011, Electrochemical fabrication and potentialenhanced luminescence of [Ru(bpy)2tatp]2+ incorporating DNA-stabilized single-wall carbon nanotubes on an indium tin oxide electrode, Electrochemica Acta, 56: 1432-1438.

2010

Adegoroye, A., Wang, L., Omotoso, O., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2010, Characterization of organiccoated solids isolated from different oil sands, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 88: 462-470.

Zhou, Z., Chow, R., Cleyle, P., Xu. Z. and J. Masliyah, 2010, Effect of dynamic bubble nucleation on bitumen flotation, Can. Met. Quarterly, 49: 363-372.

Yu, X., Xu, Z. and S. Han, 2010, Gemini surfactant controlled preparation of well-ordered lamellar mesoporous molybdenum oxide, J. Porous Mater., 17: 99-105.

Wang, L., Dang-Vu, T., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2010, Use of short chain amine in processing of weathered/oxidized oil sands ores, Energy & Fuels, 24: 3581-3588.

Al-Hallak, K., Azarmi, S., Xu, Z., Maham, Y. and R. Lobenberg, 2010, Isothermal microcalorimetry as a quality by design tool to determine optimal blending sequences, American Association Pharmaceutical Science J., 12: 417-423.

Gao, S., Moran, K., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2010, Role of naphthenic acids in stabilizing water-indiluted bitumen emulsions, J. Phys. Chem. B, 114: 7710-7718.

Liu, Y., Bisson, T., Yang, H. and Z. Xu, 2010, Recent Developments in novel sorbents for flue gas clean up, Fuel Processing Technology, 91: 1175-1197.

Wang, X., Feng, X., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2010, Polymer aids for settling and filtration of oil sands tailings, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 88: 403-410.

Yu, X., Xu, Z., Han, S., Che, H., Yan, X. and X. Zhao, 2010, Synthesis of mesoporous tungsten trioxide with crystalline pore wall at low hydrothermal temperature, J. Disp. Sci. Technol., 31: 709-714.

Er, V., Babadagli, T. and Z. Xu, 2010, Pore-scale investigation of thematrix-fracture interaction during COR2R injection in naturally fractured oil reservoirs, Energy & Fuels, 24: 1421-1430.

Vejahati, F., Xu, Z. and R. Gupta, 2010, Trace elements in coal: associations with coal and minerals and their behavior during coal utilization – a review, Fuel, 89: 904-911.

Luo, G., Yao, H., Xu, M., Cui, X., Chen, W., Gupta, R. and Z. Xu, 2010, Carbon nanotube-silver composite for mercury capture and analysis, Energy & Fuels, 24: 419-426.

Liu, Y., Xu, Z. and S. Kuznicki, 2010, Development of a novel mercury cartridge for mercury analysis, Energy & Fuels, 24: 10-17.

Feng, X., Mussone, P., Gao, S., Wang, S., Wu, S., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2010, Mechanistic study on demulsification of water-in-diluted bitumen emulsions by ethyl cellulose, Langmuir, 26: 3050- 3057.

Wang, S., Liu, J., Zhang, L., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2010, Interaction forces between asphaltene films in organic solvents, Langmuir, 26: 183-190.

2009

Yu, X., Xu, Z., Han, S., Che, H., Yan, X. and A. Liu, 2009, Synthesis of well-ordered lamellar mesoporous molybdenum oxide, Colloids Surfaces A: 333: 194–198.

Hong, W., Li, H., Yao, S., Sun, F. and Z. Xu, 2009, Mediated oxidation of guanine by [Ru(bpy)2dpp]2+and their electrochemical assembly on the ITO electrode, Electrochimica Acta, 54: 3250-3254.

Siddiqui, S., Unwin, P., Xu, Z. and S. Kresta, 2009, The effect of stabilizer addition and sonication on nanoparticle agglomeration in a confined impinging jet reactor, Colloids Surfaces A:, 350: 38- 50.

Ren, S., Zhao, H., Dang-Vu, T., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Effect of weathering on oil sands processability, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 87: 879-886.

Ren, S., Zhao, H., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Understanding weathering of oil sands ores by atomic force microscope, AIChEJ, 55: 3277-3285.

Adegoroye, A., Uhlik, P., Omotoso, O., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, A comprehensive analysis of organic matter removal from clay–sized minerals extracted from oil sands using low temperature ashing and hydrogen peroxide, Energy & Fuels, 23: 3716-3720.

Zhao, H., Dang-Vu, T., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Role of bicarbonate ions in oil sands extraction systems with a poor processing ore, J. Dispersion Sci. Technol., 30: 809-822.

Dong, J., Xu, Z. and S. Kuznicki, 2009, Mercury Removal from flue gases by novel regenerable magnetic nanocomposite sorbents, Environ. Sci. Technol., 43: 3266-3271.

Wang, S., Liu, J., Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Colloidal interactions between asphaltene surfaces in toluene, Energy & Fuels, 23: 862-869.

Adeyinka, O., Samiei, S., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Effect of particle size on the rheology of Athabasca clay suspensions, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 87: 422-434.

Dang-Vu, T., Jha, R., Wu, S., Tannant, D., J. Masliyah and Z. Xu, 2009, Effect of solid wettability on processability of oil sands ores, Energy & Fuels, 23: 2628-2636.

