Conference Agenda

Overview and details of the sessions of this Conference. Please select a date or location to show only sessions at that day or location. Please select a single session for a detailed view (with abstracts and downloads if available). The programme is preliminary and subject to change!

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Session Overview
Date: Sunday, 16/July/2023
5:00pm
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6:30pm
Ice Breaker and Opening Ceremony
Location: ICC Atrium
Date: Monday, 17/July/2023
8:40am
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10:10am
Opening Welcome - Peter Stanley (IMWA Chair) and Clare Pillman (CEO Natural Resources Wales)
Location: Meeting Room 1/Parys Mountain
Chair: Peter Clive Stanley
 

A Backdrop To Welsh Geology & Mineral Exploitation

Peter Brabham

Cardiff University, United Kingdom



From Mega to Micro – Exemplifying Investigation Scales in Mine Water Research

Elke Mugova

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany

10:15am
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11:10am
Mine Drainage Chemistry
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Selina Mary Bamforth
 

🎓 Wildfire Effects On A Watercourse Affected By Acid Mine Drainage (Odiel River, SW Spain)

Jonatan Romero-Matos, Carlos R. Cánovas, Francisco Macías, Rafael León, Ricardo Millán-Becerro, José Miguel Nieto

University of Huelva, Spain



Secondary Gypsum And HFO Affected The Mobility Of Critical Metals (Be & W) In Historical Skarn Tailings, Yxsjöberg, Sweden

Lina Hällström

Luleå University of Technology, Sweden

Mine Closure
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Paul Hesketh
 

Sensitivity Analysis of Flooding-influencing Factors by Design of Experiment (DoE) Applied at Three Underground Hard-coal Mines

Sebastian Westermann1, Dmytro Rudakov2, Christian Melchers1

1: Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola - University Bochum, Germany; 2: Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine



How to Determine Financial Guarantees of Water Treatment for Mine Closure: A Summary of Affecting Factors

Emma-Tuulia Nurmesniemi1, Piia Juholin1, Päivi Picken2, Kirsi-Marja Haanpää1, Anne Vaarasuo3, Kaisa Vähänen1

1: AFRY Finland Oy, Elektroniikkatie 13, FI-90590, Oulu, Finland; 2: AFRY Finland Oy, Koskikatu 27B, FI-96100 Rovaniemi, Finland; 3: AFRY Finland Oy, Puistokatu 2-4 D, FI-40100 Jyväskylä, Finland

11:10am
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11:30am
Monday Morning Coffee and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
11:30am
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12:50pm
Mine Drainage Chemistry
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Christopher James Satterley
 

Pit Lake Water Quality Prediction: Insights into the Modelling of Non-Conservative Processes

Alan J. Martin, Silvano Salvador

Lorax Environmental Services Ltd., Vancouver, Canada



A Flexible Approach To Modelling Seepage From Coal Mine Waste Rock

Scott Jackson1, Steve Momeyer1, Justin Stockwell1, Nicolas Francoeur2

1: Lorax Environmental Ltd., Canada; 2: Teck Resources Ltd.



Uncertainty Analysis in Groundwater Flow Models as a Tool to Support Decision Making: Assessing the Influence of Infiltrations from a TSF over an Open Pit

Ignacio Alvarez, Martin Brown

Mine Closure
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Paul Hesketh
 

Facilitating Sustainable Mine Water Irrigation

John George Annandale, Phillip Dale Tanner, Sarah Nicole Heuer, Gideon van der Walt, Karabo Deane, Heinrich Meiring du Plessis

University of Pretoria, South Africa



Innovative Approach To The Development of a Mine Water Remediation R&D Portfolio

Karen Clode1, Nicholas Bagger Gurieff2, Neil Freeman3, Michael Storey1

1: Isle Utilities; 2: Rio Tinto - Closure R&D; 3: Rio Tinto - Office of the Chief Scietist



Integrated Catchment-scale Mine Water Impact Assessment: A Case Study

James Bellin1, Julien Declercq1, Michael Stewart2, Callum Pearson2

1: SRK Consulting UK Ltd., United Kingdom; 2: Kaya Consulting Ltd., United Kingdom

12:50pm
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1:50pm
Monday Lunch and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
1:50pm
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3:10pm
Mining Operations to Minimise Mine Water Legacy
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Kym Lesley Morton
 

Using Innovative Geophysical Techniques to Characterize Abandoned Mine Workings and Mine Water

Andrew Hughes1, Ryan Blanchard2, Val O. Kofoed2, Mike Jessop2

1: Dams and Reservoirs, Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: Willowstick Technologies, United States of America



Life-Cycle Water Balance Modelling as a Tool for Water Management Risk Assessment to Minimise Legacy Effects.

