Tag Archives: water

Separations in Mining and Oil Sands Operations

Separation of water from fine tailings in mining and oil sands operations has been a challenge.  To speed water recycle, the density of dispersed particles is increased to form sediments. Continue reading

Oil-Sands and Tailing Settling and Water Recycle

Alberta, Canada is home to massive deposits of oil sands, estimated to contain approximately 300 billion barrels of recoverable bitumen. However, byproducts of the oil recovery are tailings which include a mixture of water, sand, silt, clay, and residual bitumen. To minimize environmental concerns posed by tailing ponds, it is important to separate tailing solids to ensure efficient water recycle and speed water recovery process.  Continue reading

Petrophase XIII International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling

I attended the Petrophase XIII International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling held from June 10 – 14, 2012 in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.   Continue reading

Improve Oil-Water Droplet Separation to Optimize Oil Recovery

At the 2011 PetroPhase 12 conference in London, we presented a poster showing how inline droplet size measurement is applied to optimize liquid-liquid separations. Continue reading

Petrophase 13 – Optimize Particle-Water-Oil Separations in Dark Crude Oil

The 13th International Conference on Petroleum Phase Behavior and Fouling will be held June 10 – 14, 2012 in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida. Continue reading