Selected Publications

2019 Publications

Afacan, C. , Narain, R. and Soares, J. B. (2019), Water soluble polymeric nanofibers for rapid flocculation and enhanced dewatering of mature fine tailings. Can J Chem Eng. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1002/cjce.23636

Mostafa Khoshsefat, Abbas Dechal, Saeid Ahmadjo, S. Mohammad M. Mortazavi, Gholamhossein Zohuri, Joao B.P. Soares, Amorphous to high crystalline PE made by mono and dinuclear Fe-based catalysts, European Polymer Journal, 2019 vol. 119, pp. 229-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpolymj.2019.07.042.

Fernanda Lopes Motta, Stanislav R. Stoyanov, João B.P. Soares, Development and application of an amylopectin-graft-poly(methyl acrylate) solidifier for rapid and efficient containment and recovery of heavy oil spills in aqueous environments, Chemosphere, 2019, 236, 124352. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124352.

Anuar Caldera, João B.P. Soares, Paul J. DesLauriers, Jeff S. Fodor, Ethylene/1-hexene polymerization with bis(cyclopentadienyl) hafnium(IV) dichloride: A fundamental polymerization kinetics model, Journal of Catalysis, 2019, vol. 375, pp. 140-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcat.2019.05.022.

Entezari, I. , Rivard, B. , Vajihinejad, V. , Wilson, W. G., Soares, J. B., Fisseha, B. and Beier, N. (2019), Monitoring tailings flocculation performance using hyperspectral imagery. Can. J. Chem. Eng. DOI: 10.1002/cjce.23493

Nittala, AK, Gumfekar, SP, Soares, JBP ( 2019), Multifunctional CO2‐switchable polymers for the flocculation of oil sands tailings. J Appl Polym Sci, 136, 47578. DOI: 10.1002/app.47578

Hornchaiya, C., Anantawaraskul, S., Soares, J. B. P., Mehdiabadi, S., Simultaneous Deconvolution of the Bivariate Molecular Weight and Chemical Composition Distribution of Ethylene/1‐Hexene Copolymers. Macromol. Chem. Phys. 2019, 220, 1800522. DOI: 10.1002/macp.201800522

Albeladi, A., Soares, J. B. P., Mehdiabadi, S., Comparing Long‐Chain Branching Mechanisms for Ethylene Polymerization with Metallocenes and Other Single‐Site Catalysts: What Simulated Microstructures Can Teach Us. Macromol. React. Eng. 2019, 13, 1800059. DOI: 10.1002/mren.201800059

2018 Publications

Sarang P. Gumfekar, Vahid Vajihinejad, João B. P. Soares, Advanced Polymer Flocculants for Solid–Liquid Separation in Oil Sands Tailings  Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2018, 1800644, DOI: 10.1002/marc.201800644

Vahid Vajihinejad, Sarang P. Gumfekar, Behnaz Bazoubandi, Zahra Rostami N., João B. P. Soares, Water Soluble Polymer Flocculants: Synthesis, Characterization, and Performance Assessment, Macromol. Mater. Eng., 2018, 1800526, DOI: 10.1002/mame.201800526

Saeid Mehdiabadi, João B. P. Soares, and Jeffrey Brinen, Atypical Multiple Site Behavior of Hafnocene Catalysts in Ethylene/1-Hexene Copolymerization Using Trioctylaluminum and Borate, Macromolecules, 2018, vol. 51, pp. 7061-7076, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.8b01028

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, vol. 57, pp. 10809−10822, 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., vol. 97, pp. 99-102, 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2018.06.175

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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