Roxane Schmidt

Jones & Wagener, South Africa



Use Of Evaporation Ponds In The Mining Industry. How Necessary And Effective Is This In Various Parts Of The World

Houcyne El idrysy1, Nikolai Kirillov2, William Harding3, Gary Hurban4

1: SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: SRK Consulting (Kazakhstan) Ltd, Kazakhstan; 3: SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd; 4: SRK Consulting (US) Inc

Operational Performance of Mine Water Treatment Systems
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Devin Sapsford
 

Assessment of Manganese Removal in Passive Systems Based on Operational Data and Experience of Treating Net-alkaline Coal Mine Waters in the UK

Arabella Mary Louise Moorhouse-Parry, Christopher J. Satterley

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom



Flow and Baffle Configurations of Reactor and Settling Pond for Treatment of Mine Drainage

Duk-Min Kim1, Dae-Gyu Im1,2, Joon-Hak Lee3, Mi-Sun Park3

1: Sangji University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: Korea University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 3: Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources Corporation (KOMIR), Korea, Republic of (South Korea)



Flow Monitoring at Mine Water Discharges and Treatment Schemes in Wales – Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Rob Burton, Emily Hudson

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom

3:10pm
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3:35pm
Monday Afternoon Coffee and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
3:35pm
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4:55pm
Socio Economic & Community Opportunities on Management of Mine Water & Post Mining Landscapes
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Anne Weber
 

Abandoned Mines As A Source Of Heat And Cold For Quarter Solutions

Timm Wunderlich, Lukas Oppelt, Tom Ebel, Thomas Grab, Tobias Fieback

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany



Exploring the Potential for Rare Earth Element Recovery from Coal Mine Acid Mine Drainage using Ion Exchange Technology

Tamlyn Sasha Naidu1,2, Nkosilomusa Moyo3, Ed Hardwick3,4, Jenny Falconer4, Janet Smith2,3,5, Craig Sheridan1,2, Lizelle van Dyk2,3

1: School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Bernard Price Building, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa; 2: Centre in Water Research and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050, South Africa; 3: School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Richard Ward Building, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa; 4: CwengaTechnologies (Pty) Ltd, 28 Boeing Road East, Dunvegan, 1609, South Africa; 5: Crundwell Management Solutions Metallurgical Consultancy and Laboratory (Pty) Ltd, Pinelands Office Park, Unit T5, 1 Ardeer Road, Modderfontein, 1609, South Africa



An assessment of the current operation of the Coal Authority Six Bells Mine Water Treatment Scheme, South Wales

Rob Bowell1,2, Selina Bamforth3, J Walton2, P Brabham2

1: SRK Consulting, United Kingdom; 2: Cardiff University, United Kingdom; 3: Coal Authority, United Kingdom

Operational Performance of Mine Water Treatment Systems
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Tobias S Roetting
 

Optimising Circum-Neutral Mine Drainage Treatment By Implementing High Shear Degassing Into A Sustainable Active Treatment System

Julia Dent1, Steven Pearce1, Rhys Savage1, James Marsden1, Ryan Schultz1, Tom Williams2, Peter Stanley2, Mark Roberts3, Andrew Barnes3, Ben Gersten3

1: Cambrian Environmental Technologies Ltd, Wales, United Kingdom; 2: Natural Resources Wales, Wales, United Kingdom; 3: Geochemic Ltd, Wales, United Kingdom



Passive Treatment Of Mine Seepage With High Arsenic Concentrations

Fabienne Battaglia-Brunet, Jérôme Jacob, Frederic Dure, Justine Huron, Gaelle Gatellier

BRGM, France



🎓 High Total Suspended Solid (TSS) Removal for Coal Mining Water Using Electrocoagulation

Muhammad Sonny Abfertiawan1, Faiz Hasan2, Marisa Handajani1, Mindriany Syafila1, Firman Gunawan3, Febriwiadi Djali3

1: Water and Wastewater Research Group, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology; 2: Environmental Engineering Program Study, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Bandung Institute of Technology; 3: Environmental Department, PT. Berau Coal, Indonesia

Date: Tuesday, 18/July/2023
8:15am
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9:25am
Welcome and Keynote Tuesday
Location: Meeting Room 1/Parys Mountain
Chair: Devin Sapsford
 

Coal Authority Approach to Mine Water Treatment

Carl Banton

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom



Watershed-based Strategy for Treating AMD

Jeff Skousen

West Virginia University, United States of America

9:30am
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10:50am
UK Approach to Managing Abandoned Mines and Mine Water
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Barry Millsteed
 

Pumping Borehole For Saline Mine Water in Whitburn, North East England: Problems and Novel Resolution

Lee M Wyatt, John Leyland, Ian A Watson

Coal Authority, United Kingdom



Holistic Approach to Reed Bed Management on UK Coal Mine Water Treatment Schemes

Arabella Mary Louise Moorhouse-Parry, Stephen Smithson, Christopher J. Satterley

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom



Preventative Methods To Avoid Blow-out At Cwm Rheidol Adit 9, Ystumtuen Mine Sett

Peter Terry1, John Leyland1, David Mason1, Heilyn Williams2, Liz Jones2, Richard Carline1, Peter Clive Stanley2

1: The Coal Authority, 200 Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4RG, UK; 2: Natural Resources Wales, United Kingdom

