Suleiman Khusnutdinov - Russia

From his earliest childhood, Suleiman's biggest passion was communicating with people. He enjoys hot discussions in which truth is born, listening and always trying to be heard. His parents raised in him a love of literature, classical, scientific, political, and he read everything that fell into his hands. Two of his favourite things, he grew and fed, and now he is implementing them. Suleiman is a PhD candidate at the Mining University St Petersburg, Russia. He is also writing a second PhD thesis on metallurgy at the Mining University Leoben Austria (Montanuniversität Leoben). He gives lectures and often makes presentations in both his speciality at the university and as a popularizer of science.

After graduating from university with a degree in chemical engineering, Suleiman was engaged as a research assistant in an engineering company in Russia. There he gained profound analysis and problem-solving skills, was responsible for identifying and solving technical problems, and also tuned his communication and consensus skills, as he often had to submit and sell his work to middle and top management. Finally, during his final year of work, he took the lead, guided the daily work of five junior members of the team, and actively participated in the training of new employees. Together and with the diligent work of the team, he solves environmental problems, problems of the formation of high-stable water-hydrocarbon (water-oil) emulsions and the formation of industrial wastes at many enterprises in Russia.

The gold we lost: Man-made waste and highly-stability water-oil emulsions as the raw material of the future

The development of industry takes place in terms of constantly increasing demand for environmental standards of enterprises. The problem of formation highly-stability water-oil emulsions is relevant; their formation and accumulation provide not only an environmental hazard but also cause an economic loss to enterprises. A method based on evaporation of the water phase of these emulsions can be an alternative method of dehydration of waste. But a serious problem arises when the emulsion is heated; accumulation of a critical mass of water on the heating surface, the process of boiling is destabilized, overheating of globules of water leads to the overthrow of the emulsion, which makes the dehydration process impossible. As the primary method, we have proposed the thermomechanical dehydration of liquid oil waste. This method implies that the evaporation of the water phase takes place under mechanical action that prevents the coalescence of water droplets and their accumulation on the heated surface.

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