• Journal Papers
  • Invention Patent
  1. Yue, T., Sun, W., Hu, Y., Z. Xu, 2019, Mechanism of goethite precipitation on magnetite and maghemite nanoparticles studied by surface complexation/precipitation modeling, Langmuir, in press.
  2.  Wang, C., Najafi, A., Masliyah, J., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2019, Flocculant-assisted dewatering of fluid fine tailings using a volute screw press, Can. J. Chem. Eng., 97: 74-83.
  3. Chen, Q., Zhu, Y., Wang, M., Ren, G., Liu, Q., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2019, Viscosity reduction of extra-heavy oil using toluene in water emulsions, Colloids Surfaces A, 560: 252-259.
  4.  Chen, X., Ma, X., Yan, C., Sun, D., Yeung, T. and Z. Xu, 2019, CO2-responsive O/W microemulsions prepared using a switchable superamphiphile assembled by electrostatic interactions, J. Colloid Interface sci., 534: 595-604.
  5. Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Xu, Z. and Q. Liu, 2019, Contributions of van der Waals interaction and hydrophobic attraction to molecular adhesions on a hydrophobic MoS2 surface in water, Langmuir, 47: 14196-14203.
  6. Wang, Z., Ren, G., Yang, J., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2019, CO2-responsive aqueous foams stabilized by pseudogemini surfactants, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 536: 381-388.
  7. Liang, C., He, X., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Adsorption-based synthesis of magnetically responsive and interfacially active composite nanoparticles for dewatering of water-in-diluted bitumen emulsions, Energy & Fuels, 32: 8078-8089.
  8. Qiao, P., Harbottle, D., Li, Z., Tang, Y. and Z. Xu, 2018, Interactions of asphaltene subfractions in organic media of varying aromaticity, Energy & Fuels, 32: 10478-10485.
  9. Zhang, X., Manica, R., Tang, Y., Tchoukov, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Probing boundary conditions at hydrophobic solid-water interfaces by dynamic film drainage measurement, Langmuir, 34: 12025-12035.
  10. Ren, D., Xu, S., Sun, D., Wang, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, CO2-switchable dispersion of a natural chitosan and its application as a responsive Pickering emulsifier, Colloids Surfaces A, 555: 507-514.
  11. Liu, B., Manica, R., Zhang, X., Bussonniere, A., Xu, Z., Xie, G. and Q. Liu, 2018, Dynamic interaction between a millimeter size bubble and surface microbubbles in water, Langmuir, 34: 11667-11675.
  12. Jackman, M., Bussonniere, A., Leung, H., Xu, Z., Tsai, P. and Q. Liu, 2018, Effect of temperature on foamability using a thermoresponsive polymer, AIP Advances, 8: 075320.
  13. Li, Z., Xiong, Y., Sun, S., Zhang, L., Li, S., Liu, X., Xu, Z. and S. Xu, 2018, Tri-layer nonwoven membrane with shutdown property and high robustness as a high-safety lithium ion battery separator, J. Membrane Sci., 565: 50-60.
  14. Ren, G., Wang, M., Wang, L., Wang, Z., Chen, Q., Xu, Z. and D. Sun, 2018, Dynamic covalent silica nanoparticles for pH-switchable Pickering emulsions, Langmuir, 34: 5798-5806.
  15. Ye, R., Lin, L., Li, Q., Zhou, Z., Wang, T., Russell, C., Adidharma, H., Xu, Z., Yao, Y. and M. Fan, 2018, Recent progress in improving the stability of copper-based catalysts for hydrogenation of carbon–oxygen bonds, Catal. Sci. Technol., 8: 3428-3449.
  16. Yu, K., Zhang, H., Biggs, S., Xu, Z., Cayre, O. and D. Harbottle, 2018, The rheology of polyvinylpyrrolidone-coated silica nanoparticles positioned at an air-aqueous interfaces,  J. Colloid Interface Sci., 527: 346-355.
  17. Mhatre, S., Simon, S., Sjöblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Demulsifier assisted film thinning and coalescence in crude oil emulsions under DC electric fields, Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 134:  117-129.