Mine Drainage Chemistry
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Robert Lawrence Kleinmann
 

Natural Tracers For Mine Water Fingerprinting III – an Approach to Identify Mine Waters from Distinct Mine Water Provinces during Mine Water Rebound in the Ruhr District Area

Henning Jasnowski-Peters, Christian Melchers

Research Center of Post Mining, Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola Bochum, Germany



Review Of Laboratory Methodologies To Determine The Sorption And Release Of Metals Related To The Interaction Of Mine Drainage Water With Natural Media (Peat, Till And Bedrock). A Case Study From A Base Metal Mine In Arctic Finland

Julia Dent1, Steven Pearce1, Claudia Malam1, Andrew Barnes2, Mark Roberts2, Seth Mueller3

1: Mine Environment Management Ltd, Wales, United Kingdom; 2: Geochemic Ltd, Wales, United Kingdom; 3: Boliden, Sweden



The Development Of A Multi Parameter Respirometric Laboratory Testing Method To Estimate Site-Specific Net Carbon Dioxide Flux From Metalliferous Mine Waste

Rosalia Tuwilika Shiimi1, Rhys John Savage1, Steven Pearce1, Andrew Barnes2, Mark Roberts2, Daniel Schoen2, Devin Sapsford3

1: Mine Environment Management Ltd, Wales, UK; 2: Geochemic Ltd, Wales, UK; 3: Cardiff University, Wales, UK

10:50am
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11:15am
Tuesday Morning Coffee and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
11:15am
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1:00pm
UK Approach to Managing Abandoned Mines and Mine Water
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Peter Clive Stanley
 

Sediment Harvesting Using A Nautilus Pond™ Within Surface Water Management At Esgair Mwyn.

James Cochrane1, Tom Williams2, Richard Knott1, Heilyn Williams2, Stuart Craxford2, Peter Clive Stanley2

1: Aecom, 5 Callaghan Square, Cardiff, CF10 5BT. United Kingdom; 2: Natural Resources Wales, United Kingdom



Beyond Piramid: The Coal Authority’s Approach to Design of Passive and Semi-Passive Treatment Schemes for Ferruginous Mine Waters in the UK

Christopher James Satterley, Arabella Mary Louise Moorhouse-Parry

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom



The Contribution Of Major Historical Orefields To Coastal Trace Metal(loid) Fluxes In North-East England

Alex L Riley1, Patrizia Onnis2, Catherine J Gandy3, Chimaobim V Kanu1, Chinedu V Umeobika1, James Cameron1, Ian T Burke4, Karen A Hudson-Edwards2, Adam P Jarvis3, William M Mayes1

1: School of Environmental Sciences, University of Hull, United Kingdom; 2: Environment and Sustainability Institute and Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter, United Kingdom; 3: School of Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom; 4: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom



Long-Term Mine Water Management Of Abandoned Coal Mines In The United Kingdom: Almost 30 Years Of Process, Experience, and Lessons Learned

Lee M Wyatt, John Leyland, Ian A Watson

Coal Authority, United Kingdom

Passive Treatment Innovation
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Rhys John Savage
 

Assessing Removal Efficiencies of Mn and Ni in Mine Drainage Using Bench- and Pilot-Scale Slag Reactor and Design of Treatment System

Dae gyu Im1,2, Duk-Min Kim2, Hye-Lim Kwon2, Joon-Hak Lee3, Mi-Sun Park3, Seong-Taek Yun1

1: Korea university, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 2: Sangji university, Korea, Republic of (South Korea); 3: Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources Corporation (KOMIR), Korea, Republic of (South Korea)



Constructed Wetlands For Treatment Of Bauxite Residue Leachate: 7.5 Years Of Monitoring

Ashlene Hudson, John G Murnane, Ronan Courtney

University of Limerick, Ireland



A Biological Sulfate-Reducing Process for Zinc-Containing AMD in Japan: Comparison of Annual Treatment Performances Among Nutrient Conditions of Ethanol, Rice Bran and Their Hybrid for Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria

Yusei Masaki1, Tsubasa Washio1, Kana Hagihara1, Takaya Hamai2, Kengo Horiuchi2, Yuki Semoto2, Taro Kamiya1, Kosuke Takamoto2, Naoki Sato2

1: Metals Technology Center, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security; 2: Metals Environment Management Department, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security



Evaporation from Platinum Tailings in a Semi-Arid Environment

Simon Lorentz1,2, Sheila Imrie1, Adam Bennett1, Alistair Clulow2

1: SRK Consulting, South Africa; 2: University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

1:00pm
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2:00pm
Tuesday Lunch and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
2:00pm
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4:05pm
Mine Hydrogeology
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Adrian Brown
 

Rainfall Induced Transient Pressure Wave Mechanisms in Tailings

Charne Theron1,2, Simon Anthony Lorentz3

1: Rijks University of Groningen, Netherlands, The; 2: University of the Western Cape; 3: SRK Consulting (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.



