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OSRIN Publications

OSRIN published results of the work it funded (Technical Reports) and work that it performed on its own (Staff Reports).  Click here to see how the reports are linked to the research programs and to each other.

The OSRIN reports are housed in the University of Alberta’s Education & Research Archive (ERA) site.  When you click on a link below you will be directed to the ERA page for the specific report; once there click on the Download button in the upper right hand corner of the page.  You can also use the Education & Research Archive link to get access to all of our publications.

 

OSRIN Staff Reports

OSRIN, 2010.  Glossary of Terms and Acronyms used in Oil Sands Mining, Processing and Environmental Management – December 2014 Update.  OSRIN Report No. SR-1.  125 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.17544

OSRIN, 2010.  OSRIN Writer’s Style Guide - December 2012 Update. OSRIN Report No. SR-2.  27 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.17545

OSRIN, 2010.  OSRIN Annual Report: 2009/2010.  OSRIN Report No. SR-3.  27  pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.17546

OSRIN, 2010.  Guide to OSRIN Research Grants and Services Agreements - June 2011 Update. OSRIN Report No. SR-4. 21 pp. - No longer required

OSRIN, 2011.  Summary of OSRIN Projects – December 2014 Update.  OSRIN Report No. SR‑5.  130 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.20529

OSRIN, 2011.  OSRIN Annual Report: 2010/11.  OSRIN Report No. SR-6.  34 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.23032

OSRIN, 2011.  OSRIN’s Design and Implementation Strategy.  OSRIN Report No. SR-7.  10 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.23574

OSRIN, 2012.  OSRIN Annual Report: 2011/12.  OSRIN Report No. SR-8.  25 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.26715

OSRIN, 2013.  OSRIN Annual Report: 2012/13.  OSRIN Report No. SR-9.  56 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.31211

OSRIN, 2014.  OSRIN Annual Report: 2013/14.  OSRIN Report No. SR-10.  66 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38508

OSRIN, 2014.  OSRIN’s Did You Know Series: The Collected Works.  OSRIN Report No. SR-11.  163 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40220

OSRIN, 2014.  Media Coverage of Oil Sands Pipelines: A Chronological Record of Headlines from 2010 to 2014.  OSRIN Report No. SR-12.  140 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40331

OSRIN, 2014.  The OSRIN Story: Five Years of Creating and Sharing Oil Sands Environmental Management Knowledge.  OSRIN Report No. SR-13.  36 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40355

 

OSRIN Technical Reports

BGC Engineering Inc., 2010.  Oil Sands Tailings Technology Review.  OSRIN Report No. TR-1.  136 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.17555

BGC Engineering Inc., 2010.  Review of Reclamation Options for Oil Sands Tailings Substrates.  OSRIN Report No. TR-2.  59 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.17547

Chapman, K.J. and S.B. Das, 2010.  Survey of Albertans’ Value Drivers Regarding Oil Sands Development and Reclamation.  OSRIN Report TR-3.  13 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.17584

Jones, R.K. and D. Forrest, 2010.  Oil Sands Mining Reclamation Challenge Dialogue – Report and Appendices.  OSRIN Report No. TR-4.  258 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.19092

Jones, R.K. and D. Forrest, 2010.  Oil Sands Mining Reclamation Challenge Dialogue – Report.  OSRIN Report No. TR-4A.  18 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.19091

James, D.R. and T. Vold, 2010.  Establishing a World Class Public Information and Reporting System for Ecosystems in the Oil Sands Region – Report and Appendices.  OSRIN Report No. TR-5.  189 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.19093

James, D.R. and T. Vold, 2010.  Establishing a World Class Public Information and Reporting System for Ecosystems in the Oil Sands Region – Report.  OSRIN Report No. TR-5A.  31 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.19094

Lott, E.O. and R.K. Jones, 2010.  Review of Four Major Environmental Effects Monitoring Programs in the Oil Sands Region.  OSRIN Report No. TR-6.  114 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/65.20287

