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Towards Environmentally Responsible Resource Extraction Network (NSERC-TERRE-NET)

2016/17-2019/20 • $4,183,750
Canada's rich natural resource wealth has sustained a long history of economic development. Extraction and processing of these natural resources have provided Canada with great social and economic benefits, and will provide a foundation for Canada's economy in the 21st century. Unfortunately,...

NSERC/Agnico-Eagle Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Exploration

2017/18-2019/20 • $624,333
The NSERC-Agnico-Eagle Industrial Research Chair in Mineral Exploration aims to develop new indicator mineral and field portable methodologies that can be applied to exploration for gold deposits. The research will tackle fundamental and applied aspects in order to devise innovative and...

NSERC-UQAT Industrial Research Chair on mine site reclamation

2019/20 • $411,500
Over the past twenty years or so, the mining industry has invested significant capital in the development oftools and technologies for improving the management of waste rocks and tailings. However, despite thisprogress, there are still important areas that need to be studied, particularly with...

Optimisation des propriétés rhéologiques pour minimiser la ségrégation hydraulique des rejets de concentrateur dans les mines de roches dures

2018/19-2019/20 • $289,500
La technique de nappe phréatique surélevée (NPS) combinée à un recouvrement monocouche est une des méthodes de restauration des parcs à résidus miniers potentiellement générateurs d'acide (PGA) en présence d'eau et d'oxygène. Cette monocouche peut être construite à partir de résidus miniers non...

Tundra restoration: Niche construction in early successional plant-soil crust

2018/19-2019/20 • $279,848
Currently many industries operating in northern Canada are faced with the need to restore tundra ecosystems that have been impacted by resource extraction activities. Working in partnership with Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd (AEM) we aim to develop terrestrial tundra restoration techniques that can be...

Characterization and treatment of comtaminants of emerging concern in mine effluents

2018/19-2019/20 • $254,800
This project involves three universities, one research center, and four mining industry partners, and aims at the*characterization and treatment of contaminants of emerging concern (CECs) in mine effluents. In the context of*this study, the CECs in mine effluents include four categories: 1) new...

NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Silviculture and Wood Production

2019/20 • $192,890
boreal forest,carbon storage,forestry road reclamation,hybrid poplar,mixed species plantations,Plantation,pre-commercial thinning,productivity,restoring degraded sites,Silviculture

Réduction de la génération de DMA et DNC provenant de rejets miniers

2018/19-2019/20 • $168,920
La gestion de rejets miniers générateurs de drainage minier acide et/ou de drainage neutre contaminé est un défi pour les opérations minières. Celles-ci doivent s'assurer de prévenir la production d'effluents contaminés, et ce, pour une période de temps illimitée au-delà de la fermeture des...

Dégel du minerai dans les silos

2018/19-2019/20 • $149,460
Ce projet permet la résolution de la problématique associée au gel du minerai dans les silos, soit l'une des*problématiques majeures reliées aux opérations minières des mines situées au nord du Québec. Cette*problématique se traduit par des pertes importantes de productivité, également par un...

NSERC/Vale/Agnico Eagle/Neo Materials Industrial Research Chair in Water and Sustainable Extractive Metallurgy

2019/20 • $137,498
Effluent treatment,Freeze concentration,Hydrometallurgy,Membrane processes,Mining influenced water,Osmotic processes,Separation,Tailings,Water recycling,Water reuse

Metallogeny of the Upper Beaver deposit

2019/20 • $120,067
Upper Beaver is a Au-Cu mineral deposit associated with magnetite-bearing veins and breccias, and hosted by altered volcanic and plutonic rocks. It is thus a type of mineralization that is different from the typical lode gold veins of the Kirkland Lake and Larder Lake area. The origin of the...

Bio-sourced reagents for the flotation of minerals in the mining industry

2018/19-2019/20 • $102,539
Mining companies are forced to exploit ore bodies that are more complex and of lower grade, while complying with increasingly challenging environmental regulations. Many of those companies use froth flotation to concentrate mineral ores. In this process, often toxic chemicals are added to...

Drone souterrain pour le scan de chantiers miniers

2019/20 • $98,386
L'exploration des environnements souterrains représente un défi de taille. Parmi ces milieux souterrains, les chantiers miniers, soit les zones de sautage à l'intérieur d'une mine, représentent un environnement où des technologies innovatrices pourraient avoir un impact majeur. En effet, ces...

