Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems

Research has addressed numerous land and water issues associated with energy systems, driving industrial reclamation practices and informing regulatory changes. Integrated research is needed on a wider array of land and water issues and problems that cross industries and energy systems, ranging from prevention to intensive reclamation of highly disturbed sites. Crucial knowledge gaps to be addressed are the lack of scientific basis for many current remediation and reclamation criteria; sustainability and resiliency of reclaimed landscapes; reclaimed community diversity and dynamics; treatment and release of process water to the environment; cost analysis of strategies and more green and low energy treatments, pilot scale tests and prediction of risks to discharging treated process water into natural ecosystems and using by products as soil building materials; methods of engagement and governance for sub-regional issues; refreshment of existing regional frameworks for land and water use and quality; engaging more organizational players across levels in new and extant frameworks; more well trained specialists in these fields who can engage with policy makers.


We can best fill the gaps by building on our existing knowledge base. We need to incorporate land and water reclamation knowledge into all phases of energy developments and resource extraction processes with a team of professionals; recognize the dynamic nature of reclaimed landscapes and develop appropriate performance metrics and targets spatially and temporally; understand fundamentals of active, semi-passive and engineered passive treatment processes; conduct life cycle assessments and cost analyses of treatments and approaches; assess performance of treatments at pilot scales; and develop a toolbox with the best available reclamation approaches for different scenarios.


After disturbance from energy focused activities, land and water require reclamation to resilient systems that support desired end land uses. Reclamation success can be achieved if metrics to determine trajectories and final outcomes are robust and science based, with good communication among stakeholders and practitioners. These projects address a systemic approach to energy production and delivery and cross theme benefits.


Our research is composed of multiple projects across 3 faculties and 6 departments. The projects fall into three research clusters 1) materials synthesis and development for utilization in land and water reclamation, 2) land and water appproaches for reclamation of process water and, 3) reclamation success indicators, criteria and policy for energy systems.


 

Analytical And Toxicological Evaluation Of Bioavailable Naphthenic Acids From Oil Sands Process Water Using Biomimetic Extraction-Solid Phase Microextraction

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Pamela Chelme-Ayala, Rongfu Huang

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Application Of Adsorption And Catalytic Oxidation Process For Water Reclamation

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele

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Application Of Catalytic Advanced Oxidation Process For Water Reclamation In The Presence Of Different Catalysts

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Rui Qin, Selamawit Messele

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Applications Of Adaptable And Quantitative Soil Quality Assessment Framework In Land Reclamation

Scott Chang, Abimbola Ojekanmi

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Assessing The Sustainability Of Passive Treatment Systems For Land And Water Reclamation For Energy Systems

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Mohamed Gamal El-Din

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Biofiltration As A Semi-Passive Approach To Treat Process Water

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Lei Zhang

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Biofiltration As A Semi-Passive Approach To Treat Process Water

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Lei Zhang

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Catalytic Ozonation Of Naphthenic Acid Model Compound In The Presence Of Carbon Materials

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele

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Degradation Of Naphthenic Acids (NAs) Under Low-Current Electro-Oxidation On Graphite

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Abdallatif Abdalrhman

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Developing Novel Materials For Reclamation And Remediation Of Land And Water

M Anne Naeth, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Scott Chang, Jin-Hyeob Kwak

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From Land/Water Reclamation To Resources Recovery And Utilization

Mohamed Gamal El-Din

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Indicators of Land Reclamation Success: New Assessment Perspectives

M Anne Naeth, Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

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Industrial Applications Of Cellulose Nanofibers For Water Remediation

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Yaman Boluk, Mingyu Li

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Industrial Applications of Cellulose Nanofibers for Water Reclamation

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Yaman Boluk, Mingyu Li

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Integrated Land And Water Reclamation Approached For Energy Systems To Minimize Landscape Disturbances And Improve Waste Management

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Evan Davies, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Tariq Siddique, Hongbo Zeng, Jonathan Veinot, Vic Adamowicz, Yaman Boluk, Mojgan Daneshmand, Pedram Mousavi, Xuehua Zhang

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Low Cost And Efficient Adsorbents For Targeted Pollutant Removal From Process Water

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele, Mingyu Li

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Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbents

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

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National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop On Organizational Issues In Technology Transfer

Dev Jennings

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New Calibration Method For Extraordinary Mass Accuracy For Pollutants Analysis Using UPLC-IM-TOF-MS

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Rongfu Huang

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Organizing In / For The Anthropocene: Radical And Transdisciplinary Thinking

Dev Jennings

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Overview Of Treatment Studies On OSPW

Mohamed Gamal El-Din

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Reclaimed Resilient Land And Water Systems – Land

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Lianne Lefsrud, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Tariq Siddique, Vic Adamowicz, Scott Chang, Yaman Boluk, Aman Ullah

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Reclaimed Resilient Land And Water Systems – Success Indicators

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Lianne Lefsrud, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Tariq Siddique, Vic Adamowicz, Scott Chang, Yaman Boluk, Aman Ullah

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Reclaimed Resilient Land And Water Systems – Water

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Lianne Lefsrud, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Tariq Siddique, Vic Adamowicz, Scott Chang, Yaman Boluk, Aman Ullah

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Renewable Biomaterials For Dewatering And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings

M Anne Naeth, Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah

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Research Collaboration Meetings With Alberta Land Institute

