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Analysis of goldfish innate immunity following exposure to oil sands process affected waterDownload
The acute and sub chronic effects of oil sands process affected water (OSPW) and its toxic component, naphthenic acids (NAs) were examined. I exposed goldfish for one (acute), or 12 (sub chronic) weeks and examined immune gene expression, macrophage function, the ability of exposed fish to...
Application of coagulation-flocculation process for treating oil sands process-affected waterDownload
Oil Sands Process-Affected Water (OSPW) is generated from oil sands operation processes such as mining, extraction, and upgrading. Currently, accumulated OSPW is temporarily stored in tailings ponds which are toxic to the environment and must be treated for either reuse or safe discharge in the...
Biological Treatment of Naphthenic Acids and Other Organic Compounds in Oil Sands Process-Affected WatersDownload
The Alberta oil sands contain one of the world’s largest reserves of oil - over 169 billion barrels of bitumen are economically recoverable with current extraction technologies. Surface mining, whereby the ore is extricated from the earth and bitumen is obtained via a hot water extraction...
The extraction, transport and refining of crude oil generates a diverse group of contaminants that pose a risk to both fresh and saltwater fishes. Adult fish can detect and actively avoid exposure to these pollutants; however, the embryonic and larval fish cannot outswim a toxic plume and are...
Combined Adsorption and Biodegradation Processes for Oil Sands Process-Affected Water TreatmentDownload
The oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) generated from bitumen extraction of oil sands by industries in Northern Alberta, Canada, is a great environmental concern because of the OSPW toxicity in the environment. This toxicity has been attributed to a group of alicyclic and aliphatic compounds...
Degradation of Recalcitrant Organics in Oil Sands Process Water (OSPW) Using Combined Electro-Oxidation and Electrochemically Activated Peroxymonosulfate (EO-PMS)Download
Abdelrahman, Ali Satti Abdellatif
In northern Alberta, the bitumen extraction process from oil sands ores consumes large amounts of water, resulting in the generation of huge volumes of oil sand process water (OSPW). Currently, the treatment of OSPW is considered a major challenge facing the oil sands industry. Moreover, among...
The oil sands landscape in northern Alberta is interspersed with large tailings ponds that hold wastewater from bitumen mining and extraction processes. Recent monitoring results indicate that annually many thousands of birds, mostly migrating waterfowl, land on the ponds associated with this...
Anthropogenic contaminants can impair olfactory responses to natural odorants. In fishes, these impairments may be used as a metric of sub-lethal toxicity. My studies aimed to determine the effects of two contaminant sources on fish olfaction as measured by electro-olfactography (EOG). The...
Genotoxicity and Mutagenicity of Extractable Organics from Oil Sands Process-Affected WaterDownload
Oil sands process-affected water (OSPW) is produced in the surface mining industry during the hot-water extraction of bitumen from oil-sands ore. Its acid extractable organic (AEO) fraction is known to be acutely toxic, but few studies have addressed its genotoxicity or mutagenicity. Here, the in...