Third International Conference
August 25-30, 1996
Big Sky, Montana
Water and Earth Science Associates, Ltd.
Montana State University
345 East 47th Street
New York, NY 10017
1-212-705-7836 - Fax: 1-212-705-7441
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Dinner 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm Opening Reception
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am Welcome and Conference Overview Nural Kuyucak, Co-Chair Bill Costerton, Co-Chair Allen Laskin, Engineering Foundation 9:00 am - 12:30 pm SESSION I: ACID MINE DRAINAGE AND TAILINGS MANAGEMENT Session Chairs: Prof. R. Lawrence Prof. P. Beckett 9:00 am M-1 A Full-Scale Porous Reactive Wall for the Prevention of Acid Mine Drainage: Installation and Initial Results Shawn G. Brenner and David W. Blowes University of Waterloo, CANADA 9:30 am M-2 Treatment of Mine Drainage Water Using In situ Permeable Reactive Walls: Laboratory and Small Scale Field Trials David W. Blowes University of Waterloo, CANADA; Carol J. Ptacek Environment Canada, Ontario, CANADA 10:00 am Coffee Break 10:30 am M-3 Biologically Supported Water Covers to Prevent Acid Mine Drainage Pascale St-Germain Noranda Technology Centre, Quebec, CANADA; Nural Kuyucak Water and Earth Sciences, Ontario, CANADA 11:00 am M-4 Bacterial Processing of Zinc Containing Tailings and Industrial Products G.I. Karavaiko, O.E. Aseyeva, V.P. Piskunov Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, RUSSIA; V.V. Panin and L.N. Krylova Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, RUSSIA 11:30 am M-5 Cleaning of Acid Mine Drainage from a Uranium Mine by Means of a Passive Treatment System V.I. Groudeva University of Sofia, BULGARIA; S.N. Groudev University of Mining and Geology, Sofia, BULGARIA 12:00 noon M-6 Field Application of a Cyanobacterial Mat System for Sequestration of Toxic Metals from a Mine Drainage Joseph P. Gould, Peter Phillips and Judith Bender Microbial & Aquatic Treatment Systems Inc., Atlanta, GA, USA 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc sessions/free time 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cash Bar 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner 7:30 pm SESSION I: ACID MINE DRAINAGE AND TAILINGS MANAGEMENT (continued) Session Chairs: Prof. R. Lawrence Prof. P. Beckett 7:30 pm M-7 Formation and Persistence of Biobarriers Formed by Ultramicrobacteria Bill Costerton, Randy Hiebert, Bryan Warwood, Garth James and Al Cunningham MSE Technology Applications, Butte, MT, USA 8:00 pm M-8 Progress in Establishing Wetland Plants in Permanently Flooded Uranium Tailings Sharo Peppin Willanen, Peter Beckett and Gerard Courtin Laurential University, Ontario, CANADA 8:30 pm SESSION II: APPLICATION OF BIOTECHNOLOGY IN THE MINERALS INDUSTRY Session Chairs: Prof. G. Hansford Prof. Gluibal 8:30 pm M-9 Potential of Biotechnology in the Mining and Minerals Industries R.W. Lawrence University of British Columbia, CANADA R. Poulin Universite Laval, Quebec, CANADA M. Kalin Boojum Research, Toronto, CANADA G. Bechard CANMET Biotechnology, Ottawa, CANADA 9:00 pm M-10 Microbial Application in the Mining Industry Peggy J. Arps Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Inc. Glenwood Springs, CO, USA 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Discussion and Social Hour
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am - 12:00 noon SESSION III: BIOOXIDATION AND BIOLEACHING OF NON-FERROUS MINERALS Session Chairs: Prof. D. Blowes Prof. G. Hans 8:30 am T-1 Activity of Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans in an Electrolytic Cell F.K. Crundwell and P.I. Harvey University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa 9:00 am T-2 Towards a Novel Bioleaching Mechanism Wolfgang Sand, T. Gehrke, R. Hamilton, and A. Schippers University of Hamburg, GERMANY 9:30 am T-3 Bioleaching of Sulfide Minerals in Stirred Tank reactors Operated in a Variety of Modes M. Bock Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Hannover, GERMANY; C. Gomez Universidad Complutense, SPAIN; R. Winterberg ContraCon, Cuxhaven, GERMANY 10:00 am Coffee Break 10:30 am T-4 Bioleaching of Sulfide Minerals in Stirred Tank Reactors Operated in a Variety of Modes Yashuhiro Konishi and Satoru Asai University of