Research Publications

Journal Publications

  1. Kasiri, S., Abdulsalam, S., Ulrich, A., and Prasad, V.  2015.  Optimization of CO2 fixation by Chlorella kessleri using response surface methodology. Chemical Engineering Science 127(2015): 31-39. 
  2. MO Hagen, BA Katzenback, MdS Islam, M Gamal El-Din and M Belosevic.  2014. "Analysis of goldfish (Carassuis auratus L.) innate immune responses after acute and sub chronic exposure to oil sands process-affected water." Toxicological Sciences(2014):138:59-68.
  3. Sun, N., Chelme-Ayala, P., Klamerth, N., McPhedran, K.N., Islam, Md.S., Perez-Estrada, L., Drzewicz, P., Blunt, B.J., Reichert, M., Hagen, M., Tierney, K.B., Belosevic, M., and Gamal El-Din, M.  2014.  Advanced analytical mass spectrometric techniques and bioassays to characterize untreated and ozonated oil sands process-affected water.  Environmental Science & Technology 48(19): 11090-11099. 
  4. Kasiri, S., Prasad, V., and Ulrich, A.  2014.  Strain and Factor Selection for Carbon Dioxide Fixation Using Microalgae Cultivated in Oil Sands Process Water.  The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 9999(2014): 1-9.  .
  5. Beier, N.A., Wilson, G.W., Dunmola, A., and Sego, D.C.  2013.  Impact of flocculation-based dewatering on the shear strength of oil sands fine tailings.  Canadian Geotechnical Journal 50(9):  1001-1007.
  6. Sorta, A.R., Sego, D.C. and Wilson, G.W. (2013) “The Behaviour of Oil Sands Fines-Sand Mixture Tailings”, Canadian Institute of Mining, 4(4):265-280.
  7. Sorta, A.R., Sego, D.C. and Wilson, G.W. (2013) “Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Oil Sands Tailings Water Content Measurements: Study of Influencing Parameters”, Canadian Institute of Mining, 4(2):109-119
  8. W. Lu, A. Ewanchuk, L. Perez-Estrada, D. Sego, and A.C. Ulrich. 2013.  Limitation of fluorescence spectrophotometry in the measurement of naphthenic acids in oil sands process water. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HEALTH PART A-TOXIC/HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING.  48: 429-436, February 2013.
  9. Mahdavi, H., Liu, Y., and Ulrich, A.  2013.  Partitioning and bioaccumulation of metals from oil sands process affected water in indigenous Parachlorella kessleri. Chemosphere 90(2013):1893-1899. 
  10. Sorta, A., Sego, D., and Wilson, W.  2012.  Effect of thixotropy and segregation on centrifuge modelling.  International Journal of Physical Modelling in Geotechnics.  12(4):143-161. 
  11. Hagen M.O., E. Garcia-Garcia, A. Oladiran, M. Karpman, S. Mitchell, M. Gamal El-Din, J.W. Martin, and M. Belosevic.  2012.  The Acute and Sub-Chronic Exposures of Goldfish to Naphthenic Acids Induce Different Host Defense Responses, Aquat. Toxicol., 109, 143-149. 
  12. Mahdavi, H., Ulrich, A., and Liu, Y.  2012.  Metal removal from oil sands tailings pond water by indigenous micro-alga.  Chemosphere 89(2012): 350-354. 
  13. C.C. Small, Z. Hashisho, and A.C. Ulrich. 2012. Preparation and characterization of activated carbon from oil sands coke. Fuel, Vol. 92, pp. 69-76, February 2012. 
  14. Small, C.C., Ulrich, A.C., and Hashisho, Z.  2012.  Adsorption of Acid Extractable Oil Sands Tailings Organics onto Raw and Activated Oil Sands Coke.  Journal of Environmental Engineering, 138(8): 833-840. 
  15. Cai, J., Hall, N.A, Elenany, M., Zhu, D.Z., Rajaratnam, N. (2010), “Observations on Sand jets in air”, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 136(9), 1181-1186.
  16. Hall, N.A, Elenany, M., Zhu, D.Z., Rajaratnam, N. (2010), “Experimental study of sand and slurry jets in water”, ASCE Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 136(10), 727-738.
  17. H. Kaminsky, T.H. Etsell, and D.G. Ivey. 2009.  Distribution of clay minerals in the process streams produced by the extraction of bitumen from Athabasca Oil Sands.  Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering.  87(1): 85-93. 