Godwalt, C., P. Kotecha and C. Aumann, 2010.  Oil Sands Tailings Management Project.  OSRIN Report No. TR-7.  64 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.22536

Welham, C., 2010.  Oil Sands Terrestrial Habitat and Risk Modeling for Disturbance and Reclamation – Phase I Report.  OSRIN Report No.  TR-8.  109 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.22567

Schneider, T., 2011.  Accounting for Environmental Liabilities under International Financial Reporting Standards.  OSRIN Report TR-9.  16 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.22741

Davies, J. and B. Eaton, 2011.  Community Level Physiological Profiling for Monitoring Oil Sands Impacts.  OSRIN Report No. TR-10.  44 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.22781

Hurndall, B.J., N.R. Morgenstern, A. Kupper and J. Sobkowicz, 2011.  Report and Recommendations of the Task Force on Tree and Shrub Planting on Active Oil Sands Tailings Dams.  OSRIN Report No. TR-11.  15 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.22782

Gibson, J.J., S.J. Birks, M. Moncur, Y. Yi, K. Tattrie, S. Jasechko, K. Richardson, and P. Eby, 2011.  Isotopic and Geochemical Tracers for Fingerprinting Process-Affected Waters in the Oil Sands Industry: A Pilot Study.  OSRIN Report No. TR-12.  109 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.23000

Oil Sands Research and Information Network, 2011.  Equivalent Land Capability Workshop Summary Notes.  OSRIN Report TR-13.  83 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.23385

Kindzierski, W., J. Jin and M. Gamal El-Din, 2011.  Plain Language Explanation of Human Health Risk Assessment. OSRIN Report TR-14. 37 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.23487

Welham, C. and B. Seely, 2011.  Oil Sands Terrestrial Habitat and Risk Modelling for Disturbance and Reclamation – Phase II Report.  OSRIN Report No. TR-15.  93 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.24547

Morton Sr., M., A. Mullick, J. Nelson and W. Thornton, 2011.  Factors to Consider in Estimating Oil Sands Plant Decommissioning Costs.  OSRIN Report No. TR-16.  62 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.24630

Paskey, J. and G. Steward, 2012.  The Alberta Oil Sands, Journalists, and Their Sources.  OSRIN Report No. TR-17.  33 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25266

Cruz-Martinez, L. and J.E.G. Smits, 2012.  Potential to Use Animals as Monitors of Ecosystem Health in the Oil Sands Region – July 2013 Update.  OSRIN Report No. TR-18.  59 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25417

Hashisho, Z., C.C. Small and G. Morshed, 2012.  Review of Technologies for the Characterization and Monitoring of VOCs, Reduced Sulphur Compounds and CH4.  OSRIN Report No.  TR-19.  93 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.25522

Kindzierski, W., J. Jin and M. Gamal El-Din, 2012.  Review of Health Effects of Naphthenic Acids: Data Gaps and Implications for Understanding Human Health Risk.  OSRIN Report No. TR-20.  43 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.26060

Zhao, B., R. Currie and H. Mian, 2012.  Catalogue of Analytical Methods for Naphthenic Acids Related to Oil Sands Operations.  OSRIN Report No. TR-21.  65 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.26792

Oil Sands Research and Information Network and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, 2012.   Summary of the Oil Sands Groundwater – Surface Water Interactions Workshop.  OSRIN Report No. TR-22.  125 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.26831

Valera, E. and C.B. Powter, 2012.  Implications of Changing Environmental Requirements on Oil Sands Royalties.  OSRIN Report No. TR-23.  21 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.27344

Dixon, R., M. Maier, A. Sandilya and T. Schneider, 2012.  Qualifying Environmental Trusts as Financial Security for Oil Sands Reclamation Liabilities.  OSRIN Report No.  TR-24.  32 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.28305

