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- 6Gamal El-Din, M.
- 6Oil Sands Research and Information Network
- 5Powter, C.B.
- 5Welham, C.
- 4Mian, H.
- 3Eaton, B.
Within the next decade we are likely to see some significant tests of the current oil sands regulatory and policy framework, including: • Industry-driven: such as an application for reclamation certificate or an application for release of process-affected water or a request to approve the...
Next-Generation Sequencing of Protists as a Measure of Natural Soil Microbial Eukaryotic Community in the Oil Sands RegionDownload
Soil plays a central role in the functioning of all terrestrial ecosystems. Among the many ecosystem services to which soil contributes are: purification and storage of water, sequestration of organic matter, nutrient cycling for plant growth, and conservation of healthy faunal and microbial...
Twenty journalists who regularly produce articles, televised reports and videos about the Alberta oil sands and issues pertaining to the oil sands participated in this study. Although most of the stories about the Alberta oil sands that appear in the news media have a business or economic focus,...
The accumulation of mature fine tailings (MFT) in tailings ponds with very slow natural consolidation rate has been a concern for decades. Previous studies and current practices for tailings consolidation focus on the addition of various inorganic and organic additives to reduce MFT production...
This literature review provides an understanding of ecological resilience as a concept to promote successful land reclamation in Alberta’s mineable oil sands region by exploring four key issues: Defining ecological resilience for boreal forest ecosystems, and assessing whether this definition can...
Standard Operating Procedures for Analysis of Naphthenic Acids from Oil Sands Process-Affected WaterDownload
Naphthenic acids (NAs) are considered the main source of chronic and acute toxicity in oil sands process-affected water (OSPW). The purpose of this investigation is to establish elements of a standard procedure to determine and minimize the amount of NA loss during storage, sample preparation...
NAIT-CGCE, NAIT School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management, and the NAIT JR Shaw School of Business, in collaboration with COSIA, AIEES, and the Oil Sands Research and Information Network (OSRIN), held a technology innovation workshop on March 19, 2013 at the NAIT campus to open...
The Alberta Oil Sands Then and Now: An Investigation of the Economic, Environmental and Social Discourses Across Four DecadesDownload
A detailed study of dozens of documents pertaining to the Alberta oil sands produced by the Alberta government over the past 40 years shows the government’s perspective regarding this vast resource has undergone a major shift. In the 1970s and early 1980s, the Alberta government initiated...
Review of Technologies for the Characterization and Monitoring of VOCs, Reduced Sulphur Compounds and CH4Download
The overall goal of this project is to better understand the advantages and limitations of air emission pollutant characterization and monitoring techniques from area sources. This will allow for the selection of current technologies that are most suitable for measuring fugitive emissions of air...
Establishing a World Class Public Information and Reporting System for Ecosystems in the Oil Sands Region – Report and AppendicesDownload
This is one of two reports - this one (TR-5) contains detailed appendices; the other one (TR-5A) contains only the report. This report presents a vision for a comprehensive and effective Public Information and Reporting System for Ecosystem Effects in the Oil Sands Region that is relevant,...