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New process cleanly extracts oil from tar sands and fouled beaches

If the tar sands aren’t going away any time soon (and it seems certain that they aren’t), new technologies such as this are desperately needed. What do you think?

New process cleanly extracts oil from tar sands and fouled beaches.

“the production of petroleum from tar sands causes environmental damage. Part of the damage comes from the storage of contaminated wastewater from the separation process in large open air ponds. Wastewater from the ponds can seep into groundwater and pollute lakes and rivers. In addition, the requirement for large amounts of water can deplete the supply of local fresh water resources. The Penn State separation method uses very little energy and water, and all solvents are recycled and reused.”

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Categories: Energy, Oil, Tar sands
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