Cost Effective Method to Depressurise Perched Aquifers to Prevent Slope Failures in Open-Pit Mines, South Africa

Heinrich Schreuder, Paul Joel Havemann Lourens, Petrus Daniel Vermeulen, Rolene Lubbe

Institute for Groundwater Studies, University of the Free Sate, PO Box 339, Bloemfontein, 9300, South Africa



🎓 Metals Distribution in River Sediment from Open-Pit Coal Mine Activity

Ibtisani Farahnaz1, Muhammad Sonny Abfertiawan2, Mindriany Syafila2, Marisa Handajani2, Firman Gunawan3, Febriwiadi Djali3

1: Environmental Engineering Program Study, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering; 2: Water and Waste Water Research Group, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering; 3: Environmental Department, PT. Berau Coal, Indonesia



Use of Groundwater Numerical Model to Support Decision Making at Large Open Pit

Manuel Gutierrez1, Martin Brown2

1: Itasca Chile, Santiago, Chile; 2: Itasca Australia, Perth, Australia

Mine Water Treatment
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Elke Mugova
 

Methodology For The Performance Monitoring Of An Unconventional Acidic RO

Jivesh Naidu, Sebastian Franzsen, Johan Espach

Miwatek, Ebene Mauritius



Development of an Improved Model to Investigate Heating Potentials in Abandoned Mines Utilising Mine Water

Tom Ebel, Lukas Oppelt, Timm Wunderlich, Thomas Grab, Tobias Fieback

TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany



Working With Designation Constraints At Cwmystwyth

Dave Cooke1, David Mason1, Heilyn Williams2, Liz Jones2, Rebecca Byfield3, Lindsey Mansell1, Richard Carline1, Peter Clive Stanley2

1: The Coal Authority, 200 Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4RG, UK; 2: Natural Resources Wales, United Kingdom; 3: Byfield Environment and Ecology Ltd., 81 Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, NG2 6EN, UK



Water Column Profiles And Instrument Chains Provide Complementary Understanding Of Stratification In Pit Lakes.

Mark Lund, Melanie Blanchette, Rachele Bernasconi

Mine Water and Environment Research Centre, Edith Cowan University, 270 Joondalup Drive, Joondalup 6027, Western Australia



Sources Of Diffuse Zinc And Lead Contamination In An Abandoned Mine Watershed

Adam Paul Jarvis1, Vanessa Banks2, Emma Crewdson2, Stephen Lofts3, Barbara Palumbo-Roe2, Jasmine Pullen3, Catherine Jane Gandy1

1: Newcastle University, United Kingdom; 2: British Geological Survey, United Kingdom; 3: UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom

4:05pm
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6:00pm
Poster Presentations
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
 

🎓 Assessment of Feasibility and Scale Generation of Hydrothermal Energy in Abandoned Mine Area

Hye-Lim Kwon1, Duk-Min Kim1, Dae-Gyu Im2, Bu-Sung Kang3, Mi-Sun Park3

1: Department of New Energy and Mining Engineering, Sangji University, Wonju 26339, South Korea; 2: Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Korea University, Seoul 02841, South Korea; 3: Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources Corporation (KOMIR), Wonju 26464, South Korea



Column Adsorption Experiments for the Removal of Arsenic and Fluoride Ions in Mine Drainage using Adsorbents

Seong-Sook Park1, Kung-Won Choi1, Chan-Ung Kang2, Joon-Hak Lee3, Mi-Sun Park3, Sun-Joon Kim1, Ga-Hyeon Lee1

1: Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea; 2: Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources, Daejeon, Republic of Korea; 3: Korea Mine Rehabilitation and Mineral Resources Corporation, Wonju, Republic of Korea



Passive Leached Water Mine (P.L.W.M.) - A sustainable approach to mine water remediation and metals extraction

Nikolaos Apeiranthitis1, Alexander Finlay1, H. Chris Greenwell2, Eddie Merrick1

1: X-ray Mineral Services Ltd, United Kingdom; 2: Durham University, United Kingdom



Experience and outcomes of a mine water pumping test including temporary High Density Sludge treatment at Thorpe Hesley, Yorkshire, UK

Sarah F. L. Lynch, Michael Cox, Louis Warnes, Christopher J. Satterley

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom



Study Of The Toxicity Of Mine Waters: Implications Of Suspended Matter On The Performance Of Tolerant Plants

Patricia Gomes, Teresa Maria Valente, Mafalda Sousa

ICT, Institute of Earth Sciences, Pole of the University of Minho, University of Minho, Portugal



Lithium Extraction from Geothermal Brines as a Means of Securing Raw Material Supply in the EU

Małgorzata Szlachta, Ivan Korolev

Geological Survey of Finland, Finland



Mine Drainage Water as a Rich Source of Cobalt and Nickel: Laboratory and Pilot-Scale Studies

Małgorzata Szlachta1, Juha-Matti Aalto2, Jouko Vepsäläinen3, Patryk Wójtowicz2

1: Geological Survey of Finland, Finland; 2: Savonia University of Applied Sciences; 3: University of Eastern Finland



