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An investigation into the volumetric flow rate requirement of hydrogen transportation in existing natural gas pipelines and its safety implications (2021)
Journal Article
Abbas, A., Hossein, H., Burby, M., & Idoko, J. (2021). An investigation into the volumetric flow rate requirement of hydrogen transportation in existing natural gas pipelines and its safety implications. Gases, 1(4), 156-179. https://doi.org/10.3390/gases1040013

As an alternative to the construction of new infrastructure, repurposing existing natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transportation has been identified as a low-cost strategy for substituting natural gas with hydrogen in the wake of the energy transi... Read More about An investigation into the volumetric flow rate requirement of hydrogen transportation in existing natural gas pipelines and its safety implications.

Computational fluid dynamic simulation of thermal convection in green fuel cells with finite volume and lattice Boltzmann methods (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Beg, O., Javaid, H., Beg, T., Prasad, V., Kuharat, S., Kadir, A., …Ozturk, Z. (2021, January). Computational fluid dynamic simulation of thermal convection in green fuel cells with finite volume and lattice Boltzmann methods. Presented at ICETP 2021: 15TH Int. Conference on Energy and Thermal Physics, Rome, Italy

The modern thrust for green energy technologies has witnessed considerable efforts in developing efficient, environmentally friendly fuel cells. This has been particularly so in the automotive sector which is the dominant mode of personal... Read More about Computational fluid dynamic simulation of thermal convection in green fuel cells with finite volume and lattice Boltzmann methods.

The effects of port water injection on spark ignition engine performance and emissions fueled by pure gasoline, E5 and E10 (2020)
Journal Article
Salek, F., Babaie, M., Redel-Macias, M., Ghodsi, A., Hosseini, S., Nourian, A., …Zare, A. (2020). The effects of port water injection on spark ignition engine performance and emissions fueled by pure gasoline, E5 and E10. Processes, 8(10), e1214. https://doi.org/10.3390/pr8101214

It has been proven that vehicle emissions such as oxides of nitrogen (NOx) are negatively affecting the health of human beings as well as the environment. In addition, it was recently highlighted that air pollution may result in people being more vul... Read More about The effects of port water injection on spark ignition engine performance and emissions fueled by pure gasoline, E5 and E10.

Solubility trapping as a potential secondary mechanism for CO2 sequestration during enhanced gas recovery by CO2 injection in conventional natural gas reservoirs : an experimental approach (2019)
Journal Article
Abba, M., Abbas, A., Nasr, G., Athari, A., Burby, M., Saidu, B., & Suleiman, S. (2019). Solubility trapping as a potential secondary mechanism for CO2 sequestration during enhanced gas recovery by CO2 injection in conventional natural gas reservoirs : an experimental approach. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 71(103002), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2019.103002

This study aims to experimentally investigate the potential of solubility trapping mechanism in increasing CO2 storage during EGR by CO2 injection and sequestration in conventional natural gas reservoirs. A laboratory core flooding process was carrie... Read More about Solubility trapping as a potential secondary mechanism for CO2 sequestration during enhanced gas recovery by CO2 injection in conventional natural gas reservoirs : an experimental approach.

Influence of permeability and injection orientation variations on dispersion coefficient during enhanced gas recovery by CO2 injection (2019)
Journal Article
Abba, M., Al-Otaibi, A., Abbas, A., Nasr, G., & Burby, M. (2019). Influence of permeability and injection orientation variations on dispersion coefficient during enhanced gas recovery by CO2 injection. Energies, 12(12), 2328. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12122328

This investigation was carried out to highlight the influence of the variation of permeability of the porous media with respect to the injection orientations during enhanced gas recovery (EGR) by CO2 injection using different core samples of differen... Read More about Influence of permeability and injection orientation variations on dispersion coefficient during enhanced gas recovery by CO2 injection.

Water/oil cresting in horizontal wells : a sensitivity study (2019)
Journal Article
Akangbou, H., Burby, M., & Nasr, G. (2019). Water/oil cresting in horizontal wells : a sensitivity study. International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology, 21(1), 57-75. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJOGCT.2019.099522

This work presents a rigorous sensitivity analysis on cresting using a physical model, to investigate the effects of varying inclined section of horizontal well, lateral length in reservoir and oil viscosity on oil recovered, cumulative of water pr... Read More about Water/oil cresting in horizontal wells : a sensitivity study.

