Preliminary Program

Third International Conference
on

MINERALS BIOPROCESSING
AND
BIORECOVERY/BIOREMEDIATION IN MINING

August 25-30, 1996
Big Sky, Montana

Co-Chairs
Nural Kuyucak
Water and Earth Science Associates, Ltd.
Ontario, Canada

William Costerton
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana

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SUNDAY, AUGUST 25, 1996

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm		Registration
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm		Dinner
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm		Opening Reception

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1996

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

TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1996

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1996

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1996

7:00 am - 8:30 am		Breakfast
8:30 am				Field Trip (optional)

FIELD TRIP

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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