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Anaerobic biodegradation of hydrocarbons in different oil sands tailings ponds: key microbial players and main activation pathway of hydrocarbon biodegradationDownload
Anaerobic biodegradation of hydrocarbons is an important process in oil sands tailings ponds, which directly affects consolidation of tailings and extent of greenhouse gas emissions from tailings ponds. Since tailings ponds from different operators differ due to extraction process, age of...
Adsorption behavior of nitrogen, argon and oxygen on silver exchanged titanosilicate (Ag-ETS-10) were studied in this work. A low temperature gas chromatographic determination of relatively low concentration argon (<1%) was developed, which was applied to evaluate the production of argon free...
This report investigates the relationship between certain hydrocarbons that are present naturally, or could be introduced due to surface oil sands mining and upgrading activities, and their potential bioaccumulation and tainting of the commercial fishery in the Athabasca River. This includes...
Biodegradation of Hydrocarbons in Bitumen: Exploring Plant-Assisted and Microbial Stimulation TechniquesDownload
While bitumen is one of the oldest construction materials in the world and currently provides an important fuel needed to sustain our modern lifestyle, the disturbances caused by extracting and refining this material are considerable, with 895 km2 of land being disturbed in Alberta as of 2018...
Commonly-used cubic equations of state (EOS) over predict the bubble point pressures (BPPs) for binary long-chain n-alkane + aromatic mixtures and frequently predict the incorrect phase diagram type. In this work, BPPs for 15 representative n-alkane + aromatic hydrocarbon binary mixtures were...
Shale/tight gas plays an increasingly important role to meet the growing global energy demand and reduce carbon emissions. Unlike conventional reservoirs, shale formations are subject to rock heterogeneity and have pore size distributions ranging from sub-1 nm to a few micrometers. Thanks to the...
Development, Modelling and Control of a Continuous Pilot Scale Supercritical Fluid Extraction ProcessDownload
In this thesis, the feasibility and operation of a continuous pilot scale supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) process for treatment of oil-contaminated solids, specifically drill cuttings, was investigated. For this purpose, a continuous pilot scale SFE process, the first of its kind, was...
Evaluating Wettability and Imbibition Oil Recovery of the Core Plugs and Crushed Rock Samples from the Duvernay FormationDownload
Unconventional sources have become the leading sources of hydrocarbons in North America. These unconventional resources with low porosity and ultra-low permeability can produce hydrocarbon at profitable rates from a hydraulically fractured horizontal well. However, rock-fluid properties need to...