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Innovative drilling fluid containing sand grafted with a cationic surfactant capable of drilling high pressure and high temperature geothermal and petroleum wells (2024)
Journal Article
Martin, C., Nourian, A., Babaie, M., & Nasr, G. (in press). Innovative drilling fluid containing sand grafted with a cationic surfactant capable of drilling high pressure and high temperature geothermal and petroleum wells. #Journal not on list, 237, 212767. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2024.212767

Maintaining the rheology and filtration properties of a drilling fluid plays a vital role during a drilling operation. With the current challenges of high pressure and high temperature environments, there is an urgent need to design... Read More about Innovative drilling fluid containing sand grafted with a cationic surfactant capable of drilling high pressure and high temperature geothermal and petroleum wells.

Enhancement of an Air-Cooled Battery Thermal Management System Using Liquid Cooling with CuO and Al2O3 Nanofluids under Steady-State and Transient Conditions (2023)
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Soleymani, P., Saffarifard, E., Jahanpanah, J., Babaie, M., Nourian, A., Mohebbi, R., …Ma, Y. (in press). Enhancement of an Air-Cooled Battery Thermal Management System Using Liquid Cooling with CuO and Al2O3 Nanofluids under Steady-State and Transient Conditions. Fluids, 8(10), 261. https://doi.org/10.3390/fluids8100261

Lithium-ion batteries are a crucial part of transportation electrification. Various battery thermal management systems (BTMS) are employed in electric vehicles for safe and optimum battery operation. With the advancement in power demand and battery t... Read More about Enhancement of an Air-Cooled Battery Thermal Management System Using Liquid Cooling with CuO and Al2O3 Nanofluids under Steady-State and Transient Conditions.

The Effects of Salt Precipitation During CO2 Injection into Deep Saline Aquifer and Remediation Techniques (2023)
Thesis
Edem, D. (2023). The Effects of Salt Precipitation During CO2 Injection into Deep Saline Aquifer and Remediation Techniques. (Thesis). University of Salford

The by-products of combustion from the utilisation of fossil fuels for energy generation are a source of greenhouse gas emissions, mainly Carbon dioxide (CO2). This has been attributed to climate change because of global warming. Carbon capture and s... Read More about The Effects of Salt Precipitation During CO2 Injection into Deep Saline Aquifer and Remediation Techniques.

Environmental, health and safety assessment of nanoparticle application in drilling mud – review (2023)
Journal Article
Martin, C., Nourian, A., Babaie, M., & Nasr, G. (in press). Environmental, health and safety assessment of nanoparticle application in drilling mud – review. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 226, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoen.2023.211767

The rapid increase in the use of engineered nanoparticles in different industrial applications makes risk assessment on human health, ecosystem and the environment necessary. Health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks of a technology are an insep... Read More about Environmental, health and safety assessment of nanoparticle application in drilling mud – review.

Designing smart drilling fluids using modified nano silica to improve drilling operations in geothermal wells (2022)
Journal Article
Martin, C., Babaie, M., Nourian, A., & Nasr, G. (2022). Designing smart drilling fluids using modified nano silica to improve drilling operations in geothermal wells. Geothermics, 107(2), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geothermics.2022.102600

High pressure and high temperature (HPHT) conditions in geothermal wells have necessitated the need to develop thermally stable geothermal drilling mud systems to combat potential drilling complications. This is because mud fluids degrade under HPHT... Read More about Designing smart drilling fluids using modified nano silica to improve drilling operations in geothermal wells.

Rheological properties of the water-based muds composed of silica nanoparticle under high pressure and high temperature (HPHT) (2022)
Journal Article
Martin, C., Babaie, M., Nourian, A., & Nasr, G. (2022). Rheological properties of the water-based muds composed of silica nanoparticle under high pressure and high temperature (HPHT). SPE Journal, 27(5), 2563-2576. https://doi.org/10.2118/209786-PA

Research currently has shown two contradicting conclusions about silica nanoparticle (SNP) application in mud fluid. While different studies have concluded that adding SNPs reduces the rheological properties, others have found that this is not the ca... Read More about Rheological properties of the water-based muds composed of silica nanoparticle under high pressure and high temperature (HPHT).

