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Diluted bitumen emulsion characterization and separation
Stable water-in-oil emulsions persist in bitumen froth from surface mining process of Athabasca oil sands because of asphaltenes and clay solids. This dissertation focuses on the characterization and separation of water ...
Modeling of asphaltene precipitation and arterial deposition
The potential problem produced by asphaltene deposition during oil production has motivated the development of several experimental techniques and theoretical models, trying to understand and predict the asphaltene behavior. ...
Fermentative utilization of glycerol and lignocellulosic sugars and production of ethanol by Paenibacillus macerans
With the recent volatility in crude oil prices and widespread concern regarding global warming, there is increased need for finding sustainable alternatives to petrochemical based fuels. One way to achieve this objective ...
Single-cell behavior and population heterogeneity: Fluorescence microscopy-based inverse population balance modeling
Cell population balance models can account for the phenotypic heterogeneity that characterizes isogenic cell populations. To utilize the predictive power of these models, however, we must determine the single-cell reaction ...
Solubility, length characterization, and cryo-TEM of pristine and functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes in surfactant and superacid systems, with application to spinning SWNT fibers
Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have remarkable properties: the thermal conductivity of diamond, the electrical conductivity of copper, and mechanical properties greater than steel at a sixth of the weight. If these ...