Liangxiong Li


Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC)
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology/ New Mexico Tech
801 Leroy Place
Socorro, New Mexico 87801
Tel: (575) 835-5808  Email:
Li@nmt.edu

 

 

Education                                                 

1/02 - 8/05     Ph.D, Material Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

Research advisor: Dr. Junhang Dong

9/96 - 7/99     M.S., Petroleum and Natural Gas Development Engineering, the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development (RIPED), China.

9/91 - 7/95     B.S., Chemistry Science, Hubei University, China.

 

Graduate Research                                           

  • Zeolite membrane synthesis by hydrothermal crystallization and second growth for application in gas and liquid separations.
  • Produced water purification using zeolite membranes via reverse osmosis.
  • Molecular and ionic transport through zeolite membranes.
  • Membrane modification through metal oligomer deposition in zeolite intercrystalline pore region for enhanced ion separation.
  • Synthesis and characterization of supported clay membranes and clay/zeolite composite membranes for use in water treatment and high temperature CO2 separation. 
  • Membrane characterization using SEM, TEM, TGA, DSC, Powder XRD, BET, XRF, and Wicke-Kallenbach permeation test (GC).
  • Orientation control of zeolite film for application in separation, optical fiber sensor and catalyst.

Employment and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                               

09/05 – Present, Research Associate

Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC), New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

01/02 - 08/05, Graduate Research Assistant

Material Engineering, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

9/99 - 12/01, Research Engineer

Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration & Development, China National Petroleum Corporation (PIPED, Petro-China)

9/96 - 7/99, Graduate Research Assistant

Petroleum Production Research Center, China National Petroleum Corporation

                 

HONORS AND AWARDS:                                   

  • Langmuir Award, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology       2005
  • First-Class Technique Achievement Award for Contribution in Oil and Gas Development, RIPED, Petro-China      2001
  • “Excellent Graduate”, The Graduate School of RIPED, Petro-China     1999
  • “Excellent Graduate”, Hubei University              1996
  • First-Class Scholarship in Consecutive Three Years, Hubei University   1994                                                                                                       

Technical Skills:                                              

Computer: Familiar with window system and Office.

Material processing: Experienced in thin zeolite film formation by hydrothermal synthesis and second growth. Familiar with thin film formation by coating process such as spin- and dip-coating.

Material characterization: Familiar with SEM, TEM, XRD, IC, GC, BET, AFM, TGA, XRF and TOC.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS                                             

Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), #3144561, Sep, 2003

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), #0090173373, Sep, 2003

PUBLICATIONS:                                            

A.    Refereed Journals:

1.       L. Li, J. Dong, Tina M. Nenoff. “Transport of alkali metal ions in MFI zeolite membranes during reverse osmosis,” Environmental Science and Technology, Submitted, 2005.

2.       L. Li, J. Dong, Tina M. Nenoff, and R. Lee.  “Desalination by reverse osmosis using MFI zeolite membranes,” Journal of Membrane Science, 243, p.401-404, 2004.

3.       L. Li, J. Dong, Tina M. Nenoff, and R. Lee. “Reverse osmosis of ionic aqueous solutions on a MFI zeolite membrane,” Desalination, 170, p.309-316, 2004.

4.       L. Li, J. Dong, and R. Lee. “Preparation of alumina-supported mesoporous bentonite membranes for reverse osmosis desalination of aqueous solutions,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, v.273, p.540-546, 2004.

5.       L. Li, T.M. Whitworth, and R. Lee. “Construction of an ultra-thin, compacted clay membrane for use in reverse osmosis," Applied Clay Science, 24, p.59-68, 2003.

6.       L. Li, T.M. Whitworth, and R. Lee. “Separation of inorganic solutes from oil-field produced water using a compacted bentonite membrane,” Journal of Membrane Science, 217, p.215-225, 2003. 

7.       B. Bai, L. Li. “Intrinsic factor analysis of influencing pre-gelled particles property,” Petroleum Exploration and Development, 29(2), 2002.