The Effects of Lead/zinc Mine Tailing Revegetation on Metalloid Speciation and Leaching Behaviour

Ian Terence Burke1, Ronan Courtney2, William Mayes3

1: University of Leeds, United Kingdom; 2: University of Limerick, Ireland; 3: University of Hull, United Kingdom



🎓 First Petrophysical Data Compilation on the Effectiveness of an Extensive Hydraulic Barrier During Mine Water Rebound in the Ruhr District – the Upper Cretaceous Emscher Formation

Lisa Jasmin Rose, Till Genth, Henning Jasnowski-Peters, Christian Melchers

Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola Bochum, Germany



🎓 Bulk- and Clay-mineral Quantification in the Upper Cretaceous Emscher Formation – Evaluating a Potential Hydraulic Barrier During Mine Water Rebound in the Ruhr District

Till Genth, Lisa Rose, Henning Jasnowski-Peters, Christian Melchers

Technische Hochschule Georg Agricola Bochum, Germany



Predictive River Dilution Modelling To Inform Active Treatment Of A Ferruginous Coal Mine Water Discharge In Scotland

Emily Hudson, Arabella Mary Louise Moorhouse-Parry, Ian Watson

The Coal Authority, United Kingdom



Probable Maximum Precipitation Assessment Under Climate Change. Statistical and Physical Approach

Carla Guzmán Arce1, Desana Stambuk2

1: SRK Consulting (UK) Limited, Cardiff, UK; 2: SRK Consulting (UK) Limited, Cardiff, UK



🎓 Bioreactors For The Passive Treatment Of Manganese From A Real Mine Drainage : Elucidation Of The Factors Involved In Manganese Bio-oxidation

Charlotte Lafont1,2, Eric Van Hullebusch1, Fabienne Battaglia-Brunet2, Stéphane Vaxelaire2

1: Université Paris Cité, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, CNRS, F-75005, Paris, France; 2: Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), 45060 Orléans, France



Considering Residual Flocculants and Coagulants in Recycled Mine Water on Flotation Performance

Malibongwe Shadrach Manono, Kirsten Claire Corin, Lisa Louise October

University of Cape Town, South Africa



Tracing the source of REE in the AMDs of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (SW Spain): Mineralogical evidences

Jose Miguel Nieto, Rafael Leon, Francisco Macias, Carlos Ruiz-Canovas, Ricardo Millan-Becerro, Rafael Perez-Lopez

Department of Earth Sciences, University of Huelva, Spain



Nd and Sr Isotopes as Tracers of the Origin of Rare Earth Elements in Mine Waters

Rafael León Cortegano, Francisco Macías, Carlos Cánovas, Ricardo Millán-Becerro, Jonatan Romero, José Miguel Nieto

University of Huelva, Spain



Towards a Sustainable Restoration of a Watershed Strongly Polluted by Acid Mine Drainage (AMD); the Case of Odiel River (SW Spain)

Carlos Ruiz Cánovas, Jonatan Romero, Rafael León, Maria Dolores Basallote, Francisco Macias, Rafael Pérez-López, Manuel Olias, Jose Miguel Nieto

University of Huelva (Spain), Spain



Sustainable Removal of Metal/loids from As-Rich Mine Waters Using Mine and Industry Waste Materials

M Dolores Basallote, Amaya Gerardo, Castellanos Maira, Carlos R Cánovas, José Miguel Nieto, Pérez-López Rafael

University of Huelva, Spain



Tracer Testing To Characterise Subsurface Flows In Legacy Mine Environments

Richard Cheal, Thomas Eckhardt, George Bateman

WSP, United Kingdom



Modelling of Coal Pit Lake Quantity and Quality for Mine Closure (Case Study ON2 Area, Lati Mine Operation, Berau Coal)

I K Dwika Paramananda, Abie Badhurahman, Ginting Jalu Kusuma, Rudy Sayoga Gautama, Sendy Dwiki, Salmawati Salmawati

Department of Mining Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, Indonesia

Date: Wednesday, 19/July/2023
9:00am
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5:00pm
In Conference Excursion 1
In Conference Excursion 2
In Conference Excursion 3
In Conference Excursion 4
6:00pm
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7:30pm
IMWA EC Meeting
Date: Thursday, 20/July/2023
8:15am
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9:25am
Welcome and Keynote Thursday
Location: Meeting Room 1/Parys Mountain
Chair: Arabella Mary Louise Moorhouse-Parry
 

Thoughts On The Evolving Calculus Of Sustainable Mine Waste And Mine Water Management

Devin Sapsford

Cardiff University, United Kingdom



Waste Innovation – Populating a Research Portfolio Based on True Business Needs via Open Innovation

Erik Ronne

Boliden, Sweden

9:30am
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10:50am
Mine Drainage Chemistry
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Steven Richard Pearce
 

Modelling The Behaviour Of Ferric and Ferrous Iron In A Goldmine Tailings Environment, Free State – South Africa

