G C Maitland

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The green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has the ability to produce molecular hydrogen (H2), a clean and renewable fuel, through the biophotolysis of water under sulphur-deprived anaerobic conditions. The aim of this study was to advance the development of a practical and scalable biophotolytic H2 production process. Experiments were carried out using a(More)
The structural and dynamic properties of micellar solutions of erucyl bis(hydroxyethyl)methylammonium chloride blended with 2-propanol, in the presence of KCl, have been investigated by means of light scattering and rheological experiments. In the dilute regime, the micellar growth is larger than expected from mean-field or scaling models. The results(More)
The rheology of a complex, heterogeneous mineral colloid was rationalised using models devised for model rod systems. Mixing a calcium hydroxide slurry with an aluminium sulphate solution produces a suspension of rod-shaped ettringite particles. Ettringite rod suspensions exhibit non-Newtonian flow behaviour, which depends on the shape of the particles,(More)
We report experimental measurements of the dissolution rate of several carbonate minerals in CO2-saturated water or brine at temperatures between 323 K and 373 K and at pressures up to 15 MPa. The dissolution kinetics of pure calcite were studied in CO2-saturated NaCl brines with molalities of up to 5 mol kg(-1). The results of these experiments were found(More)
Smectite clay minerals and their suspensions have long been of both great scientific and applications interest and continue to display a remarkable range of new and interesting behaviour. Recently there has been an increasing interest in the properties of mixed suspensions of such clays with nanoparticles of different size, shape and charge. This review(More)
In this work we report phase equilibrium measurements on the system (methane + carbon dioxide + water) carried out with a high-pressure quasi-static-analytical apparatus. The measurements have been made under conditions of two-phase vapor-liquid equilibrium, three-phase vapor-liquid-liquid equilibrium (VLLE), and four-phase vapor-liquid-liquid-hydrate(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations have been performed to study the interfacial tension of CO2 and brine for a range of temperatures between 303 and 393 K and pressures from 2 to 50 MPa. The ions involved in this study are Na(+), Ca(2+), and Cl(-). The results indicate that the interfacial tension decreases with increasing pressure under any temperature(More)