M Anne Naeth, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Pamela Chelme-Ayala

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Resilient Climate Implementation: Weathering Political Shocks

Dev Jennings

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Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems

M Anne Naeth

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Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Monthly Theme Lead Meetings

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Pamela Chelme-Ayala, Sarah Wilkinson

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Resilient Reclaimed Land And Water Systems Theme Organizational Meeting

M Anne Naeth, Dev Jennings, Lianne Lefsrud, Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Tariq Siddique, Vic Adamowicz, Pamela Chelme-Ayala, Sarah Wilkinson, Scott Chang, Yaman Boluk

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Soil Invertebrate Indicators of Reclamation Success

M Anne Naeth, Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

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Solar-Driven Advanced Oxidation For Process Water Reclamation

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Abdallatif Abdalrhman

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The Effect Of Oil Sands Process Water Inorganic Matrix On The Photodegradation Of Organic Contaminants

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Rui Qin

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Use Of Carbon Xerogel For Adsorption Of Organic Materials In Oil Sands Process Water

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele, Chelsea Benally

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Utilization Of Keratin Derived Biopolymers For Removal Of Trace Metals, Organic Contaminants And Consolidation Of Oil Sands Tailings

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad

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Water Treatment And Reclamation Approaches In The Canadian Oil Sands

Mohamed Gamal El-Din

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Water Treatment Approaches In The Canadian Oil Sands

Mohamed Gamal El-Din

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Water Treatment and Reclamation Approaches In The Canadian Oil Sands: Active and Passive Treatment Options

Mohamed Gamal El-Din

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Acarological Society Of America Travel Award

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

Award

Alberta Science And Technology Leadership (ASTech) Foundation Award

Mohamed Gamal El-Din

Award

Best 3 Minute Pitch Award

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

Award

Best Oral Presentation Award

Muhammad Arshad

Award

Best Presentation Awards

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen, Muhammad Arshad

Award

Canadian Land Reclamation Association Graduate Student Award

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

Award

China Scholarship Council

Siyuan Wang

Award

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship

Lei Zhang

Award

China Scholarship Council (CSC) Scholarship

Rui Qin

Award

Graduate Student Association Travel Award

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

Award

Graduate Student Association Travel Award

Abimbola Ojekanmi

Award

Karl C Ivarson Soils Scholarship

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

Award

Land Reclamation International Graduate School Scholarship

Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

Award

Tsinghua University PhD Scholarship

Yihan Zhao

Award

University of Alberta PhD Recruitment Scholarship

Yihan Zhao

Award

Adsorption Of Organic Matter In Oil Sands Process Water By Carbon Xerogel

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele, Chelsea Benally

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Analytical And Toxicological Evaluation Of Bioavailable Naphthenic Acids From Oil Sands Process-Affected Water And Groundwater Using Biomimetic Extraction-Solid Phase Microextraction

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Pamela Chelme-Ayala, Rongfu Huang

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Applications Of Adaptable And Quantitative Soil Quality Assessment Framework In Land Reclamation

Scott Chang, Abimbola Ojekanmi

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Behavioural Success Indicators (BSI): A Review And Application

Dev Jennings, Shandra Pandey

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Biomimetic Solid Phase Micro-Extraction Evaluation Of Bioavailable Naphthenic Acids Extracted From Raw And Treated Oil Sands Process Water

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Pamela Chelme-Ayala, Lei Zhang, Rongfu Huang, Selamawit Messele

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Calibration And Application Of Soil Quality-Scoring Functions Using Soil-Forest Productivity Relationships In Land Reclamation

M Anne Naeth, Scott Chang, Abimbola Ojekanmi

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Catalytic Ozonation Of Naphthenic Acid Model Compound In The Presence Of Carbon Materials

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele

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Catalytic Ozonation of Naphthenic Acid Model Compound In The Presence Of Carbon Materials

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Selamawit Messele

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Degradation Kinetics And Byproducts Formation During UV/Chlorine Treatment Of Model Of Naphthenic Acid

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Abdallatif Abdalrhman

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Degradation Of Recalcitrant Naphthenic Acids From Raw And Ozonated Oil Sands Process-affected Waters By A Semi-passive Biofiltration Process

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Lei Zhang

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Improving Ozone Degradation Of Naphthenic Acids From Oil Sands Process Water (OSPW) By Biofiltration Pretreatment

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Lei Zhang

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Institutional Dynamics For Redefining Sustainability In The Anthropocene

Dev Jennings

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Low Cost Biopolymers As Adsorbants

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad, Irum Zahara

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Method Development To Separate Oil Sands Process Water Inorganics And Organics And Toxicity Study

Mohamed Gamal El-Din, Rui Qin, Rongfu Huang

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Soil Invertebrate Indicators Of Reclamation Success

M Anne Naeth, Stephanie Chute-Ibsen

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Soil Quality Assessment In Land Reclamation

Abimbola Ojekanmi

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System Thinking Approach to Investigate the Spillover Effects on Success Indicators of Future Energy Systems

Shandra Pandey

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The Worldwide Transition To Renewable Energy Production And Innovation: How Financial Markets And Policies Matter

Dev Jennings, Youngbin Joo

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Unravelled Keratin-deried Biopolymers As Novel Bioadsorbants For The Simultaneous Removal Of Multiple Trace Metals From Industrial Wastewater

Tariq Siddique, Aman Ullah, Muhammad Arshad

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