Megan Dayl Welman Purchase1, Robert Hansen2

1: Department of Geology, University of the Free State, South Africa; 2: CMBG, University of the Free State, South Africa



Pre-mining Waste Rock Sampling – A Case Study in Sample Selection

Kgaugelo Thobejane, Levi Ochieng', Kopano Mokoena

Digby Wells Environmental, South Africa



🎓 Uranium Sources And Mobility At An Iron Ore Mine Site In Northern Sweden

Vimbainashe L Dzimbanhete1, Frej Hegg1, Lena Alakangas1, Torbjörn Karlsson2, Elsa Peinerud2, Oscar Paulsson1, Thomas Aiglsperger1

1: Luleå University of Technology, Sweden; 2: Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB, SE-981 86 Kiruna, Sweden

Passive Treatment Innovation
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Teresa Maria Valente
 

Multi-Step Passive Treatment Using Limestone and Concrete Waste Material for Zn and Cd Removal

Yuki Semoto1, Kengo Horiuchi1, Takaya Hamai1, Naoki Ikegami1, Yusei Masaki2, Kosuke Takamoto1, Yutaro Takaya4,3, Chiharu Tokoro3,4

1: Metals Environment Management Department, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security; 2: Metals Technology Center, Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security; 3: Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda University; 4: Facult of Engineering, The University of Tokyo



Innovative Passive Treatment Technologies for UK Metal Mine Waters: Results from field scale trials

Selina Mary Bamforth1, Nick Cox1, Hugh Potter2

1: The Coal Authority, United Kingdom; 2: The Environment Agency, United Kingdom



Treatment Of A Mine Water Containing Arsenic And Thiocyanates: Four Years Results On A Pilot Plant Scale

Stéphane Vaxelaire, Fabienne Battaglia-Brunet

BRGM, France

10:50am
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11:15am
Thursday Morning Coffee and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
11:15am
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1:00pm
Mine Hydrogeology
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: James Bellin
 

🎓 Mine Water Research with Analogue Modelling – The Agricola Model Mine

Elke Mugova1, Christian Wolkersdorfer2

1: TU Bergakadmie Freiberg, Germany; 2: Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa



Analytical Validation of 3AWater MWAS, a Fast On-site Analysis Tool of Dissolved Metals in Waters

Joonas Holopainen1, Hanna Tolvanen1, Tommi Tiihonen2, Vesa-Pekka Lehto2, Joakim Riikonen2,3, Tuomo Juhani Nissinen3

1: Ramboll Finland Oy, Puutarhakatu 9, 70300 Kuopio, Finland; 2: University of Eastern Finland, Kuopion kampus Yliopistonranta 1, 70210 Kuopio, Finland; 3: 3AWater Oy, Microkatu 1M, 70210 Kuopio, Finland



Characterization and Groundwater Modelling of a New Block-Caving Project

Mihriban Genc1, Florent Boddaert1, Geoff Beale1, Toddy Samuel2, Rahardian Ruthman2

1: PITEAU ASSOCIATES, United Kingdom; 2: PT Merdeka Copper, Indonesia



Structural Logging And Modelling For Use In Simulation Of Inflows In Underground Hard Rock Mines

Kym Lesley Morton1, Barry D Millsteed2, Wayne L van Heerden1, Albert Carow1, Moses Msitsini1

1: KLM Consulting Services Pty Ltd; 2: Barry Millsteed Geological Services Pty

Sustainability and Circular Economy Approaches in Mine Water Treatment and Mine Sites
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Tom Williams
 

The Development of a Sample Preparation Technique for the Analysis of Trace Elements in Mine Impacted Waters containing High Levels of Iron

Janet Smith1,2,3, Ed Hardwick3,5, Jenny Falconer5, Craig Sheridan2,4, Tamlyn Sasha Naidu2,4, Peter Engelund Holm6, Lizelle van Dyk2,3

1: Crundwell Management Solutions Metallurgical Consultancy and Laboratory (Pty) Ltd, Pinelands Office Park, Unit T5, 1 Ardeer Road, Modderfontein, 1609, South Africa; 2: Centre in Water Research and Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050, South Africa; 3: School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Richard Ward Building, 1 Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg, 2000, South Africa; 4: School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Private Bag 3, Wits, 2050, South Africa; 5: CwengaTechnologies (Pty) Ltd, 28 Boeing Road East, Dunvegan, 1609, South Africa; 6: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Thorvaldsensvej 40, 1187 Frederiksberg C, Denmark



Minimizing Xanthate Impacts on Watercourses in Cold Climate – Review on Available and Potential Approaches

Piia Juholin, Kirsi-Marja Haanpää, Tea Laurila, Eeva-Leena Anttila, Päivi Picken

AFRY Finland Oy, Finland



ESG & Mine Water: A Procedural Approach to Support Setting Water Savings Targets in the Mining Sector

Grace Yungwirth1, Trevor Coleman2, William Jay Norwood3, Piyal Dama-Fakir2, Mark Bruton1, Niyaz Ali1, Givarn Singh1

