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Oil sand overburden characterization within the mine area of Syncrude Lease No. 17 for reclamation of spent oil sandDownload
For the establishment and growth of plants, spent oil sand lacks Ca, K, NO3-N, available P, Zn, CEC and available water storage capacity. Cu, Mn and possibly SO4-S are marginally adequate in spent sand. Oil sand overburden materials within the mine area of Syncrude Lease No. 17 were sampled and...
Mycorrhizal studies regarding the reclamation of oil sand tailings: Production and outplanting of jack pine seedlings and amounts of VA- and ectomychrrhizal inoculum in stockpiled peatDownload
The major objectives of the ectomycorrhizal studies were to produce mycorrhizal jack pine seedlings in the greenhouse and to initiate a field study on the Syncrude dyke on the effect of different ectomycorrhiza1 fungi on the growth of jack pine. In addition, a simple inoculation technique which...
This project undertook an assessment of the potential for using satellite imagery to determine water quality parameters in the southwest end of Lake Athab8sca and to provide a mathematical model capable of simulating the circulation patterns in this area of the lake. A substantial amount of field...
This project on the \"Long Term Prediction of Vegetation Performance On Mined Sands\" (V.E.6.1) was undertaken to provide management with answers on the predictive ability to maintain different kinds of vegetation on raw sands. The research was designed as an integrated, multi-disciplinary...
The heavy oils produced from the Alberta oil sands contain cyclic organic compounds together with sulphur and nitrogen. Upon thermal treatment they have the potential to form carcinogenic, mutagenic, and toxic compounds. Recovery of oil by in-situ combustion processes, such as the Combination of...
Hydrotechnical research in the Alberta Oil Sands has been oriented toward establishment of baseline (i.e. pre-development) environmental conditions and identification of contaminant transport mechanisms. Monitoring networks for both groundwaters and surface waters are in place and both water...
The Scientific Enquiry Committee was appointed by the Hon. D.J. Russell, Minister of the Environment, to investigate factors associated with the discharge of effluents from the Great Canadian Oil Sands (GCOS) tailings pond dyke to the Athabasca River. The terms of reference of the Enquiry were to...
The basic premise is that the demand for synthetic crude oil is from markets external to Canada, consequently one primary objective and five secondary objectives are suggested: 1. Alberta should regulate and control the Athabasca tar sands development for the socio-economic benefit of Albertans....
The Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program (AOSERP) Subproject VE 7.1 was initiated to select suitable tree and shrub species for use in revegetating spoils and tailings resulting from oil sands mining operations in northeastern Alberta. As part of this program three field trials were...
Minisonde data collected in the Athabasca Oil Sands area from 1975 to 1979 were analysed to determine regional values of roughness length (Zo). A rigorous selection re reduced the working data set to a small fraction of the original size. A least squares technique was used to determine from...