Selected Publications

2018 Publications

Georges R. Younes, Abbigale R. Proper, Thomas R. Rooney, Robin A. Hutchinson, Sarang P. Gumfekar, João B. P. SoaresStructure Modifications of Hydrolytically-Degradable Polymer Flocculant for Improved Water Recovery from Mature Fine Tailings, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Accepted, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.iecr.8b02783

Allan D. Costine, Vahid Vajihinejad, Linda Botha, Phillip D. Fawell, João B. P. Soares, Aggregate structures formed by hyperbranched functionalized polyethylene (HBfPE) treatment of oil sands tailings, Can. J. Chem. Eng., Accepted, 2018, DOI: 10.1002/cjce.23287

Sarang P. Gumfekar and João B. P. Soares, Polymer reaction engineering tools to design multifunctional polymer flocculants, Chemosphere, vol. 210, pp. 156-165, 2018

Fernanda L. Motta, Rohankumar Gaikwad, Linda Botha, João B. P. Soares, Quantifying the effect of polyacrylamide dosage, Na+ and Ca2+ concentrations, and clay particle size on the flocculation of mature fine tailings with robust statistical methods, Chemosphere, vol. 208, pp. 263-272, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.05.171

Rhys Hripko, Vahid Vajihinejad, Fernanda Lopes Motta, João B. P. Soares, Enhanced Flocculation of Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailings Using Hydrophobically Modified Polyacrylamide Copolymers, Global Challenges, 2, pp. 1700135, 2018. DOI: 10.1002/gch2.201700135

Vahid Vajihinejad, João B.P.Soares, Monitoring polymer flocculation in oil sands tailings: A population balance model approach, Chemical Engineering Journal, vol. 346, pp. 447-457, 2018

Gumfekar, S.P., Soares, J.B.P., A novel hydrophobically-modified polyelectrolyte for enhanced dewatering of clay suspension, Chemosphere, vol. 194, pp. 422–431, 2018.

Leonardo Pennetta de Oliveira, Sarang P. Gumfekar , Fernanda Lopes Motta , and João B. P. Soares, Dewatering of Oil Sands Tailings with Novel Chitosan-Based Flocculants, Energy Fuels,  vol. 32, 4, pp. 5271-5278, 2018

Motta, F.L., Stoyanov S.R., Soares J.B.P., Application of solidifiers for oil spill containment: A review, Chemosphere, vol. 194, pp. 837–846, 2018.

Rahaman  M., Hussein I.A., Aldalbahi A., Parvez, A., Soares J.B.P., Synthesis of Metallocene Catalyzed Ethylene 1,7-Octadiene Copolymer: Effect of Copolymerization on Polymer Properties, Macromolecular Research, pp. 1–10, 2018.

Soares J.B.P., Romero J., A Monte Carlo Method to Quantify the Effect of Reactor Residence Time Distribution on Polyolefins Made with Heterogeneous Catalysts: Part I—Catalyst/Polymer Particle Size Distribution Effects, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. , 2018.

Prasongsuksakul S., Anantawaraskul S., Soares J.B.P., Mathematical Modeling of Multiple High Temperature Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography (m-HT-TGIC) for Ethylene/1-Olefin Copolymer Blends, Macromolecular Symposia, vol. 377, no. 1, pp. , 2018.

Touloupidis V., Albrecht A.b, Soares, J.B.P., A Methodology for Estimating Kinetic Parameters and Reactivity Ratios of Multi-site Type Catalysts Using Polymerization, Fractionation, and Spectroscopic Techniques, Macromolecular Reaction Engineering, pp. , 2018.

Voradon Voraruth, Anuar Caldera, João B. P. Soares, Siripon Anantawaraskul, Polyolefins Made with Dual Metallocene Catalysts: How Microstructure Affects Polymer Properties, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 219, 1700551, 2018

João B. P. Soares, Jazmín Romero, A Monte Carlo Method to Quantify the Effect of Reactor Residence Time Distribution on Polyolefins Made with Heterogeneous Catalysts: Part I—Catalyst/Polymer Particle Size Distribution Effects, Macromol. React. Eng., 12, 1700031, 2018

Poramet Buakrong, Siripon Anantawaraskul, João B.P. Soares, Monte Carlo Simulation of Olefin Block Copolymers: Bivariate Distribution of Molecular Weight and Chemical Composition, Macromolecular Symposia, 377, 1700060, 2018

2017 Publications

Sarang P. Gumfekar, Thomas R. Rooney, Robin A. Hutchinson, and João B. P. Soares, Dewatering Oil Sands Tailings with Degradable Polymer Flocculants, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9 (41), 36290-36300

Vahid Vajihinejad, Rina Guillermo, and João B.P. Soares, Dewatering Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailings (MFTs) with Poly(acrylamide-co-diallyldimethylammonium chloride): Effect of Average Molecular Weight and Copolymer Composition, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 2017, 56 (5), 1256-1266

Moran, D. A. and Soares, J. B. P., Starch-based composites using mature fine tailings as fillers. Can. J. Chem. Eng., 2017, (95), 1901–1908. 