Validating Environmental and Human Health Improvements Associated with Wastewater Treatment Upgrades in Arctic Communities

2019/20 • $82,400
The construction and operation of municipal water and wastewater infrastructure in northern communities is challenging due to the extreme climate, and remoteness of the communities. The majority of communities in the Canadian North therefore use passive wastewater treatment systems such as...

Study of the feasability of Green Alternatives for Gold leaching and Recovery

2019/20 • $75,000
The CTRI collaborates with 6th Wave-AEM to validate the potential of green alternatives and innovative IXOS® moleculary imprinted technology to replace cyanide and activated carbon, respectively. The project is divided in two parts. Part 1 covers the trials for green alternatives for gold...

Waste rock inclusions in filtered tailings storage facilities to improve their hydrogeotechnical and geochemical stability

2019/20 • $64,600
One of the most critical issues faced by the mining industry is the management and safe disposal of the large quantities of mine wastes generated by the operations, and in particular tailings, which are fine-grained materials produced during the processing and concentration of ore minerals....

Twenty-year monitoring of silvicultural treatments and road reclamation for caribou conservation in the boreal mixedwoods

2019/20 • $61,802
This CRD grant proposal is presented in association with the NSERC industrial chair in Silviculture and wood production evaluated on 13 November 2018. This proposal consists of two sub-projects, i.e. mid-term monitoring of silvicultural treatments and forest road reclamation for woodland caribou...

Étude technico-économique et validation d'une solution optimale pour l'amélioration de la qualité d'énergie dans un site minier

2019/20 • $25,000
Agnico Eagle est une société d'extraction d'or canadienne, qui cherche à développer également des solutions industrielles de contrôle et d'amélioration de la qualité d'énergie dans les installations électriques des mines. En effet, l'industrie minière utilise plusieurs équipements qui sont...

NSERC Industrial Research Chair In Mine Site Reclamation

2014/15-2018/19 • $1,250,000
One of the most serious environmental issues related to the mining industry in Canada and elsewhere, is the pollution from mine waste disposal areas. When these wastes contain sulphide minerals, they can oxidize and generate contaminants in the water drainage, a phenomenon called acid mine...

Optimization of the use of waste rock inclusions in tailings impoundments to improve their short and long-term performance

2015/16-2018/19 • $760,000
The research will focus on an innovative method for the storage tailings and waste rock that results in improved environmental and geotechnical performance and thus reduces major risks associated with mining. The method consists of the co-disposal of tailings and waste rock such that continuous...

Développement de modèles de perte d'épaisseur et de dégradation de la résistance d'un pipeline

2017/18-2018/19 • $148,794
Agnico Eagle est une grande société minière canadienne qui produit des métaux précieux, notamment l'or,depuis 1957. La mine Goldex fait partie des nombreuses exploitations et propriétés qu'Agnico Eagle possèdeen Abitibi, au Québec. La mine souterraine Goldex et son usine de traitement sont...

Development of the annamox process for the removal of ammonia from mining effluents

2018/19 • $25,000
Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd. is a senior Canadian gold mining company with exploration and development*activities in Canada since 1957. The extract and recovery of gold from ores processes produce wastewater high*in cyanide compounds and sulfate- and nitrogen-based contaminants. Currently, the...

Integrated multi-parameter footprints of ore systems: The next generation of ore deposit models

2013/14-2017/18 • $5,226,696
Mineral exploration in Canada is increasingly focused on concealed and deeply buried targets, requiring more effective tools to detect large-scale ore-forming systems and to vector from their most distal margins to their high-grade cores. This research project, involving 42 researchers from 24...

Application of advanced surface characterization technologies (ASCT) towards process optimization through diagnosis and problem-solving in flotation and extractive metallurgy

2013/14-2017/18 • $709,208
Efficiency of metal recovery requires optimized strategies reflecting the complex mineral chemistry that is encountered in many mineral processing operations. Methods of recovery (eg. flotation and cyanidation) have operated for more than a century. However, a quantitative relationship between...

