Thesis

2020

Interfacially active magnetic nanoparticles for efficient oil/water separation from oil-in-water or water-in-oil emulsions, Xiao He, Ph.D., 2020  (Thesis not available on ERA yet)

CO2-Responsive surfactant series for enhancing heavy oil recovery:  from fundamentals to bench-scale demonstrations in Canadian oil sands extraction, Yi Lu, Ph.D., 2020  (Thesis not available on ERA yet)

 

 

 

 

 

2019

Study of Dynamic Interaction and Adhesion between Water Droplets and Gas Hydrate in Organic Solvents, Zihui Chen, Ph.D., 2019  (Thesis not available on ERA yet)

Role of Clays in Bitumen Extraction of Water-Based Oil Sands Processing, An Li, Ph.D., 2019 

A study of high viscosity oil displacement from a curved solid in aqueous solutions, Rui Li, Ph.D., 2019

CO2-responsive O/W microemulsions designed for treating oil-contaminated drill cuttings, Xiangyu Chen, Ph.D., 2019  (Thesis not available on ERA yet)

Study of biodiesel-assisted ambient aqueous bitumen extraction (BA3BE) for hydrocarbon production from mineable oil sands, Yeling Zhu, Ph.D., 2019 

Demulsification Mechanism of Asphaltene Model Compounds or Bitumen Stabilized Emulsions by EO-PO Copolymers, Zhen Niu, Ph.D., 2019 

Probing Adsorption of Divalent Cations on Kaolinite Clay Surfaces by Atomic Force Microscopy, Jing Chang, Ph.D., 2019

Mixed Abrasive Slurries of Ceria and Silica Nanoparticles formed by Electrostatic Attraction for Shallow Trench Isolation Chemical Mechanical Polishing, Korel Dawkins, Ph.D., 2019

Descriptor-Based Explorations on Flotation of Metal Sulfides Using Density Functional Theory Calculations, Hongbiao Tao, Ph.D., 2019

Probing Challenges of Asphaltenes in Petroleum Production through Extended-SARA (E-SARA) Analysis, Peiqi Qiao, Ph.D., 2019

Effects of Applied DC Electric Fields on Water-Oil Interfacial Properties, Ye Zhang, M.Sc., 2019

Electrocoalescence of water droplets in oil emulsions:  Effect of electric fields, surfactants and chemical demulsifiers, Carol Dwaik, M.Sc., 2019

 

 

 

 

 

2009

Zeolite-supported Silver Nanoparticles for Coal-fired Power Plant Mercury Emission Control, Yan Liu, Ph.D., 2009 (Contact Dr. Xu)

Role of Water Chemistry in Oil Sands Processing, Hongying Zhao, Ph.D., 2009 (Contact Dr. Xu)