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Coal, a fuel option at Cold Lake
Coal, Cold Lake, Cyclic steam stimulation, Coal firing technology, Technology
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Process engineering evaluation of lignite upgrading technologies
Adam J. Szladow
Process engineering, Technology, Lignite, Coal.
Nondestructive evaluation of industrial materials
Nondestructive inspection is an important quality control tool in the material processing industry. Being nondestructive, such a control may be applied to the whole production, as long as the available techniques are fast and easily automated. Ideally, nondestructive testing (NDT) methods should operate in a noncontact configuration in order to be deployable on-line with minimum perturbation of the production process.
After a short introduction to the most common NDT techniques, with...
Nondestructive testing, Industrial materials
Technology transfer and acceptance key to increased productivity in oil sands mining
On the mining side the Canadian oil sands industry has become proficient in excavation and disposal of ore and overburden. Nearly twenty years of mining experience is now behind this industry. While local improvements to existing mining systems and practices will continue, it is believed that some further gains in productivity can be achieved by selectively introducing new ideas from other mining and non-mining industries. This type of technology transfer is vital for over-all cost-effective...
Oil sands, Equipment, Technology, Open pit mining
Channel-fills in the McMurray Formation: their recognition, delineation, and impact at...
The Lower Cretaceous McMurray Formation contains the bitumen reserves of the Syncrude Mine in northeastern Alberta. This formation comprises sediments deposited sequentially in fluvial, estuarine and marine depositional environments. The Syncrude Base Mine area consists mostly of estuarine sediments, as much of the original marine sediments have been eroded away. These estuarine deposits consist of channel-fill sediments and interchannel tidal flat sediments with the channel-fills comprising...
R.G. Cuddy, W.K. Muwais
Athabasca oil sands, Geology, Oil sands, Mine Operations, Sedimentology, Structural analyses, Channel-fills
Factors affecting the leaching of radium-226 from barium-radium sulphate sludges
The National Uranium Tailings Program was established in 1982 to develop, in part, a mathematical predictive model which would allow the assessment of the impact of uranium mill tailings on the environment and particularly on humans. To achieve this, various studies were undertaken to establish the role played by key constituents of the tailings. This paper summarizes the findings of a study carried out under that program, to examine the leachability of barium-radium sulphate sludges produced...
P.M. Huck, R. John
Mineral processing, Uranium tailings research, Environment, Barium-radium sulphate sludges, Leaching, National Uranium Tailings Program (NUTP), Radium-226
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