Gao, S., Moran, K., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Role of bitumen components in stabilizing waterin-diluted oil emulsions, Energy & Fuels, 23: 2606-2612.

Dong, J., Xu, Z. and S. Kuznicki, 2009, Novel magnetic multi-functional nano composites for environmental applications, Adv. Functional Materials, 19: 1268-1275.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z., Finch, J., Masliyah, J. and R. Chow, 2009, On the role of cavitation in particle collection in flotation-a critical review II, Minerals Engineering, 22: 419-433.

Dang-Vu, T., Jha, R., Wu, S., Tannant, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2009, Wettability determination of solids isolated from oil sands, Colloids Surfaces A:, 337: 80-90.

Ren, S., Dang-Vu, T., Zhao, H., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Effect of weathering on surface characteristics of solids and bitumen from oil sands, Energy & Fuels, 23: 334-341.

Gray, M., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Physics in the oil sands of Alberta (Feature Article), Physics Today, 62: 31-35. J192 Feng, X., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2009, Biodegradable polymer for demulsification of water-inbitumen emulsions, Energy & Fuels, 23: 451-456.

Zhang, C., Chen, G., Gupta, R. and Z. Xu, 2009, Emission control of mercury and sulfur by mild thermal upgrading of coal, Energy & Fuels, 23: 766-773.

Yan, X., Li, H., Xu, Z. and W. Li, 2009, Electrocatalytic activity of [Ru(bpy)3] 2+ for hypoxanthine oxidation studied by rotating electrode methods, Bioelectrochemistry, 74: 310-314.

Liu, Y., Chen, F., Kuznicki, S., Wasylishen, R. and Z. Xu, 2009, A novel method to control the size of silver nanoparticles formed on chabazite, J. Nanosicence Nanotechnology, 9: 2768-2771.

Drelich, J., Long, J., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2009, Contribution of colloidal forces in non-contact area to the adhesion between a micro-probe and a substrate surface: theoretical analysis, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 23: 125-138.

2008

Najafi, A., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2008, Measurement of sliding velocity and induction time of a single micro-bubble under an inclined collector surface, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 86: 1001-1010

Sun, W., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2008, Study of Al(OH)3-polyacrylamide induced pelleting flocculation by single molecular force spectroscopy, Langmuir, 24: 14015-14021.

Zhao, H., Bhattacharjee, S., Chow, R., Wallace, D., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2008, Probing surface charge potentials of clay basal planes and edges by direct force measurements, Langmuir, 24: 12899-12910.

Wang, G., Siggers, K., Zhang, S., Jiang, H., Xu, Z., Zernicke, R.F., Matyas, J. and H. Uludag, 2008, Preparation of BMP-2 containing bovine serum albumin (BSA) nanoparticles stabilized by polymer coating, Pharmaceutical Research, 25: 2896-2909.

Liu, Y., Kelly, D., Yang, H., Lin, C., Kuznicki, S. and Z. Xu, 2008, Novel regenerable sorbent for mercury capture from flue gases of coal fired-power plant, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42: 6205-6210.

Dong, J., Mielczarski, J., Mielczarski, E. and Z. Xu, 2008, In situ characterization of the adsorbed Concanavalin A on germanium surface at various pH, Biotechnol. Prog., 24: 972-980.

Sharp, D., Zhang, M., Xu, Z., Ryan, J., Wanke, S. and A. Afacan, 2008, Mixing hot and cold water streams at a T-junction, Chem. Eng. Education, 42: 154-164.

Huang, G., Diakur, J., Xu, Z. and L.I. Wiebe, 2008, Asialoglycoprotein receptor-targeted superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles, Int. J. Pharmaceutics, 360: 197-203.

Zheng, D., Li, H., Lu, B., Xu, Z. and H. Chen, 2008, Electrochemical properties of ferrocene adsorbed on multi-walled carbon nanotubes electrode, Thin Solid Films, 516: 2151-2157.

Mak, C., Choung, J., Beauchamp, R., Kelly, D. and Z. Xu, 2008, Potential of air dense medium fluidized bed separation of mineral matter for mercury rejection from Alberta subbituminous coal, Int. J. Coal Preparation Utilization, 28: 115-132.

Yao, S., Li, H., Guo, Q., Xu, Z. and L. Ji, 2008, DNA-promoted electrochemical assembly of [Ru(bpy)2dpp]3+/2+ on the ITO electrode by introducing copper (II) ion, Electrochimica Acta, 53: 5169-5173.

Lu, B., Li, H., Deng, H., Xu, Z., Li, W. and H. Chen, 2008, Voltammetric determination of 6- mercaptopurine using [Co(phen)3] 3+/MWCNT modified graphite electrode, J. Electroanalytical Chem., 621: 97-102.

Chandra, M., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2008, Interfacial films adsorbed from bitumen in toluene solution at a toluene-water interface: A Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett film approach, Energy & Fuels, 22: 1784-1791.

Li, H., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2008, Effect of molecular weight and charge density on the performance of polyacrylamide in low-grade oil sand ore processing, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 86: 177- 185.

Li, H., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2008, Novel polymer aids for low-grade oil sand ore processing, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 86: 168-176.

Najafi, A., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2008, Single micro-bubble generation by pressure pulse technique, Chem. Eng. Sci., 63: 1779-1787.

