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Our Tailings research and development (R&D) is focused on dewatering oil sands tailings and the management of oil sands tailings ponds.

Our areas of focus

CanmetENERGY Devon’s Tailings R&D program focuses on the geomechanical and geochemical dewatering of tailings solids and the treatment of Oil Sands Process Water (OSPW) by:

  • developing and assessing physical and chemical treatments to transform fluid fine tailings (FFT) into trafficable and productive reclaimed landscapes
  • investigating the treatment and long-term impacts of OSPW, and the reclamation of tailings ponds
  • examining innovative and environmentally-friendly remediation methods and monitoring tools
  • assessing how OSPW may be treated to mitigate methane generation and to reduce dissolved chemical concentrations

Tailings research projects at CanmetENERGY Devon

Our current suite of R&D projects aims to improve oil sands tailings management processes.

Learn more about tailings research

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