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Designer Biochar-Coke Mixtures to Remove Naphthenic Acids from Oil Sands Process-Affected Water (OSPW)Download
The objective of this 6-month pilot experimental study was to test the ability of biochars derived from Alberta biomass and an oil sands petroleum coke to remove selected organic acids from water. To this end, we selected one biochar produced from wheat straw and made by the Alberta Biochar...
A laboratory study of long-term effects of mine depressurization groundwater on fish and invertebratesDownload
This study was conducted to determine long-term toxic effects, on selected species of fish and invertebrates, of mine depressurization at concentrations non-lethal in acute toxicity tests. The study also includes chronic toxicity experiments, studies of sublethal effects of groundwater, and a...
Between 1970 and 1975, the AOSERP study area contained up to 131 registered trapping areas (traplines). Traplines averaged 165.8 km2 (64 mi 2) in area. For the four trapping seasons 1971-72 to 1974-75, affidavits reporting trapper harvests were available for an average of 75 percent of the...
This list of papers and articles from professional and learned journals was assembled to provide a point of departure for hydrogeological and geomechanical studies in the Cold Lake Oil Sands. While the list is fairly extensive, it makes no pretext of being exhaustive; although a substantial...
A review of the effects of sedimentation on aquatic biota is presented. The detrimental effects of increased suspended and settled sediments on fish, bottom invertebrates, and primary productivity are documented. It is shown that the upper tolerance level for suspended sediment is between 80-100...
There is a general lack of awareness of existing environmental effects monitoring programs for the mineable oil sands region. As a result, there is low public confidence in the nature and extent of the current environment health monitoring and reporting programs for the oil sands with respect to...
This review is focused on the effects of contaminants on wildlife and the potential for using wildlife as sentinels for human and environmental health. Some wildlife are permanent residents of the boreal forest encompassing the oil sands region, while many others are seasonal residents using...
This pilot study was conducted by Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures (AITF) to characterize the composition of organics present in snow and surface waters in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) with the goal of identifying whether atmospherically-derived organics present in snow are a...
Vegetation literature and maps pertinent to the AOSERP study area are reviewed and summarized. Studies from throughout northern Alberta and Saskatchewan are discussed although emphasis is given to the preliminary vegetation classification described by Stringer (1976) and the vegetation maps...
Alberta oil sands environmental research program interim report covering the period April 1975 to November 1978Download
This Interim Report summarizes AOSERP research over the period April 1975 to November 1978. The investigations referred to herein involved over 100 researchers from government agencies, universities, and private consultants. In addition, the first draft of this report was sent to a number of...