VanProd - research project for Vanadium recovery from Waste streams
KREC with partners has been aworded researc funding from Intereg-North program to the project Innovation to Enhanced recovery of vanadium from waste streams in the Nordic Region, VanProd. Project started in September 2017. Reed More
PRESENTATIONS AT NORWEGIAN GEOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (NGF) JANUARY 2017
Dr. Walder will be presenting of ongoing research from Sulitjelma Mining District and the Bruvann Ni-Olivin deposit in the environmental session and Mineral resource session at the NGF winter meeting. Read full story
Column Experiments with UiT Arctic University of Norway
KREC and has made an agreement with Arctic University to run column experiments in connection with a project "
RÅNA NICKEL-OLIVIN DEPOSIT, ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND POTENTIAL FOR NI EXTRACTION
KREC in cooperation with New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA are performing several studies on the Råna nickel-olivin deposit, its tailings and waste rock. READ FULL STORY
KREC- Arctic University Norway, New Mexico Tech Cooperation
KREC establish cooperation with University of Tromsø, now Arctic University through joint proposals to Normin, Nordic research council and Norwegian Science Foundation. This cooperation is to establish a mining environmental teaching program jointly with New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA as well as for Queen University, Canada. KREC organized funding via Mineral Cluster Norway to have two representatives from Narvik (the technology faculty of the Arctic University of Norway) visiting New Mexico Tech and Chair of the Mining Department at New Mexico tech will visit Narvik. Dr. Walder visiting professor at New Mexico Tech is instrumental in getting this cooperation. going. This is now followed up by Dr. Jinmei Lu, Assoc. Prof. Environmental Engineering, Arctic Univ.
KREC DELEGATES TO THE GOLDSCHMIDT CONFERENCE, PRAGUE, CHECK REPUBLIC AUGUST 2015,
Dr. Ingar Walder and Rodrigo Embile, employee of KREC and PhD student at New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM, USA are both attending the Goldschmidt Conference
in August 2015, in Prague, Check republic. Dr. Walder is presenting research work on nickel leaching of tailings from Titania Mine, Norway.
BOLIVIAN MINE WASTE CHARACTERISATION GUIDELINE DEVELOPED BY DR. WALDER AND DIMA IS BECOMING A NATIONAL GUIDELINE
In co-operation with the DIMA staff, Dr. Walder developed guidelines for sampling and characterisation together with a system of comparing the level of contamination and a cost benefit system to evaluate the most effective mitigation for the different sites. Read the full story
NUSSIR SUB-SEA TAILINGS DISCHARGE APPLICATION
Nussir ASA has applied for discharge permit for tailings in the Repparfjorden, in the Kvalsund township, Northern Norway. As a part of the application a environmental impact assessment was presented in June 2011. KREC was contracted to perform additional work to evaluate the leaching potential for tailings potentially deposited in the fjord. The work was limited to running sea water kinetic tests and evaluate the leaching rate on a short term and long term basis. The work was submitted to the Nussir ASA in March and published via GEO news (KREC Report). The report indicates a short term leaching rate primarily related to the deposition process and a long term leaching rate related to the area of the tailings placement. The work will be presented at the Goldschmidt 2013 Conference i Florence, Italy this August.
KREC is also initiating a PhD study with the basis of this investigation and investigations at the old tailings from Nickel-Olivine AS in Balangen Norther Norway. The investigation will be funded by Forskningsrådets Nærings PhD program and KREC.
Sub-Sea Tailings Deposition Evaluation Guideline
KREC i samarbeide med det Skotske havforskningsinstituttet (Dunstaffnage Marine Laboratory) utarbeider en veileder for vurdering av saltvanns-deponering av avgang fra gruvevirksomheter. Denne veilederen vil føye seg inn i rekken av nye EU/CEN veiledere for karakterisering av mineralavfall fra gruveindustrien som Ingar Walder ved KREC har vært tungt involovert i. Arbeidet utføres for Standard Norge støttet av bla Norsk Bergindustri. Veilederen beskriver behovet og måtene for karakterisering av mineralavfallet og hvordan karakteriseringen av et potensielt deponeringssted bør utføres.
STRONG INCREASE IN MINING ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AT KREC
Over the last seven years Kjeøy Research & Education Center (KREC) has conducted research on Acid/Neutral Rock Drainage (A/NRD) associated with mining activities and is the leading organization on A/NRD research in Norway. KREC has supported two MSc students one PhD student and is currently supporting one MSc (Univ. Oslo, Norway) and one PhD student (Univ. Miskolc, Hungary). Through two new PhD students, KREC is increasing the research on A/NRD issues from improving prediction methods, performing mineral solubility studies, to evaluating improved reclamation processes. The current budget for this research is approximately 10 mill. NOK over the next 3 years. The project is supported by the Skattefunn Program (Norwegian tax relief program for research), however, KREC is seeking other sponsors for this research and, as well as, sponsors to further increase the mining environmental research program at KREC.
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Course & Work Shops
- Environmental geochemistry of Ore deposits MSc-PhD Course Taught by Dr. Walder at New Mexico Tech
- Reactive Transport modeling using PhreeqC Taught by Dr. Walder at New Mexico Tech
- Geochemistry and Hydrulogy of tailings and waste rocks Taught by Dr. Walder at New MexicoTech
- Environmental geochemistry field camp at KREC summer 2017 in cooperation with NM Tech and Narvik College
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