Vivien Yoonhee Ko

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I am working in the Subsurface Environment Group in areas of CO2 Storage, Tight Oil and Gas, as well as Geothermal R&D activities as part of Fossil Fuels program.

Current research and/or projects

My current activities include investigation of fluid flow behavior and methods for improving recovery of tight oil and gas, heavy oil, and oil from oil sands. I am focussing on greenhouse gas emission reduction and improvement of oil and gas recovery from unconventional resources.

Research and/or project statements

My research project is "Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving environmental performance in unconventional oil and gas production.” It aims to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (SLCPs) (e.g., methane) and black carbon, and to mitigate water consumption and water related pollutions in unconventional oil recovery.

Education and awards

M.Eng. in Energy Engineering

B.Eng. in Environmental Engineering

Key publications

"TD-GC/MS direct derivatization analysis of polar compounds from air particulate matter filter samples and validation through inter-lab study." - 30th American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) conference in Orlando Florida in 2011

"Direct Derivatization and Analysis of Polar Compounds in Particulate Matter by TD-GC/MS" - 29th American Association of Aerosol Research (AAAR) conference in Portland Oregon in 2010

"Oxidation of Mercury under Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation" Energy & Fuels 2010, 24, 4351-4356: DOI:10.1021/ef1004336

"Analysis of ash deposits from entrained flow reactor tests by SEM-EDX" for the 35th annual meeting of the Microscopical Society of Canada which was held at McGill University, Montréal, Québec in 2008

"Analysis of Ash Deposits from Entrained Flow Reactor Tests by SEM-EDX" Microscopical Society of Canada in 2008

"Mercury removal from coal combustion by Fenton reactions - Part A: Bench-scale tests, Fuel 12/2007; 86(17-18-86):2789-2797. DOI:10.1016/j.fuel.2007.03.025 · 3.52

"Investigation of SO2 Adsorption Capacity of The Activated Carbon with O2-NH3 Treatment", Energy Eng. J. 1995, Vol.4, No 1 pp.76-84

Research facility

1 Haanel Drive
Ottawa, ON K1A 1M1


A member of SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineering).



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