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OUR TECHNOLOGY

HOW DOES THE TECHNOLOGY WORK?
The process is conceptually simple and works well because of these factors:

  • The strong force of attraction between the TNS Chemistry and mineral surfaces has been shown to reduce the adhesive forces between silica and bitumen allowing easy detachment under low shear.

  • The chemistry utilized in this process is entirely incompatible with hydrocarbons like bitumen or oil. This, combined with a significant density contrast, yields distinct phase separation of hydrocarbons from the chemistry.

  • The tailings technology works in a similar fashion to enhance water recovery to increase productivity for producers.

For more information please contact Extrakt or Bechtel.