Drelich, J., White, C. and Z. Xu, 2008, Laboratory tests on mercury emission monitoring with resonating gold-coated silicon cantilevers, Environ. Sci. Technol., 42: 2072-2078.

Dong, J., Xu, Z. and F. Wang, 2008, Engineering and characterization of mesoporous silica-coated magnetic particles for mercury removal from industrial effluents, Applied Surface Sci., 254: 3522- 3530.

Yang, H., Xu, Z., Fan, M., Gupta, R., Slimane, R., Bland, A. And I. Wright, 2008, Progress in carbon dioxide separation and capture: A review, J. Environ. Sci., 20: 14-27.

Al-Hallak, K., Xu, Z., Ghaffari, F. and R. Lobenberg, 2008, The effect of compression forces on the stability of dibasic calcium phosphate dihydrate tablets in the presence of glutamic acid hydrochloride monitored by isothermal calorimetry, Thermochimica Acta, 467: 86-90.

2007

Li, H., Liu, Y., Xu, J., Xu, Z., Ji, L., Li, W. and H. Chen, 2007, DNA-enhanced assembly of [Ru(bpy)2ITATP]3+/2+on an ITO electrode, Electrochimica Acta, 52: 4956-4961.

Li, H., Mei, W., Xu, Z., Pang, D., Ji, L. and Z. Lin, 2007, Electrochemistry of a novel monoruthenated porphyrin and its interaction with DNA, J. Electroanalytical Chem., 600: 243-250.

Zhang, Z., Li, H., Xu, J., Yao, S. and Z. Xu, 2007, DNA intercalating studies of [Ru(bpy)2HPIP]2+ with intramolecular hydrogen bond ligand based on introduction of copper ion, Transition Metal Chem., 32: 776-780.

Gu, G., Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2007, Novel bitumen froth cleaning device and rag layer characterization, Energy & Fuels, 21: 3462-3468.

Minami, W., Xu, Z. and H. Kim, 2007, Mercury removal characteristics during thermal upgrading of fractionated Alberta subbituminous coal, Energy & Fuels, 21: 3607-3611.

Long, J., Drelich, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2007, Effect of operating temperature on water-based oil sands processing, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 85: 726-738.

Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2007, Single molecule force spectroscopy of asphaltene aggregates, Langmuir, 23: 6182-6190.

Farrell, L., Pepin, J., Kucharski, C. Lin, X., Xu, Z. and H. Uludag, 2007, A comparison of the effectiveness of cationic polymers poly-L-lysine (PLL) and polyethylenimine (PEI) for non-viral delivery of plasmid DNA to bone marrow stromal cells (BMSC), European J. Pharmaceutics Biopharmaceutics, 65: 388-397.

Liu, J. and Z. Xu, 2007, Role of flotation reagents in tuning colloidal forces for sphalerite-silica separation, Can. Metallurgical Quarterly, 46: 329-340.

Yang, H., Xu, Z., Fan, M., Bland, A. and R. Judkins, 2007, Adsorbents for capturing mercury in coalfired boiler flue gas, J. Hazardous Materials, 146: 1-11.

Najafi, A., Drelich, J., Yeung, A., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2007, A novel method of measuring electrophoretic mobility of gas bubbles, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 308: 344-350.

Kuznicki, S., Kelly, D., Bian, Junjie, Lin, C., Liu, Y., Chen, J., Mitlin, D. and Z. Xu, 2007, Metal nanodots formed and supported on chabazite and chabazite-like surfaces, Microporous Mesoporous Materials, 103: 309-315.

Li, H., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2007, Flocculation of kaolinite clay suspensions using a temperature-sensitive polymer, AIChE J., 53: 479-488.

Zhang, C., Chen, G., Yang, T., Lu, G., Mak, C., Kelly, D. and Z. Xu, 2007, An investigation on mercury association in an Alberta subbituminous coal, Energy & Fuels, 21: 485-490.

Liu, J., Vandenberghe, J., Masliyah, J., Xu, Z. and J. Yordan, 2007, Fundamental study on talc-ink adhesion for talc-assisted flotation deinking of wastepaper, Minerals Engineering, 20: 566-573.

Zhang, L., Breen, P., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2007, Asphaltene films at a toluene/water interface, Energy & Fuels, 21: 274-285.

Peng, H., Chen, H., Li, W., Hu, S., Li, H., Nan, J. and Z. Xu, 2007, A study on the reversibility of Pb(II)/PbO2 conversion for the application of flow liquid battery, J. Power Sources, 168: 105-109.

2006

Ding, X., Repka, C., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Effect of illite clay and divalent cations on bitumen recovery, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 84: 643-650.

Long, J., Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Colloidal interactions between Langmuir-Blodgett bitumen films and fine solid particles, Langmuir, 22: 8831-8839.

Zhao, H., Long, J., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2006, Effect of divalent cations and surfactants on silicabitumen interactions, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 45: 7482-7490.

Drelich, J., Long, J., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J. and C.L. White, 2006, Probing colloidal forces between a SiR3RNR4R AFM tip and single nanoparticles of silica and alumina, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 303:627-638.

Goual, L., Horvath-Szabo, G., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2006, Characterization of the charge carriers in bitumen, Energy & Fuels, 20: 2099-2108.

Drelich, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Structural effects recorded for AFM tips interacting with individual nanoparticles and their clusters deposited on substrates, Langmuir, 22: 8850-8859.