Creasey, R., 2012.  Professional Judgment in Mineable Oil Sands Reclamation Certification: Workshop Summary.  OSRIN Report No. TR-25.  52 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.28331

Alberta Innovates – Technology Futures, 2012.  Investigating a Knowledge Exchange Network for the Reclamation Community.  OSRIN Report No. TR-26.  42 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.28407

Dixon, R.J., J. Kenney and A.C. Sandilya, 2012.  Audit Protocol for the Mine Financial Security Program.  OSRIN Report No. TR-27.  27 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.28514

Davies, J., B. Eaton and D. Humphries, 2012.  Microcosm Evaluation of Community Level Physiological Profiling in Oil Sands Process Affected Water.  OSRIN Report No. TR-28.  33 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.29322

Thibault, B., 2012.  Assessing Corporate Certification as Impetus for Accurate Reporting in Self-Reported Financial Estimates Underlying Alberta’s Mine Financial Security Program.  OSRIN Report No. TR-29.  37 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.29361

Pyper, M.P., C.B. Powter and T. Vinge, 2013.  Summary of Resiliency of Reclaimed Boreal Forest Landscapes Seminar.  OSRIN Report No. TR-30.  131 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.30360

Pyper, M. and T. Vinge, 2013.  A Visual Guide to Handling Woody Materials for Forested Land Reclamation.  OSRIN Report No. TR-31.  10 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.30381 

Mian, H., N. Fassina, A. Mukherjee, A. Fair and C.B. Powter, 2013.  Summary of 2013 Tailings Technology Development and Commercialization Workshop.  OSRIN Report No. TR-32.  69 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.31012

Howlett, M. and J. Craft, 2013.  Application of Federal Legislation to Alberta’s Mineable Oil Sands.  OSRIN Report No. TR-33.  94 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.31627

Welham, C., 2013.  Factors Affecting Ecological Resilience of Reclaimed Oil Sands Uplands.  OSRIN Report No. TR-34.  44 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.31714 

Naeth, M.A., S.R. Wilkinson, D.D. Mackenzie, H.A. Archibald and C.B. Powter, 2013.  Potential of LFH Mineral Soil Mixes for Land Reclamation in Alberta.  OSRIN Report No. TR-35.  64 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.31855

Welham, C. and B. Seely, 2013.  Oil Sands Terrestrial Habitat and Risk Modelling for Disturbance and Reclamation: The Impact of Climate Change on Tree Regeneration and Productivity – Phase III Report.  OSRIN Report No. TR-36.  65 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.31900

Eaton, B., T. Muhly, J. Fisher and S-L. Chai, 2013.  Potential Impacts of Beaver on Oil Sands Reclamation Success – an Analysis of Available Literature.  OSRIN Report No. TR-37.  65 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.32764

Paskey, J., G. Steward and A. Williams, 2013.  The Alberta Oil Sands Then and Now: An Investigation of the Economic, Environmental and Social Discourses Across Four Decades.   OSRIN Report No. TR-38.  108 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.32845

Watson, B.M. and G. Putz, 2013.  Preliminary Watershed Hydrology Model for Reclaimed Oil Sands Sites.  OSRIN Report No. TR-39.  193 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.34250

Birks, S.J., Y. Yi, S. Cho, J.J. Gibson and R. Hazewinkel, 2013.  Characterizing the Organic Composition of Snow and Surface Water in the Athabasca Region.  OSRIN Report No. TR-40.  62 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.36643

De Corby, R.G., 2013.  Development of Silicon-Based Optofluidic Sensors for Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring.  OSRIN Report No. TR-41.  19 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.36936

Iqbal, M., T.K. Purkait, J.G.C. Veinot and G.G. Goss, 2013.  Benign-by-Design: Synthesis of Engineered Silicon Nanoparticles and their Application to Oil Sands Water Contaminant Remediation.  OSRIN Report No. TR-42.  30 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.37308

Oil Sands Research and Information Network, 2013.  Future of Shrubs in Oil Sands Reclamation Workshop.  OSRIN Report No. TR-43.  71 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.37440