Bilan de carbone des travaux sylvicoles dans la pessière à mousse du Québec

2015/16-2017/18 • $144,600
Connaître la balance de carbone de nos activités quotidiennes est devenu primordial à cause du rôle du carbone dans les changements climatiques. La forêt boréale et le secteur des produits forestiers constituent un puits de carbone. En Suède, une analyse complète de la forêt et du secteur...

Data driven seismic hazard evaluation in Canadian mines

2016/17-2017/18 • $113,000
Large seismic events are regular occurrences in deep Canadian mines. In Ontario and Quebec, statistics show that large events (magnitude = +2) are recorded almost 3 times per month. This is a common industry problem, occurring in many mines. There are at least 20 seismic monitoring systems in...

Tracking gold deposits in permafrost terrains

2016/17-2017/18 • $107,467
Exploration for gold in permafrost terrains of Northern Canada is challenging not only because of the distance from transportation infrastructures, but also because the bedrock is largely covered by perennially-frozen glacial sediments deposited during the last glaciation(s). These glacial...

Data assessment for northern mining transportation decision-support models

2017/18 • $25,000
Northern Canada holds vast natural resources, and developing these resources is projected to be a major driverof economic growth over the next several decades. At the same time, the north's communities and highlyfragile ecosystems are experiencing disproportionate impacts of a rapidly changing...

Traitement des eaux minières contaminées par les cyanures et leurs dérivés

2013/14-2016/17 • $732,250
La cyanuration, une technologie très utilisée pour la récupération de l'or, génère des eaux contaminées aux cyanures et aux métaux dissous. Les limitations des méthodes de décyanuration incluent la génération de produits intermédiaires toxiques, en raison de la présence des thiocyanates (SCN-),...

MIMO systems for futur high data rate wireless underground mines communications

2014/15-2016/17 • $351,000
A modern exploitation of mineral resources in the mining industry needs reliable and modern communications systems to continue to improve the worker's safety while reducing the operational costs. These communications systems must be able of transmitting voice, video surveillance, tele-operation...

Traitement passif du drainage minier acide fortement contaminé par le fer et du drainage neutre contaminé

2014/15-2016/17 • $252,498
L'oxydation des minéraux sulfureux dans les résidus de concentrateur et les stériles miniers, en présence d'air et d'eau, peut entraîner la production d'acide sulfurique et la libération de métaux lourds, et donc, la génération de drainage minier acide (DMA) ou de drainage neutre contaminé...

Synthèse de zéolite à partir des résidus miniers de la mine aurifère de LaRonde, Abitibi, Québec

2016/17 • $25,000
Les zéolites font partie de la classe des aluminosilicates hydratés qui ont une structure cristalline telle que despores, parfois très grands, sont délimités par les agencements de tétraèdres d'aluminium et de silicium et descations Na, Ca et Mg. Ces minéraux existent à l'état naturel (40...

Developing a ground control strategy for squeezing conditions in hard rock mines

2013/14-2015/16 • $138,858
A large number of underground hard rock mines are exposed to large scale deformation often referred as squeezing ground conditions. This has major economic and safety implications for the mining industry especially where deeper excavations are developed. The majority of tools used to estimate...

Geochemistry of banded iron formation hosting gold mineralization

2012/13-2015/16 • $63,220
Several gold mines in Canada occur in iron-rich sedimentary rocks (iron formation). After deep burial, the iron formation had metal-rich hot fluids pass through them, producing a gold-rich central zone and a larger altered halo with a lesser content of metals . This project examines the...

Développement d'une méthode de caractérisation de la corrosion intérieure d'un pipeline en acier par analyse aux ultrasons

2015/16 • $24,869
La compagnie Agnico Eagle est une grande compagnie minière canadienne qui produit des métaux précieux (or, argent). Agnico Eagle possède huit mines au Canada dont la mine souterraine Goldex et son usine de traitement situées à Val-d'Or (Québec). Dans le cadre de son programme de gestion de...

Real-time optimization of flotation column operation

2010/11-2011/12 • $140,023
Mineral processing is the sector of the mining industry in which ore is sufficiently upgraded for its use in the profitable production of metal. Typically, in a mineral processing plant ore is initially crushed and ground to liberate valuable mineral particles from useless minerals (gangue). The...

Maxime Majeau

Scholarship/Fellowship 2

Antoine Sarrazin

Scholarship/Fellowship 1

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