Using Laboratory Experiments, Meso-Scale Experiments and Modelling to Investigate Scaling-up of Leaching Parameters for Coal Mine Spoils

Project: Salt crusting and its impact on water flow

Coal Mine Spoils (CMS) are currently one of the major environmental management problem faced by the coal industry around the world. Salt-related problems are one of the major factors contributing to the CMS's environmental damage.

The research aims at conducting laboratory experiments and meso-scale field experiments on different types of coal spoil samples. The focus is to understand the spoil chemistry in context with the salinity and heavy metals with the help of mesocosm leach experiments.

Biography

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Gujarat technological University in India. (2012-2016).
Master of Science degree in Environmental Pollution Control from the Pennsylvania State University in the USA.

Recipient of the Graduate Assistantship Award from the Pennsylvania State University. (2016-2018). Master’s Thesis was based on the “Effects of Alternative Road Salts on Soil Leachate Quality”.
Have couple of internship experiences in civil and environmental engineering industries both in USA and India.

Funding

UQ Research Training Scholarship

Supervisors

Dr Mansour Edraki & Professor Neil McIntyre