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Online-Conference “Sustainable Utilization of Water, Air, Soil, and Farm Resources”

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14 - 15 April 2021
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Conference Program

April 14, 2021


10.00 Opening of the Webinar / International Competence Center for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO


10.05 Sustainable Transformation in Coal Regions of the Global South: Challenges from a Resource Nexus Perspective / Daniel Karthe

10.20 Urban Infra Revolution Project / Antti Häkkinen

10.30 OneDrop Project – A Novel Mobile Water Purification Plant / Daria Navolotskaya


10.40 – 10.50 Discussion


10.50 Steel Slag as a Low-Cost Sorbent for Metal Removal in the Presence of Chelating Agents / Eveliina Repo

11.00 Recycling of Metallurgical Slags for Wastewater Treatment / Anastasia Sladkova, Mariya Pashkevich

11.10 Treatment of Mining Waters by Electrocoagulation / Maria Mamelkina


11.20 – 11.30 Discussion


11.30 Spent Coffee Grounds as a Raw Material for Biofuel Pellets / Rushaniya Gabdullina, Yurii Smirnov

11.40 Carbon from Decarbonation Processes as a Valuable Resource for Sustainable Soil Management / Thomas Prohaska, Robert Obenaus-Emler, Sanda Zabrian, Markus Puschenreiter, and Rebecca Hood-Nowotny

11.50 Use of Solar Energy for UAVs and its Potential Environmental Benefits / Vladimir Bekasov


12.00 – 12.20 Discussion


12.20 Engineering and Ecological Survey of Oil-Contaminated Soils in Industrial Areas and an Efficient Way to Reduce the Negative Impact / Marina Bykova, Alexey Alekseenko, and Mariya Pashkevich

12.30 Assessment of Accumulated Environmental Damage from the Storage of Titanium Production Wastes in Sivash Bay / Maxim Solovyov

12.40 Assessment and Abatement of the Technogenic Impact of the Tailings Storage Facility on Surface Water / Alexander Plokhov


12.50 – 13.00 Discussion


13.00 Closing Remarks / International Competence Center for Mining Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO


April 15, 2021


Young Researchers’ Competition

The authors of the most prominent student research reports will be invited to take part in a special event during the Russian-German Raw Materials Forum, April 28-30, 2021.

List of the pre-recorded five-minute video-presentations


1. APPLICATION OF AUTOMATIC UNDERWATER UNINHABITED VEHICLES FOR OIL PIPELINE LEAK MONITORING https://youtu.be/je9PaPlQDSw

2. ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF A COAL MINING ENTERPRISE https://youtu.be/hHXNHdiJc8w

3. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES OF MINING TRANSPORT IN OPEN PIT https://youtu.be/ITQoFxtgSjA

4. ECO-4REST: AUTONOMOUS GREENHOUSE FOR REFORESTATION https://youtu.be/RXtSmlof1CM

5. EMISSIONS OF TOXIC GASES DURING BLASTING OPERATIONS https://youtu.be/FcrCRdkX6uo

6. ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCE OF BIO MATS COMPONENTS COMPOSITION https://youtu.be/woSpCSmwMag

7. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DUST SCREENS AND THE POSSIBILITIES OF TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THEIR INFLUENCE IN SOFTWARE MODELS https://youtu.be/jqxzatB00F8

8. EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE USE POLYMER-BASED SOLUTIONS TO REDUCE THE DUST LOAD ON OPEN-PIT MINING SITES https://youtu.be/7iPKw7e0zhk

9. FEATURES OF THE FORMATION OF MSW LANDFILL LEACHATE https://youtu.be/4EvqdB4bi04

10. IS IT AS PLEASANT TO GROW FLOWERS AS TO RECEIVE THEM? https://youtu.be/lsIgCDkK-es

11. LIFE CYCLE OF SOLAR PANEL IN THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION https://youtu.be/Ek0kWbCu8I0

12. LIQUIDATION OF THE SPENT MINING OF THE KORKINSKY COAL PIT, CHELYABINSK REGION, RUSSIA https://youtu.be/P1CS6q7khd4

13. MONITORING THE STATUS OF THE WATER CIRCUIT ON THE EXAMPLE OF THE PTICHYA RIVER IN THE OPERATION AREA OF THE OPEN PIT MINING https://youtu.be/Uc1lDDjb0iM

14. PROBLEM OF RATIONING COAL DUST DURING IMPACT ON VEGETATION COVER https://youtu.be/fziOVr9DwBw

15. PROSPECTS FOR USING LIGNIN-CONTAINING WASTE FROM THE PULP AND PAPER INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA https://youtu.be/mfD8D8GEM30

