Solvent Recovery and Removal from NAE Extraction Gangue

This project addresses the economics (solvent recycling) and the environmental impact (residual solvent in extraction gangue) of the NAE process.  One focus of the project is to develop a non-thermal process (e.g., use of a surfactnt solution) to recover cyclohexane from the extraction gangue so that cylcohexane can be reused in the NAE process.  To this end, the adsoprtion/absorption behaviour of cyclohexane on the gangue materials are stuided.  Another focus is to identify the microorganisms that are able to remove cyclohexane from the gangue materials and the conditions such microorganisms work most effectively. 


 

A Molecular Dynamics Study on the Wettability of Kaolinite Surfaces in Contact with a Water-Cyclohexane Mixture

Phillip Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Conference/Workshop

A Molecular Dynamics Study on the Wettability of Kaolinite Surfaces in Contact with a Water-Cyclohexane Mixture

Phillip Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Event

Affinity of Inorganic and Organic Ions to the Aqueous-Cyclohexane Interface in and out of a Confined Environment

Phillip Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Conference/Workshop

Biodegradation of cyclohexane under different redox conditions.

Ania Ulrich, Phillip Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Event

Co-metabolic Degradation of Cyclohexane under Aerobic and Methanogenic Conditions

Ania Ulrich, Phillip Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Event

Interface of Ion-Containing Aqueous and Organic Phases within and out of Confinement

Phillip Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Conference/Workshop

Limitations on the Residual Solvent Recovery Imposed By the Gangue Characteristics

Phillip Choi, Reza Khalkhali

Conference/Workshop

Solvent Recovery from NAE Gangue

Reza Khalkhali

Event

Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada

Phillip Choi

Award

Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada

Phillip Choi

Award

Jacob H Masliyah Graduate Award in Oil Sands Engineering

Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Award

Jacob H Masliyah Graduate Award in Oil Sands Engineering

Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Award

Mary Louise Graduate Student Award

Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Award

Mary Louise Graduate Student Award

Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Award

A Molecular Dynamics Approach towards the Interfacial Properties of Sulfide- and Clay-Minerals

Monir Hosseini-Anvari

PhD Thesis

Biodegradation of cyclohexane qnd cylopentane in FFT under methanogenic conditions

Ania Ulrich, Phillip Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Cometabolic degradation of cyclohexane in the presence of ammonium

Ania Ulrich, Phillip Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Comparison between the kinetics of cyclohexane absorption and desorption for heterogeneous bitumen nanofilms

Phillip Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Effect of Confinement on the Adsorption Behavior of Inorganic and Organic Ions at Aqueous-Cyclohexane Interfaces: A Molecular Dynamics Study,

Phillip Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Mass Uptake Dynamics and Diffusivity of Cyclohexane Vapor in Nano-Scale Bitumen Films Coated on Substrates with Different Degrees of Hydrophobicity

Phillip Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Role of Composition of Cyclohexane-Extracted Gangue on its Drying at Ambient Conditions

Phillip Choi, Reza Khalkhali

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Role of Composition of Cycolhexane-Extracted Gangue on its Drying at Ambient Conditions

Reza Khalkhali

Masters Thesis

Salt-induced Phase-separation of Water and Cyclohexane within a Kaolinite Nanopore: A Molecular Dynamics Study

Phillip Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Scholarly Refereed Journal

Thickness Dependence of the Diffusivity and Solubility of Cyclohexane in Nanoscale Bitumen Films

Phillip Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Scholarly Refereed Journal