Solovyev, A., Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Langmuir films of bitumen at oil/water interfaces, Energy & Fuels, 20: 1572-1578. J143 Drelich, J., Long, J., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J., Nalaskowski, J., Beauchamp, R. and Y. Liu, 2006, AFM colloidal forces measured between microscopic probes and flat substrates in nanoparticle suspensions, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 301: 511-522.

Choung, J., Mak, C. and Z. Xu, 2006, Fine coal beneficiation using an air dense medium fluidized bed, Coal Preparation, 26:1-15.

Wang, Y., Lim, S., Luo, J.L. and Z. Xu, 2006, Tribological and corrosion behaviors of Al2O3/polymer nanocomposite coatings, Wear, 206: 976-983.

Gu, G., Zhang, L., Wu, A., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Isolation and characterization of interfacial materials in bitumen emulsions, Energy & Fuels, 20: 673-681.

Wang, Y. and Z. Xu, 2006, Nanostructured Ni-WC-Co composite coatings fabricated by electrophoretic deposition, Surface Coatings Tech., 200: 3896-3902.

Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Role of illite-illite interactions in oil sands processing, Colloids Surfaces A:, 281: 202-214.

Su, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Role of oily bubbles in enhancing bitumen flotation, Minerals Engineering, 19: 641-650.

Liu, J., Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Colloidal interactions between asphaltene surfaces in aqueous solutions, Langmuir, 22: 1485-1492.

Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Adhesion of single polyelectrolyte molecules on silica, mica, and bitumen surfaces, Langmuir, 22: 1652-1659.

Long, J., Li, H., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2006, Role of colloidal interactions in oil sand tailings treatment, AIChE J., 52: 371-383.

Li, H., Xu, Z., Pang, D., Wu, J. Ji, L. and Z. Lin, 2006, DNA-promoted electrochemical assembly of at [Ru(bpy)2IP]3+/2+ an ITO electrode, Electrochimica Acta, 51: 1996-2002.

Liu, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Processability of oil sands ores in Alberta, Energy & Fuels, 19: 2056-2063.

2005

Goual, L., Horvath-Szabo, G., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2005, Adsorption of bituminous components at oil/water interfaces investigated by quartz crystal microbalance: Implications to the stability of water-in-oil emulsions, Langmuir, 21: 8278-8289.

Liu, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Interaction forces in bitumen extraction from oil sands, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 287: 507-520.

Zhang, L., Lopetinsky, R., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Asphaltene monolayers at a toluene/water interface, Energy & Fuels, 19: 1330-1336.

Takafuji, M., Mimaki, T., Xu, Z. and H. Ihara, 2005, Surface charge controlled magnetic nanoparticles with grafting of poly(4-vinylpyridine), J. Nanoscience Nanotechnology, 5: 390-393.

Wu, P. and Z. Xu, 2005, Silanation of nanostructured mesoporous magnetic particles for heavy metal recovery, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44: 816-824.

Christendat, D., Abraham, T., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Adhesion forces between functionalized probes and hydrophilic silica surfaces, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 19: 149-163.

Li, H., Zhou, Z.A., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, The role of acidified sodium silicate in low temperature bitumen extraction from poor processing oil sands, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 19: 936- 943.

Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, On the role of temperature in oil sands processing, Energy & Fuels, 19: 1440-1446.

Li, H., Long, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Synergetic role of polymer flocculant in lowtemperature bitumen extraction and tailings treatment, Energy & Fuels, 19: 936-943.

Vandenberghe, J., Choung, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Flux modeling for a two-phase system in a flotation column, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 83: 169-176.

Liu, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Colloidal forces between bitumen surfaces measured with atomic force microscopy in aqueous solutions, Colloids Surfaces A:, 260: 217-228.

Naghash, A.R., Xu, Z. and T.H. Etsell, 2005, Coprecipitation of nickel-copper-aluminum takovite as catalyst precursors for simultaneous production of carbon nanofibers and hydrogen, Chem. Mater., 17: 815-821.

Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2005, Characterization of adsorbed Athabasca asphaltene films at solvent-water interfaces using a Langmuir interfacial trough, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44: 1160- 1174.

Lu, B.T., Chen, Z.K., Luo, J.L., Patchettr, B.M. and Z. Xu, 2005, Pitting and stress corrosion cracking behavior in welded austenitic stainless steel, Electrochimica, 50: 1391-1403.

Li, H., Xu, Z., Ji, L. and W. Li, 2005, Interactions of polypyridyl cobalt complexes with DNA studied by rotating electrode methods, J. Applied Electrochemistry, 35: 235-241.

Wang, W., Zhou, Z., Nandakumar, K., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2005, An induction time model for the attachment of an air bubble to a hydrophobic sphere in aqueous solutions, Int. J. Miner. Process., 75: 69-82.

2004

Xu, Z., Lu, G. and O. Chan, 2004, Fundamental study on mercury release characteristics during thermal upgrading of an Alberta subbituminous coal, Energy & Fuels, 18: 1855-1861.

Masliyah, J., Zhou, Z., Xu, Z, Czarnecki, J. and H. Hamza, 2004, Understanding water-based bitumen extraction from Athabasca oil sands. A review article. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 628-654.

Liu, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Interaction between bitumen and fines in oil sands extraction system: implication to bitumen recovery, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 655-666.

