Towards a Sustainable and More Environmentally Friendly Oil and Gas Industries

A special issue of Processes (ISSN 2227-9717). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemical Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 445

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Molecular Biology and Biochemical Engineering Department, Chemical Engineering Area, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, ES-14013 Seville, Spain
Interests: advanced oxidation processes; kinetic growth; biomass growth, industrial and urban wastewater, contaminant removal; wastewater treatment; clean technologies; sustainability and regeneration of wastewater; circular economy
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Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Interests: next-generation energy systems with small modular nuclear reactors together with conventional and renewable energy sources; developing and analyzing microgrid systems including renewable and fossil energy to produce electric power, chemicals, and liquid fuels; advanced sensor systems for remote monitoring air quality together with CFD modeling to optimize design; system-wide process models to evaluate hybrid energy systems; CFD modelling of high-temperature process technology
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Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO 65409, USA
Interests: multiscale experimentation, modeling, and computing of multiphase reactors; multiphase flow engineering and applications that integrate hydrodynamics, heat and mass transfer (transport phenomena); reactions in addressing and advancing numerous industrial processes; emerging technologies related to chemical and petroleum, clean and alternative energy and chemicals, bioenergy, chemicals, biomass, coal conversion, waste treatment, and thermal hydraulics of the 4th generation; small modular and current nuclear reactors and their nuclear fuels
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College of Engineering, Department of Materials Engineering, Basrah University, Basrah, Iraq
Interests: catalysts; oil well cemtent additive

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since the use of oil and gas as commercial energy sources, the oil and gas industries have become crucial in not only the producing countries but also the consuming countries as oil and gas are the main sources of energy around the world. These industries not only produce the fuels necessary for air, space, land, and maritime transportation but also are used in other very complex but related industries such as the petrochemical industry. This industrial complexity is accompanied by many technological challenges in the quality assurance operations and processes. Alongside the production of high-commercial-interest products, large quantities of waste of all kinds—solid, liquid, and gaseous—at different concentrations are also generated, which must be managed and treated appropriately in order to reduce the environmental impact they could cause by as much as possible. Moreover, in recent years, with climate change, the greenhouse effect, and the need to operate within a circular economy, the generated waste has been used and transformed into by-products to produce other products with high added value, thus closing the economic cycle of this industrial process. In response to these urgent needs, Koya University in Iraq is holding its "3rd International Conference on Petroleum: Waste Management in Oil and Gas Industry, April 28-30, 2024".

This Special Issue intends to disseminate the research presented at this conference, which will address the latest developments in the state of the art in this field. Although the target audience of this Special Issue will primarily be the conference participants, some of whom the authors will invite to publish their manuscripts in this Special Issue, this Special Issue is open to all authors in this field

Prof. Dr. Gassan Hodaifa
Prof. Dr. Joseph D. Smith
Prof. Dr. Muthanna H. Al-Dahhan
Dr. Hayder A. Abbood
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  • drilling activities
  • gas production
  • petroleum refinement
  • petrochemical industries
  • waste management
  • waste treatment

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