2010 Finalist: Innovation In Oil Sands Research Sponsored By Syncrude Canada Ltd.
Conducting Research Into The Unique Role Of Biology In The Oil Sector
The combined work of Dr. Phillip Fedorak and Dr. Julia Foght has provided unique insight into the role of biology in the properties of tailings sludge over time. Their research has contributed substantially to the current state of knowledge in the oil sector in areas like tailings dewatering and the bioremediation and treatment of oil sands process water.
Their work is highly relevant to the industry given the major terrestrial and aquatic reclamation projects that will be undertaken in the coming years.