Wallwork, V., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Processability of Athabasca oil sand using a laboratory hydrotransport extraction system (LHES), Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 687-695.

Zhou, Z., Kasongo, T., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Assessment of bitumen recovery from the Athabasca oil sands using a laboratory Denver flotation cell, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 696-703.

Choung J., Walker, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Effect of temperature on the stability of froth formed in a recycle process water of oil sand extraction, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 801-806.

Lawrence, S., Zhang, L-Y, Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett asphaltene films at heptane-water interface, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 821-828.

Gu, G., Sanders, S., Nandakumar, K. Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Hydrogen and oxygen bubble attachment to a bitumen drop, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 82: 846-849.

Abraham, T., Christendat, D., Gohy, J.F., Jérôme, R., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Role of polyelectrolyte charge density in tuning colloidal forces, AIChE J., 50: 2613-2626.

Gu, G., Sanders, R., Nandakumar, K., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, A novel experimental technique to study single bubble-bitumen attachment in flotation, Int. J. Miner. Process., 74: 15-29.

Liu, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Role of fine clays in bitumen extraction from oil sands, AIChE J., 50: 1917-1927. J104 Wu, P., Zhu, J. and Z. Xu, 2004, Template-assisted synthesis of mesoporous magnetic nanocomposite particles, Adv. Functional Materials, 14: 345-351.

Takafuji, M., Ide, S., Ihara, H. and Z. Xu, 2004, Preparation of poly(1-vinylimidazole)-grafted magnetic nanoparticles and their application for removal of metal ions, Chem. Mater., 16: 1977- 1983.

Xu, Z., Plitt, V. and Q. Liu, 2004, Recent advances in reverse flotation of diasporic ores – A Chinese experience (review), Minerals Engineering, 17: 1007-1015.

Wang, W., Zhou, Z., Nandakumar, K., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2004, Effect of charged colloidal particles on adsorption of surfactants at oil-water interface, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 271: 625-630.

Hu, Y., Sun, W., Li, H. and Z. Xu, 2004, Role of macromolecules in kaolinite flotation, Minerals Engineering, 17: 1017-1022. J99 Fang, J., Tang, B., Li, M. and Z. Xu, 2004, Recovery of cadmium from a zinc hydrometallurgical leachate using reactive emulsion liquid membrane technology, J. Chem. Tech. Biotechnol., 79: 313-320. DOI: 10.1002/jctb.946

 

2003

Zhang, L., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2003, Langmuir and Langmuir-Blodgett films of mixed asphaltene and a demulsifier, Langmuir, 19: 9730-9741.

Wallwork, V., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2003, Bitumen recovery with oily bubbles, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 81: 993-997.

Chi, R., Hu, Y., Zhu, G., Xu, S., Zhou, Z. and Z. Xu, 2003, Solution chemistry analysis of ammonium bicarbonate consumption in rare earth elements precipitation, Metallurgical Materials Trans., 34: 611-617.

Hu, Y. and Z. Xu, 2003, Interactions of amphoteric amino phosphoric acids with calcium-containing minerals and selective flotation, Int. J. Miner. Process., 72: 87-94.

Liu, X., Hu, Y. and Z. Xu, 2003, Effect of chemical composition on electrokinetics of diaspore, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 267: 211-216.

Gray, M.R., Zhang, Z., McCaffrey, W.C., Huq, I., Boddez, L., Xu Z. and A.W. Elliott, 2003, Measurement of adhesive forces during coking of Athabasca vacuum residue, Ind. End. Chem. Res., 42: 3549-3554.

Fang, J., Li, M. and Z. Xu, 2003, Separation of cobalt from a nickel-hydrometallurgical effluent using an emulsion liquid membrane, Sep. Sci. Technol., 38: 3553-3574.

Zhu, G., Chi, R., Shi, W. and Z. Xu, 2003, Chlorination kinetics of fluorine- fixed rare earth concentrate, Minerals Engineering, 16: 671-674. Curriculum Vitae: Zhenghe Xu 18

Zhang, L.Y., Lawrence, S., Xu, Z. and J.M. Masliyah, 2003, Studies of Athabasca asphaltene Langmuir films at air-water interface, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 264: 128-140.

Liu, J., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2003, Studies on bitumen-silica interaction in aqueous solutions by AFM, Langmuir, 19: 3911-3920.

Lu, B.T., Chen, Z.K., Lou, J.L., Patchett, B.M. and Z. Xu, 2003, Stress corrosion crack initiation and propagation in longitudinally welded 304 austenitic stainless steel, Corrosion Eng. Sci. Tech., 38: 69-75.

Gu, G., Zhou, Z., Xu, Z., Nandakumar, K., and J. Masliyah, 2003, Role of fine kaolinite clay in toluene-diluted bitumen/water emulsion, Colloids Surfaces A:, 215: 141-153.

Hu, Y., Chi, R. and Z. Xu, 2003, Solution chemistry study of salt-type mineral flotation systems: role of inorganic dispersants, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 42: 1641-1647.

Wang, W., Zhou, Z., Nandakumar, N., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2003, Effect of surface mobility on the particle sliding along a bubble or a solid sphere, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 259: 81-88.

Hu, Y., Liu, X. and Z. Xu, 2003, Role of crystal structure in flotation separation of diaspore from kaolinite, pyrophyllite and illite, Minerals Engineering, 16: 219-227.