L Botha, S Davey, B Nguyen, A Swarkanar, E Rivard, JBP Soares. Flocculation of oil sands tailings by hyperbranched functionalized polyethylenes. Miner Eng, 2017, (108), 71-82

T. Tongtummachat, S. Anantawaraskul, J. B. P. Soares, Understanding the Microstructure of Living Ethylene/1-Octene Block Copolymers with Dynamic Monte Carlo Simulation, Macromol. Theory Simul. 2017, (26), 1700012.

Spiegel, S., Soares, J. B.P. and McKenna, T. F.L., 10 Years of Macromolecular Reaction Engineering. Macromol. React. Eng., 2017, 11: n/a, 1600075.

S. Mehdiabadi, J. B. P. Soares, J. Brinen, Ethylene Polymerization with a Hafnocene Dichloride Catalyst Using Trioctyl Aluminum and Borate: Polymerization Kinetics and Polymer Characterization, Macromol. React. Eng. 2017, (11), 1600044.

A. Z. Al-Khazaal, J. B. P. Soares, Joint Effect of Poly(ethyhlene-co-1-octene) Chain Length and 1-Octene Fraction on High-Temperature Thermal Gradient Interaction Chromatography, Macromol. Chem. Phys., 2017, (218), 1600332.

C. Vichitlimaporn, S. Anantawaraskul, J. B. P. Soares, Molecular Weight Distribution of Ethylene/1-Olefin Copolymers: Generalized Bimodality Criterion, Macromol. Theory Simul. 2017, (26), 1600060. 

A. L. T. Brandão, A. L. Alberton, J. C. Pinto, J. B. P. Soares, Copolymerization of Ethylene with 1,9-Decadiene: Part I – Prediction of Average Molecular Weights and Long-Chain Branching Frequencies,  Macromol. Theory Simul. 2017, (26), 1600059.

T. Charoenpanich, S. Anantawaraskul, J. B. P. Soares, On the Robustness of Forward and Inverse Artificial Neural Networks for the Simulation of Ethylene/1-Butene Copolymerization, Macromol. Theory Simul., 2017, (26), 1700042

Dominic K.Thompson, Fernanda L.Motta, João B.P.Soares, Investigation on the flocculation of oil sands mature fine tailings with alkoxysilanes, Minerals Engineering, 2017, (111), 90-99

2016 Publications

Chen, K., Mehdiabadi, S., Liu, B. and Soares, J. B. P. , Estimation of Apparent Kinetic Constants of Individual Site Types for the Polymerization of Ethylene and α-olefins with Ziegler–Natta Catalysts, Macromol. React. Eng., 2016, (10), 551–566. 

Tongtummachat, T., Anantawaraskul, S. and Soares, J. B. P. , Understanding the Formation of Linear Olefin Block Copolymers with Dynamic Monte Carlo Simulation, Macromol. React. Eng., 2016, (10), 535–550. 

Mannan, T. M., Soares, J. B. P., Berry, R. M. and Hamad, W. Y., In-situ production of polyethylene/cellulose nanocrystal composites., Can. J. Chem. Eng., 2016, (94), 2107–2113.

Rooney, T. R.; Gumfekar, S. P.; Soares, J. B. P.; Hutchinson, R. A. Cationic Hydrolytically Degradable Flocculants with Enhanced Water Recovery for Oil Sands Tailings Remediation, Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2016, 301 (10), 1248– 1254

Chen, K., Liu, B. and Soares, J. B. P., Effect of Prepolymerization on the Kinetics of Ethylene Polymerization and Ethylene/1-Hexene Copolymerization with a Ziegler–Natta Catalyst in Slurry Reactors., Macromol. React. Eng., 2016, (10), 463–478. 

LG Reis, RS Oliveira, TN Palhares, LS Spinelli, EF Lucas, DRL Vedoy, E Asare, JBP Soares, Using acrylamide/propylene oxide copolymers to dewater and densify mature fine tailings, Minerals Engineering, 2016, (95), 29-39

T Charoenpanich, S Anatawaraskul, JBP Soares. Estimation of polymerization conditions needed to make ethylene/1-oelfin copolymers with specific chain microstructures using artificial neural networks. Macromol React Eng., 2016, (10), 215-232.

K Chen, S Mehdiabadi, B Liu, JBP Soares. Analysis of ethylene/1-olefin copolymers made with Ziegler-Natta catalysts by deconvolution of molecular weight and average short chain branching distributions. Macromol React Eng., 2016, (10), 206-214.

S Mehdiabadi, JBP Soares. Quantifying the copolymerization kinetics of ethylene and 1-octene catalyzed with rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2 in a solution reactor. Macromolecules, 2016, (49), 2448-2457.

Vajihinejad, V. and Soares, J. B. P., Can We Make Better Polyurethane Composite Foams with Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailing?. Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2016, (301), 383–389.

ALT Brandão, JBP Soares, JC Pinto, AL Alberton. Comparison of different dynamic Monte Carlo methods for the simulation of olefin polymerization. Macromol Symp 2016, 360, 160-178.


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