Part 3 of 4
In the third part of their keynote presentation, Alan Fair and Al Hyndman cover the suite of treatment technologies tested in the 2000's for Alberta's oil sands tailings.
From deposition on sand beaches to centrifugation, oil sands companies have made large scale investments in full-scale tests of technologies to remove the fine clay particles from tailings water. Composite tailings treatment, originally viewed as the silver bullet in the 1990's was abandoned by some companies in favour of alternate technologies.
This presentation provides a concise list of fluid fine tailings treatment in Alberta's oil sands.
Alan Fair's keynote address and Al Hyndman's presentation of that address was made at the Oil Sands Tailings 2014 Conference, Lake Louise, Alberta, Dec. 8, 2014.