Gu, G., Xu, Z., Nandakumar, K. and J. Masliyah, 2003, Effects of physical environment on induction time of air-bitumen attachment. Int. J. Miner. Process., 69: 235-250.

Wang, W., Zhou, Z., Nandakumar, K., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2003, Attachment of individual particles to a stationary air bubble in model systems, Int. J. Miner. Process., 68: 47-69.

Xu, Z., Liu, J., Choung, J. and Z. Zhou, 2003, Electrokinetic study of clay interactions with coal in flotation, Int. J. Miner. Process., 68: 183-196

2002

Gu, G., Xu, Z., Nandakumar, K. and J. Masliyah, 2002, Influence of water-soluble and waterinsoluble natural surface active components on the stability of water-in-toluene-diluted bitumen emulsion, Fuel, 81: 1859-1869.

Liu, J., Mak, T., Zhou, Z. and Z. Xu, 2002, Fundamental study of reactive oily-bubble flotation, Minerals Engineering, 15: 667-676. Chen, F., Finch, J., Gomez, C. and Z. Xu, 2002, Wettability effect on bubble formation at a rigid porous sparger, Can. Metallurgical Quarterly, 41: 273-280.

Liu, J., Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2002, Bitumen-clay interactions in aqueous media studied by zeta potential distribution measurement, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 252: 409-418.

Li, J. and Z. Xu, 2002, Physical characterization of a chitosan based hydrogel delivery system, J. Pharmaceutical Sci., 91: 1669-1677.

Abraham, T., Christendat, D., Karan, K., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2002, Asphaltene-silica interactions in aqueous solutions: Direct force measurements combined with electrokinetic studies, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41: 2170-2177.

Chi, R., Zhu, G., Xu, S., Tian, J., Liu, J. and Z. Xu, 2002, Kinetics of manganese reduction leaching with sodium sulfite from weathered rare earth mud, Metallurgical Materials Trans., 33B: 41-46. Curriculum Vitae: Zhenghe Xu 19

Liu, J., Zhou, Z. and Z. Xu, 2002, Electrokinetic study of hexane droplets in surfactant solutions and process water of bitumen extraction systems, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 41:52-57.

2001

Abraham, T., Kumpulainen, A., Xu, Z., Rutland, M., Claesson, P.M. and J. Masliyah, 2001, Polyelectrolyte mediated interaction between similarly charged surfaces: Role of divalent counterions in tuning surface forces, Langmuir, 17: 8321-8327.

DiFeo, A., Finch, J.A. and Z. Xu, 2001, Sphalerite-silica interactions: effect of pH and calcium ions, Int. J. Miner. Process., 61: 57-71.

Chi, R., Xu, Z., DiFeo, T., Finch, J.A. and J.L. Yordan, 2001, Measurement of interaction forces between talc and toner particles, J. Pulp Paper Sci., 27:152-157.

2000

Xu, Z., Chi, R., DiFeo, T. and J.A. Finch, 2000, Surface forces between sphalerite and silica particles in aqueous solutions, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 14: 1813-1827.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2000, Effect of natural surfactants released from Athabasca oil sands on air holdup in a water column, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 78: 617-624.

Kasongo, T., Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J. Masliyah, 2000, Effect of clays and calcium ions on bitumen extraction from Athabasca oil sands using flotation, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 78: 674-681.

Liu, J., Chi, R., Zeng, Z. Liang, J. and Z. Xu, 2000, Selective arsenic fixing roast of refractory gold concentrate, Metallurgical Materials Trans., 31B: 1163-1168.

McKinnon, W., Choung, J.W., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 2000, Magnetic seed in ambient temperature ferrite process applied to acid mine drainage treatment, Environ. Sci. Technol., 34: 2576-2581.

Choung, J.W., Xu, Z. and J. Szymanski, 2000, An integrated approach for coal tailings management, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 78: 780-784.

Chi, R., Zhu, G., Zhou, Z. and Z. Xu, 2000, A novel process for recovering rare earth from weathered black earth, Metallurgical Materials Trans., 31B: 191-196.

Duong, C., Choung, J., Xu, Z. and J. Szymanski, 2000, A novel process for recovering clean coal and water from coal tailings, Minerals Engineering, 13: 128-135.

Choung, J.W., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 2000, Advances in ambient temperature ferrite process applied to acid mine drainage treatment, Environ. Technol., 21: 201-207.

1999

Choung, J.W., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1999, Role of complex agents in ferrite formation under ambient conditions from industrial effluent, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 38: 4689-4693.

Bozkurt, V., Xu, Z., and J.A. Finch, 1999, Effect of depressants on xanthate adsorption on pentlandite and pyrrhotite: single vs mixed minerals, Can. Metallurgical Quarterly, 38: 105-112.

Chen. F, Finch, J.A., Xu, Z. and J. Czarnecki, 1999, Wettability of fine solids extracted from bitumen froth, J. Adhesion Sci. Technol., 13: 1209-1224.

Zhou, Z.A., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1999, Generation of small bubbles by hydrodynamic cavitation, Trans. IMM, 108: C55-C58. Curriculum Vitae: Zhenghe Xu 20

Bozkurt, V., Xu, Z., Brienne, S.H.R., Butler, I. and J.A. Finch, 1999, In situ orientation study of xanthate on copper under potential control, J. Electroanalytical Chemistry, 475: 124-129.

