Study on antifouling mechanisms of EN coating by RGL and University of Alberta published in Energy & Fuels journal

July 31, 2019


The industry-leading peer-reviewed journal Energy & Fuels recently published RGL research co-written with the University of Alberta. The paper “Investigation of the Antifouling Mechanism of Electroless Nickel–Phosphorus Coating against Sand and Bitumen” is part of the Volume 33 Issue 7 put out by the American Chemical Society.
The journal, which holds a 2018 Impact Factor of 3.021, publishes reports of research in the technical area defined by the intersection of the disciplines of chemistry and chemical engineering and the application domain of non-nuclear energy and fuels.

The paper is a product of the partnership RGL holds with the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering, one of which is dedicated to studying numerical/CFD in fluid mechanics, corrosion, flow measurement, sand control testing, and scaling/fouling.

Authors cited Xingwei Shi, Jingyi Wang, Lu Gong, Luo Hong, Jiankuan Li, Research and Development Manager Dr. Vahid Fattahpour, RGL Sand Control Engineering Manager  Dr. Mahdi Mahmoudi, RGL Sand Control Lab Supervisor Dr. Morteza Roostaei, RGL VP of Business Development & Technology Brent Fermaniuk, Dr. Jing-Li Luo, and Dr. Hongbo Zeng.

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