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Current Reclamation Approach at the Syncrude Oil Sands Plant. IN: Proceedings of the Conference Reclamation, A Global PerspectiveDownload
Syncrude Canada Ltd. is an oil sands surface mining and process venture located at the Athabasca Oil Sands deposit in northeastern Alberta, Canada. An estimated 300 billion barrels of oil are considered recoverable from this deposit. The Alberta Government maintains that mined land be reclaimed...
Syncrude Canada Limited’s Fort McMurray oi1 sands mining operations has been operating under the concept of zero discharge and total containment of wastewaters since start up in 1978. During this period a considerable volume of contaminated water has been assimulated in a large on-site tailings...
The extraction of bitumen from the Athabasca Oil Sands can be considered successful only if workable and economically feasible methods of reclamation of the area following mining are developed. This is the purpose of the Alberta Oil Sands Environmental Research Program's Vegetation Technical...
Oil Sands Environmental Study Group realized that one of the better ways to create an atmosphere in which the industrial and environmental research worker could engage in constructive dialogue would be the provision of as much technical information as time would permit. We have learned from...
The workshop recorded in these proceedings was organized by the Alberta Reclamation Research Technical Advisory Committee as the first step in developing a Native Shrub Research Program for reclamation. While the importance of a detailed literature survey was recognized and is presently...
Over the past ten years, soil reconstruction in the reclamation of agricultural lands has received increasing attention, particularly in the Plains Coal Region of Canada and the United States. Despite this considerable level of research activity, some time remains before we will know how to...
The Effect of Freezing and Thawing on the Dewatering of Oil Sands Sludge. IN: Proceedings of the Conference Reclamation, A Global PerspectiveDownload
Oil sands processing operations in northeastern Alberta generate 25 x 106 m3 of water-fines mixtures (sludge) per year. The fines settle in several weeks but will not consolidate to more than 35% solids, even over centuries. Freezing and thawing the oil sands sludge led to rapid dewatering. ...