1: WSP UK Ltd., Chancery Lane, NG12 5BL, United Kingdom; 2: WSP SA Pty, Building 1, Maxwell Office Park, Magwa Crescent West, Waterfall City, Midrand, 1685 P.O. Box 6001, Halfway House, 1685, South Africa; 3: USA Ltd, 1575 Treat Boulevard, Suite 201, Walnut Creek CA 94598 USA



Pit Lake Runstedt as “Reactor” for Remediation – On the Way to Better Energy Efficiency

Anne Weber1, Stefan Bruns2, Petra Wolf3

1: Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Walter-Köhn-Straße 2, 04356 Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany; 2: Polyplan-Kreikenbaum Gruppe GmbH, Überseetor 14, 28217 Bremen, Germany; 3: FCB Fachbüro für Consulting und Bodenmechanik GmbH Espenhain, Verwaltungsring 10, 04571 Rötha, Espenhain, Germany

1:00pm
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2:00pm
Thursday Lunch and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
2:00pm
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3:20pm
Water Rock Interactions in Waste Rock and Tailings Storage
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Louise Siddorn
 

Geotechnical Characterisation of Mine Waste for Modelling Potential Climate Change Impacts. on Mine Waste Mobility.

Vanessa J Banks1, Edward Bruce1, Benjamin Dashwood1, Catherine Gandy2, Matthew R Kirkham1, Nikhil Nedumpallile-Vasu1, Tim Longstaff3, Abby Moorhouse-Parry4, Barbara Palumbo-Roe1, Hugh Potter5

1: British Geological Survey, United Kingdom; 2: Newcastle University, United Kingdom; 3: Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust, United Kingdom; 4: Coal Authority, United Kingdom; 5: Environment Agency, United Kingdom



Insights Into Catchment Connectivity Using Water Stable Isotopes To Address Diffuse Mine Pollution In Streams

Barbara Palumbo-Roe1, Emma Crewdson4, Adam Jarvis2, Catherine Gandy2, Vanessa Banks1, Alex Mulcahy1, Manny Zarate1, Carol Arrowsmith1, Stephen Loft3, Jasmine Pullen3, Arabella Moorhouse-Parry4, Hugh Potter5

1: British Geological Survey, United Kingdom; 2: Newcastle University, School of Engineering,; 3: UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology; 4: The Coal Authority; 5: Environment Agency



AMD Passive Treatment Using DAS At An Old Tin Mine In France

Jerome Jacob, Ulysse Moreau, Frederic Dure, Jeremy Engevin, Justine Huron, Arnault Lassin, Valerie Guerin

BRGM, France

Passive Treatment Innovation
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: James Pope
 

🎓 Effect of Time and Mineralogy on Sorption Capacity of Mine Drainage Passive Treatment Residuals: Is Sustainable Reuse Possible?

Dayton M Dorman, Robert W Nairn

University of Oklahoma, United States of America



Stream Recovery through Managed Biogeochemical Redox Coupling in Ecologically Engineered Passive Treatment Systems: A Natural Infrastructure Approach

Robert W. Nairn, Nicholas L. Shepherd, Dayton M. Dorman, Justine I. McCann, Robert C. Knox

University of Oklahoma, United States of America



🎓 Elucidation of The Factors Controlling The Oxidation Kinetics Of Manganese In Passive Treatment Systems : Monitoring Of Aerobic Wetland Removal Technologies

Charlotte Lafont1,2, Eric D. van Hullebusch1, Fabienne Battaglia-Brunet2, Stéphane Vaxelaire2

1: Université Paris Cité, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, CNRS, 75005, Paris, France; 2: Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM), 45060, Orléans, France

3:20pm
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3:40pm
Thursday Afternoon Coffee and Exhibition
Location: Meeting Room 2/Strata Florida
3:40pm
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5:00pm
Water Rock Interactions in Waste Rock and Tailings Storage
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Diana Brookshaw
 

An Overview of Challenges Associated with Defining and Applying Water Quality Standards in the Absence of Applicable Regulatory Limits

Melanie Cox, David Tait, Robert Bowell, Ruth Griffiths

SRK Consulting (UK) Ltd, United Kingdom



The Colourful Lakes in Wieściszowice, Sudetes Mountains, Poland – An example of Chemical Variation in Abandoned open pit Pyrite Mine Mine Water

Christian Wolkersdorfer1, Magdalena Worsa-Kozak2, Krzysztof Chudy2

1: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa; 2: Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland



Advanced monitoring of Tailings Storage Facilities and dams to prevent failure. Illustrated with case studies from UK, Africa and South America

Kym Lesley Morton1, Alastair Bovim2

1: KLM Consulting Services Pty Ltd; 2: Insight Terra UK Limited

Legacy Mine Assessment, Clean Up & Rehabilitation/Remediation
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Jose Miguel Nieto
 

Challenges of Water Management at the Uranium Mining Site Schlema-Alberoda of Wismut (Germany)