  18. H. Kaminsky, T.H. Etsell, D.G. Ivey and O.E. Omotoso. 2008.  Characterization of Heavy Minerals in the Athabasca Oil Sands. Minerals Engineering, 21 (2008) 264-271.   
  19. Beier, N, Sego, D.C, Donahue, R, Kevin Biggar, KW. 2007. Laboratory investigation on freeze separation of saline mine waste water, Cold Regions Science and Technology, 48: 239-247.
  20. Beier, N., Sego, D., Donahue, R., and Biggar, K.  2007. Trickle-freeze separation of contaminants from saline waste water.  International Journal of Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 21:2, 144-156
  21. H. Kaminsky, T. Etsell, D.G. Ivey and O. Omotoso, 2006, Fundamental Particle Size of Clay Minerals in Athabasca Oil Sands Tailings, Clay Science, Vol. 12, 217-222.


Conference Publications

  1. Kabwe, L.K., Wilson, G.W., Scott, J.D. and Donahue, R. (2014) “Field and laboratory measurements of centrifuge cake deposits for oil sands reclamation”, 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Regina, SK, 28 September - 1 October.
  2. Beier, N., Sego, D. and Morgenstern, N. 2014.  Assessing a novel technology using a tailings management simulation model.  4th International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Lake Louise, Alberta, December 7-10, 2014,  10 pp. 
  3. Wilson, G.W., Kabwe, L.K. and Donahue, R. (2012) “Determination of Geotechnical Properties of In-Line Flocculated ILF Thin Lift Deposits of Oil Sands Fluid Fine Tailings FFT”, 3rd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 2-5 December.
  4. Sorta, A.R., Wilson, G.W. and Sego, D.C. (2012) “Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR) Oil Sands Tailings Water Content Measurements: Texture Effect”, 3rd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, 2-5 December, pp. 183-190.
  5. Beier, N., Sego, D. and Morgenstern, N. 2012.  Simulation of Tailings Management Options.  3rd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 2-5, 2013.  83-92.
  6. Beier, N.A., Wilson, G.W., Dunmola, A., and Sego, D.C.  2012.  Geotechnical Aspects of Flocculation-based Technologies for Dewatering Mature Fine Tailings.  65th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 30 – Ocotber 3, 2012.  8 pp.  Accepted July 24, 2012. 
  7. Beier, N.  2012.  Freeze Separation of Contaminants.  The David C. Sego Symposium, April 26-27, 2012, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  73-82. 
  8. Wilson, G.W., Kabwe, L.K., Donahue, R. and Lahaie, R. (2011) “Field performance of in-line flocculated FFT using thin lift deposition”, Mine Closure 2011, Lake Louise, Alberta, 18-21 September, A. Fourie and M. Tibbett (eds.). Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Nedlands, WA, Australia, pp. 473-486.
  9. Ewanchuk, A., Alostaz, M., Ulrich, A., and Sego, D.  2010.  Parallel Factor Analysis (Parafac) of Naphthenic acids in process affected water.  2nd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 5-8, 2010.  P 205-212
  10. Small, C., Ulrich, A., and Hashisho, Z.  2010.  The adsorption of Oil Sands Naphthenic acids from process affected tailings water using activated petroleum coke.  2nd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 5-8, 2010.  P 285-292
  11. Nik, R, Sego, D, Morgenstern, N.  2010.  Flow Behaviour and Robustness of non-segregating tailings made from Filtered/centrifuge cake.  2nd International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 5-8, 2010.  P 319-330
  12. Sorta, A.R. and Sego, D.C., 2010. Segregation related to centrifuge modeling of oil sands tailings. GEO2010, Proceedings of the 63th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference, September 12-15, 2010 Calgary, AB (CD) pp: 656-664.
  13. Wu, S., Sego, D.C. and Naeth, A. 2010. Evapotranspiration dewatering effect on CT deposits by grasses. GEO2010, Proceedings of the 63th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference, September 12-15, 2010 Calgary, AB (CD) pp: 1371-1378. 
  14. Small, C.C., Hashisho, Z., and Ulrich, A.C. The Use of Activated and Produced Oil Sands Coke for the Potential Treatment of Process-Affected Mine Tailings Water. 103rd Air and Waste Management Association (AWMA) Annual Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. June 21-24 2010.  
  15. Beier, N., Sego, D. and Morgenstern, N. (2009).  Dynamic Simulation of Tailings Management Options.  Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, November 1-4, 2009, Banff, Alberta, pp  441-450.
