tar sands Articles

  • Tar oil pipeline’s hidden pollution danger

    The oil industry has high hopes of the US$5.4 billion Keystone XL pipeline, which on completion is planned to carry crude oil from Canada’s tar sands in Alberta to refineries more than 2,000 miles away in Texas. With President Barack Obama saying he will approve Keystone only if it “does not significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution”, the pipeline’s future ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Tar Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2014 - 2020

    Tar is produced from a variety of natural materials through destructive distillation. Tar can be extracted from petroleum, coal, peat and wood. Tar is a mixture of free carbons and hydrocarbons. Products bearing a resemblance to tar can be extracted from hydrocarbons. Coal tar is produced during the process of coke production as a byproduct from coal. Tar is generally used in carbon black and ...


  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Case Study - BP oil spill bioremediation tests

    CL Solutions, LLC has completed some internal preliminary testing of Munox SR® at the request of our customers and regulators in the Gulf Region. Although, our products have been used to remediate soil and ground water at numerous locations in the region, these tests were undertaken to verify specific applicability to the BP spill. Tar Ball Treatment While manual removal of ...


    By NRG SAVE INC.

  • A unified perspective on the phase behaviour of petroleum fluids

    We present a coherent and unified group of general explanations for the various phase transitions, which may occur in the seven naturally occurring petroleum fluids with emphasis on their heavy organics. The seven petroleum fluids include, in the order of their fluidity, natural gas, near-critical gas-condensate, light crude, intermediate crude, heavy oil, tar sand and oil shale. At first the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Activated carbon mat utilized in subaqueous cap on major superfund site case study

    Project: Stryker Bay Location: Duluth, MN Products: GAC Reactive Core Mat® (GAC = Granular Activated Carbon) Background: Stryker Bay was heavily polluted from the late 1800s through 1962. The harbor area was ringed with tar and coke plants, heavy industry and slaughterhouses that all discharged industrial waste into the ...


    By CETCO

  • Beyond Keystone XL: How to win the war on climate change

    If we want to permanently kill the pipeline, we will need to kill demand for the product. Recently, environmentalists celebrated President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL pipeline. But we shouldn’t jump for joy too soon. As long as the price of oil, now about $50 per barrel, is above the cost of producing oil from the tar sands deposits, the Canadians will surely get their ...


    By Ensia

  • Dilemmas and solutions for a sustainable green transition

    Mitigation of global warming and transitioning to a green and sustainable world are counteracted by a number of barriers and dilemmas. The paper analyses a number of these barriers and dilemmas in order to highlight efficient strategies and solutions for a sustainable development. Most governments in industrial countries do not pay enough attention to concepts as limits to growth in a finite ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • What is Diesel Fuel `ALGAE`?

    Algae are a life form found in water, similar to algae growing in an aquarium. However, for years, people have been referring to tank sludge and to the jelly, slime and other contaminants found in fuel filters as 'algae'. The colloquialism 'diesel fuel algae' is widely used and understood. However, there is no relationship between the 'algae' growing in your aquarium and the sludge 'growing' ...


    By AXI International

  • Black powder removal

    Black powder generally consists of various forms of iron sulfide or iron oxide, and is included with the other unwanted constituents such as water, liquid hydrocarbons and sand in natural gas and fluid transmission delivery systems. The ferrous contaminate, ranging from 10 microns to sub-micron sizes (finer than talcum powder), is created by the internal erosion/corrosion of the carbon steel used ...


  • Reactive core mat installed as NAPL control remedy at vermont superfund site case study

    Project: Pine Street Canal Superfund Site Location: Burlington, Vermont U.S.A. Products: Reactive Core Mat Organoclay Organic Adsorption Media Background: A manufactured gas plant operated at the Pine Street Canal site from 1895 to 1966. The plant disposed of wastes from the gasification process, including coal tars, which ...


    By CETCO

  • Sowing the seeds of smarter transport policy

    Did we miss something? Last year, the European Commission didn’t propose a single new legislative measure to clean up transport. To be fair, it has been spending most of its time worrying about the future of the Eurozone. As a result, for T&E this was the sort of year where seeds for smarter transport policy were sown. We’re optimistic that next year could bring a decent crop of ...

  • 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

  • Geophysical Techniques to Locate DNAPLs: Profiles of Federally Funded Projects

    Untitled Document DNAPLs are separate-phase hydrocarbon liquids that are denser than water, such as chlorinated solvents (either as a ...

  • In Situ electromagnetic heating for hydrocarbon recovery and environmental remediation

    Introduction Thermal recovery methods, as applied in heavy oil and oil sand deposits, and in environmental remediation, have the common objective of accelerating the hydrocarbon recovery process. Raising the temperature of the host formation reduces the oil and bitumen viscosity, and, in environmental remediation, increases vapour pressure. These effects assist in sweeping the substances ...


    By McMillan-McGee Corp.

  • Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment

    Oily Waste Produce Water Treatment Oil Field Produce Waste Water Treatment Testing Produce Water Oil Field Production The oil industry has been ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Bioremediation Technologies for Marine Sediments

      USA – Baltic International Symposium on Advances in Marine Environmental Research, Monitoring and Technologies. Klaipeda, Lithuania. June 15-17, 2004 Global commerce relies heavily on waterborne transportation. Innovative, economical and environmentally sound ways to manage ...


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