  18. Ayirala, S. C., Yousef, A. A., Li, Z. and Z. Xu, 2018, Coalescence of crude oil droplets in brine systems:  effect of individual electrolytes, Energy & Fuels, 32:  5763-5771.
  19. Tao, H., Liu, S., Luo, J. L., Choi, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Descriptor of catalytic activity of metal sulfides for oxygen reduction reaction:  a potential indicator for mineral flotation, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 6:  9650-9656.
  20. Zhu, Y., Yan, C., Liu, Q., Masliyah, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Biodiesel-assisted ambient aqueous bitumen extraction (BA3BE) from Athabasca oil sands, Energy & Fuels, 32:  6565-6576.
  21. Irfan, M., Bisson, T., Bobicki, E., Arguelles-Vivas, F., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and T. Babadagli, 2018, CO2 storage in saline aquifers by dissolution and residual trapping under supercritical conditions: An experimental investigation, Colloids Surfaces A, 548: 37-45.
  22. Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Manica, R., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Single-molecule MoS2-polymer interaction and efficient aqueous exfoliation of MoS2 into single-layer, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 8262-8269.
  23. Tang, Y., Zhang, X., Choi, P., Liu, Q. and Z. Xu, 2018, Underwater adhesion of a stimuli-responsive polymer on highly oriented pyrolytic graphite: A single-molecule force study, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 6721-6729.
  24. Pensini, E., Tchoukov, P., Yang, F. and Z. Xu, 2018, Effect of humic acids on bitumen films at the oil-water interface and on emulsion stability: potential implications for ground water remediation, Colloids Surfaces A:, 544: 53-59.
  25. Anvari, M., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., P. Choi, 2018, Molecular dynamics study of hydrophilic sphalerite (110) surface as modified by normal and branched butylthiols, Langmuir, 34: 3363-3373.
  26. Liu, S., Tao, H., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., Liu, Q. and J. Luo, 2018, Rational design of silver sulfide nanowires for efficient CO2 electroreduction in ionic liquid, ACS Catalysis, 8: 1469-1475.
  27. Liu, S., Wang, X., Tao, H., Li, T., Liu, Q., Xu, Z., Fu, X. and J. Luo, 2018, Ultrathin 5-fold twinned sub-25nm silver nanowires enable highly selective electroreduction of CO2 to CO, Nano Energy, 45: 456-462.
  28. Xiong, Y., Li, Z., Cao, T., Xu, S., Yuan, S., Sjoblom, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Synergistic adsorption of polyaromatic compounds on silica surfaces studied by molecular dynamics simulation, J. Phys. Chem. C, 122: 4290-4299.
  29. Yue, T., Xu, Z., Hu, Y., Han, H. and W. Sun, 2018, Magnetic separation and recycling of goethite and calcium sulfate in zinc hydrometallurgy in the presence of maghemite fine particles, ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng., 6: 1532-1538.
  30. Chen, Q., Cao, T., Xiong, Y., Wang, C., Lin, Z., Chen, Z., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2018, Understanding interactions between clay and model coal surfaces in electrolyte solutions by a QCM-D with dissipation study, Energy Fuels, 32: 233-240.
  31. Yang, F., Tchoukov, P., Qiao, P., Ma, X., Pensini, E., Dabros, T., Czarnecki, J. and Z. Xu, 2018, Studying demulsification mechanisms of water-in-crude oil emulsions using a modified thin liquid film technique, Colloids Surfaces A:, 540: 215-223.
  32. Li, Z., Wang, W., Han, Y., Zhang, L., Li, S., Tang, B., Xu, S. and Z. Xu, 2018, Ether modified poly (ether ether ketone) nonwoven membrane with excellent wettability and stability as a lithium ion battery separator, J. Power Sources, 378: 176-183.
  33. Liu, S., Zhong, H., Liu, G. and Z. Xu, 2018, Cu(I)/Cu(II) mixed-valence surface complexes of S-[(2-hydroxyamino)-2-oxoethyl]-N,N-dibutyldithiocarbamate: Hydrophobic mechanism to malachite flotation, J. Colloids Interface Sci., 512, 701-712.



