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Clay tailings from Alberta oil sands and other sources. A review

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  • Data in existence in the open literature or in unclassified company reports on the physical, chemical and microbiological characteristics of Alberta's oil sands clay tailings are reviewed. Treatment and disposal procedures for these tailings, as well as for clay tailings from other industries, are discussed. Tailings disposal requirements, particularly those of an environmental nature, are appraised for in-situ and other oil sands bitumen recovery operations currently being considered as alternatives to the hot water process for mineable deposits. General background to the disposal problems is provided in brief descriptions of the extractive processes involved, as well as in an Appendix summarizing the structure and properties of clay minerals.

  • Date created
    1977
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  • Type of Item
    Report
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3S17SX2K
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    This material is provided under educational reproduction permissions included in Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development's Copyright and Disclosure Statement, see terms at http://www.environment.alberta.ca/copyright.html. This Statement requires the following identification: \"The source of the materials is Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development http://www.environment.gov.ab.ca/. The use of these materials by the end user is done without any affiliation with or endorsement by the Government of Alberta. Reliance upon the end user's use of these materials is at the risk of the end user.