Experimental study on the interplay between different brine types/concentrations and CO2 injectivity for effective CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers (2022)
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Edem, D., Abba, M., Nourian, A., Babaie, M., & Naeem, Z. (in press). Experimental study on the interplay between different brine types/concentrations and CO2 injectivity for effective CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers. Sustainability, 14(2), e986. https://doi.org/10.3390/su14020986

Salt precipitation during CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers can have severe consequences on injectivity during carbon storage. Extensive studies have been carried out on CO2 solubility with individual or mixed salt solutions; however, to the best o... Read More about Experimental study on the interplay between different brine types/concentrations and CO2 injectivity for effective CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers.

Qualitative investigating on the effect of fine water spray and its orientation in mitigating vapour cloud explosions (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Johnson, A., Nasr, G., Nourian, A., & Abba, M. (2021, August). Qualitative investigating on the effect of fine water spray and its orientation in mitigating vapour cloud explosions. Presented at ICLASS 2021, 15th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Edinburgh, UK

For past decades, various industries, such as oil and gas, have come to realisation that using water-based spraying systems, with fine very fine droplets should be the preferred option in mitigating and suppressing the thermal explosions. Previous st... Read More about Qualitative investigating on the effect of fine water spray and its orientation in mitigating vapour cloud explosions.

Qualitative analysis of spray characteristics of impinging jets using a gelled non-Newtonian propellant simulant (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Darvan, A., Kebriaee, A., Nouri-Borujerdi, A., & Nourian, A. (2021, August). Qualitative analysis of spray characteristics of impinging jets using a gelled non-Newtonian propellant simulant. Presented at ICLASS 2021, 15th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Edinburgh, UK

The utilization of liquid and solid fuels for propulsion and combustion processes with Newtonian characteristics are widely known. However, recent studies are considering the application of shear-thinning non-Newtonian fuels as alternative simulant s... Read More about Qualitative analysis of spray characteristics of impinging jets using a gelled non-Newtonian propellant simulant.

Effects of pressure decay on Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) species distribution in domestic aerosol sprays with LPG propellants (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Abba, M., Naeem, Z., Nourian, A., & Nasr, G. (2021, August). Effects of pressure decay on Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) species distribution in domestic aerosol sprays with LPG propellants. Presented at ICLASS 2021, 15th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Edinburgh, UK

Conventional aerosols sprays contain different Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC). These organic compounds have different properties and can have detrimental impact on air quality. This study investigated the spray performance and variation of the type... Read More about Effects of pressure decay on Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOC) species distribution in domestic aerosol sprays with LPG propellants.

Performance enhancement of a thermoelectric harvester with a PCM/metal foam composite (2021)
Journal Article
Borhani, S., Hosseini, M., Pakrouh, R., Ranjabr, A., & Nourian, A. (2021). Performance enhancement of a thermoelectric harvester with a PCM/metal foam composite. Renewable Energy, 168, 1122-1140. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.renene.2021.01.020

The present numerical investigation examines the performance improvement of thermoelectric generators (TEGs) by using phase change materials (PCM) and porous medium. Due to the high latent heat of PCMs, both sides of the TEG were filled with paraffin... Read More about Performance enhancement of a thermoelectric harvester with a PCM/metal foam composite.

Measurements and analysis of Non-Methane VOC (NMVOC) emissions from major domestic aerosol sprays at “source” (2020)
Journal Article
Nourian, A., Abba, M., & Nasr, G. (2021). Measurements and analysis of Non-Methane VOC (NMVOC) emissions from major domestic aerosol sprays at “source”. Environment International, 146, 106152. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envint.2020.106152

Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds (NMVOCs) from domestic aerosol sprays are emerging pollutants and have substantial negative effects on human health and the environment. This study, for the first time, carried out quantification of the NMVOC... Read More about Measurements and analysis of Non-Methane VOC (NMVOC) emissions from major domestic aerosol sprays at “source”.

