Bitumen-­Solvent Product Cleaning

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.

Publications, Activities, and Awards

  • In-Situ Hot Filtration of Hydrothermally Upgraded Bitumen Products