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New Chemical Engineering Findings from University of Calgary Outlined (CRITICAL REVIEW OF MUTUAL DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT MEASUREMENTS FOR LIQUID...

September 10, 2014



New Chemical Engineering Findings from University of Calgary Outlined (CRITICAL REVIEW OF MUTUAL DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT MEASUREMENTS FOR LIQUID SOLVENT plus BITUMEN/HEAVY OIL MIXTURES)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Engineering -- Research findings on Chemical Engineering are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Calgary, Canada, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Information about diffusion in solvent+bitumen/heavy oil mixtures is useful for the design of solvent-assisted recovery processes as a key parameter in reservoir simulation models."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Calgary, "Reliable mutual diffusion coefficient measurements for these systems present significant challenges. In this article, experimental techniques for the study of diffusion in liquid solvent+bitumen/heavy oil systems are critically reviewed, and the strengths and weaknesses of each method are highlighted."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Despite considerable progress in this area with the application of state-of-the-art techniques, such as X-ray computer-assisted tomography measurements, additional work is needed to measure the composition profiles in these opaque systems more precisely and to analyse the measured concentration profiles more conveniently."

For more information on this research see: CRITICAL REVIEW OF MUTUAL DIFFUSION COEFFICIENT MEASUREMENTS FOR LIQUID SOLVENT plus BITUMEN/HEAVY OIL MIXTURES. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2014;92(8):1455-1466. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering can be contacted at: Wiley-Blackwell, 111 River St, Hoboken 07030-5774, NJ, USA. (Wiley-Blackwell - www.wiley.com/; Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering - onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1939-019X)

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M. Ghanavati, University of Calgary, Dept. of Chem & Petr Engn, Schulich Sch Engn, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada. Additional authors for this research include H. Hassanzadeh and J. Abedi.

Keywords for this news article include: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, North and Central America, Chemical Engineering

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