Gupta, R., Xu, Z., Clark, I. and H. Yang, Bromination process, 2012, US Patent 8,198,208.


Masliyah, J., Wallwork, V. and Z. Xu, Oil assisted (oily bubble) bitumen flotation process in oil sands extraction, 2012, Canadian Patent 2,421,471.


Kuznicki, S., Kelly, D., Mitlin, D. and Z. Xu, Mercury adsorption using zeolite supported metallic nanodots, PCT WO2008/070988 A1, 2007; US patent Application 2010/0050868.


Xu, Z., Liu, J. and Z. Zhou, Reactive oily bubble carriers in flotation processes and methods of generation and uses thereof, 2005, US Patent 6,959,815.


Beetge, J.H., Kasongo, T., Komishke, B., Li, H., Long, J., Masliyah, J., Venter, J., Wang, S. and Z. Xu, Processing aids for enhanced hydrocarbon recovery from oil sands, oil shale and other petroleum residues, 2005, PCT WO 2005/028592 A1.


Choung, J., Szymanski, J. and Z. Xu, Process for treating fine coal particles, 2004, US Patent 6,767,465 (licensed to Energy Pacific, USA).


Xu, Z. and Y. Gu, Magnetic nano particles for bioseparation applications, 2003, PCT 03/005029 A2.


Chinese Patent


徐政和, 姜峰, 卢周广, 彭超, 刘振达. 一种可控爆炸破碎废旧动力电池的方法及装置[P]. 中国: CN112317520A. 2021-01-06.


徐政和,严英明,易婷婷,刘港,杨帆. 一种纳米多孔结构金属材料及其制备方法[P]. 中国: CN111472032A. 2020-04-29.


徐政和,杨帆,刘港. 一种多功能复合布料及其制备方法[P]. 中国: CN111535016A. 2020-04-29.


XU, Z., YANG, F., YI, T.. Nano-composite negative electrode material, preparation method therefor and use thereof [P]. PCT: WO2020211848A1. 2020-04-17.


徐政和,杨帆,易婷婷. 一种纳米复合负极片及其制备方法与锂离子电池[P]. 中国:CN110299511B. 2019-05-27.


徐政和,杨帆,易婷婷. 一种纳米复合负极材料及其制备方法与应用 [P]. 中国:CN110085823B. 2019-04-18.


徐政和,杨帆,谢汉杰,卢周广. 一种两面性磁响应颗粒及其制备方法与应用[P]. 中国:CN110105978B. 2019-04-18.


徐政和,谢汉杰,卢周广,杨帆. 一种双核壳疏水磁性微球及其制备方法[P]. 中国:CN108837801A. 2018-06-27.


周芳, 徐政和, 池汝安, 张臻悦, 余军霞. 一种分离富集磷矿中磷灰石、白云石和石英的浮选工艺[P]. 中国: CN107029896B. 2017-06-16.


徐政和, 曹田田, 徐盛明, 熊勇, 李震, 刘奇, 张磊. 一种用于燃煤电厂烟气脱汞 SBA‑15基载银吸附剂的制备方法[p]. 中国: CN106732347B. 2016-12-09.


徐政和, 曹田田, 徐盛明, 熊勇, 李震, 刘奇, 张磊. 一种燃煤电厂烟气脱汞吸附剂及其制备方法[p]. 中国: CN106693882B. 2016-12-09.


贾胜见, 徐盛明, 徐政和. 具有二氧化碳响应性的高分子表面活性剂及制备方法[P]. 中国:CN106634926B. 2016-12-03.


徐盛明, 杨越, 徐政和, 谢博毅, 曹田田, 李震. 一种含油废旧催化剂脱油的方法[P]. 中国:CN105498860B. 2016-01-30.


孙德军, 卫鹏程, 徐佩佩, 李谦, 郝京诚, 徐盛明, 徐政和. 具有响应性的超两亲分子乳化剂、乳状液及其制备方法[P]. 中国: CN105542149B. 2016-01-25.


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