  16. Ewanchuk, A.M., M. Alostaz, A.C. Ulrich & D.C. Sego. (2009).  Fluorescence characterization of oil sands naphthenic acids. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, November 1-4, 2009, Banff, Alberta, pp  475-486. 
  17. Small, C.C., Z. Hashisho & A.C. Ulrich. (2009).  Potential use of carbonaceous materials for the treatment of process-affected water.  Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, November 1-4, 2009, Banff, Alberta, pp  499-512. 
  18. Zhang, C., Alostaz, M., Beier, N., and Sego, D. (2009).  Cross Flow Filtration of Oil Sand Tailings.  Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Tailings and Mine Waste Conference, November 1-4, 2009, Banff, Alberta, pp  799-812.
  19. Azimi, A.H., Zhu, D., and Rajaratnam, N.  2008.  Numerical simulation of sand jet in water.  .  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp
  20. Beier, N., Sego, D. and Morgenstern, N.R.  2008.  Developing a dynamic simulation model for tailings management and planning.  .  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  7pp
  21. Cai, J., Zhu, D., and Rajaratnam, N.  2008.  Preliminary study of sand jets in water-capped artificial and real MFT.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  11pp. 
  22. Donahue, R., Sego, D.C., Burke, B., Krahn, A., Kung, J., and Islam, N.  2008.  Impact of ion exchange properties on the sedimentation properties of oil sands mature fine tailings and synthetic clay slurries.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp.
  23. Fu. H., Gamal El-Din, M., Smith, D.W., MacKinnon, M.D., and Zubot, W.  2008.  Ozone treatment of napthenic acids in Athabasca oil sands process-affected water.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  4pp
  24. Hall, N., Elenany, M., Zhu, D., and Rajaratnam, N.  2008.  Experimental measurements of turbulent sand and slurry jets.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  10pp
  25. Kaminsky, H., Etsell, T., Ivey, D., and Omotoso, O.  2008.  Distribution of minerals in process streams after bitumen extraction by the hot water extraction process.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp
  26. Li, C., Siddique, T., and Foght, J.  2008.  Investigating biological methane production and its impact on densification of oil sands tailings.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  7pp  
  27. Nik, R., Sego, D.C., and Morgenstern, N.R.  2008.  Possibility of using centrifugal filtration for production of non-segregating tailings.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp
  28. Mihiretu, Y., Chalaturnyk, R., and Scott, D.  2008.  Tailings segregation fundamentals from flow behaviour perspectives.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp
  29. Wang, Y., Pourrezaei, P., and Gamal El-Din, M.  2008.  Coagulation-flocculation pretreatment of oil sands process-affected waters.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp
  30. Yang, J. and Chalaturnyk, R.  2008.  Computational Fluid Dynamic simulation of standpipe tests.  1st International Oil Sands Tailings Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, December 7-10, 2008.  9pp
  31. Mihiretu, Y., Chalaturnyk, R., and Scott, J.D.  2008 Quantitative study of tailings segregation.  61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September 21-24, 2008.  5pp. 
  32. Beier, N., and Sego, D.C.  2008.  Dewatering of oil sands tailings using cross flow filtration.  61st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, September 21-24, 2008.  8pp.
  33. A. Hooshiar, P. Uhlik, H. Kaminsky, T. Etsell, Q. Liu, O. Omotoso and D.G. Ivey, “Characterization of Fine Fractions in Bitumen Froth and Tailings Produced by Hot Water Extraction of Oil Sands from the Athabasca Region, Alberta, Canada”, 235th ACS National Meeting, April 6-10, 2008, New Orleans, La.
  34. Beier, N., and Sego, D.C.  2007.  The Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility, Proceedings of 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, OttawaGeo 2007, Ottawa, Ontario, October 21-24, 2007. 8p
  35. Mihiretu, Y., Chalaturnyk, R., and Scott, J.D.  2007.  Segregation study by Flume Test.  Proceedings of 60th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, OttawaGeo 2007, Ottawa, Ontario, October 21-24, 2007. 8p
  36. H. Kaminsky, T.H. Etsell, D.G. Ivey and O. Omotoso. 2007. Characterization of Heavy Minerals in the Athabasca Oil Sands, Processing & Disposal of Mineral Industry Wastes 07, June 14-15, 2007, Falmouth, UK.
