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Best Student Presentation

IMWA believes that it is important to attract young scientists and engineers into the field of mine water management. Therefore, IMWA will be awarding a cash prize to the best technical paper written and presented by a bona-fide student attening an IMWA Congress or Symposium. Students from around the world are invited to participate.

Cash prizes of EURO 1,500 (1st prize) and EURO 500 (2nd prize) will be awarded to a full-time bona-fide student, based on an assessment of the quality of the written paper and the oral presentation, as judged by a panel of judges drawn from the International Scientific Committee of the conference. Students who believe that they are eligible for consideration for this award will be required to confirm their status as a full-time bona-fide student when they submit their written papers. Presenters will be requested to provide the Committee with a properly authorised letter of confirmation of their full-time student status from the academic institution where they are studying, together with contact details of the academic institution in order that the Organising Committee can follow up and confirm if they require to do so.

The award will be presented during the conference and the Organising Committee will therefore ensure that all papers deemed eligible for the award are presented in time. IMWA hopes that this award will encourage and motivate young students and researchers from around the world to write and present a distinctive and meritable paper for an IMWA conference.

Award Winners

2016

1st prize Lidia Fernandez-Rojo | Michael Gordon Sephton | Josepha Zielke-Olivier

PDFZielke-Olivier, Josepha; Vermeulen, D. (2016): Fine Ash Leaching in Tailings Dams – An Impact on the Underlying Aquifers? – p. 348 – 355; Freiberg, Germany (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg).

PDFFernandez-Rojo, Lidia; Casiot, C.; Desoeuvre, A.; Braungardt, C.; Torres, E.; Le Pape, P.; Morin, G.; Tardy, V.; Resongles, E.; Delpoux, S.; Boisson, J.; Grapin, G.; Héry, M. (2016): Iron and arsenic removal in a continuous flow reactor treating As-rich acid mine drainage (AMD). – p. 869 – 875; Freiberg, Germany (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg).

PDFSephton, Michael Gordon; Webb, J. (2016): Preliminary results from experiments with Cement slurries to control Acid Mine Drainage in Waste Rocks from Brukunga Mine in South Australia. – p. 720 – 726; Freiberg, Germany (Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg).

2015

1st prize Laura Laurenzi

PDFLaurenzi, Laura; Mayer, K. Ulrich; Beckie, Roger (2015): A Metal Attenuation Study on Waste Rock Collected from the East Dump, Antamina Mine, Peru: A Combined Mineralogical and Geochemical Approach. – In: Agreeing on solutions for more sustainable mine water management – Proceedings of the 10th ICARD & IMWA Annual Conference. – electronic document (paper 189); Santiago, Chile (GECAMIN).

2nd prize Maria Mäkitalo

PDFMäkitalo, Maria; Mácsik, J.; Maurice, C.; Öhlander, B. (2015): Improving Till by Adding Green Liquor Dregs in Sealing Layers to Control AMD – A Pilot Study. – In: Agreeing on solutions for more sustainable mine water management – Proceedings of the 10th ICARD & IMWA Annual Conference. – electronic document (paper 032); Santiago, Chile (GECAMIN).

2014

1st prize Alireza Arab

PDFArab, Alireza; Bertau, Martin; Mischo, Helmut; Merkel, Broder (2014): Enhanced in Situ Leaching (EISLEACH) Mining by Means of Supercritical Carbon Dioxide - TOUGHREACT Modeling. – In: Sui, Wanghua; Sun, Yajun & Wang, Changshen: An Interdisciplinary Response to Mine Water Challenges. – p. 190 – 194; Xuzhou, China (China University of Mining and Technology).

2nd prize Fatien K.F. Macdonald

PDFMacdonald, Fatien K.F.; Lund, Mark; Blanchette, Melanie; McCullough, C. (2014): Regulation of Artisanal Small Scale Gold Mining (ASGM) in Ghana and Indonesia as Currently Implemented Fails to Adequately Protect Aquatic Ecosystems. – In: Sui, Wanghua; Sun, Yajun & Wang, Changshen: An Interdisciplinary Response to Mine Water Challenges. – p. 401 – 405; Xuzhou, China (China University of Mining and Technology).

