57th Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference - 2007


Celebration of the Contributions of Jacob Masliyah

Monday AM

MASL1Salon 8

General 1 (joint with OSND1)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Joy Romero and Sieg Wanke

10:00 00033 My Thirty Years of Research in Oil Sands *$Masliyah J.H.
10:40 00034 Early Events in the Scaling of Gypsum Under Sensible Heating Conditions $Fahiminia F., Watkinson A.P., *Epstein N.
11:00 00035 The Limits of Fine and Coarse Particle Flotation Gontijo C., Fornasiero D., *Ralston J.
11:20 00036 Phase Diagram Approach to Emulsion Evaporation Path *$Friberg S.E.
11:40 End of Session

Transfer Time

11:45 All-Conference Event - Awards Luncheon


Monday PM

MASL2Salon 8

General 2 (joint with OSND2)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Brian Doucette and Murray Gray

13:40 00151 Surface Characteristics of Selected Two Layer Silicate Minerals *$Miller J.D., Nalaskowski J., Abdul B., Hao D.
14:00 00152 Gel Transition in Silica Nanoparticle/Kaolinite Suspensions *$Walz J.Y., Baird J.C.
14:20 00153 Surface Tension Dependence on Elevation in a Gravitational Field and its Implications in Line Tension Estimation Voitcu O., *$Elliott J.A.W.
14:40 00154 The Cell Model Approach in Electrodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Colloid Science Zholkovskiy E.K., Masliyah J.H.
15:00 Coffee Break
Chair(s) - Barry Bara and Subir Bhattacharjee

15:20 00155 Asymmetric Polymer Bridging between Starch-Coated Colloidal Particles and Pulp Fibers by Cationic Polyacrylamide van de Ven T.G.M., Poraj-Kozminski A,, Hill R.J.
15:40 00156 Non-Uniform Distribution of Gas-Flow through Identical Cyclones in Parallel *Grace J.R., Cui H., Hackman L., McKnight C.
16:00 00157 Liquid Transport in Multi-Layer and Coalescing Froths $Ireland P.M., Jameson G.J.
16:20 00158 Influence of the Bubble Kinetic Energy on its Bouncing During Collisions with Various Interfaces Zawala J., Krasowska M., Malysa K., Dabros T.
16:40 00626 Water-in-Oil Emulsions Stabilized by Asphaltenes, Resins, Naphthenic Acids, Naphthenates and their Mixtures Kilpatrick P.K.
17:00 End of Session

MASLPHall B

Posters

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Heather Dettman, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu

From 17:00 until 18:40

17:00 00159 Role of Initial Placement of Surfactants on their Adsorption to Heptane-Water Interfaces: Molecular Dynamics Simulations *Kuznicki T., Bhattacharjee S., Masliyah J.H.
17:00 00160 Dependence of the Thermodynamic Stability of Axisymmetric Capillary Bridges on the Solid Geometry *$Elliott J.A.W., Voitcu O.
17:00 00161 Molecular Modelling of the Wetting Behaviour of Model Bitumen Molecules on Silica Surfaces Wang X., *$Choi P.

Tuesday AM

MASL3Salon 8

Hydrotransport/Conditioning (joint with OSND3)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Andrew Eisenhower and Doug Cox

10:00 00286 Modeling and Simulation of the Operability and Reliability of an Oil Sands At-Face Slurrying System *$Lipsett M.G., Scaffo-Migliaro A.
10:20 00287 Surface Properties: Evolution and Coalescence of Emulsified Bitumen Droplets *Moran K., Sumner R.J.
10:40 00288 Deformation of Oil Droplet on the Solid Substrate in a Simple Shear Flow *$Basu S., Gupta A.K.
11:00 00289 Determination of Particle Size Distributions for Clays from Athabasca Oil Sands *$Mercier P.H.J., Kingston D.M., Wang D., Kung J., Le Page Y., Kotlyar L.S.
11:20 00290 Oil Sand Slurry Conditioning Tests in a 100 mm Pipeline Loop *$Sanders R.S., Schaan J., McKibben M.M.
11:40 00291 Experimental Investigation of Gas-Liquid Flow in Horizontal Pipes $Kalekudithi E., Afacan A., Sanders R.S., *Nandakumar K., Masliyah J.H.
12:00 End of Session


