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  •  Yes and no, unfortunately, the word is used to (1+ / 0-)
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    Dr Arcadia

    denote multiple things. I asked because of the compound word "Bitumen emulsion". Bitumen, the solid, doesn't readily form emulsions with water, being a solid. Thus, what I think they're describing is some of the steam liquified fraction that escaped through fractures before they could extract it.

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    by enhydra lutris on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 04:04:21 PM PDT

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