QE3 Research Demonstrates a Green Technology Can Make Tailings Ponds Less Toxic to Fish

Congratulations to QE3 lab members Barry Madison, Jessie Reynolds, and Lauren Halliwell on a new paper in FACETS about a green technology to make oil sands tailings ponds less toxic to fish. This paper is the result of a great collaboration with Frank Gu’s lab that was made possible by Queen’s Research Opportunity Funds. The paper “Can the toxicity of naphthenic acids in oil sands process-affected water be mitigated by a green photocatalytic method?” is available from FACETS.
abstract of NATiOX research study

QE3 at BWRC Symposium

The Beaty Water Research Centre held their annual Symposium on campus today.

Graduate student Eden Hataley reprised her poster “Can microplastics act as a medium to concentrate waterborne microcystin” and undergraduate student Brianna Jackson presented work from her undergraduate thesis, “Toxicity of naphthenic acid fraction components from oil sands process-affected water to fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas)”.

Update: We are excited to announce Eden Hataley won third place for her poster at the BWRC symposium! Read more about the BWRC Symposium and Eden’s award on the Queen’s Gazette.