Tuesday PM

MASL4Salon 8

Bitumen Production (joint with OSND4)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Garry Foulds and Tadek Dabros

13:40 00415 A Comparison of Mineral and Oil Sands Flotation Systems *Xu Z.
14:20 00416 Determining Surface Potential of the Bitumen-Water Interface at Nanoscale Resolution Using Atomic Force Microscopy *$Drelich J., Long J., Yeung A.
14:40 00417 Effect of Operating Temperature on Water-Based Oil Sands Processing *Long J., Drelich J., Xu Z., Masliyah J.H.
15:00 00418 Role of Solids in Oil Sands Processability Dang-Vu T., Wu S.Y., Jha R., *Masliyah J.H., Xu Z.
15:20 Coffee Break
Chair(s) - Surindar Singh and Shawn Taylor

15:40 00419 Rapid Characterization of Oil Sand Properties Using Near-Infrared and Thermal Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy *$Rivard B., Feng J., Lyder D., Gallie A., Cloutis E.
16:00 00420 High Performance Control of Oilsands Hydrotransport Garcia O., Shardt Y., Diaz-Goano C., Forbes J.F., Sanders S.
16:20 00421 Potential Strategies to Enhance Oil Recovery Using Vapex Imran M.
16:40 00422 Hybrid SAGD-ISC Bitumen Recovery Processes for Athabasca Reservoir Sadeghi M., *Gates I.D.
17:00 End of Session


Wednesday AM

MASL5Salon 8

Tailings (joint with OSND5)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Roger Melley and Kevin Moran

10:00 00527 Methane Flux from Oil Sands Tailings: Source and Prediction Siddique T., Fedorak P.M., *$Foght J.M., Mackinnon M.D.
10:20 00528 Horizon Oil Sands Thickener Design Paradis T.
10:40 00529 Effect of Particle Size on the Viscosity of Athabasca Clay Suspensions Samiei S., Adeyinka O.B., Xu Z., Masliyah J.H.
11:00 00530 Comparison of Clay Minerals in Oil Sands Froth and Tailings Kaminsky H.A.W., Etsell T.H., Ivey D.G., Omotoso O.E.
11:20 00531 TEM Investigation of "Leucoxene" Particles in Oil Sands Froth Kaminsky H.A.W., Etsell T.H., Ivey D.G., Omotoso O.E.
11:40 00532 Kaolinite-Bitumen Interaction in Aqueous Solutions Containing Multivalent Metal Cations $Gan W., *Liu Q.
12:00 End of Session


Wednesday PM

MASL6Salon 8

Froth Treatment (joint with OSND6)

Organizer(s) - Jan Czarnecki, Kumar Nandakumar and Zhenghe Xu
Chair(s) - Bill Power and Vince Wallwork

13:40 00204 Asphaltene Precipitation in Crude Oils with Emulsified Water Tharanivasan A.K., Svrcek W.Y., Yarranton H.W., Taylor S.D.
14:00 00195 Dynamics of Asphaltene Aggregation Wang S., Long J., Xu Z., *Masliyah J.H.
14:20 00627 The Effect of Resins on Asphaltene Self-Association and Solubility *$Yarranton H.W., Fox W.A., Svrcek W.Y.
14:40 00628 Multi-Scale Observations of the Separation of Solids-Stabilized Diluted Bitumen Emulsions Jiang T., $Hirasaki G.J., *Miller C.A., Moran K.
15:00 00629 Role of Dynamic Interfacial Properties in the Dewatering of Diluted Bitumen Venkataram R., *$Al Taweel A.M., Dabros T., Yuet P.K.
15:20 Coffee Break
Chair(s) - Edward Maharajh and Harvey Yarranton

15:40 00630 Electric Breakdown of Thin Films: A New Approach for Stability Measurement of Water in Oil Emulsion Films Mostowfi F., *$Bhattacharjee S., Czarnecki J., Masliyah J.H.
16:00 00631 Stability of Water/Toulene Interfaces Saturated with Adsorbed Naphthenic Acids - A Molecular Dynamics Study Li C., Li Z., *$Choi P.
16:20 00632 Stability of Water-in-Oil Emulsion Effect of Asphaltenes *$Xu Y., Dabros T.
16:40 00633 On the So-Called 'Rag Layer' and Diluted Bitumen Dewatering *Czarnecki J., Moran K., Yang X.
17:00 End of Session


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