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A Study on the Effect of Temperature and Pressure on the Removal of Cyclohexane from Non-Aqueous Extraction GangueDownload
Solvent based extraction has the potential to supplant the current hot water based extraction process as the industry standard method for recovering bitumen from mined oil sand. It has the potential for higher bitumen recovery that is less sensitive to the grade of oil sand ore being processed....
This research comprises four integral parts. Each part focuses on one aspect of the general problem of drug delivery by respiration. The morphological features of human respiratory tract, the dynamics of inhaled pharmaceutical particles, and the mechanics of inhaler devices are particularly taken...
Applications of Remote Hyperspectral Sensing in the Characterization of Alberta's Oil Sands TailingsDownload
The bitumen production from oil sands surface-mining operations produces large volumes of mineral wastes called tailings. Characterization of the oil sands tailings is of importance to monitor their state for trafficability and reclamation issues, to assess the tailings operation performance, and...
A study was implemented to evaluate different alternatives of soil cover systems for the closure of approximately 1539 Mt of waste rock at the Antamina Mine (Peru). The soil covers were designed to limit water percolation to the underlying waste rock, by combining a store/release and low...
This thesis aims to demonstrate the feasibility of using System Dynamics (SD) techniques to develop a transparent, open-source and reproducible model capable of simulating long-term soil water dynamics in a tailings-cap system subject to upward flux from a consolidating tailings substrate. The...
Oil sand processing in northern Alberta generates a large amount of water saturated fine-grained material (or fine tails) as a byproduct. Fine tails are a mixture of fine mineral particles (<44µm in diameter), small amounts of bitumen, and a large amount of water. Some consolidation of the...
Estimation of the Evaporation Rate of an Isolated Water Microdroplet Subjected to Infrared Radiative HeatingDownload
A combined numerical-experimental investigation was performed to study the influence of infrared radiation on the evaporation of a single-component droplet in the range between 10 and 50 micrometers, under different environmental conditions of relative humidity and temperature of air. A numerical...
Although evaporation is considered to be a surface phenomenon, the rate of molecular transport across a liquid–vapor boundary is strongly dependent on the coupled fluid dynamics and heat transfer in the bulk fluids. Recent experimental thermocouple measurements of the temperature field near the...
Experimental investigation on evaporation induced convection in water using laser based measurement techniquesDownload
Recent studies showed that evaporation of water can induce surface tension gradients along the water surface and ultimately lead to convection, known as Marangoni convection. This study was devoted to visualization and characterization of the evaporation-induced, surface-tension-driven convection...
The focus of the research presented here was to directly measure actual evaporation rates from a tailings surface using a micrometeorological technique known as the eddy covariance method. Depending on the results, it would be determined whether current drying models need to be calibrated with...