16. RATIONAL USE OF WATER RESOURCES OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION https://youtu.be/F1CirxQa-ZU

17. SAMPLING TECHNOLOGY FOR THE ANALYSIS OF THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF FRESH WATER https://youtu.be/rZfo0AKvjko

18. SUBSTANTIATION OF EFFICIENCY OF A SELECTIVE DREDGING MILLING COMBINE FOR OPEN-PIT MINING OF COAL DEPOSITS IN THE ARCTIC REGION https://youtu.be/SbvXV2RhZ84

19. TRIBUTARIES OF THE NEVA RIVER AS SOURCES OF NUTRIENTS INPUT INTO THE GULF OF FINLAND https://youtu.be/BiZSwFKzWlY

20. USE OF ASH AND SLAG WASTE AS SECONDARY RAW MATERIALS https://youtu.be/tuqj8RPQMRk

21. USE OF GRANULATED WASTE SLAGS OF COPPER PRODUCTION AS SORBENTS https://youtu.be/GRlmKPhjX0U

22. UTILIZATION OF CRUSHED LIMESTONE WASTE AS AN AMELIORANT https://youtu.be/wuuRowaLn4g

Conference Agenda

Potentially toxic elements (PTE) are ubiquitous chemicals present in all environmental media for both natural and anthropogenic causes. Population growth, rapid urbanization, the excessive consumption of resources, the various productive activities, and the exponential increase in waste products have led in recent decades to PTE remobilization, introduction, dispersion, and accumulation in the environment. Therefore, PTE pollution is now widespread across the world and poses serious risks to human health.


The main purpose of the Conference and the Special Issue is to provide the international scientific community with detailed knowledge of the distribution of PTE in water, air, soil, river sediments, and crops at regional and global scale. This Conference and Special Issue do not aim to cover the entire spectrum of this wide scientific area but rather present some interesting examples of research on this subject that is currently being carried out in several countries around the world.


Potential covered topics, using the most modern materials and methods, will include, among others:


  • New geochemical methods for PTE data analysis, interpretation, and exploration;
  • Pollution prevention for sustainable utilization of natural resources;
  • GIS-based geochemical data analysis and interpretation for PTE exploration;
  • Fractal/multifractal and geostatistical modeling of geochemical patterns;
  • Health issues related to PTE distribution in different environmental media;
  • Risk assessment for human health;
  • Modeling of heavy metal accumulation in ecosystems and identification of its control factors using machine learning;
  • Water treatment, soil cleanup, and gas purification as a comprehensive environmental management approach
  • Emerging and eco-friendly approaches for management and remediation of PTE contaminated sites.

Keywords

  • contamination in environmental media
  • geochemical mapping
  • health risk assessment
  • remediation
  • machine learning
  • compositional data analysis
  • geostatistical modeling
  • land rehabilitation
  • microalgae for pollution removal

Scientific Committee

  • Chairwoman — Prof. Dr. Mariya Pashkevich, Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia
  • Academic Secretary — Dr. Alexey Alekseenko, Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia
  • Prof. Dr. Jaume Bech, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Prof. Dr. Carsten Drebenstedt, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Moser, Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Antti Häkkinen, LUT University, Finland
  • Dr. Daniela Zuzolo, University of Sannio, Italy
  • Dr. Xin Lin, Chang’an University, China; Laurentian University, Canada

Organizers

Department of geoecology, St. Petersburg Mining University
Department of geoecology, St. Petersburg Mining University
International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO
International Competence Centre for Mining-Engineering Education under the auspices of UNESCO

Special Issue of the “Water” Journal

As Guest Editors of the Special Issue “Potentially Toxic Elements in Water, Air, Soil, Stream Sediments, and Crops”, we cordially invite you to present full papers with the topics related above.


https://www.mdpi.com/journal/water/special_issues/potentially_toxic_elements


The collection of papers submitted to this Special Issue is mainly an outcome of the Online-Conference “Sustainable Utilization of Water, Air, Soil, and Farm Resources”, April 14-15, 2021. Obviously, authors who could not attend this meeting and want to submit work will be highly considered.


  • Journal: Water
  • Section: General
  • Special Issue Title: Potentially Toxic Elements in Water, Air, Soil, Stream Sediments, and Crops
  • Special Issue Editor: Prof. Dr. Domenico Cicchella; Dr. Xin Lin; Dr. Alexey Alekseenko

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.


Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Water is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.


Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


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