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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 36 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, September 12, 1973 t HEHALU weanesaay, sepiemoer tt, "1 Syncrude looking at more than extraction oi oil EDMONTON Oil billions of barrels ot it is tne ami if, toice that has piompted a handful of companies to attack the Athabasca Oil bands in Virthe istern Among them is Svncrude Canada Ltd which is approaching a deadline of Sept 17 to decide whether it should proceed with an ?800 million 125 000-baircl a dav extiaction plant attention is focused on whetliei Svncrude will decide to build the is looking at more than just oil The Svnciude Canada Ltd Research on the city s eastern outskirts is largeh to refining the process proposed foi the sands but it is also long range piogiaim that not IK usul tor One of these is to examine the teasibihu ot a (omiiHuuil plant to recover the precious metals found in the wastes liom the oil sands pi I hi precious metals almost 20 ol them which have mostlv industrial uses appeal as onlv tiaces in the taw sands and would noimalh be tar ol economic i each Di RonGotorth manager ol research and crivironenint.il atians loi Svnciude said that dining tlu extraction piocess the metals become more concentrated because thev stitk with the bitumen when it is sepaiated from the sand I uittui purification ol the bitumen leaves the heavv truths water and some sand have completed an evaluation which suggests a small comineicial venture would be feasible it costs can be kept dow n Hie labor atoiv is also considenng some use tor the waste sand and clav possiblv glass and ceramic material manulactuie I en ot 15 per cent ol oui total el foil at this laboraton involves basic research into the ehaiac (eristics ol bitumen the possible use ot bvproducts and environmental con sideiations Ihecostol running the labotatoiv this v ear is expected to exceed SI 5 million Ihe pnnupal operating sec tion ol the plant is a miniature extraction plant which was built last veai and can handle 15 tons of law s inds an hour Ihe sand is ducked to Kid monton from the deposits neai Foil Me Mm i t'v 223 miles not theast of hdmonton Ihe pioposed Svnciude operation can han die in halt an hour the amount ot b tnd the test lacihtv haiidles veai Iv Mso built last veai when Svncrude went from basic research to developmental engineering was a centnfugaj svstem for use on UK- bit'umen altei the initial recoveiv vv.th steam and hot watei rhe labotatoiv is also looking at means ol enhancing the peicentage of bitumen taken liom the sand Current technologv makes 98 per-cent iccoveiv possible but on a plant the sue of Svntiudes this means j 000 barrels of oil could be K.VI dailv vvith a market value ol almost million a veai Keseaicheis hope to cut this in half Ihe test facilities are accurate scale models ol what is to be used in the actual plant Di Goloith said Ihe onlv difference is that we have a lot mote insttumentation on these proeesses so that we know exactlv how much material is being led into the piocess and how much com es out in each stieam Ihe test tacilitv is scheduled to keep operating after a decision is made on Sv nc t ude s plant but likelv at a reduced level Save 1" to 13" Lighthearted 'Oslo' acrylic semi-sheers 99 up Reg 98 pr up Let the sun shine in These soft Scandinavian-look drapes allow light to filter through jvhile vou still maintain your privacy The acrylic yarns are woven into a striking contemporary design with vertical motif Drapes are unlmed and have deep 3 fold pinch pleated heading Hooks included So easy to care for too Choose from bix vibrant colours Gold Melon Red Green Blue or Natural Colours guaranteed for 2 years against fading Some sizes and colours on special order only 50 75 100 50 75 100 50 75 125 150 75 100 125 150 y 45 45 45 63 x 63 x 63 84 84 84 84 84 95 95 x 95 95 Reg S14 Reg S21 Reg Reg S17 Reg 326 Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg Reg 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr 98 pr I Sale 12.99 pr Sale 18.99 pr Sale 24.99 pr Sale 15.99 pr Sale 23.99 pr Sale 30.99 pr Sale 20.99 pr Sale 30.99 pr Sale 40.99 pr Sale 50.99 pr Sale 60.99 pr Sale 33.99 or Sale 43.99 Pr Sale 55.99 pr Sale 65.99 pr Save 2" Woodsy floral-print quilted spread 15 .99 twin Reg Our exclusive throw-styte spread is made of vibrantly coloured sailcloth and deep-puff quilted with sot silky acetate Cotton-backed rorded edges Dry cleaning rscomrrended Choose (82) (36) Double Reg Sale 16.99 Queen Reg 98 Sale 20.99 King Reg S29 98 Sale 25.99 Matching drapes. 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