Utilization of fine water sprays in explosion mitigation : cold trial (2020)
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Johnston, S., Nasr, G., & Nourian, A. (2020). Utilization of fine water sprays in explosion mitigation : cold trial. Atomization and Sprays, 30(6), 431-450. https://doi.org/10.1615/AtomizSpr.2020034356

For the past fifty years, there has been a great deal of interest using water-based explosion suppression systems in mitigating/reducing the impact of thermal explosions and their consequential overpressures. Previous research focused on the suppress... Read More about Utilization of fine water sprays in explosion mitigation : cold trial.

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.

Descaling petroleum production tubing using multiple high-pressure nozzles (2020)
Thesis
Hassan, K. Descaling petroleum production tubing using multiple high-pressure nozzles. (Thesis). University of Salford

The mechanical approach of utilizing high-pressure water for scale removal has gained wider acceptance by multinational despite facing poor downhole performance challenges (cavitation) that need abrasion compensation (sand). Although sand particles h... Read More about Descaling petroleum production tubing using multiple high-pressure nozzles.

Particle emissions of a diesel car during real world urban driving (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Babaie, M., Deka, E., Ameri, R., Siteisamtinieri, S., Bodisco, T., Nourian, A., & Nasr, G. (2017, June). Particle emissions of a diesel car during real world urban driving. Poster presented at 2017 Cambridge Particle Meeting, Cambridge

Diesel engines are known to have good fuel economy that makes them to be the ideal source of power when it comes to mining, transportation, excavation, drilling and even for domestic use. The increase use of diesel engines has however introduced the... Read More about Particle emissions of a diesel car during real world urban driving.

Impact pressure distribution in flat fan nozzles for descaling oil wells (2016)
Journal Article
Abbas, A., Nasr, G., Nourian, A., & Enyi, G. (2016). Impact pressure distribution in flat fan nozzles for descaling oil wells. Journal of Energy and Power Engineering, 10(6), 352-357. https://doi.org/10.17265/1934-8975/2016.06.003

The suitability of high pressure nozzles in terms of impact upon targeted surfaces has indicated its effectiveness for the cleaning of oil production tubing scale, which has recently attracted wider industrial applications considering its efficiency... Read More about Impact pressure distribution in flat fan nozzles for descaling oil wells.

Gas lift optimization using smart gas lift valve (2016)
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Abdalsadig, M., Nourian, A., Nasr, G., & Babaie, M. (2016). Gas lift optimization using smart gas lift valve. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1125185

Gas lift is one of the most common forms of artificial lift, particularly for offshore wells because of its relative down hole simplicity, flexibility, reliability, and ability to operate over a large range of rates and occupy very little space at th... Read More about Gas lift optimization using smart gas lift valve.

Real-time gas lift valve to enhance well performance (2016)
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Abdalsadig, M., Nourian, A., Nasr, G., & Babaie, M. (2016). Real-time gas lift valve to enhance well performance. Journal of petroleum engineering & technology (Online), 6(2), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.37591/jopet.v6i2.1898

Optimum production from a gas lift well mainly depends on proper injection gas quantity; injection pressure and depth of injection and gas lift valve performance. The quality of down hole gas lift valves plays a crucial role in achieving maximum effi... Read More about Real-time gas lift valve to enhance well performance.

Gas lift optimization to improve well performance (2016)
Journal Article
Abdalsadig, M., Nourian, A., Nasr, G., & Babaie, M. (2016). Gas lift optimization to improve well performance

Gas lift optimization is becoming more important now a day in petroleum industry. A proper lift optimization can reduce the operating cost, increase the net present value (NPV) and maximize the recovery from the asset. A widely accepted definition of... Read More about Gas lift optimization to improve well performance.

The effects of dissolved Sodium Chloride (NaCl) on well injectivity during CO2 storage into saline aquifers (2016)
Journal Article
Beinashor, R., Nourian, A., Nasr, G., & Enyi, G. (2016). The effects of dissolved Sodium Chloride (NaCl) on well injectivity during CO2 storage into saline aquifers. Journal of petroleum engineering & technology (Online), 6(2),

Saline aquifer formations seem to be promising candidates for carbon dioxide (CO2) storage due to their wide availability as well they have large storage capacity. Once CO2 is injected into saline aquifer variety of processes will take place, among o... Read More about The effects of dissolved Sodium Chloride (NaCl) on well injectivity during CO2 storage into saline aquifers.

