1st Edition

Solid–Liquid Separation Technologies Applications for Produced Water

Edited By Olayinka I. Ogunsola, Isaac K. Gamwo Copyright 2022
    302 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book presents recent research and advances in various solid–liquid separation technologies and some applications for treating produced water. It covers fundamental principles and the importance of produced water in major industrial sectors and compares solid–liquid separation technologies.

    In addition, this book

    • Presents the results of research studies conducted to evaluate the performance of solid–liquid separation technologies
    • Discusses a wide range of technologies, including membrane, filtration, crystallization, desalination, supercritical fluids, coagulation, and floatation
    • Includes experimental, theoretical, modeling, and process design studies

    With its comprehensive coverage, this book is an essential reference for chemical researchers, scientists, and engineers in industry, academia, and professional laboratories. It is also an important resource for graduate and advanced undergraduate students studying solid–liquid separations.


    Chapter 1 Produced Water Treatment Technologies: An Overview

    Isaac K. Gamwo, Hossain M. Azam, and Hseen O. Baled

    Chapter 2 Produced Water Overview: Characteristics, Treatment, and Beneficial Uses

    Elena Subia Melchert

    Chapter 3 Standard Water Treatment Techniques and their Applicability to Oil- and Gas-Produced Brines of Varied Compositions

    Nicholas Siefert and Madison Wenzlick

    Chapter 4 Transport of Major Elements In Produced Water through Reactive Porous Media

    Zi Ye and Valentina Prigiobbe

    Chapter 5 Prediction of Barium Sulfate Deposition in Petroleum and Hydrothermal Systems

    Derek M. Hall, Serguei N. Lvov, and Isaac K. Gamwo

    Chapter 6 Membrane Technologies and Applications for Produced Water Treatment

    Xiaoyi Chen, Fan Shi, Kevin Resnik, Haiqing Lin,

    and Shouliang Yi

    Chapter 7 Assessment of Oil Fouling by Oil–Membrane Interaction Energy Analysis

    Henry J. Tanudjaja and Jia W. Chew

    Chapter 8 Enrichment of Rare Earth Element (REE) Minerals from Different Sources in the Coal Value Chain by Froth Flotation

    Fan Shi, Tuo Ji, Walter Christopher Wilfong, Yee Soong, Thomas J. Tarka,

    and McMahan Gray

    Chapter 9 Recent Advances for Solid–Liquid Separation by Crystallization

    Alison E. Lewis and Torsten Stelzer

    Chapter 10 Magnetic Separation of Micro- and Nanoparticles for Water Treatment Processes

    Jenifer Gomez-Pastora, Xian Wu, and Jeffrey J. Chalmers

    Chapter 11 Influence of Colloids on Mineralization in Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoirs and Wellbores: A Case Study with the Marcellus Shale

    J. Alexandra Hakala, Wei Xiong, Justin Mackey, Meghan

    Brandi, James Gardiner, Nicholas Siefert, Christina Lopano,

    and Barbara Kutchko, and B.J. Carney

    Chapter 12 Crystallizers for Brine Waste Treatment: Technologies and Design Heuristics

    Sankaranarayanan Ayyakudi Ravichandran,

    Jacob Hutfles, and John Pellegrino



    Dr. Olayinka (Yinka) Ogunsola is a Senior Program Manager in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Oil and Natural Gas, where he manages the Department’s onshore unconventional oil and gas research and development portfolio. Prior to joining DOE in 2000, Dr. Ogunsola was a National Research Council Senior Research Associate at the U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Morgantown, West Virginia. While at NETL, Dr. Ogunsola planned and conducted research in the area of solid-fluid separation transport reactor system in general. Before working at NETL, he was a Research Associate Professor in the School of Mineral Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dr. Ogunsola also worked at the Canada Center for Energy & Mineral Technology (CANMET), the then Western Research Laboratory, Devon, Alberta, Canada as NSERC Research Fellow. Prior to joining CANMET, he was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Petroleum Engineering, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Dr. Ogunsola has published over 55 peer-reviewed scientific papers in reputable journals, symposia, and proceedings, and has co-edited two books in the areas of Fuel and Energy Engineering. He has organized and chaired a number of symposia and technical sessions at technical conferences/meetings of American Chemical Society and American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

    Dr. Isaac K. Gamwo is a Senior Research General Engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory (Pittsburgh), where he leads a multi-institutional research group as both the Technical Coordinator and Principal Investigator to extend thermodynamic mineral scale models to high-temperature, high-pressure conditions. Dr. Gamwo has mentored several post-doctoral researchers, doctorate candidates, and summer interns.
    Dr. Gamwo is serving a five-year term as a Director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s (AIChE) Separations division. He is also the current Technical Program Chair of the AIChE’s Fluid-Particle Separations area. Dr. Gamwo has recently been elected as the 2024 AIChE’s Separations Division Chair.
    Dr. Gamwo earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago). He is a Licensed Professional Engineer, a Fellow of AIChE, and a Member of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). Dr. Gamwo’s work and expertise has garnered recognition through several awards including the 2020 American Institute of Chemical Engineers—MAC Eminent Chemical Engineer award, the 2017 NOBCChE Cannon award for excellence in chemical engineering, and two Gold Excellence in Government awards (2011 Gold Award for Outstanding Professional Employee; 2002 Gold Award for Rookie). Dr. Gamwo previously served as an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron (Ohio) and Tuskegee University (Alabama), and as an Affiliate Graduate Faculty Member at Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond). Dr. Gamwo coauthored the book Design and Understanding of Fluidized Bed Reactors (Verlag 2009) and coedited the book Ultraclean Transportation Fuels (Oxford University Press, 2007). He is credited on over 150 articles and presentations.