Consolidation and permeability of flocculated kaolinite sediment

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Publication Type poster
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Metallurgical Engineering
Creator Dong, Jiawei
Other Author Lin, Chen-Luh; Miller, Jan D.
Title Consolidation and permeability of flocculated kaolinite sediment
Date 2017
Description Vast oil sand resources are located in the province of Alberta, Canada, where water-based oil sands extraction operations are found including extraction and separation of the bitumen from the clay, sand, and water. The production of each barrel of synthetic crude oil (SCO) requires 2 m3 of processed water and generates 1.8 tonnes of solid tailings[1]. While coarse solids (sands) settle quickly to form beaches along the tailings pond, the fines (mainly silts and clays) take a much longer time to settle. Kaolinite is a major clay mineral found in oil sand tailings and organic polymers have been used to flocculate kaolinite to enhance the dewatering rate and sediment compaction.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Consolidation; Flocculation; Kaolinite; Permeability
Language eng
Conference Title SME annual meeting & exhibit 2017
Rights Management (c) Jiawei Dong, Chen-Luh Lin, Jan D. Miller
Format Medium application/pdf
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Setname ir_uspace
Date Created 2018-03-06
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1300869
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