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Theses and Dissertations
This collection contains theses and dissertations of graduate students of the University of Alberta. The collection contains a very large number of theses electronically available that were granted from 1947's to 2009, 90% of theses granted from 2009-2014, and 100% of theses granted from April 2014 to the present (as long as the theses are not under temporary embargo by agreement with the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research). IMPORTANT NOTE: To conduct a comprehensive search of all UofA theses granted and in University of Alberta Libraries collections, search the library catalogue at www.library.ualberta.ca - you may search by Author, Title, Keyword, or search by Department. To retrieve all theses and dissertations associated with a specific department from the library catalogue, choose 'Advanced' and keyword search "university of alberta dept of english" OR "university of alberta department of english" (for example). Past graduates who wish to have their thesis or dissertation added to this collection can contact the ERA Mediated HelpDesk at email@example.com.
Items in this Collection
- 4Yu, Xiaoxuan
- 1Abraham, Tinu M
- 1Adegoroye, Adebukola
- 1Ali, Babkir SM
- 1Archibald, Heather Anne
- 1Badiozamani Tari Nazari, Mohammad Mahdi
As one of the most critical steps to recover valuable particles from a slurry using flotation, knowledge of the drainage of the thin liquid film between an air bubble and a solid surface is required. The main focus of this thesis is to develop and use an integrated thin film drainage appratus...
The use of solvents for extraction of bitumen is attractive because no wet tailings are produced. Studies have already shown that hydrocarbon solvents can achieve the same level of bitumen recovery as the current aqueous extraction method. However, solvent recovery must be very efficient to avoid...
Thin film pyrolysis was used to thermally crack the pendant groups from asphaltene molecules. The cracked products were rapidly quenched to minimize further decomposition. The liquid products were condensed and collected, with over 91% material balance on the recovery of gas, liquid and coke...
Women's gendered experiences of rapid resource development in the Canadian North: new opportunities or old challenges?Download
Rapid resource development in northern and rural Canada is leading to unprecedented social, political, economic and environmental changes in a number of communities. In particular, gendered identities and divisions of labour in northern Canadian communities are poised to be dramatically altered...
Understanding mineralogy and surface properties of fine solids is vital in oil sands processing and tailings management. Fine solids in oil sands are often contaminated by tightly bound organic matter (OM) originally or during hydrocarbon removal, thereby increasing surface hydrophobicity and...
The ever increasing size of mining equipment has caused many instability concerns both on board and in the ground underneath. This highlights the need for more in-depth knowledge of variation in the properties of the ground as it has direct influence on the durability and life span of mining...
A cationic thermal sensitive polymer, poly[N-isopropylacrylamide-co-N-[3-(Dimethylamino)propyl]methacrylamide] (CP) of different molar ratios, known as CP05 and CP10 was synthesized in-house. By doping aluminum hydroxide (Al(OH)3) colloids into CP during the polymerization process, a novel hybrid...
Assessing the long-term impact of acid deposition and the risk of soil acidification in boreal forests in the Athabasca oil sands region in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Significant amounts of SO2 and NOx have been emitted from the Athabasca oil sands region (AOSR) in Alberta, Canada, in the past several decades. The impact of acid deposition on forest ecosystems and the risk of soil acidification were assessed in jack pine (Pinus banksiana) and trembling aspen...