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Main Title Alberta oil sands : energy, industry and the environment /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Percy, Kevin E.
Publisher Elsevier,
Year Published 2012
OCLC Number 795763162
ISBN 9780080977607; 008097760X; 0080994431; 9780080994437
Subjects Athabasca Tar Sands (Alta.) ; Oil sands--Environmental aspects. ; Alberta--Athabasca Tar Sands.
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Publisher description http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1606/2012540003-d.html
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EKBM  TN873.C22A57 2012 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 09/15/2014
Edition 1st ed.
Collation xxviii, 496 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes 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 primary methods - mining and drilling. About 20 per cent of the reserves are close to the surface and can be mined using large shovels and trucks. Of concern are the effects of the industrial development on the environment. Both human-made and natural sources emit oxides of sulphur and nitrogen, trace elements and persistent organic compounds. Of additional concern are ground level ozone and greenhouse gases. Because of the requirement on operators to comply with the air quality regulatory policies, and to address public concerns, the not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) has since 1997 been closely monitoring air quality in AOSR. In 2008, WBEA assembled a distinguished group of international scientists who have been conducting measurements and practical research on various aspects of air emissions and their potential effects on terrestrial receptors. This book is a synthesis of the concepts and results of those on-going studies. It contains 19 chapters ranging from a global perspective of energy production, measurement methodologies and behavior of various air pollutants during fossil fuel production in a boreal forest ecosystem, towards designing and deploying a multi-disciplinary, proactive, and long-term environmental monitoring system that will also meet regulatory expectations.
Place Published Amsterdam ; Boston
Title Ser Add Ent Developments in environmental science ; 11.
PUB Date Free Form c2012
Series Title Untraced Developments in environmental science ; v. 11
BIB Level m
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
LCCN 2012540003
Merged OCLC records 830367411
OCLC Time Stamp 20140910110120
Language eng
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03300cam 2200409Ia 45020