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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May 1974 THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD-11 chemist demonstrated technique New oil sands process developed NEW YORK An American research chemist demonstrated Wednesday a new chemical process which he claimed would extract petroleum from Canada's vast Athabasca oil sands with greater efficiency arid less cost than existing methods. The demonstration was staged before a group of oil company including several from Western by Dr. Alfred R. president of Guardian Chemical who claimed the process would extract 95 per cent of bitumen from high-grade oil compared with 85 to 88 per cent by methods using hot water and steam. He estimated a full-scale fa- cility using his process could produce barrels of oil a day at a cost of between and a excluding gov- ernment royalties. Oil company executives said this compared with approximately 96 a barrel for existing methods of treating oil sands and about a barrel for oil from conventional wells. The key component in the process is a chemical Guardian originally developed for dispersing oil spills along coastlines and which was used to clean up a major spill off Santa Calif. In Wednesday's demonstra- Dr. who holds 40 patents in medicine and dumped a handful of oil sand from the Alberta fields into a gallon poured in a beaker of water and added some Polycomplex. The jar was agitated by machine for five minutes and the solution then quickly separated into three on solution in between and sand at the bot- tom. Only a dilute solution of Polycomplex in water is needed to extract oil from said Dr. and the solution can be used repeatedly through recycling. this process eliminates the large volume of waste water which has become a serious problem for the Canadian he said. water from present techniques must be stored in man-made reservoirs because it retains clay in colloidal suspension that created a pollution hazard. It cannot be discharged in this condition since the clay does not tend to the accumulation of process water is becoming too great to Dr. Globus said he has dis- cussed the process with Alberta government officials but was unable to indicate their reaction. In actual oil sands would'be agitated with the water and chemical bolution at about 115 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit in a series of large rotary units. When agitation was the top layer would be pumped to settling tanks and the oil drawn off as it rose to the surface. The rotary units would be automatically re- loaded with oil-laden sand to repeat the sequence after clean sand was dumped. Enjoys a joke Pauline lieutenant-governor of enjoys a joke during con- vocation ceremonies at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute in Toronto Wednesday. Mrs. McGibbon received a bachelor of applied arts degree. Housing problems grow more critical yearly REGISTRATION SPRING BLIZZARD LOSSES DAMAGES If you have suffered losses or damages other than live- stock DUE TO POWER OUTAGES caused by the April 27th and 28th spring you are requested to register this fact with your local municipal officials by May 1974. Livestock losses due to the power outage are being dealt with separately by the Alberta Department of Agriculture. These losses must be registered with your local District Agriculturist by May Remember registration must be completed by May 1974. DISASTER COMPENSATION COMMITTEE DISASTER SERVICES MONTREAL World housing shortages are growing more critical requiring urgent government says United Nations housing expect Samy Chamecki. Mr. research chief in engineering sciences at the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization told an in- ternational housing symposium here Wednesday more dwellings will have to be built by the year 2000 than have been put up by man so far. A United Nations he found housing conditions generally to deteriorate at an alarming In urban areas the world-wide deficit in housing is growing by four to five million units annually I. E. professor of architecture at Laval University in Quebec suggested to the symposium on low-cost housing problems that wealthy countries like Canada PRO 606 THIRD AVE. S. PHONE 327-5767 WESTMINSTER SHOPPING PLAZA PHONE 328-4441 GARDEN MASTER OSCILLATING SPRINKLER Waters rectangular areas up to sq ft. allowing deep penetration for lush green growth. 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EACH 4 .99 TORCAN OSCILLATING FAN 3 speed oscillating or straight blow fan can be used on the deck or hung from wall bracket. Tilt adjust- piano key speed control switch. Plastic blades with plated mesh guard. PRICE 33 .97 HOW DOES YOUR LAWN WITH HELP FROM GREEN CROSS WEED PN FEED LAWN FERTILIZER 20-10-5 fertilizer with Killex for control of common broadleaf weeds Controls chickweed and plantain. 22-lb. size bag will cover sq. ft. PER BAQ 6 .97 and the U.S. can help solve housing shortages in developing nations. He proposed shipping building materials sufficient to build one million houses yearly to poorer countries in Africa and Asia. Mr. Chamecki said only 11 cities had more than one .mil- lion residents in 1920. But this will grow to more than 300 cities by the year 2000. About one-third of the world population is currently home- less or living in poor housing. The recent United Nations housing study found building techniques are not improving as rapidly as other he said. Building industries hardly exist in some countries and building materials are in short supply in most developing nations. Mr who said he was expressing a personal suggested in an interview later that people don't seem to realize the size of the housing problem. In order to deal with the people will have to give up something. He said he has designed a light frame house that could be assembled in four hours by two people Construction materials could be shipped cheaply to developing countries in containers. The project should be oper- ated by the government as costs would rise if handled by private he said Pri- vate companies are interested in profits and houses for developing countries had to be cheap. One delegate suggested a drawback in the plan is that developing countries have little money to spend on these materials. He said the wealthy countries should be prepared to accept raw materials from the poor nations in return for these goods. In another Steve a civil engineering pro- fessor at Princeton said technical people in the housing field should be ready to work with Hog program it EDMONTON The federal government's recently announced hog stabilization plan not give hog producers much renewed says the chairman of the Alberta Hog Producers Marketing Board. said Dick Page in a prepared might be well advised to forget about the program in its present since it is highly unlikely that any payments will be made under A per-hog payment is to be calculated on an annual basis for the period ending April and producer would be necessarily based on the current may not be made at all if hog prices improve towards the latter part of the program He suggested that the program be based on at least quarterly averages. The guaranteed margin referred to by the federal agriculture minister was misleading because the base used for the nargin over feed cost was not he said low-income people to press political leaders for better housing. can't assume that gov- ernment acts in the best inter- ests of the even when it has the proper he said. FOR SUMMER PRIVACY IMMEDIATELY. WESTERN '3 CALL P RE ETA B 327-1308 ENCE LTD. For generations the Russians made a vodka from potato spirits. we introduce to Canada a vodka which is a delicate blend of fine grain and potato spirits. ROSTOV VODKA ;