Well injectivity management during geological carbon sequestration activity (2016)
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Beinashor, R., Nourian, A., Nasr, G., & Abbas, A. (2016). Well injectivity management during geological carbon sequestration activity. Journal of petroleum engineering & technology (Online), 6(3), 32-43. https://doi.org/10.37591/jopet.v6i3.1924

It is well known that the saline aquifer formations are considered very reliable candidates for carbon sequestration because of their wide availability and they have good storage capacity. Due to high formation salinity, there a big concern about bor... Read More about Well injectivity management during geological carbon sequestration activity.

Impact pressure distribution in flat fan nozzles for descaling oil wells (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Abbas, A., Nasr, G., Nourian, A., & Enyi, G. (2015, August). Impact pressure distribution in flat fan nozzles for descaling oil wells. Presented at 13th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Tainan, Taiwan

The suitability of High pressure nozzles in terms of impact upon targeted surfaces has indicated its effectiveness for the cleaning of oil production tubing scale, which has recently attract wider industrial applications considering its efficiency,... Read More about Impact pressure distribution in flat fan nozzles for descaling oil wells.

Novel metered aerosol valve (2015)
Journal Article
Nourian, A., Nasr, G., Yule, A., Hawthorne, G., & Goldberg, T. (2016). Novel metered aerosol valve. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 230(10), 1557-1568. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406215572839

The design and performance of a new valving mechanism for portable pressurized spraying devices is described, where the propellant in the device is a safe gas (so-called compressed gas) propellant rather than the current liquefied gases all of whic... Read More about Novel metered aerosol valve.

Compressed gas domestic aerosol valve design using high viscous product (2014)
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Nourian, A., Nasr, G., Pillai, D., & Waters, M. (2014). Compressed gas domestic aerosol valve design using high viscous product. International Journal of Multiphysics, 8(4), 437-460. https://doi.org/10.1260/1750-9548.8.4.437

Most of the current universal consumer aerosol products using high viscous product such as cooking oil, antiperspirants, hair removal cream are primarily used LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) propellant which is unfriendly environmental. The advantag... Read More about Compressed gas domestic aerosol valve design using high viscous product.

Next generation of consumer aerosol valve design using inert gases (2014)
Journal Article
Nourian, A., Nasr, G., Yule, A., Goldberg, T., & Tulloch, G. (2015). Next generation of consumer aerosol valve design using inert gases. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 229(16), 2952-5976. https://doi.org/10.1177/0954406214559998

The current global consumer aerosol products such as deodorants, hairsprays, air-fresheners, polish, insecticide, disinfectant are primarily utilised unfriendly environmental propellant of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for over three decades. The a... Read More about Next generation of consumer aerosol valve design using inert gases.

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.

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.

Experimental investigation of the extent of the impact of Halite precipitation on CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers
Presentation / Conference
Edem, D., Abba, M., Nourian, A., Babaie, M., & Naeem, Z. Experimental investigation of the extent of the impact of Halite precipitation on CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers. Presented at SPE Europec 2020 (20EURO), Virtual

A laboratory investigation was carried out to experimentally determine the extent of the salt precipitation effects on the petrophysical properties of deep saline aquifer during CO2 storage. This was performed on selected core samples using laborator... Read More about Experimental investigation of the extent of the impact of Halite precipitation on CO2 injection in deep saline aquifers.

Fine spray behaviour upon impaction of varied material surfaces
Presentation / Conference
Stewart, J., Nasr, G., Burby, M., & Nourian, A. Fine spray behaviour upon impaction of varied material surfaces. Presented at ILASS Americas 2010 - 22nd annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems, Cincinnati, Ohio

A mobile fine spray unit, utilising a spill-return atomiser 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. Any s... Read More about Fine spray behaviour upon impaction of varied material surfaces.