Effect of impermeable barrier orientation on bottom water cresting (2017)
Journal Article
Akangbou, H., Burby, M., Nasr, G., & Babaie, M. (2017). Effect of impermeable barrier orientation on bottom water cresting. Journal of Engineering Technology, 6(2), 853-869

The use of either a permeable or semi-permeable barriers has been proven to be effective in minimizing cresting effects in oil reservoirs characterized by strong bottom aquifer, with the latter known to be more effective. Most research has been focus... Read More about Effect of impermeable barrier orientation on bottom water cresting.

Economic evaluation of environmentally friendly vegetable oil-based invert emulsion (2017)
Journal Article
Ihenacho, P., Burby, M., Nasr, G., & Enyi, G. (2017). Economic evaluation of environmentally friendly vegetable oil-based invert emulsion. Journal of Engineering Technology, 6(2), 776-783

Stringent environmental regulations and technical requirements of difficult formations such as shale demand the use of functional mud system to complete a well safely and economically. The economic viability of 50/50 oil-water ratio invert emulsion... Read More about Economic evaluation of environmentally friendly vegetable oil-based invert emulsion.

Proactive control of cresting in homogeneous oil reservoirs : an experimental study (2017)
Journal Article
Akangbou, H., Burby, M., & Nasr, G. (2017). Proactive control of cresting in homogeneous oil reservoirs : an experimental study. Petroleum Science, 14(4), 755-764. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12182-017-0167-0

This paper sets out to experimentally investigate the use of electromagnetic valve in controlling production of water during cresting from homogeneous non-fractured thick and thin-oil reservoirs, based on the principle of capillarity and breakthrou... Read More about Proactive control of cresting in homogeneous oil reservoirs : an experimental study.

Proactive control of cresting in homogeneous oil reservoirs : an experimental study (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Akangbou, H., & Burby, M. (2017, June). Proactive control of cresting in homogeneous oil reservoirs : an experimental study. Poster presented at SPARC 2017 Salford Postgraduate Annual Research Conference, University of Salford, UK

Cresting in horizontal wells is a well-known reservoir problem usually described as the insurgence of effluent(s) (unwanted water and or gas) through the perforation of the well, which is produced together with oil. Cresting is majorly affected by pr... Read More about Proactive control of cresting in homogeneous oil reservoirs : an experimental study.

Effectively optimizing production of horizontal wells in homogeneous oil reservoirs (2016)
Journal Article
Akangbou, H., Burby, M., & Nasr, G. (2017). Effectively optimizing production of horizontal wells in homogeneous oil reservoirs. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 150, 128-136. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2016.12.005

Horizontal well applications have been predominant since their conception, for reasons such as effective depletion of oil reservoirs and especially in water cresting, gas cresting or water and gas cresting applications due to the casings enhanced exp... Read More about Effectively optimizing production of horizontal wells in homogeneous oil reservoirs.

Utilization of egg yolk as a non-toxic emulsifier in environmentally friendly invert emulsion drilling mud (2016)
Journal Article
Ihenacho, P., Burby, M., Nasr, G., & Enyi, G. (2016). Utilization of egg yolk as a non-toxic emulsifier in environmentally friendly invert emulsion drilling mud. Journal of petroleum engineering & technology (Online), 6(1),

Vegetable oil such as Jatropha has been shown to be a comparable alternative to diesel and mineral oils for environmentally friendly oil based drilling mud. However compatibility of the vegetable oils with the usual chemical additives is still a majo... Read More about Utilization of egg yolk as a non-toxic emulsifier in environmentally friendly invert emulsion drilling mud.

50/50 oil-water ratio invert emulsion drilling mud using vegetable oil as continuous phase (2016)
Journal Article
Ihenacho, P., Burby, M., Nasr, G., & Enyi, G. (2016). 50/50 oil-water ratio invert emulsion drilling mud using vegetable oil as continuous phase

Formulation of a low oil-water ratio drilling mud with vegetable oil continuous phase without adversely affecting the mud rheology and stability has been a major challenge. A low oil-water ratio is beneficial in producing low fluid loss which is esse... Read More about 50/50 oil-water ratio invert emulsion drilling mud using vegetable oil as continuous phase.

