OSTRF Projects

Current Projects
Shahinoor Islam
PhD
Environmental Engineering
Investigation of fluidized bed biofilm reactor for the treatment of oil sands process-affected water
Sepideh Kasiri
PhD
Environmental Engineering
Testing algae species and their ability to mitigate CO2 emissions
Xiaohui Sun
PhD
Environmental Engineering
Examining the impact of algae on bacterial communities and biodegradation activities
Huixin Zhang
PhD
Environmental Engineering
Does nanoscale zero-valent iron impact the biodegradation of anaerobic microorganisms and algal communities
2015
Nicholas Beier
PhD
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Implications of Tailings Management and Planning Options*
2014
Saidul Alam


Geoenvironmental Engineering
Dewatering Behaviour of Oil Sands Tailings from Different Processes
Hamed Mahdavi
PhD
Environmental Engineering
Employing algae for the mitigation of CO2 emissions with the peripheral benefit of improving tailings pond water quality
Amarebh Sorta
PhD
Geotechnical Engineering
Consolidation Behavior of MFT using Centrifuge
Jeff Ku
MSc
Environmental Engineering
A field campaign on Edmonton storm retention ponds emitting H2S to investigate the temporal and seasonal impact on sulphate-reducing microorganisms
2013
Simmon Hofstetter
PDF
Environmental Engineeringand Renewable Resources
Isolation of Aerobic Microorgansms from Tailings Water
Ehsan Abazari
PhD
Geotechnical Engineering
Foam Tailings: A New Methodology of stabilization of Tailings
Reza Moussavi Nik
PhD
Geotechnical Engineering
Application of Dewatering Technologies in Production of Robust Non-Segregating Tailings
Mariel Hagen
MSc
Biological Sciences
Analysis of goldfish innate immunity following exposure to oil sands process affected water
Matt Long
MEng
Geotechnical Engineering
Cross-flow Filtration of Tailings
Atefeh Afzal


Environmental Engineering
Advanced Oxidation Processes for Treatment of Oil Sands Process Water
Christina Small


Environmental Engineering
Characterizing air pollutant emissions from tailings ponds*
2012
Przemyslaw Drzewicz
PDF
Environmental Engineering
Mechanism of Degradation of Naphthenic Acid by Advanced Oxidation Processes
Eric Garcia-Garcia
PDF
Biological Sciences
Development of in vitro assays using goldfish cells for the assessment of toxic effects of OSPW
Louis Kabwe
PDF
Geotechnical Engineering
In-line Floc/Thin Lift and MFT Centrifuge Field Trials
Amir Azimi
PhD
Water Resources Engineering
Experimental and Numerical Investigations of Sand-Water Slurry Jets in Water
Jianan Cai
PhD
Water Resources Engineering
Sand and Slurry Jets in Artificial and Real MFT w/o Water-Capping
Ying Zhang
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering
Freeze-Thaw Dewatering of Albian Mature Fine Tailings
Parastoo Pourrezaei


Environmental Engineering
Advanced Treatment of Oil Sand Tailings Water
2011
Roy Ifill
PDF
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Tailings Dewatering Technologies: Cross-flow filtration
Andrea Ewanchuk
MSc
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Characterization of Petroleum Naphthenic Acids in Oil Sands Process Affected Waters Using Fluorescence*
Christina Small
MSc
Geoenvironmental Engineering
The Removal of Naphthenic Acids in Oil Sands Process-Affected Water by Coke Adsorption*
Yingnan Wang
MSc
Environmental Engineering
Water Treatment Options and Their Applicability to Oil Sands Operations for Recycle and Safe Discharge
2010
Michael Alostaz
PDF
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Fluorescence Characterization of Naphthenic Acids
Carmen Li
MSc
Biological Sciences
The Potential Role of Aliphatic Diluent in Biogenic Methane Production and Accelerated Densification of Tailings at Albian Sands*
Chenxi Zhang
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering
Cross-flow filtration of oil sands total tailings
2009
Chengmai Guo
PhD
Geotechnical Engineering
Rapid Densification of MFT
Yetimega Mihiretu
PhD
Geotechnical Engineering
Fundamentals of Segregation
Juwen Yang
PhD
Geotechnical Engineering
CFD Modeling of Oil Sands Slurries
Neil Hall
MSc
WaterResources Engineering
Physical Laboratory Study of Oil Sands Tailings Slurries I
Shihong Wu
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering and Renewable Resources
Tailings Processes using Natural Processes: Field Experiment of Biological Dewatering
2008
Mohamed Elenany
PDF
Water Resources Engineering
Physical Laboratory Study of Oil Sands Tailings Slurries II
Heather Kaminsky
PhD
Chemical Engineering
Mineralogy of Oil Sand Solids Using High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy*
Nafisul Islam
MEng
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Impact of Clay Mineral-Water-Bitumen Geochemistry on Oil Sand Tailings Behavior and Recycled Water Quality
Amena Sadek
MEng
Environmental Engineering
Water Treatment Options and Their Applicability to Oil Sands Operations for Recycle and Safe Discharge
2007
Keisuke Ikehata
PDF
Environmental Engineering
Water Treatment Options and Their Applicability to Oil Sands Operations for Recycle and Safe Discharge
Bryan Bales
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering
Freeze-Thaw Dewatering of Oil Sands Tailings as Part of a Natural Remediation Strategy*
Michelle Chang


Chemical Engineering
Recovery of Commercial Grade Kaolin from Oil Sands Fine Tailings
2006
Nicholas Beier
MSc
Geoenvironmental Engineering
Freeze Separation of Saline Oil Sands Mine Waste Water
Eric Niven
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering
The Use of CPT and SPT in Loose Sands
2005
Silawat Jeevaripoolvarn
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering
Compression Behaviour of Thixotropic Oil Sands Tailings
2003
Renata Wood
MSc
Geotechnical Engineering
Response of Dense Beach Above Water Tailings to Cyclic Equipment Loading at Syncrude’s Southwest Sand Storage Facility

* indicates grandfathered projects