Scientific Program

Conference Series LLC Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 4th International Conference on Chemical Engineering Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport, Vancouver, BC, Canada, September 17-18, 2018.

Day 1 :

Chemical Engineering-2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Davis L Ford photo

Davis L Ford is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering, the University of Texas at Austin and a Visiting Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University, Lubbock. He is a practicing environmental engineer with over forty-five years of experience in the field. In addition, he serves on the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin as an adjunct professor, has published more than one hundred technical papers, has co-authored or contributed to ten textbooks and written two biographies and co-authored one children’s book. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and in countries of Europe, South America and Asia. Ford received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Texas A&M University and his master and doctorate degrees in environmental engineering at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Distinguished Engineering Graduate of both Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Texas A&M.


There is an increase in Global proven reserves in tight formations, particularly in the United States as well as other international
areas, such as Argentina, Norway offshore, India, China, Brazil and Chile. As the "state of the art" technology is now proven and improved (George Mitchell of the U.S. "cracked the code") there is no question that these reserve potentials will undergo examination, geological, payback time and local and international marketplaces and commencement of drilling and extraction. I have been involved in this transformation for many years, with advanced degrees in Environmental Engineering experience and in energy environmental control and economic evaluation. Metrics i use in such analysis include but are not limited to effects on national GDP, risks, financing (federal and private), emission sources and control and related evaluations. I also address the other sources other than fossil fuel such as coal, nuclear, biomass and oil to gas ratios.

Break: Networking and Refreshment Break 10:40-11:00

Keynote Forum

Adango Miadonye

Cape Breton University, Canada

Keynote: Application of cavitation process in bitumen recovery from oilsands

Time : 11:00-11:40

Chemical Engineering-2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Adango Miadonye photo

Adango Miadonye has completed his PhD from Loughborough University, England and postdoctoral studies from Lakehead University Faculty of Engineering. He is a Professor of Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry at Cape Breton University, Canada and the winner of the President’s Award for Excellence in Research. He has published more than 100 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute. Well-respected by his colleagues nationally and internationally, Miadonye has been a leader and contributor to his professional academic community holding offices and serving on committees with numerous academic and professional societies.


The interest in oilsands development has been unprecedented in recent times, mainly due to the progressive decline in
conventional oil reserves. Oilsands deposit (known as tarsands) in Alberta, Canada, is approximately 11% of the world’s
total current crude oil reserve. The oilsand is a composition of bitumen, water and sand grains with traces amount of metals. The current methods for bitumen extraction from oilsands which include Mining, Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage, Cyclic Steam Stimulation and Electromagnetic heating are each characterized by several environmental issues such as massive greenhouse gas emissions, large volumes of water consumption and low energy efficiency. The concept of cavitation has been used in various other applications such as mineral recovery from ores, hydrocarbon cracking and so on, but there is limited research data on its application in bitumen recovery processes from oilsands. Cavitation occurs in a moving liquid by sending highfrequency waves through the liquid, which induces vapor bubble nucleation and when imploded releases immense energy. This study showed that due to the enormous energy released during cavitation, bitumen is more readily separated from the solid particles in the oilsands slurry mix. Furthermore, the viscosity of the oilsands slurry, particle size distribution and temperature have the significant effect on oil recovery by cavitation. The average bitumen recovery after cavitation periods of 15, 30, 45 and 60 minutes were 0.4g, 1.8g, 1.9g, 2.1g and 0.6g, 3.9g, 4.3g, 4.4g with ±5% error margin for low and high-grade oilsands samples respectively, thus, oil recovery by cavitation is feasible.

Keynote Forum

Ramesh Agarwal

Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Keynote: Transient CFD simulations of a circulating fluidized bed in fuel reactor for chemical looping combustion

Time : 11:40-12:20

Chemical Engineering-2018 International Conference Keynote Speaker Ramesh Agarwal photo

Ramesh K Agarwal is the William Palm Professor of Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His expertise is in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Heat Transfer and its applications to the problems in aerodynamics, energy and environment. He is the author and coauthor of over 500 publications and serves on the editorial board of 20+ journals. He has given many plenary, keynote and invited lectures at various national and international conferences worldwide. He is a Fellow of AAAS, ASME, AIAA, IEEE, SAE and SME.


Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) in chemical looping combustion (CLC) is a next generation combustion technology, which shows great promise over the spouted fluidized bed in promoting the gas-solid interaction and improving the combustion efficiency in a CLC fuel reactor. In order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology, numerical simulation of a laboratory scale CFB reactor for a coal-directed CLC is performed. A combined CFD for hydrodynamics and Dense Discrete Phase model (DDPM) for particle tracking approach is employed in the simulation. ANSYS FLUENT is employed for both CFD and DDPM. The initial simulation using molochite as bed material showed satisfactory agreement with the experimental results obtained at Cranfield University in the UK; which determined the relationship between the solid volume fraction and static pressure in the CFB reactor. The subsequent simulation using FE100 as bed material showed the effectiveness of CFD/DDPM for high density and small diameter bed material, further verifying the importance of static pressure in the circulating system. The simulations show the potential of CFB reactor in CLC and lay the foundation for future simulations of industrial-scale projects.