Recent Submissions

  • Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Sanaee, Reza; Singh, Rao Martand; Murray, John; McLaughlin, Abbie; Healy, David; Lee, Tung-Lik
    FAISAL, N.H., SANAEE, R., SINGH, R.M., MURRAY, J., MCLAUGHLIN, A., HEALY, D. and LEE, T.-L. [2018]. Neutron scattering study of strain behaviour of porous rocks subjected to heating and unconfined uniaxial compression. Journal of physics: conference series, (accepted).
    Neutron scattering (at ENGIN-X) was used to examine strain distributions in two hydrocarbon reservoir rock types (i.e. sandstone and chalk) under uniaxial stress (up to 35 MPa) at temperature as high as 70 °C to utilise ...
  • Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. 

    Wong, Ling Say (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2012-05-01)
    WONG, L.S. 2012. Sustainable development of an integrated solid waste and wastewater treatment. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This PhD thesis investigated solid and liquid waste treatment systems for Sureclean, a waste Management company based in the North of Scotland. Sureclean receives a diverse range of waste streams and the increasing need ...
  • Optimisation of Mare’s Tail coalescer technology. 

    Vijayakumar, Bhavani (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-07-01)
    VIJAYAKUMAR, B. 2014. Optimisation of Mare’s Tail coalescer technology. Robert Gordon University, MPhil thesis.
    The Mare’s Tail technology was invented in ERT(Orkney) as a Joint industrial Project to reduce the use of chemicals in the produced water treatment process. The Mare’s Tail is a fibrous type of coalescer used in the ...
  • Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. 

    Tchambak, Eric (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2014-09-01)
    TCHAMBAK, E.N. 2014. Cold heavy oil production using CO2-EOR technique. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    This thesis presents results of a successful simulation study using CO2-EOR technique to enable production from an offshore heavy oil field, named here as Omega, which is located offshore West Africa at a water depth around ...
  • Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. 

    Alkali, Abubakar (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-05-01)
    ALKALI, A. 2016. Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Palladium membranes have been identified as the membranes of choice in hydrogen separation and purification processes due to their infinite selectivity to hydrogen when defect free. Despite their potentials in hydrogen ...
  • Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. 

    Adegbotolu, Urenna V. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2016-09-01)
    ADEGBOTOLU, U.V. 2016. Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Spent oil based drilling fluid and cutting wastes are global liabilities due to their hazardous hydrocarbon content which impacts negatively on flora, fauna, and global carbon footprint. The formulation of two demulsifiers ...
  • Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. 

    Adams, Morgan (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2010-05-01)
    ADAMS, M. 2010. Development and application of novel tracers for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Novel glass tracers, organic and inorganic polymers based on narrow band atomic fluorescence, have been developed for deployment as environmental tracers. The use of discrete fluorescent species in an environmentally stable ...
  • Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. 

    Idahosa, Patrick E.G. (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2015-10-01)
    IDAHOSA, P.E.G. 2015. Development of formation damage models for oilfield polymers. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Polymers are among the most important of various oilfield chemicals and are used for a variety of applications in the oil and gas industry (OGI) including water and gas shutoff, drilling mud viscosity modification, filtration ...
  • Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks - numerical and experimental methods. 

    Bello, Kelani (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2013-05-01)
    BELLO, K.O. 2013. Modeling multiphase solid transport velocity in long subsea tiebacks - numerical and experimental methods. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Transportation of unprocessed multiphase reservoir fluids from deep/ultra deep offshore through a long subsea tieback/pipeline is inevitable. This form of transportation is complex and requires accurate knowledge of critical ...
  • Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing. 

    Shehu, Habiba (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-05-01)
    SHEHU, H. 2018. Innovative hydrocarbons recovery and utilization technology using reactor-separation membranes for off-gases emission during crude oil shuttle tanker transportation and natural gas processing. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    The increase in greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations in the atmosphere, as well as the high rate of depletion of hydrocarbon-based resources have become a global concern. A major source of emissions of hydrocarbon vapours ...
  • Preparation, characterization and carrier gas transport characteristics of inorganic and organic membranes for application in lactic acid esterification with ethanol. 

    Okon, Edidiong (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-04-01)
    OKON, E.P. 2018. Preparation, characterization and carrier gas transport characteristics of inorganic and organic membranes for application in lactic acid esterification with ethanol. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Ethyl lactate (EL) plays a major role as green solvent and also a replacement for most petrochemical solvents. The esterification process of lactic acid and ethanol to produce EL is an equilibrium-limiting reaction and the ...
  • Optimization of indentification of particle impacts using acoustic emission. 

    Hedayetullah, Amin Mohammad (Robert Gordon University School of Engineering, 2018-04-01)
    HEDAYETULLAH, A.M. 2018. Optimization of indentification of particle impacts using acoustic emission. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.
    Air borne or liquid-laden solid particle transport is a common phenomenon in various industrial applications. Solid particles, transported at severe operating conditions such as high flow velocity, can cause concerns for ...
  • Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale reservoirs. 

    Labed, Ismail; Oyeneyin, Babs; Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2018.08.015, 2018-08-24)
    LABED, I., OYENEYIN, B. and OLUYEMI, G. 2018. Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale reservoirs. Journal of natural gas science and engineering [online], 59, pages 156-167. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2018.08.015
    Condensate banking is the most challenging engineering problem in the development of gas-condensate reservoirs where the condensate accumulation can dramatically reduce the gas permeability resulting in impairment of wells ...
  • Design and fabrication of absorptive/reflective crossed CPC PV/T system. 