Novel aerosol insert design utilizing inert compressed gas (2014)
Journal Article
Burby, M., Nasr, G., Hawthorne, G., Asmuin, N., & Yule, A. (2014). Novel aerosol insert design utilizing inert compressed gas. Atomization and Sprays, 24(12), 1035-1063. https://doi.org/10.1615/AtomizSpr.2014007903

Household aerosols are self-contained handheld devices for spraying products such as air fresheners, hairspray, surface cleaners, polishes, and deodorants. Industrial aerosols are similar devices for spraying: cleaners, lubricants, paints, and adhe... Read More about Novel aerosol insert design utilizing inert compressed gas.

Entrained air around a high pressure flat jet water spray (2013)
Presentation / Conference
Abbas, A., Nasr, G., Burby, M., & Nourian, A. (2013, May). Entrained air around a high pressure flat jet water spray. Presented at ILASS Americas 2013 - 25th annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems, Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America

An investigation was conducted to analyse the pattern of entrained air around a high pressure flat spray water jet with emphasis on the determining inter-depency on droplet velocities, droplet size, and the air velocities around a flat jet atomiser.... Read More about Entrained air around a high pressure flat jet water spray.

Investigation into the design and development of a disinfection system utilising a novel spill-return atomiser (SRA) (2011)
Thesis
Stewart, J. Investigation into the design and development of a disinfection system utilising a novel spill-return atomiser (SRA). (Thesis). Salford : University of Salford

A novel mobile fine spray unit, utilising a Spill-Return Atomiser® (SRA) has been designed and developed for the purpose of decontamination within healthcare environments. The unit is able to spray uniformly onto any given surface, providing 'mist... Read More about Investigation into the design and development of a disinfection system utilising a novel spill-return atomiser (SRA).

Radial analysis of fine sprays using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA) (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Stewart, J., Nasr, G., Burby, M., & Nourian, A. (2010, September). Radial analysis of fine sprays using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA). Presented at ILASS - Europe 2010 23rd Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Brno, Czech Republic

A mobile fine spray unit, utilising a Spill Return Atomiser (SRA) has been developed for the purpose of decontamination within healthcare environments. The unit must be able to spray uniformly onto any given surface, providing ‘mist like’ coverage.... Read More about Radial analysis of fine sprays using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA).

High pressure overlapping flat sprays nozzles (2010)
Presentation / Conference
El Kamkhi, M., Nasr, G., Burby, M., & Nourian, A. (2010, September). High pressure overlapping flat sprays nozzles. Presented at ILASS - Europe 2010 23rd Annual Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Brno, Czech Republic

Descaling of oil and gas well pipes has proved to be a major problem to oil and gas companies, as scale formation significantly reduces well productivity and costs the industry millions of pounds a year. Current scale removal methods involve the us... Read More about High pressure overlapping flat sprays nozzles.

Single-phase aerodynamic flow field validation of novel airblast atomizer designs (2010)
Journal Article
Burby, M., Nasr, G., Yule, A., & Morgan, L. (2010). Single-phase aerodynamic flow field validation of novel airblast atomizer designs. Atomization and Sprays, 20(7), 565-579. https://doi.org/10.1615/AtomizSpr.v20.i7.10

Airblast atomizers are used extensively in aero gas turbine engines. In the pursuit of reducing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency a novel airblast atomizer design is being developed that is capable of variable fuel-placement. Such a design wil... Read More about Single-phase aerodynamic flow field validation of novel airblast atomizer designs.

Assessment of emergency safety showers against proposed EU and ANSI standards (2008)
Journal Article
Burby, M., Nasr, G., Yule, A., & Hughes, T. (2008). Assessment of emergency safety showers against proposed EU and ANSI standards. International Journal of Multiphysics, 2(3), 565. https://doi.org/10.1260/175095408786927426

This investigation was carried out with the cooperation of a major international safety shower manufacturer, Hughes Safety Showers Ltd. The first part of this study was to characterise various commercial safety shower heads with regard to their spray... Read More about Assessment of emergency safety showers against proposed EU and ANSI standards.