Shear-induced coalescence for controlling emulsion stability

To reduce the negative impact on the environment and increase the competitiveness of Canada’s oil resources in the global economy it is essential to improve the ability to separate crude oil from water. This proposal aims to advance the understanding of a novel mechanism to do this by studying individual oil and water droplets. The intern will employ cutting edge characterization techniques and carry out proof-of-concept experiments that will enable new technologies for separating oil and water when processing crude oil as well as in other applications like food and cosmetics. BC Research will then be able to leverage the new technologies to create new intellectual property, increase business activities, and create new jobs in Canada.

Faculty Supervisor:

John M Frostad


Alireza Mashayekhi


BC Research Inc


Engineering - chemical / biological


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of British Columbia



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