  37. H. Kaminsky, T.H. Etsell, D.G. Ivey and O. Omotoso, “Characterization of Clay Minerals in Froth, Middlings and Tailings Streams Produced by Hot Water Extraction of Athabasca Oil Sands”, Processing & Disposal of Mineral Industry Wastes 07, June 14-15, 2007, Falmouth, UK, published in proceedings, B. Willis, ed., 29 pages.
  38. Beier, N., Biggar, K. Sego, D. and Donahue, R. 2007.  Freeze Separation of Saline Mine Waste Water.  Proceeding of the Fifth Biennial Workshop on Assessment and Remediation of Contaminated Sites in Arctic and Cold Climates. Edmonton, May 7-8, 2007 pp: 216-225.
  39. Elenany, M.G., Hall, N., Zhu, D.Z. and Rajaratnam, N. (2007) Experimental Study on Sand Jets in Water.  Hydraulic Measurements & Experimental Methods 2007, Crowne Plaza Resort & Golf Club, Lake Placid, New York, Sept. 10-12, 2007
  40. H. Kaminsky, T.H. Etsell, D.G. Ivey and O.E. Omotoso, “Characterization of Heavy Minerals in the Athabasca Oil Sands”, CIM Conference and Exhibition, Vancouver, BC, May 14-17, 2006.
  41. H. Kaminsky, D.G. Ivey, T.H. Etsell and O. Omotoso, Characterization of Oil Sands Minerals, Oil Sands 2006, University of Alberta, February 22-24, 2006. 
  42. Jeeravipoolvarn, S., Scott, J.D., and Chalaturnyk, R.J.  Three ten metre high standpipe tests on tailings.  Proceedings of 59th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Sea to Sky Geotechnique 2006, Vancouver, B.C., October 1-4, 2006, 8p. 
  43. M. Chang, Z. Xu, S. Liu, A. Nelson, K. Hashmi, and O. Omotoso.  2006.  Recovery of kaolinite from oil sands fine tailings using the CANMET hydrocyclone.  Proceedings of Hydrocyclones 06, Falmouth, UK, June 14-15, 2006.
  44. H. Kaminsky, T. Etsell, D.G. Ivey and O. Omotoso, “Fundamental Particle Size of Clay Minerals in Athabasca Oil Sands Middlings”, 13th International Clay Conference, Tokyo, Japan, August 21-27, 2005.
  45. Beier, N.,  Biggar, K.W., Donahue, R. and Sego, D.C.. 2005. Freeze Separation of Contaminants from Salt Contaminated Water: Proceedings of 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoSask 2005, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-25, 2005. 8p
  46. Niven, E., Robertson, P.K., Sego, D.C. and Woeller, D., 2005.  On The Use of the SPT and CPT in Loose Sands. Proceedings of 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoSask 2005, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, September 18-25, 2005. 8p
  47. Guo, C., Chalaturynk, R.J., Scott, J.D. and Mackinnon, M. 2004. Densification of Oil Sands Tailings by Biological Activity. Proceedings of 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoQuebec 2004, Quebec City, Quebec, October 24 - 27 2004, 8p
  48. Scott, J.D., Chalaturynk, R.J., and Jeeravipoolvarn, S.  2004.  Fine Tailings decrease in volume by creep compression.  Proceedings of 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, GeoQuebec 2004, Quebec City, Quebec, October 24 - 27 2004, 8p
  49. Guo, C., Chalaturynk, R.J., Scott, J.D., Mackinnon, M. and Cyre, G.  2002. Geotechnical Investigation of the Rapid Densification Phenomenon of Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailings by Biological Activity. Proceedings of 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario October 20 - 23 2003, 8p

Other Publications

  1. Beier, N.A., Sorta, A., Wilson, G.W., and Sego, D.C.  (2012).  Challenges with meeting regulatory compliance in the oil sands industry.  Geotechnical News, March 2012: 48-51. 
  2. Beier, N. and Sego, D.  2010.  Innovations in Tailings Management.  CIM Magazine Vol 5:6, Sep/Oct 2010, pp 80-81. 
  3. Ifill, R.O., Beier, N.A., Zhang, C. and Sego, D. (2010). Crosflow Filtration: An option towards Compliance with Directive 074.  Geotechnical News, Vol 28:2, June 2010. pp 30-33. 
  4. Beier, N., and Sego, D.C.  2008.  The Oil Sands Tailings Research Facility, Geotechnical News, 26:2, June 2008, 72-77.