Environ Sci Process Impacts 2015 Aug 10;17(8):1415-23. Epub 2015 Jul 10.
Petroleum and Environmental Geochemistry Group, Biogeochemistry Research Centre Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK.
Oil industry produced waters, such as the oils sands process-affected waters (OSPW) of Alberta, Canada, represent a challenge in terms of risk assessment and reclamation due to their extreme complexity, particularly of the organic chemical constituents, including the naphthenic acids (NA). The identification of numerous NA in single samples has raised promise for the use of NA distributions for profiling OSPW. However, monitoring of the success of containment is still difficult, due to the lack of knowledge of the homogeneity (or otherwise) of OSPW composition within, and between, different industry containments. Read More