Chi, R. and Z. Xu, 1999, A solution chemistry approach to study of rare earth element precipitation by oxalic acid, Metallurgical Materials Trans., 30B: 189-195.

Broomberg, J., Gelinas, S., Finch, J.A. and Z. Xu, 1999, Review of magnetic carrier technologies for metal ion removal, Magnetic Electrostatic Separation, 9: 169-188.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J. and J. Czarnecki, 1999, Coagulation of bitumen with fine silica in model systems, Colloids Surfaces A:, 148: 199-211.

1998

Liu, Q., Xu, Z., Finch, J.A. and R. Egerton, 1998, A novel two-step silica coating process for engineering magnetic nanocomposites, Chem. Mater., 10: 3936-3940.

Vergouw, J.M., DiFeo, A., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1998, An agglomeration study of sulphide minerals using zeta-potential and settling rate. Part II: Sphalerite/pyrite and sphalerite/galena, Minerals Engineering, 11: 605-614.

Sui, C., Finch, J.A. and Z. Xu, 1998, Effect of diethylenetriamine on xanthate interaction with Pbcontaminated pyrite, Minerals Engineering, 11: 639-649.

Sui, C., Rashchi, F., Xu, Z., Kim, J., Nesset, J.E. and J.A. Finch, 1998, Interactions in the sphaleriteCa-SO4-CO3 systems, Colloids Surfaces A:, 137: 69-77.

Gass, H., Butler, I., Rao, R., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1998, A useful spectroscopic method for the determination of the concentration of diethylenetriamine (DETA) in aqueous mineral flotation solutions, Talanta, 46: 145-148.

Zhou, Z., Hussein, H., Xu, Z., Masliyah, J. and J. Czarnecki, 1998, Interaction of ionic species and fine solids with a low energy hydrophobic surface from contact angle measurement, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 204: 342-349.

Rashchi, F., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1998, Adsorption on silica in Pb- and Ca-SOR4R-COR3R systems, Colloids Surfaces A:, 132: 159-171.

Vergouw, J.M., DiFeo, A., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1998, An agglomeration study of sulphide minerals using zeta-potential and settling rate. Part I: Pyrite and galena, Minerals Engineering, 11: 159-169.

Gangli, P., Kozinski, J.A., Xu, Z. and S.H.R. Brienne, 1998, Bio-oxidation as a viable method for SOx emission control, CIM Bulletin, 91: 86-89.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1998, Effect of surface properties of fine particles on dynamic bubble formation in gas-supersaturated systems, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 37: 1998-2004.

Hu, H., Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1998, Numerical and experimental study of a hydrodynamic cavitation tube, Metallurgical Materials Transactions, 29B 911-917.

Bozkurt, V., Xu, Z., and J.A. Finch, 1998, Pentlandite/pyrrhotite interaction and xanthate adsorption, Int. J. Miner. Process., 52: 203-214.

Xu, Z., Hu, Y. and Y. Li, 1998, Electrokinetics and wettability of huebnerite and ferberite, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 198: 209-215. Curriculum Vitae: Zhenghe Xu 21

Rao, S.R., J.A. Finch, Zhou, Z. and Z. Xu, 1998, Relative flotation response of zinc sulphide: Mineral and precipitates, Sep. Sci. Technol., 33: 819-833.

1997

Vergouw, J.M., Anson, J., Dalhke, R., Xu, Z., Gomez, C. and J.A. Finch, 1997, An automated data acquisition technique for settling tests, Minerals Engineering, 10: 1095-1105.

Zhang, Q., Xu, Z. Bozkurt, V. and J.A. Finch, 1997, Pyrite flotation in the presence of metal ions and sphalerite, Int. J. Miner. Process., 52: 187-201.

Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and J.A. Finch, 1997, Silanation and stability of 3-aminopropyl triethoxy silane on nanosized superparamagnetic particles: I. Direct silanation, Applied Surface Sci., 120: 269-278.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z., Finch, J.A., Hu, H. and S.R. Rao, 1997, Role of hydrodynamic cavitation in fine particle flotation, Int. J. Miner. Process., 51: 139-149.

Xu, Z., Rao, S.R., Finch, J.A., Kelebek, S. and P. Wells, 1997, Role of diethylene triamine (DETA) in pentlandite-pyrrhotite separation: I. Complexation of metals with DETA, Trans. IMM, 106: C15- C20.

Hu, Y., Wang, D. and Z. Xu, 1997, A study of octyl hydroxamate adsorption on the flotation of wolframite, Minerals Engineering, 10: 623-633.

Sui, C.C., Brienne, S.H.R., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1997, Xanthate adsorption on Pb contaminated pyrite, Int. J. Miner. Process., 49: 207-221.

1996

Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1996, A direct method for studying collector adsorption on minerals in a mixed mineral system, Trans. IMM, 105: C197-C199.

Brienne, S., Bozkurt, V., Rao, R., Xu, Z., Butler, I. and J.A. Finch, 1996, Infrared spectroscopic investigations of the stability of xanthate-mineral interaction products, Applied Spectroscopy, 50: 521-527.

Wang, W., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1996, Fundamental study of an ambient temperature ferrite process in the treatment of acid mine drainage, Environ. Sci. Technol., 30: 2604-2608.

