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- 1Abraham, Tinu M
- 1Adegoroye, Adebukola
- 1Archibald, Heather Anne
- 1Badiozamani Tari Nazari, Mohammad Mahdi
- 1Beck, Elizabeth M
- 1Beier, Nicholas A
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...
The degree to which predator and prey distributions overlap in space influences the probability of encounters between predator and prey, kills of prey, and consequently, how each species’ abundance varies in time and in space. Predator and prey attempt to increase or decrease overlap respectively...
Steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) method is the main oil extraction method in Alberta that produces a huge volume of waste water. This thesis is focused on investigating the viability of membrane processes, as emerging water treatment technologies, for treatment of SAGD produced water. Three...
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...
The use of peat applications and Carex aquatilis for peatland reclamation on post mined landscapes in northern Alberta, CanadaDownload
I investigated peatland reclamation factors in a wetland built on a former open-pit oil sands mine in northern Alberta, Canada. The primary research objectives were to investigate the persistence of peat placed in a newly constructed wetland, the survival and establishment of Carex aquatilis...
The Potential of Lasers as Deterrents to Protect Birds in the Alberta Oil Sands and Other Areas of Human-Bird ConflictDownload
Human population growth, urbanization, and industrialization are rapidly increasing the potential for human-wildlife conflict throughout the world. Such conflict is often mitigated by attempting to deter wildlife from the affected areas, but wildlife frequently habituate to deterrent devices,...
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are currently at the crux of political, environmental, technological, and cultural discussions due to climate change. A drastic reduction of GHG emissions is needed in order to mitigate potentially catastrophic climate change impacts. This thesis presents the...
Canada has the largest known reserve of oil in the world in the form of oil sands: an estimated 1.7 to 2.5 trillion barrels of oil are deposited in combination of the sand, water and clay. The presented research is devoted to bubble-solid surface interaction, which is one of the critical areas...