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In recent years, the field of "mines and environment" strongly guided the development of research in the mining sector at Université du Québec en Abitibi en Témiscamingue (UQAT) and Polytechnique Montreal. The variety and quality of the scientific publications is reflecting the expertise and know-how of the Institute’s researchers. Several of the RIME UQAT-Polytechnique developments have been integrated in today’s mining practices in Quebec, Canada and elsewhere around the world.

Research Institute on Mines and the Environment UQAT-Polytechnique

  • Treatment of metals and metalloids in neutral mine effluents using modified materials
    Calugaru, I.L., Neculita, C.M., Genty, T., Zagury, G.J. (2017)
    2nd International Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, Beijing, China, October 20-23 (résumé accepté, article en évaluation)
  • Influence of polymer powder on properties of cemented paste backfill
    Koohestani, B., Bussière, B., Belem, T., Koubaa, A. (2017)
    International Journal of Mineral Processing 167, 1-8
  • Development of a modified kinetic test using EDTA and citric acid for the prediction of contaminated neutral drainage
    Lévesque Michaud, M., Plante, B., Bussière, B., Benzaazoua, M., Leroux, J. (2017)
    Journal of Geochemical Exploration 181, 58-68
  • Numerical analyses of the earth pressure coefficient along the vertical centerline in mine stopes with cohesionless backfill
    Yang, P.Y., Li, L., Aubertin, M. (2017)
    Proc. 19th Int. Conf. Soil Mech. Geotech. Eng, Seoul, September 17-22.
  • Effect of material variability and compacted layers on transfer processes in heterogeneous waste rock piles
    Lahmira, B., Lefebvre, R., Aubertin, M., Bussière, B. (2017)
    Journal of Contaminant Hydrology 204, 66-78
  • Kinetic testing to evaluate the mineral carbonation and metal leaching potential of ultramafic tailings: Case study of the Dumont Nickel Project, Amos, Québec
    Plante, B., Bussière, B., Beaudoin, G., Dupont, PP. (2017)
    Applied Geochemistry 84, 262-276
  • Passive treatment of Mn in neutral mine drainage using half-charred dolomite
    Calugaru, I.L., Genty, T., Neculita, C.M. (2017)
    Water Resources Management, Prague, Czech Republic, July 18-20. Article accepté pour publication dans la revue International Journal of Environmental Impacts.
  • Simultaneous treatment of thiocyanates and ammonia nitrogen in gold mine effluents using advanced oxidation and nitrification-denitrification processes
    Gonzalez-Merchan, C., Genty, T., Bussière, B., Potvin, R., Tanabene, R., Allaire, M., Neculita, C.M. (2017)
    IMWA (International Mine Water Association) Congress, Lappeenranta, Finland, June 25-30 (résumé accepté, article en évaluation).
  • Iron and sulfate removal in highly contaminated acid mine drainage using passive multi-step systems
    Rakotonimaro, T.V., Neculita, C.M., Bussiere, B., Genty, T., Zagury, G.J. (2017)
    IMWA Congress, Lappeenranta, Finland, June 25-30 (résumé accepté, article en évaluation)
  • Reclamation of metal-contaminated mine tailings with organic amendments: water quality control and revegetation
    Rakotonimaro, T.V., Guittonny-Larchevêque, M., Neculita, C.M. (2017)
    5th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management (Athens 2017), Athens, Greece, June 21-24 (résumé accepté, article en rédaction)

Industrial NSERC Polytechnique-UQAT Chair in Environment and mine wastes management