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Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs. (2016)
Thesis
LABED, I. 2016. Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

In the last decade, shale reservoirs emerged as one of the fast growing hydrocarbon resources in the world unlocking vast reserves and reshaping the landscape of the oil and gas global market. Gas-condensate reservoirs represent an important part of... Read More about Gas-condensate flow modelling for shale gas reservoirs..

Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites. (2016)
Thesis
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 to ensure chemically-enhan... Read More about Demulsification and recycling of spent oil based drilling fluid as nanofiller for polyamide 6 nanocomposites..

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. (2016)
Thesis
TEBOWEI, R. 2016. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The production and transportation of hydrocarbon fluids in multiphase pipelines could be severely hindered by particulate solids deposit - such as the sand particles that can accompany hydrocarbon production. Knowledge of the flow characteristics of... Read More about Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling of critical velocity for sand transport flow regimes in multiphase pipe bends..

Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor. (2016)
Thesis
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 processes, palladium membranes... Read More about Development and testing of inorganic membranes for hydrogen separation and purification in a catalytic membrane reactor..

A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. (2016)
Thesis
AMEZIANE, S. 2016. A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

The established approach to safety management has failed to handle socio-technical systems that have become more complex. The main argument is this approach is based on assumptions that systems are protected against accidents by barriers (well-traine... Read More about A resilience engineering approach to safety excellence in the maintenance of oil and gas assets..

Catalytic membrane reactor-separator for environmental applications. (2016)
Thesis
KAJAMA, M.N. 2016. Catalytic membrane reactor-separator for environmental applications. Robert Gordon University [online], PhD thesis. Available from: https://openair.rgu.ac.uk

Flow-through catalytic membrane reactors offer the potential for improved conversions at reduced operating temperature due to product separation and catalyst activity. An experimental work dealing with a forced flow-through membrane reactor is the su... Read More about Catalytic membrane reactor-separator for environmental applications..

A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. (2016)
Thesis
FIABANE, J. 2016. A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Microbubbles, currently employed in diagnostic ultrasound as a contrast agent, have a potential new application as vehicles for targeted drug delivery, which could revolutionise medicine by eliminating side-effects. A new device is developed which ou... Read More about A novel method of producing microbubbles for targeted drug delivery..

Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. (2016)
Thesis
CRUICKSHANK, L. 2016. Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion. Robert Gordon University, PhD thesis.

Soil erosion is a global problem, affecting much of the world's agricultural land. As the world's population increases, the pressures placed upon the land resource to provide space for food production, leisure, housing and industrial facilities also... Read More about Development of novel lanthanide based particle tracers for rapid monitoring of soil erosion..