Speaker:  Karan Jain, Environmental Enginner/Geochemist, Mine Waste Management/Sustainable Minerals Institute

Abstract:  Successful closure and rehabilitation of coal mines, including management of final voids and pit lakes, requires an understanding of the rates of salt release over time from spoil piles. Currently, there is not enough site data to derive and validate models to predict salt loads. This presentation will focus on estimating long-term salinity generation rates from different classes of mine spoil and spoil pile configuration that can be used in conjunction with water balance models to predict seepage rates.

Bio:  Karan Jain is an Environmental Engineer at Mine Waste Management Pty Ltd (MWM) where he focuses on providing geochemical and environmental support for mineral resources industry. Karan is also affiliated with The University of Queensland's Sustainable Minerals Institute where he is finishing his PhD. Throughout his PhD and work experience, Karan has been involved in understanding the salinity generation and release dynamics from Queensland coal mine spoils.

About JKMRC Friday Seminars 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Series of the JKMRC Friday Seminars.  The list of presentations will aim to cover a range of topics related to the minerals sector from decision making in exploration, new mineral processing technologies, social licence to operate and mine closure.

The JKMRC Friday Seminars will be presented both in person, at the Indooroopilly Mine Site Lecture Theatre, and also as webinar.  Registration for the webinar is required and can be made via the registration link in each seminar overview.

A large number of past webinars can be accessed on the SMI website: https://smi.uq.edu.au/webinars

Previous seminars have been uploaded to YouTube via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/user/smiuq

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Indooroopilly Mine Site
40 Isles Road
Indooroopilly Qld
Lecture Theatre