One of the challenges for a feasible NAE process is that the final extracted bitumen product is free of water and mineral/clay solids so that it can be used as refinery feed.
This project is a systematic investigation of various physical and chemical methods aimed at cleaning up the NAE bitumen from oil sands to meet this target while maintaining high bitumen recovery.
Heavy Oil - Non-Aqueous Recovery
Klerk, Arno De
Feli Pereira Bassane, Joao