Andrea Schramm1, Jürgen Meyer2, Thomas Metschies1, Ulf Jenk1

1: Wismut GmbH, Germany; 2: former Wismut GmbH, Germany



Effect of a Till Cover in Harmful Element Reduction in Waste Rock Drainage

Teemu Eemeli Karlsson1, Ville-Pekka Paalumäki2, Tommi Kauppila1, Eila Hietaharju2

1: Circular Economy Solutions unit, Geological Survey of Finland; 2: Department of Geography and Geology, University of Turku



Surface Water Management To Reduce Pollution At Dylife, Mid Wales

Dave Cooke1, Emily Hudson1, Liz Jones2, David Mason1, Richard Wylie1, Peter Clive Stanley2

1: The Coal Authority, 200 Lichfield Lane, Mansfield, NG18 4RG, UK; 2: Natural Resources Wales, United Kingdom

7:00pm
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11:59pm
Gala Dinner
Location: Meeting Room 1/Parys Mountain
Date: Friday, 21/July/2023
8:15am
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9:25am
Welcome and Keynote Friday
Location: Meeting Room 1/Parys Mountain
Chair: Rob Bowell
 

Cwm Rheidol Filter Beds

William Timothy Perkins

Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom



Data → Information → Knowledge → Consilience

Darrell Kirk Nordstrom

US GS, United States of America

9:30am
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10:50am
Mine Hydrogeology
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Julien Declercq
 

Assessment of Hydrogeological Hazards in Operational Mines using Objective-Focussed Modelling and Hazard Mapping Tools

Ivan Shubin, Sheila Imrie, Tony Rex

SRK, United Kingdom



Sustainable Mine Water Management Strategies

Paul Clive Heaney

ERM, Ireland



Modeling Heap Leach Solutions to Optimize Safety and Revenue

Larry Breckenridge, Todd Harvey

Global Resource Engineering, United States of America

Legacy Mine Assessment, Clean Up & Rehabilitation/Remediation
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: Dave Cooke
 

Field Trials of Dispersed Alkaline Substrate to Passively Treat Highly Polluted Acid Mine Drainage at two Emblematic Abandoned Mines in Wales

Tobias Stefan Roetting1, Iain Hall2, Gareth Digges La Touche2, Louise Siddorn3, Peter Stanley3

1: WSP UK Ltd, The Mailbox, Level 2, 100 Wharfside Street, Birmingham, B1 1RT, UK; 2: WSP UK Ltd, 7 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, EH12 9DH, UK; 3: Natural Resources Wales, Tŷ Cambria, Newport Rd., Cardiff, CF24 0TP, UK



🎓 Rare Earth Elements Association with Predominant Elements in Solids Precipitated during Alkalinization of Acid Mine Water

Dileesha Jayahansani Kotte Hewa1,2, Delphine Durce1, Sonia Salah1, Erik Smolders2

1: Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK.CEN), Expert Group Waste & Disposal, Boeretang, 2400, Mol, Belgium; 2: KU Leuven, Department of Soil and Water Management, Kasteelpark Arenberg 20, 3001 Heverlee, Belgium



Evaluation of Leakage Potential from Tailing Dam of Sungun Copper Mine Using Hydrogeological Findings and Numerical Modelling

Abdorreza Vaezihir1, Younes Jowdat1, Nader Mazaheri2, Somayeh Aghili1

1: University of Tabriz, Iran, Islamic Republic of; 2: Environment Office, Sungun copper mine, Iran

10:50am
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11:10am
Friday Morning Coffee
11:10am
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12:05pm
Mine Hydrogeology
Location: Meeting Room 3a/Cwm Rheidiol
Chair: Lee Malcolm Wyatt
 

🎓 A Review of Downhole Field Methodologies Applied for the Hydrogeological Exploration of Lithium Enriched Groundwater

Paul Hubbard, Michael Palmer

SRK UK, United Kingdom



Hydrogeological Numerical Modelling to Assess Active Dewatering Options at a Sand Quarry Site – A Case Study and Associated Methodology

Sheila Imrie1, Adam Bennett1, James Bellin1, Patrick Ebeling2

1: SRK Consulting, United Kingdom; 2: Holcim Technology Ltd, Switzerland

Mine Drainage Chemistry
Location: Meeting Room 3b/Cwmystwyth
Chair: David John Knowlan Tait
 

Field Trial on the Use of Iron Hydroxide Sludge for Revegetation Measures and to Improve the Productivity of Structurally Weak Soils

Katja Kunze1, O Blumenstein2

1: Lausitzer und Mitteldeutsche Bergbau-Verwaltungsgesellschaft (LMBV), Germany; 2: InterEnviroCon GmbH, Germany



Acid Mine Drainage from Epithermal Gold Deposits: Characterization and Classifying for Various Rock Types

Ginting Jalu Kusuma, Abie Badhurahman, Rudy Sayoga Gautama, Sendy Dwiki, Salmawati Salmawati

Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia, Indonesia

12:10pm
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12:40pm
Closing Ceremony and Lunch
Location: Meeting Room 1/Parys Mountain

 
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