2013

1st prize Bronwyn P Camden-Smith

PDFCamden-Smith, Bronwyn P; Johnson, Raymond H; Richardson, Robert; Billing, David G; Tutu, Hlanganani (2013): Investigating the potential impact of efflorescent mineral crusts on water quality: complementing analytical techniques with geochemical modelling. – In: Brown, A.; Figueroa, L. & Wolkersdorfer, Ch.: Reliable Mine Water Technology (Vol I). – p. 281 – 287; Denver, Colorado, USA (Publication Printers).

2nd prize Ashley Jones

PDFJones, Ashley; Rogerson, Micheal; Greenway, Gillian; Mayes, William Matthew (2013): Controls on zinc uptake from circum-neutral mine drainage in freshwater biofilms. – In: Brown, A.; Figueroa, L. & Wolkersdorfer, Ch.: Reliable Mine Water Technology (Vol I). – p. 383 – 390; Denver, Colorado, USA (Publication Printers).

2012

1st prize Sanaz Orandi

PDFOrandi, S., Lewis, D. M., Eslami, A. & Mohebbi, A. (2012): A novel approach to exploit indigenous mining algal-microbes in a photo-rotating biological contactor for heavy metal removal from acid mine drainage. – In: McCullough, C. D., Lund, M. A. & Wyse, L.: International Mine Water Association Symposium. – p. 231 – 236, 1 fig.; Bunbury (Edith Cowan University).

2nd prize Elvis Fosso-Kankeu

PDFFosso-Kankeu, E., Mulaba-Bafubiandi, A. F., Tlou, G. & Piater, L. (2012): The next step in the bioremediation of heavy metal polluted water - development of suitable microbial-sorbent. – In: McCullough, C. D., Lund, M. A. & Wyse, L.: International Mine Water Association Symposium. – p. 593 – 599, 3 fig., 1 tab.; Bunbury (Edith Cowan University).

2011

1st prize Neehal Mooruth

PDFMooruth, Neehal (2011): Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage via a Linear Flow Channel Reactor utilising a Floating Sulphur Biofilm. – In: Rüde, R. T., Freund, A. & Wolkersdorfer, Ch.: Mine Water – Managing the Challenges. - p. 411 – 415; Aachen, Germany.

2nd prize Elisee Nsimba Bakatula

PDFBakatula, Elisee Nsimba; Cukrowska, Ewa; Straker, Colin; Weiersbye, Isabel; Tutu, Hlanganani (2011): Biosorption of metals from gold mine wastewaters by Penicillium simplicissimum immobilized on zeolite: Kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic studies. – In: Rüde, R. T., Freund, A. & Wolkersdorfer, Ch.: Mine Water – Managing the Challenges. - p. 271 – 275; Aachen, Germany.

2010

1st prize Benoît Plante

PDFPlante, Benoît; Benzaazoua, Mostafa; Pepin, Geneviève; Bussière, Bruno (2010): Evaluation of the Ni-contaminated neutral drainage generation potential in the Tio mine waste rocks. – In: Wolkersdorfer, Ch. & Freund, A.: Mine Water & Innovative Thinking. – p. 391 – 395; Sydney, Nova Scotia (CBU Press).

2nd prize Jennifer Geroni

PDFGeroni, Jennifer Nia (2010): The potential for semi-passive mine water treatment by CO2 stripping at Ynysarwed, S.Wales. – In: Wolkersdorfer, Ch. & Freund, A.: Mine Water & Innovative Thinking. – p. 123 – 127; Sydney, Nova Scotia (CBU Press).

2009

Alison Turner | Dyllon Randall

PDFTurner, A., Braungardt, C., Worsfold, P., Rieuwerts, J., Williamson, B. & Potter, H. (2009): Dynamic Up-Flow Percolation Tests – A Model for Mining Waste Leachate Generation. – In: Water Institute of Southern Africa & International Mine Water Association: Proceedings, International Mine Water Conference. – p. 858-867, 7 fig., 1 tab.; Pretoria (Document Transformation Technologies).

PDFRandall, D., Nathoo, J. & Lewis, A. E. (2009): Seeding for Selective Salt Recovery during Eutectic Freeze Crystallization. – In: Water Institute of Southern Africa & International Mine Water Association: Proceedings, International Mine Water Conference. – p. 639-648, 11 fig., 1 tab.; Pretoria (Document Transformation Technologies).

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