oil sands tailings pond Articles

  • Case study - tailing ponds

    Location: Canada Year: 2012 Working context Oil Sand - Tailing pond dredging - The standard industry practice is to pump oil sands tailings into large settling ponds. There, the heaviest material settles to the bottom, separating from the top layer of water which can be recycled. The problem Oil ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Syncrude oilsands tailings pond, Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Canada

    Syncrude Canada produces a large part of Canada's crude oil supply. The company processes about 225,000 bbl/day. The oil produced is used for jet and automobile fuel, home heating oil, plastics and other consumer synthetics. Crude oil is produced through a process of mining, extracting and upgrading bitumen. A rich supply of bitumen is contained in the Athabasca oil sands deposit in northern ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Position Brief on oil sands mining in Canada

    Background The oil sands (also called tar sands) in Canada are the second largest petroleum deposit in the world after Saudi Arabia and underlie about 140,000 square kilometres of land in northern Alberta, composed of woodlands and wetlands. Wetlands cover roughly half the landscape of the oil sands region and a vast majority of these wetlands are peatlands. Oil sands development has ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Sublethal effects of aged oil sands‐affected water on white sucker (Catostomus commersonii)

    To investigate impacts of proposed oil sands aquatic reclamation techniques on benthic fish, white sucker (Catostomus commersonii Lacépède, 1803) were stocked in two experimental ponds, Demonstration Pond containing aged fine tailings capped with fresh water, consistent with proposed end‐pit lake designs, and South Bison Pond containing aged unextracted oil sands material, to examine the ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What do oil sands and shale gas have in common? Acute need for sustainable water management solutions

    The world’s appetite for fossil fuels is not abating anytime soon, and the alternatives fall short. Nuclear energy makes people uneasy, coal is perceived as not being that clean, hydroelectric requires massive capital outlays, solar is still improving and the wind just doesn’t always blow. For the foreseeable future, North Americans have embraced the idea that expanded production of ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Geotube Dewatering Technology Provides An Effective Dewatering Technology Solution For Dewatering Aggregate Tailings - Case Study

    Simple and inexpensive, Geotube dewatering technology can make management of tailings and fines much easier. Many aggregate plants experience high equipment and manpower costs associated with the handling and removing o( tailings and fines from settling ponds. The costs of maintaining pond operations can vary significantly from plant to plant. Not only is valuable space tied up ...

  • Enhanced characterization of oil sands acid‐extractable organics fractions using electrospray ionization‐high resolution mass spectrometry and synchronous fluorescence spectroscopy

    The open pit oil sands mining operations north of Fort McMurray, Alberta are currently accumulating tailings waste at a rate approximately equal to 4.9 million m3/d. Naphthenic acids (NA) are among the most toxic components within tailings to aquatic life, but structural components have largely remained unidentified. In the present investigation electrospray ionization high‐resolution mass ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Oil and Water Don’t Mix – But Can They Co-Exist? - A GLOBE-Net Editorial

    Real progress is being made to reduce the environmental impacts of oil sands activities. But that message is being lost in the flood of bad press about contamination of adjacent waterways and the concerns about those ugly tailings ponds. Oil and water do not mix. But can they co-exist? GLOBE-Net, September 1, 2010 - August has not been a good month for the Alberta oil sands industry. The tidal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Game-Changing Technology for $350 Billion Water Treatment Industry Validated by the University of Alberta

    Scientists at the University of Alberta, Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science validated the unprecedented effectiveness of BioLargo’s (BLGO) AOS Filter in removing ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • The Future For Fracking

    Summary -Fracking is an essential technology to meet growing global demand for oil and gas. -Fracking has become the "F" word, because it is very water-intensive, and has potential negative impacts on the environment. -The future of fracking will be constrained if adequate water is not available and if solutions for decontaminating wastewaters are not found. -Oil sands ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • BioLargo`s - natural clean- it`s not your grandmother`s iodine

    People of a certain age may remember how their grandmother would use iodine on their cuts and scrapes when they were children. Not only did it leave a stain, but it also stung on the wound. If only the positives of Iodine were available without the negatives. Good news – now they are! BioLargo Inc. offers a number of products that take the sting and stain out of iodine use. ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Time to watch BioLargo go cash flow positive

    Everybody in the investment world has a “shoulda, woulda, coulda”-type of story about an Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) investment opportunity that slipped by them. After all, shares of Apple could have been bought for under $4 each back in 1997. Pharmasset (NASDAQ:VRUS) was around $3 a share just four years ago, before it spiked to $160, did a 2 for 1 forward split back down to $80 and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • 2015 North American Water Treatment New Product Innovation Award

    Background and Company Performance Industry Challenges Tertiary and advanced wastewater treatment (WWT) is one of three stages in the cleaning of wastewater generated by the municipal and industrial sectors. Building on and improving upon the results of treatment through initial primary and secondary WWT stages alone, tertiary treatment is performed prior to waste ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

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