Xu, Z., Ducker, W.A. and J.N. Israelachvili, 1996, Forces between crystalline alumina (sapphire) surfaces in aqueous sodium dodecyl sulphate surfactant solutions, Langmuir, 12: 2263-2270.

Mielczarski, J.A., Xu, Z. and J.M. Cases, 1996, Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of heterogeneous adsorbed monolayers on semiconductor electrode by infrared reflection spectroscopy, J. Phys. Chem., 100: 7181-7184.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z., Finch, J.A. and Q. Liu, 1996, Effect of gas nuclei on the filtration of fine particles with different surface properties, Colloids Surfaces A:, 113: 67-77.

Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 1996, Functionalization and application of nano- -FeR2ROR3R particles, J. Applied Physics, 79: 4702-4705.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1996, Effect of gas nuclei on hydrophobic coagulation, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 179: 311-314. Curriculum Vitae: Zhenghe Xu 22

Bozkurt, V., Brienne, S.H.R., Xu, Z., Rao, S.R., Butler, I.S. and J.A. Finch, 1996, Development of in situ external reflection spectroscopy technique for adsorbed films, Minerals Engineering, 9: 351- 355.

Xu, Z., Liu, Q., Ling, J. and A. Summers, 1996, Wettability of mercury surface by halide electrolyte solutions, Langmuir, 12: 547-554.

1995

Sui, C.C., Brienne, S.R.H., Rao, R.R., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1995, Metal ion production and transfer between sulphide minerals, Minerals Engineering, 8: 1523-1539.

Zhang, Q., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1995, Surface ionization and complexation at the sphalerite/water interface: II. Computation of electrical double layer properties of sphalerite in the presence of iron ions in a simple electrolyte, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 175: 61-67.

Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 1995, Self-assembled monolayer coatings on nano-sized magnetic particles using 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid, Langmuir, 11: 4617-4622.

Chiruvolu, S., Israelachvili, J.N., Naranjo, E., Xu, Z., Zasadzinski, J.A., Kaler, E.W. and K.L. Herrington, 1995, Measurement of forces between spontaneous vesicle-forming bilayers, Langmuir, 11: 4256-4266.

Zhang, Q., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1995, Prediction of species distribution at sphalerite/water interface, Minerals Engineering, 8: 999-1007.

Zhang, Q., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1995, Surface ionization and complexation at the sphalerite/water interface: I. Computation of electrical double layer properties of sphalerite in simple electrolyte, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 169: 414-421.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1995, Minimum recovery zone height in flotation columns from bubble-particle collision analysis, Trans. IMM, 104: C102-C106.

Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and J. Ling, 1995, An evaluation of van Oss-Chaudhury-Good’s and Neumann’s approach with mercury substrate, Langmuir, 11: 1044-1046.

1994

Ducker, W.A., Xu, Z. and J.N. Israelachvili, 1994, Measurement of hydrophobic and DLVO forces in bubble-surface interactions in aqueous solutions, Langmuir, 10: 3279-3289.

Brienne, S., Zhang, Q., Xu, Z., Butler, I. and J.A. Finch, 1994, X-ray photoelectron and infrared spectroscopic investigation of sphalerite (ZnS) activation with iron, Langmuir, 10: 3582-3586.

Zhou, Z., Xu, Z. and J.A. Finch, 1994, On the role of cavitation in particle collection during flotationA critical review, Minerals Engineering, 7: 1073-1084.

Ducker, W.A., Xu, Z., Israelachvili, J.N. and D.R. Clarke, 1994, Forces between alumina surfaces in salt solutions: non-DLVO forces and the implications for colloidal processing, J. Amer. Ceramic Soc., 77: 437-443.

Vigil, G., Xu, Z., Steinberg, S. and J.N. Israelachvili, 1994, Interactions of silica surfaces, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 165: 367-385.

1992

Chen, Y.L., Xu, Z. and J. Israelachvili, 1992, Structure and interactions of surfactant-covered surfaces in non-aqueous (oil-surfactant-water) media, Langmuir, 8: 2966-2975.

1990

Xu, Z. and R.H. Yoon, 1990, A study of hydrophobic coagulation, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 134: 427- 434.

1989

Xu, Z. and R.H. Yoon, 1989, The role of hydrophobic interactions in coagulation, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 132: 532-541.

1986

Chen, J., Chen, W. and Z. Xu, 1986, Adsorption and flocculation behaviours of ilmenite and feldspar in the presence of sulphonated polyacrylamide-Experimental, J. Central-South Institute Mining Metallurgy, No. 6: 86-93 (in Chinese).

1985

Chen, J. and Z. Xu, 1985, Advances in selective flocculation theory, Nonferrous Metals, No. 1: 14- 22 (in Chinese).

Ling, W., Shi, P., Xu, Z. and W. Chen, 1985, The determination of the trace quantities (ppm) of PAMS with GPC, J. Central-South Institute Mining Metallurgy, No. 1: 103-108 (in Chinese).

Chen, W., Chen, J. and Z. Xu, 1985, Application of molecular orbit theory to the study of adsorption mechanisms of sulphonated polyacrylamide, J. Central-South Institute Mining Metallurgy, No. 4: 76-83

1982

Chen, W., Xu, Z. and X. Yu, 1982, A study of the choice of collectors in collector-polymer selective flocculation system for ilmenite-feldspar, J. Central-South Institute Mining Metallurgy, No. 3: 83- 87 (in Chinese).