    Aykapadathu, Muhsin; Nazarinia, Mehdi; Sellami, Nazmi (MDPI https://doi.org/10.3390/designs2030029, 2018-08-06)
    AYKAPADATHU, M., NAZARINIA, M. and SELLAMI, N. 2018. Design and fabrication of absorptive/reflective crossed CPC PV/T system. Designs [online], 2(3), article ID 29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3390/designs2030029
    A crossed compound parabolic concentrator (CCPC) is a non-imaging concentrator which is a modified form of a circular 3D compound parabolic concentrator (CPC) obtained by orthogonal intersection of two 2D CPCs that have ...
  • Generic closed loop controller for power regulation in dual active bridge DC/DC converter with current stress minimization. 

    Hebala, Osama M.; Aboushady, Ahmed A.; Ahmed, Khaled H.; Abdelsalam, Ibrahim Abdallah (IEEE https://doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2018.2860535, 2018-08-01)
    HEBALA, O.M., ABOUSHADY, A.A., AHMED, K.H. and ABDELSALAM, I. 2018. Generic closed loop controller for power regulation in dual active bridge DC/DC converter with current stress minimization. IEEE transactions on industrial electronics [online], Early Access. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/TIE.2018.2860535
    This paper presents a comprehensive and generalized analysis of the bidirectional dual active bridge (DAB) DC/DC converter using triple phase shift (TPS) control to enable closed loop power regulation while minimizing ...
  • Evolutionary computation for optimal component deployment with multitenancy isolation in cloud-hosted applications. 

    Ochei, Laud Charles; Petrovski, Andrei; Bass, Julian M. (IEEE http://itnas.civil.duth.gr/inista2018/, 2018-07-03)
    OCHEI, L.C., PETROVSKI, A. and BASS, J.M. 2018. Evolutionary computation for optimal component deployment with multitenancy isolation in cloud-hosted applications. In Proceedings of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Systems Man and Cybernetics Society (SMC) international innovations in intelligent systems and applications conference 2018 (INISTA 2018), 3-5 July 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece.
    A multitenant cloud-application that is designed to use several components needs to implement the required degree of isolation between the components when the workload changes. The highest degree of isolation results in ...
  • Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders. 

    Ali, O.; Ahmed, Rehan; Alawadhi, H.; Shameer, M.; Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Al-Anazi, Nayef M.; Goosen, M. F. A. (DVS Media GmbH http://www.proceedings.com/38541.html, 2017-06-07)
    ALI, O., AHMED, R., ALAWADHI, H., SHAMEER, M., FAISAL, N., AL-ANAZI, N. and GOOSEN, M. 2017. Comparison of wear performance of thermal sprayed cermet (WC-Co) coatings from suspension and feedstock powders. In the Proceedings of the International thermal spray conference and exposition 2017 (ITSC 2017), 7-9 June 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany. Dusseldorf: DVS Media GmbH [online], pages 681-686. Available from: http://www.proceedings.com/38541.html
    WC-Co coatings were deposited using conventional High Velocity Oxy-Fuel Jet-Kote (HVOF-JK) and Suspension HVOF (S-HVOF) methods. Microstructural and mechanical properties along with the wear resistance of coatings were ...
  • Experimental and numerical study of buoyancy-driven low turbulence flow in rectangular enclosure partially filled with isolated solid blockages. 

    Iyi, Draco; Hasan, Reaz; Penlington, Roger (Elsevier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.07.031, 2018-07-30)
    IYI, D., HASAN, R. and PENLINGTON, R. 2018. Experimental and numerical study of buoyancy-driven low turbulence flow in rectangular enclosure partially filled with isolated solid blockages. International journal of heat and mass transfer [online], 127(Part B), pages 534-545. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2018.07.031
    This paper considers the natural convection inside an air filled enclosure having several isolated cylindrical blockages distributed within it, and arranged parallel to two vertical walls of the enclosure. These two walls ...
  • Future of nanoindentation in archaeometry. 

    Faisal, Nadimul Haque; Ahmed, Rehan; Goel, Saurav; Cross, Graham (Cambridge University Press https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.280, 2018-08-20)
    FAISAL, N.H., AHMED, R., GOEL, S. and CROSS, G. 2018. Future of nanoindentation in archaeometry. Journal of materials research [online], First View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.280
    This review aims to consolidate a scattered literature on the use of a modern nanomechanical testing techniques in archaeometry materials research such as the process of mummification. It is concluded that nanoindentation ...
  • Dynamic adsorption of residual hydrocarbon oil from treated produced water on chitosan. 

    Oluyemi, Gbenga Folorunso; Arab, Hussain (TUV SUD NEV (Organisers) https://www.tuv-sud.co.uk/nel/news-events/news/latest-news/produced-water-workshop-highlights-environmental-issues-and-solutions, 2018-06-05)
    OLUYEMI, G.F. and ARAB, H. 2018. Dynamic adsorption of residual hydrocarbon oil from treated produced water on chitosan. Presented at TUV SUD NEL Produced water workshop 2018, 5-6 June 2018, Aberdeen, UK.
    In this work Chitosan was investigated as an adsorbent for residual oil using real produced water stream from Kuwait oilfields. A laboratory bench-top glass tube column integrated with a dynamic flow loop was used in this ...

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