Osaka, JAPAN 11:00 am T-5 Mechanism and Kinetics of Bioleaching Sulphide Minerals G.S. Hansford University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA 11:30 am T-6 Optimal Design of Bioleaching Processes Graham Andrews MMBD Consulting, Gresham, OR, USA 12:00 noon T-7 Issues in Bioleaching: To Inoculate or Not to Inoculate H.M. Lizama, C.C. Abraham, S.H. Brienne, and R.G. Frew Cominco Research, Trail, B.C., CANADA 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc sessions/free time 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cash Bar 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm SESSION IV: PROCESSING OF GOLD MINERALS Session Chairs: Prof. W. Sand Prof. C. Gomez 7:30 pm T-7 A New Alternative to Cyanidation: Biocatalyzed Bisulfide Leaching R.M. Hunter, F.M. Stewart, M. Darsow, M. Fogelsong, D. Mogk, E. Abbott and C. Young Yellowstone Environmental Science, Inc., Bozeman, MT, USA 8:00 pm T-8 An Integrated Biotechnological Approach to Gold Processing - An Indian Experience K.A. Natarajan Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, INDIA 8:30 pm T-9 An Integrated Mineralogical Approach to the Biooxidation of Sulphide-Bearing Refractory Gold Ores U. Agha University of Western Ontario, CANADA; L.S. Chryssoulis AMTEL, London, Ontario, CANADA; A. Margaritis University of Western Ontario, CANADA; R. Dunne Newcrest Mining Limited, AUSTRALIA 9:00 pm T-10 Heap Biooxidation - Bioleaching of a Refractory Gold-Bearing Ore S.N. Groudev and I.I. Spansova University of Mining and Geology, Sofia, BULGARIA; V.I. Groudeva University of Sofia, BULGARIA 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm Discussion and Social Hour
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am SESSION V: BIOSORPTION OF METAL IONS Session Chairs: Prof. R. Smith Prof. Asai 8:30 am W-1 Adsorption of Hexavalent Chromium on Chitosan Beads: Sorption Isotherms and Kinetics S. Bosinco, E. Guibal, J. Roussy Ecole de Mines d'Ales, FRANCE; P. Le Cloirec Ecole de Mines de Nates, FRANCE 9:00 am W-2 Biosorption of Copper by Pseudomonas Syringae I.B. Beach University of Portsmouth, UK S.L.S. Wood and G.G. Greesey Center for Biofilm Engineering, Montana State University, USA 9:30 am W-3 Biosorption of Rare-Earth Elements A.A. Korenevsky, V.V. Sorokin and G.I. Karavaiko Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, RUSSIA 10:00 am Coffee Break 10:30 am W-4 Biosorption of Toxic Metlas by Free and Immobilized Biomass: Determination of Equilibrium Kinetic Parameters F. Veglio, F. Beolchine, A. Gasbarro, B. Corain and L. Toro Universia degli Studi de L'Aquila, ITALY 11:00 am W-5 Chitosan Gel Beads as a New Biosorbent for Molybdate Removal C. Milot, E. Guibal Ecole de Mines d'Ales, FRANCE J. Roussey and P. Le Cloirec Ecole de Mines de Nates, FRANCE 11:30 am W-6 Ion Exchange Basis for Biosorption and Bioremediation of Heavy Metals D.R. Crist Georgetown University, Washington, DC., USA R.H. Crist, K. Oberholser, J. Bennett, and J. Erikson Messiah College, Grantham, PA, USA 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch 1:45 pm - 5:00 pm Ad hoc discussions/free time 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Cash Bar 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Dinner 7:30 pm SESSION V: BIOSORPTION OF METAL IONS (continued) Session Chairs: Prof. R. Smith Prof. Asai 7:30 pm W-7 An Overview of the Studies about Heavy Metal Adsorption Process by Micro-Organisms of the Lab Scale in Turkey Yesim Sag and Tulin Kutsal Hacettepe University, Ankara, TURKEY 8:00 pm W-8 Sorption of Heavy Metal Ions onto Nonliving Water Hyacinth Roots R.W. Smith, G.X. Wang and M.C. Fuerstenau University of Nevada at Reno, USA 8:30 pm SESSION VI: FUNDAMENTAL AND APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY Session Chair: D.R. Crist 8:30 pm W-9 Physiological and Genetic Characteristics of Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans Strains Used in Biohydrometallurgy G.I. Karavaiko, T.F. Kondratyeva, L.N. Muntyan, T.A. Pirorarova Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, RUSSIA 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Discussion and Social Hour
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1996
