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- 12Mature fine tailings
- 2Oil sands process-affected water
- 2Choi, J.
- 2Liu, Y.
- 1Beier, Nicholas A
- 1Collins, Catherine Elizabeth Victoria
- 1Davey, Stepheney
- 1Gumfekar, Sarang P.
- 1Morgenstern, Norbert (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 1Sego, David (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
- 1Soares, Joao (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
- 1Soares, João (Chemical and Materials Engineering)
- 1Wilson, Ward (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Amylopectin-graft-hydrolyzed-poly(methyl acrylate) (AP-g-H-PMA) Flocculants for the Treatment of Oil Sands TailingsDownload
The extraction of bitumen from the Alberta oil sands reserves has long been a major economic contributor to the Canadian society, but the impact this industry has had on the environment has raised concerns worldwide. The main problems are how to reclaim the area and reduce the number of tailings...
Biodegradation of oil sands process affected water in sequencing batch reactors and microbial community analysis by high-throughput pyrosequencing
A large amount of fluid fine tailings (FFT) is stored in tailings ponds and is continuously accumulating from the extraction of bitumen from oil sands ore in northern Alberta. The FFT are high in water content and have a very slow dewatering behavior that requires many years for them to fully...
The accumulation of oil sands tailings poses serious environmental issues in Alberta, Canada. In the tailings ponds, the fine clays and residual bitumen form the so-called mature fine tailings (MFT) which contain 30~40 wt% fine solid particles primarily below 44 µm in size, 1~3 wt% residual...
This research aims to assist in the assessment of tailings management technologies through the development of a dynamic simulation model. The developed model (TMSim) incorporates the mine plan, various stages of dewatering including classification, pre- and post-deposition dewatering, and an...
In bitumen recovery from oil sands, a percentage of the bitumen is lost to tailings. The effect of fugitive bitumen on fines settling and consolidation in tailings ponds remains controversial. In the current study, the settling performance of mature fine tailings (MFT) in response to flocculant...
Surface mining for bitumen extraction results in production of tailings that are deposited into large ponds. Tailings in the ponds support diverse microbial communities capable of metabolizing organic compounds and producing biogenic gases (methane, CH4 and carbon dioxide, CO2). Because of low...
This thesis focuses on formulating and analyzing non linear models for microbial dynamics vis-a-vis human and environmental health. Firstly, we develop and investigate a stoichiometric organic matter decomposition model in a chemostat culture that incorporates the dynamics of grazers. This...
Morphological Effects of Water Soluble Polymer Flocculants Synthesized by Controlled Reversible-Deactivation Radical Polymerization for Treatment of Mature Fine TailingsDownload
The bitumen reserves in Northern Alberta are a valuable asset, but extracting bitumen from oil sands via the Clark hot water process produces undesirable waste tailings. These tailings are transported to tailings ponds where the sand and clay particles are left to settle slowly, creating a...
Certain areas of oil sands in Canada are mined and processed for bitumen production using hot water processes that produce a slurry waste, referred to as tailings. Sand particles in tailings quickly settle and produce mature fine tailings (MFT), which are stored in large tailing ponds. Currently,...