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Alberta oil sands : energy, industry and the environment

Author: Kevin E Percy
Publisher: Kidlington, Oxford : Elsevier, [2012]
Series: Developments in environmental science, 11.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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At 170 billion barrels, Canada's Oil Sands are the third largest reserves of developable oil in the world. The Oil Sands now produce about 1.6 million barrels per day, with production expected to double by 2025 to about 3.7 million barrels per day. The Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is the largest of the three oil sands deposits. Bitumen in the oil sands is recovered through one of two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin E Percy
ISBN: 9780080977676 0080977677
OCLC Number: 815520347
Description: 1 online resource (xxviii, 496 pages, 32 unnumbered plates) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color).
Contents: Front Cover; Alberta Oil Sands: Energy, Industry and the Environment; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Acknowledgments; Preface; Introduction; Introduction to the Book Series; Chapter 1: Energy Production: A Global Perspective; 1.1 The Situation; 1.2 Some Remedies; 1.2.1 Cost-Effective Capture and Storage of CO2 Through Energy Production from Saline Aquifers; 1.2.2 Solar Energy to Produce Transportation Fuels; 1.2.3 Electrical Energy Storage at Base-Load Levels; 1.3 Summary; References; Chapter 2: Energy Developments in Canada's Oil Sands; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Early Days. 2.3 Opportunities and Challenges2.3.1 Greenhouse Gases and Air Quality; 2.3.2 Water Use, Tailings Ponds, and Quality; 2.3.3 Land-Impact and Reclamation; 2.3.4 Market Access; 2.4 The Path Forward; 2.4.1 Governments; 2.4.2 Industry; 2.4.3 Working Together; References; Chapter 3: Energy and Environment: Toward Achieving the Balance in Alberta; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; 3.3 Water Management; 3.4 Land Use and Waste Management; 3.5 Summary; References; Chapter 4: Air Quality in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region 2011. 4.1 The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network4.2 Major Emission Sources in the Athabasca Oil Sands; 4.3 Continuously Monitored Air Pollutants; 4.3.1 Sulfur Dioxide; 4.3.2 Nitrogen Dioxide; 4.3.3 Ozone; 4.3.4 Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5); 4.3.5 Ammonia; 4.3.6 Total Reduced Sulfur/Hydrogen Sulfide; 4.3.7 Hydrocarbons; 4.4 Time-Integrated Measurements; 4.4.1 Volatile Organic Compounds; 4.4.2 Reduced Sulfur Compounds; 4.4.3 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons; 4.4.4 Total Gaseous Mercury Monitoring at AMS 6 Patricia McInnes. 4.5 2011 Air Quality Health Index Values4.6 Trends and Other Regions; 4.6.1 Long-Term Trends; 4.6.2. Other Regions; 4.7 Summary; Acknowledgments; References; Chapter 5: Development and Application of Statistical Approaches for Reducing Uncertainty in Ambient Air Quality Data; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Recent Attempts Related to Uncertainty; 5.3 ISO Measurement Uncertainty Estimation Methodology; 5.4 Alternative Approach to Uncertainty Using the Weibull Distribution; 5.5 MCMS for Uncertainty Estimation; 5.6 Estimation of Uncertainty in WBEA Measurements; 5.7 Conclusions; Acknowledgments.
Series Title: Developments in environmental science, 11.
Responsibility: Kevin E. Percy, editor.

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The Athabasca Oil Sands Region (AOSR) in northeastern Alberta is the largest of the three oil sands deposits. This book contains 19 chapters ranging from a global perspective of energy production,  Read more...

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