7:00 am 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am SESSION VII: MINERAL PROCESSING Session Chair: Prof. S.N. Groudev 8:30 am TH-1 Effect of a Water Soluble Faction from Mycobacterium Phlei on the Surface Characteristics and Flotation of Apatite and Dolomite R.W. Smith, X. Zheng, R.K. Mehta and M. Misra University of Nevada-Reno, USA 9:00 am TH-2 Mechanical Dissolution by Acidophilic Bacteria by Oxidative and Reductive Mechanisms D. Barrie Johnson, A.M. Toni, Bridge and Paula Bacelar-Nicolau University of Wales, UK 9:30 am TH-3 Immobilization of Heavy Metals in Landfill Biomass Hugh Ballard City Engineer's Department, Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA James G. Petrie University of Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA 10:00 am Coffee Break 10:30 am SESSION VIII: BACTERIAL REDUCTION AND METALS REMOVAL Session Chairs: L. Macaskie Prof. F. Veglio 10:30 am TH-4 Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria Demonstration Project at the Lilly/Orphan Boy Mine Marietta Canty MSE Technology Applications, Inc. Butte, MT, USA 11:00 am TH-5 Bacterial Reduction and Removal of Technetium from Solution J.F. Lloyd, L.E. MacAskie School of Biological Sciences University of Birmingham, UK; J.A. Cole School of Biochemistry University of Birmingham, UK 11:30 am TH-6 Involvement of Exopolymers Produced by Sulphate Reducing Bacteria in the Deterioration of Carbon Steel Iowna B. Beach University of Portsmouth, UK Vitaly Zinkevich, Rudi Tapper, Rolf Grubner and Recap Avci Montana State University, USA 12 noon - 1:30 pm Lunch 1:30 pm SESSION IX: MICROBIAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY Session Chair: W. Costerton 1:30 pm TH-7 Characteristics of the Microbial Communities Occurring in Slops from the Petroleum Industry I. Lazar, S. Dobrota, A. Voicu, L.Sandulescu, M. Steanescu, and I.G. Lazar Institute of Biology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, ROMANIA 2:00 pm TH-8 Microbial Systems for Enhancement of Oil Recovery Used in Romanian Oil Fields I. Lazar Institute of Biology of the Romanian Academy, Bucharest, ROMANIA 2:30 pm TH-9 Upgrading of Heavy Oil and Enhancing Oil Recovery in-Situ: Bench-Test Results N. Kuyucak Water and Earth Science Associates Ltd., Carp, Ontario, CANADA Abul K.M. Jamaluddin Noranada Technology Centre, Pointe Clair, Quebec, CANADA 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm SESSION X: POSTERS (Cookies and Lemonade served) Acid Generatiion Remediation by Heterotrophic Loading Through the Use of PX100 - A Biological Growth Media Dawn M. Peach and James E. Sharp MBX Systems, Inc., Tucson, AZ, USA Bioleaching and Leaching of Manganiferous Minerals F. Veglio and L. Toro Universita degli Studi di L'Aquila, ITALY Chemical and Biological Destruction of Cyanide in Heap Leach Operations Peggy J. Arps Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Inc., Glenwood Springs, CO, USA Michael G. Nelson EIMCO Processs Equipmnt Company, Salt Lake City, UT, USA Edwin B. Kroeger University of Alaska, USA 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Free Time 7:00 pm Conference Banquet
7:00 am - 8:30 am Breakfast 8:30 am Field Trip (optional)
Conference registrants are invited to undertake a full day field trip which will take them from Big Sky on Friday morning replete with delicious box lunches provided by the hotel. The trip will include a tour of the Center for Biofilm Engineering, including the new TimeofFlight SIMS facility, conducted by the Director himself!
The tour will then move on to the extensively mined area surrounding Butte, Montana, where operations dating from the 1860s have removed billions of dollars worth of gold and copper, for a tour of what is known as the country's largest Superfund site!
The field trip will finish with a tour of the facilities of the Western Environmental Technologies Office (WETO), which is a DOE site managed by MSE, and which is the contractor for a large joint DOEEPA program in Mine Waste Management.
The field trip will return to Bozeman so that participants can catch flights at the airport or linger in the beautiful Valley of the Flowers and tour scenic wonders such as the Beartooth Plateau and Yellowstone Park, without necessarily returning to Big Sky.
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