8.       B. Bai, Y. Liu, L. Li and X.Tang. “Using preformed particle gel to divert in-depth fluid in mature water-flooded reservoirs," Oilfield Development of PetroChina, 2001

9.       XL. Wang, HS, Zhang, and L. Li. “Optimization design for conformance control in pilot 4-6,” Petroleum Geology and Recovery Efficiency, 8(3), 2001.

10.   L. Li, Y.X. Li, and M. Han. “The rheology and seepage flow mechanism of weak polymer gel,” Oil & Gas Recovery Technology, 7(7), 2000.

11.   L. Li, Y.X. Li, and Y.Z. Liu. “ The effect of flow shearing on weak gel formation from aqueous polymer/crosslinker gelatin solutions,” Oilfield Chemistry, 17(2), 2000.

12.   L. Li, B. Bai, amd Y.X. Li. “The application of deep-flow diversion in oil recovery.” Oil Drilling & Production Technology, 21(6), 1999.

13.   X. Tang, G. Liu and L. Li. “Preparation and evaluation of temporarily plugging agent ZDJ-98 for using in water shutoff treatment,” Oilfield Chemistry, 16(2), 1999.

 

B.    Manuscripts & Reports:

1. T.M. Whitworth and L. Li, “Modified Reverse Osmosis System for Treatment of Produced Waters, ” DOE technical report, DOE Contract # FC26-00BC15326, 2002.

2. B. Bai, L. Li, and X. Tang. “Water Control in Reservoirs with Fractures or Channels,” Technical Report submitted to Petro-China Inc., 2001.

3. B. Bai, and L. Li, “In-depth Gel Treatment for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Offshore Water Flooding Oilfield,” Technical report submitted to CNOOC, China, 2000.

4. L. Li, and B. Bai. “Pilot Test of Selective Water Shutoff in Xingbei oilfield,” Technique report submitted to Daqing Oilfield Inc., 2000. 

 

C.    Conference Proceedings & Presentations

1.       L. Li, A. Ryan, Tina, M. Nenoff, J. Dong, and R. Lee. Purification of coal-bed methane produced water by zeolite membranes,” Paper SPE 89892, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Houston, Texas, 26–29 September 2004.

2.       L. Li, J. Dong, T.M. Nenoff, R. Lee, “Modification of MFI Zeolite Membranes for Enhanced Ion Separation from Aqueous Solutions Via Reverse Osmosis,” The 3rd International Zeolite Membrane Meeting, Boulder, CO, Jul. 25 - 28, 2004.

3.       L. Li, J. Dong, R. Lee, "Preparation of a-Alumina-Supported Mesoporous Bentonite Membranes for Reverse Osmosis Desalination of Aqueous Solutions," AIChE Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16 - 21, 2003.

4.       L. Li, J. Dong, T. M. Nenoff, R. Lee, "Desalination by Reverse Osmosis Using MFI Zeolite Membranes," AIChE Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16 - 21, 2003.

  1. L. Li, J. Dong, T. M. Nenoff, "Separation of P-xylene from Simulated Industrial Streams using MFI-type Zeolite Membranes," AIChE Annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, Nov. 16 - 21, 2003.
  2. L. Li, R. Lee, and T.M. Whitworth. “Solute rejection capabilities of compacted bentonite membranes,” The Clay Minerals Society 39th Annual Meeting, Program and Abstracts, p. 116, 2002.
  3. B. Bai, L. Li, Y. Liu, Z. Wang and H. Liu. “Preformed Particle Gel for Conformance Control: Transport through Porous Media and IOR Mechanisms,” paper SPE 89468 presented at the 2004 SPE/DOE Fourteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., April 17–21, 2004.
  4. B. Bai, Y. Liu, J-P Coste, L. Li.  “Conformance Control by Preformed Particle Gel: Factors Affecting its Properties and Applications” paper SPE 89389 presented at the 2004 SPE/DOE Fourteenth Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A., April 17–21, 2004.