In addition to being a key conference organizer, Klohn Crippen Berger is presenting three technical papers at next month’s Tailings and Mine Waste 2011 in Vancouver.
In Groundwater Control for Tailings Dams Built on Large Pleistocene Channel Deposits: A case study of integrated systems at Suncor’s South Tailings Pond, Warren Vincent-Lambert, an environmental scientist based in KCB’s Calgary office, has co-authored a review of the seepage mitigation and pressure relief systems at the South Tailings Pond, or STP. The STP is one of the first oil sands external tailings dams constructed over buried Pleistocene glacial meltwater channel aquifers. Warren’s paper examines the engineered mitigation measures undertaken for environmental protection and dam stability.
In SPT – CPT Correlations for Oilsands Tailings Sand, Mahmoud Elbanna, a geotechnical engineer based in KCB’s Calgary office, reviews the correlations between Standard and Cone Penetration test results relating directly to oilsands tailings dams. Using density results from the Muskeg River Mine, co-author Mahmoud demonstrates how information derived from Cone Penetration testing adds value to Standard Penetration test results.
In Responses of Wheatgrass Species to Composite/Consolidated Oilsands Tailings geotechnical engineer Shihong Wu, also based in Calgary, studies the growth and survival rates of two wheatgrass species in oilsands tailings. Seeding techniques and fertilizer application are two factors taken into account in this green house study, co-authored by Shihong.
Drop in at KCB’s conference booth Nov 6-9 at the Fairmont Pacific Rim to meet the authors and other KCB staff. More information on the conference can be found on the website at http://www.tailingsandminewaste2011.org