Smreciu, A., K. Gould and S. Wood, 2013.  Boreal Plant Species for Reclamation of Athabasca Oil Sands Disturbances - Updated December 2014.  OSRIN Report No. TR-44.    23 pp. plus appendices.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.37533 (note - large file; 419 pp. appendices)

Pereira, A.S. and J.W. Martin, 2014.  On-Line Solid Phase Extraction – HPLC – Orbitrap Mass Spectrometry for Screening and Quantifying Targeted and Non-Targeted Analytes in Oil Sands Process-Affected Water and Natural Waters in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.  OSRIN Report No. TR-45.  33 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.37793

Liang, J., F. Tumpa, L.P. Estrada, M. Gamal El-Din and Y. Liu, 2014.  Ozone-Assisted Settling of Diluted Oil Sands Mature Fine Tailings: A Mechanistic Study.  OSRIN Report No. TR-46.  43 pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38226

Rochdi, N., J. Zhang, K. Staenz, X. Yang, D. Rolfson, J. Banting, C. King and R. Doherty, 2014.  Monitoring Procedures for Wellsite, In-Situ Oil Sands and Coal Mine Reclamation in Alberta.  OSRIN Report No. TR-47.  156 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38742

Taheriazad, L., C. Portillo-Quintero and G.A. Sanchez-Azofeifa, 2014.  Application of Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) to Oil Sands Environmental Monitoring.  OSRIN Report No. TR-48. 51  pp. http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38858

Marey, H.S., Z. Hashisho and L. Fu, 2014.  Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Quality in the Oil Sands Region.  OSRIN Report No. TR-49.  104 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.38882

Li, C., A. Singh, N. Klamerth, K. McPhedran, P. Chelme-Ayala, M. Belosevic and M. Gamal El-Din, 2014.  Synthesis of Toxicological Behavior of Oil Sands Process-Affected Water Constituents.  OSRIN Report No. TR-50.  101 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.39659

Jiang, Y. and Y. Liu, 2014.  Application of Forward Osmosis Membrane Technology for Oil Sands Process-Affected Water Desalination.  OSRIN Report No. TR-51.  27 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.39855

Zhu, L., M. Yu, L. Delgado Chávez, A. Ulrich and T. Yu, 2014.  Review of Bioreactor Designs Applicable to Oil Sands Process-Affected Water Treatment.    OSRIN Report No. TR-52.  39 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.39903

Oil Sands Research and Information Network, 2014.  Oil Sands Rules, Tools and Capacity: Are we Ready for Upcoming Challenges?  OSRIN Report No. TR-53.  120 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.39985

Iqbal, M., T.K. Purkait, M. Aghajamali, L. Hadidi, J.G.C. Veinot, G.G. Goss and M. Gamal El-Din, 2014.  Hybrid Aerogel SiNP Membranes for Photocatalytic Remediation of Oil Sands Process Water.  OSRIN Report No. TR-54.  29 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40004

Schoonmaker, A., J-M. Sobze, E. Fraser, E. Marenholtz, A. Smreciu, C.B. Powter and M. Mckenzie, 2014.  Alternative Native Boreal Seed and Plant Delivery Systems for Oil Sands Reclamation.  OSRIN Report No. TR-55.  61 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40099

Aguilar, M., E. Glücksman, D. Bass and J.B. Dacks, 2014.  Next Generation Sequencing of Protists as a Measure of Microbial Community in Oil Sands Tailings Ponds: Amplicon Versus Metagenomic Approaches.  OSRIN Report No. TR-56.  24 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40100

Alessi, D.S., M.S. Alam and M.C. Kohler, 2014.  Designer Biochar-Coke Mixtures to Remove Naphthenic Acids from Oil Sands Process-Affected Water (OSPW).  OSRIN Report No. TR-57.  38 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40122