Fine sprays for coating and decontamination in the healthcare environments
Presentation / Conference
Nasr, G., Burby, M., Nourian, A., & Nagib, M. Fine sprays for coating and decontamination in the healthcare environments. Presented at ILASS 2011 - the 24th European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Estoril, Portugal

A spray unit has been developed for the purpose of coating and decontamination within healthcare environments. The unit provides uniform spray coverage onto a given surface, in absence of streaking patternations. This investigation used four exempla... Read More about Fine sprays for coating and decontamination in the healthcare environments.

Effect of swirl chamber on uniform spray coating of surfaces using Spill-Return Atomiser (SRA)
Presentation / Conference
Burby, M., Nasr, G., Nourian, A., & Stewart, J. Effect of swirl chamber on uniform spray coating of surfaces using Spill-Return Atomiser (SRA). Presented at ILASS Americas 2011 - 23rd annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems, Ventura, California, United States of America

The atomisation of liquid disinfectants is an efficient means of delivering disinfectant agents within the healthcare environment; a Spill-Return Swirl Atomiser (SRA) with a long swirl chamber was designed for this purpose. The control of spray chara... Read More about Effect of swirl chamber on uniform spray coating of surfaces using Spill-Return Atomiser (SRA).

Characterising high pressure overlapping sprays using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA)
Presentation / Conference
Nourian, A., Burby, M., El Kamkhi, M., & Nasr, G. Characterising high pressure overlapping sprays using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA). Presented at ILASS Americas 2011 - 23rd annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems, Ventura, California, United States of America

The high pressure overlapping flat spray atomiser are used for removing scale deposition and the blockage that normally experienced in the well bore of oil and gas production tubing. This method provides significant advantages over current scale remo... Read More about Characterising high pressure overlapping sprays using Phase Doppler Anemometry (PDA).

Spray coating in health environment
Presentation / Conference
Burby, M., Nasr, G., Nourian, A., & Stewart, J. Spray coating in health environment. Presented at ILASS Americas 2012 - 24th annual conference on liquid atomization and spray systems, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America

The effective use of disinfectants on surfaces, therefore, within the health care environment constitutes an important factor in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs). For surface disinfection processes in hospitals the open bucket and close... Read More about Spray coating in health environment.

Removal of scales in petroleum production tubing utilising high pressure atomisers
Presentation / Conference
Enyi, G., Nasr, G., Nourian, A., El Kamkhi, M., & Burby, M. Removal of scales in petroleum production tubing utilising high pressure atomisers. Presented at ICLASS 2012, 12th Triennial International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems, Heidelberg, Germany

Scale is a mineral deposit usually formed on surfaces in contact with water. Scale deposition in petroleum production wells can be attributed to mixing of incompatible waters, changes in thermodynamic, kinetic and hydrodynamic conditions in oilfiel... Read More about Removal of scales in petroleum production tubing utilising high pressure atomisers.

The effects of different salt types and concentration on CO2 injectivity during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers
Presentation / Conference
Edem, D., Abba, M., Nourian, A., Babaie, M., & Mohammed, N. The effects of different salt types and concentration on CO2 injectivity during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers. Presented at SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2020, Online

Salting-out effect during CO2 storage in deep saline aquifers can have severe consequences during carbon capture and storage operations in terms of CO2 injectivity. The impact and physical mechanisms of salt precipitation in the vicinity of injection... Read More about The effects of different salt types and concentration on CO2 injectivity during CO2 sequestration in deep saline aquifers.

Flame propagation through different sizes of metal mesh and mitigation using fine water sprays
Thesis
Ahmadu, A. (in press). Flame propagation through different sizes of metal mesh and mitigation using fine water sprays. (Dissertation). University of Salford

Explosion is one of the major problems faced in dealing with flammable hydrocarbon gases. Following the recent tragic incident resulting from gas and vapour cloud explosion around the globe, there has been a great interest in the use of fine water... Read More about Flame propagation through different sizes of metal mesh and mitigation using fine water sprays.