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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