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New Insights into the Mitigation of Asphaltene Deposition and the Utilization of Asphaltene Deposits
Asphaltene deposition is an ongoing flow assurance problem in the oil and gas industry that is associated with huge economic loss. Different aspects to this problem which includes asphaltene stability, asphaltene deposition ...
Gas Chromatography Study of Sulfur Removal from Jet Fuel Using Nanoporous Materials
Adsorptive desulfurization has been studied as a promising process to produce low-sulfur liquid fuels that achieve more stringent regulations. Although the process has proved to be effective to remove sulfur compounds from ...
Thermodynamics of Rigid Rod Polyelectrolytes with Focus on CNT-Superacid Solutions and Second Virial Theory of Finite Rods
This thesis investigates the thermodynamics of rigid rod polyelectrolytes for carbon nanotube (CNT) - superacid solutions by classical acid-base chemistry and for finite rods by second virial theory. For CNT-superacids, ...
Utilization of Asphaltenes as Inexpensive and Abundant Precursors of Novel Carbon-Based Nanomaterials
Asphaltene deposition causes many difficulties and imposes challenging flow assurance problems for the oil industry throughout the globe. Asphaltenes are the heaviest and most polarizable fraction of crude oil. They have ...
Deformation Dynamics of Wet Foams and Bubbles in Wide Microfluidic Channels
A prominent feature of microfluidics is the ability to generate monodisperse bubbles (or droplets) of tunable volumes and densities, which rapidly self-order under the confinement of the channels. The geometric and ...