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.  Both thermal (microwave) and non-thermal processes (surfactant solution) are studied to recover cyclohexane from the extraction gangue so that it can be reused in the NAE process.  To this end, the adsoprtion/absorption behaviour of cyclohexane on the gangue materials are stuided and microwave interaction with the water and solid phases in the extraction gangue are studied. 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. 


 

Fellowship

Phillip YK Choi

Award

Fellowship

Phillip YK 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

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

Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

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

Phillip YK Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Phillip YK Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Other Event

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

Phillip YK Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Biodegradation of cyclohexane qnd cylopentane in FFT under methanogenic conditions

Ania Ulrich, Phillip YK Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Biodegradation of cyclohexane under different redox conditions.

Ania Ulrich, Phillip YK Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Other Event

Co-metabolic Degradation of Cyclohexane under Aerobic and Methanogenic Conditions

Ania Ulrich, Phillip YK Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Other Event

Cometabolic degradation of cyclohexane in the presence of ammonium

Ania Ulrich, Phillip YK Choi, Tariq Siddique, Gloria Okpala

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

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

Phillip YK Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

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

Phillip YK Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Effect of the Substrate Hydrophilicity on the Absorption Kinetics of Cyclohexane in Bitumen Nanofilms

Phillip YK Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Gravimetric Study of Cyclohexane Transport in Nanoscale Bitumen Films

Vadim Kislitsin

Doctoral Thesis/Dissertation

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

Phillip YK Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Limitations on the Residual Solvent Recovery Imposed By the Gangue Characteristics

Phillip YK Choi, Reza Khalkhali

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

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

Phillip YK Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

New Computational Chemistry Methods, Database and Challenges: an Overview

Phillip YK Choi, Victor Hugo Malamace

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

On the impact of drought-induced abiotic stress on the composition of Douglas-fir lignin for valorization

Daniel Justin Barker-Rothschild

Master Thesis

Perspectives: what the future holds for us

Phillip YK Choi, Gabriel Costa

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

Recovery of Cyclohexane from Oil Sands Gangue Using Microwave: Influence of Fine Particles

Tasneem Hussein

Master Thesis

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

Phillip YK Choi, Reza Khalkhali

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

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

Reza Khalkhali

Master Thesis

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

Phillip YK Choi, Monir Hosseini-Anvari

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article

Solvent Recovery from NAE Gangue

Reza Khalkhali

Conference/Symposium/Workshop Contribution

The Effect of Convective Currents on the Drying of Reconstituted Alberta Oil Sands Gangue

Annie Kuang

Master Thesis

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

Phillip YK Choi, Vadim Kislitsin

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article