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Electrochemical treatment of mining waters: from laboratory to the mine EITRawMaterials

About This Webinar

Mining waters are often heavily contaminated with anionic and cationic species. Among the most prevalent and harmful compounds are toxic metals and anionic contaminants, such as sulphate, nitrate, chloride and cyanide. It is essential to treat discharged wastewaters and bring the concentrations of harmful dissolved contaminants to acceptable discharge levels. Another mining wastewater management concept is to reuse and recycle water within the process sections. Firstly, it makes mining operation more economically and environmentally feasible. Secondly, it allows for treating water only to a level suitable for a certain process rather than to an acceptable discharge level. At different operating stages electrochemical treatment can be considered as a promising solution to remove harmful contaminants.

During the webinar you will understand what the electrochemical treatment is all about, how researchers and industry are developing and implementing the technology, what is needed to bring the electrochemical technology to the industrial level.

The webinar consists of two parts, first part is a talk containing theoretical aspects and practical experience on the electrochemical treatment of mining waters, second part is aiming in discussion of the addressed topic.


20th of February 2019, Wednesday


10:00 a.m. (CET/CEST, Brussels time)


40 min talk + 15 min questions


Familiarize himself/herself with current application and utilization of electrochemical treatment at laboratory and industrial scales.

Identify and choose contaminants that can be successfully removed to meet the limits by electrochemical methods.

Adresseds to

Researchers, students in their final stages of their PhDs and Post Doc, professionals interested in learning about electrochemical treatment of mining waters.

Course Staff

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Maria Mamelkina (MSc. Tech., MSc. Ed.)

6 years experience in electrochemical treatment of industrial waters. She has graduated as an Environmental Engineer from St. Petersburg Mining University (2013) and as Chemical Engineer from Lappeenranta University of Technology (2013). She is getting a doctoral degree at LUT University. She has participated to several research projects with industrial and academic partners from all over the world (WASCIOUS, EWT-CYNCOR, etc.). Together with the world known partners she has published several papers on removal of contaminants from wastewater by electrochemical technology.