Oil Sands Research and Information Network, 2014.  Survey of Oil Sands Environmental Management Research and Information Needs.  OSRIN Report No. TR-58.  67 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40128

Huang, Q., H. Wang and M.A. Lewis, 2014.  Development of a Toxin-Mediated Predator-Prey Model Applicable to Aquatic Environments in the Athabasca Oil Sands Region.  OSRIN Report No. TR-59.  59 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40140

Currie, R., S. Bansal, I. Khan and H. Mian, 2014.  An Investigation of the Methylene Blue Titration Method for Clay Activity of Oil Sands Samples.  OSRIN Report No. TR-60.  50 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40164

Welham, C., 2014.  Risk and Uncertainty in Oil Sands Upland Reclamation: Best Management Practices within the Context of Climate Change.  OSRIN Report No. TR-61.  26 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40171

Mahdavi, H., H. Mian, S. Hepperle and Z. Burkus, Z. 2014.  Standard Operating Procedures for Analysis of Naphthenic Acids from Oil Sands Process-Affected Water. OSRIN Report No. TR­62.  67 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40181

McPhedran, K., M.S. Islam and M. Gamal El-Din, 2014.   Development of a Novel Engineered Bioprocess for Oil Sands Process-Affected Water and Tailings Fines/Bitumen/Water Separation. OSRIN Report No. TR-63.  28 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40190

Birks, J., Y. Yi, S. Cho, E. Taylor and J. Gibson, 2014.  Characterizing the Organic Composition of Snow and Surface Water Across the Athabasca Region: Phase 2.  OSRIN Report No. TR-64.  47 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40243

Alberta Centre for Reclamation and Restoration Ecology and Oil Sands Research and Information Network, 2014.  Creating a Knowledge Platform for the Reclamation and Restoration Ecology Community: Expanding the OSRIN Model Beyond the Oil Sands.  OSRIN Report No. TR-65.  19 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40323

Liang, J., Z. Guo, L. Deng and Y. Liu, 2014.  MFT Consolidation Through Microbial Induced Calcium Carbonate Precipitation.  OSRIN Report No. TR-66. 31 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40330

Eaton, B.R., J.T. Fisher, G.T. McKenna, and J. Pollard. 2014.  An Ecological Framework for Wildlife Habitat Design for Oil Sands Mine Reclamation.  OSRIN Report No. TR-67.  83 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40338

Hopkins, D, K. Wall and C. Wilson, 2014.  Measured Concentrations of Metals and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Plants, Berries and Soil Located North of Fort McMurray, Alberta.  OSRIN Report No. TR-68.  134 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40339

Richardson, E., G. Walker, G. MacIntyre,  S. Quideau, J.B. Dacks and S. Adl, 2014.  Next-Generation Sequencing of Protists as a Measure of the Microbial Community in Oil Sand-Associated Soils.  OSRIN Report No. TR-69.  26 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40343

Christensen-Dalsgaard, K.K., R.N. Sinnatamby and M. Poesch, 2014.  Metrics for Assessing Fisheries Productivity and Offsetting Strategies under Canada’s New Fisheries Act.  OSRIN Report No.  TR-70.  58 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40345

Mackenzie, M.D., S. Hofstetter, I. Hatam and B. Lanoil, 2014.  Carbon and Nitrogen Mineralization and Microbial Succession in Oil Sands Reclamation Soils Amended with Pyrogenic Carbon.  OSRIN Report No. TR-71.  29 pp.  http://hdl.handle.net/10402/era.40354

 

OSRIN Videos

Rooney Productions, 2012.  Assessment Methods for Oil Sands Reclamation Marshes.  OSRIN Video No. V-1.  20 minutes.  Also available on the University of Alberta You Tube Channel (recommended approach).

Rooney Productions, 2012.  Assessment Methods for Oil Sands Reclamation Marshes.  OSRIN Video No. V-1.  Nine-part mobile device version.  Also available on the University of Alberta You Tube Channel (link to Part 1 - recommended approach).