IBS 2017 Excursions

22. International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium


Excursions and Educational Courses

In the context of the IBS 2017, educational courses and excursions will be offered.

Please note that they will have to be booked and paid separately; they are not part of IBS 2017.

Information on the dates and content as well as booking information will be published here as soon as possible. Please take the dates into account when planning your journey to IBS 2017.

Registration for the Taught Course in Freiberg and the excursions is now open until 31 July 2017! Please fill out the registration form to register for the educational programme and/or the excursions. After completing the form please save it as ‘IBS2017_excursion_yourfullname.pdf’ and mail it to IBS_Excursionatmail [dot] de. If you encounter any problems with the registration or if you have questions concerning the registration, please feel free to contact us via IBS_Excursionatmail [dot] de. For questions concerning the program please contact the people specified within the descriptions! 

Following courses & excursions will be offered:

Taught Course “Strategic Metal Recovery”

11th to 22nd September 2017 at TU Freiberg (two-weeks course)

The institutes of Technical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Environmental Microbiology of TU Bergakademie Freiberg organize a taught course on recovery of indium from (bio)leaching solutions. The workshop contains practical labwork and theoretical parts.

For details please click here.

The participation in the taught course is free of charge.
Please note that accommodation and maintenance are not included!

Contact: simone [dot] schopfatioez [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Ms. S. Schopf, TU Freiberg)

Taught Course “Bioremediation of Mining Sites”

Saturday, 23th September 2017 in Dresden

The institutes of Technical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Environmental Microbiology of TU Bergakademie Freiberg organize a taught course on recovery of indium from (bio)leaching solutions. The workshop contains practical labwork and theoretical parts.

Main topics of the course will be

  • Bioremediation of Mining Sites (S. Willscher, University Halle, Germany)
  • Advances in Remediation of Uranium  Mining Areas (A. Kassahun, WISMUT GmbH Germany)
  • Large-Scale Remediation and Revegetation of Large Open-Cast  Mining  Areas (F.C. Benthaus, LMBV mbH, Germany)

Venue:

CIPSEM - Centre for International Postgraduate Studies of Environmental Management
at TU Dresden
Zellescher Weg 41c, Ground floor
01217 Dresden / Germany

https://navigator.tu-dresden.de/karten/dresden/geb/z41

Fee for PhD students and young scientists from emerging countries 30 €, for other researchers 45 € (including lunch and coffee break).

For details please click here.

Contact:  sabineatwillschers [dot] de and  as cc to simone [dot] schopfatioez [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Ms. S. Schopf, TU Freiberg)sabineatwillschers [dot] de

Excursion A) Visit of the underground in-situ bioleaching site for indium and zinc in the mine Reiche Zeche, Freiberg

28th and 29th September 2017

The research and educational mine of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg is a central institution of the university and provides unique conditions regarding safety, climate, dimensions and scientific possibilities for over 30 different underground test sites of university and external institutes. One of the latest testing facilities to be implemented is the site of in-situ bioleaching of sulfide ores. Investigations are focused on different conditioning methods to generate hydraulic flowpaths on mineral surface between different production holes within the intact, massive ore body.

For details please click here.

The excursion at 9:30: is booked up!
The excursion at 11:00: only few places!

Cost per person: around 15 €.

Contact: simone [dot] schopfatioez [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Ms. S. Schopf, TU Freiberg)

Excursion B) Open lignite mine Welzow & Dresden

planned: 28-29 September 2017


Day 1: Open lignite mine Welzow with recultivation and iron sludge recycling

• Open pit lignite mine Welzow-South; reculativation (technical covering, plantation) of the deplected subfields
• Water treatment plant “Am Wolkenberg”
• Iron sludge recycling plant in Lauta (production of off-gas treatment additives and water treatment reagents from iron hydroxide sludges)

Day 2
(optional): Sightseeing of the historical royal town of Dresden

Estimated costs per person:
- technical excursion around 30 € (bus transfer) plus lunch (around 5 €)
- accommodation at Hotel IBIS (59 € single room, incl. breakfast; 79 €
  double room, incl. breakfast)
- lunch (29.09) in the „Cosel Palais“ ca. 22 €
- charges for the entry ticket “Green Vault” and sight seeing tour: 26 €

Number of participants: max. 33 participants. Please note: This tour will only take place when at least 25 participants have booked the tour. 


Contact: sabineatwillschers [dot] de

Excursion C) Mine Water Treatment Plants Schlema/Alberoda and Pöhla and Mine “Zinnkammern Pöhla e. V.”

Thursday, 28th September 2017

For 25 years the WISMUT company has been responsible for the remediation of former uranium mining sites in Saxony and Thuringia in Eastern Germany. The company focusses on monitoring, remediation and water management in these former mining sites. During the excursion you will visit two mine water remediation plants operated by the WISMUT company. The tour will continue to the visitor tin mine in Pöhla ‘Zinnkammern Pöhla e.V.’ There you will participate in a guided tour through the mine and enjoy a dinner for miners (‘Bergbrot’) before returning to Freiberg.

For details please click here.

Cost per person: around 45€, lunch is not included.

Number of participants: max. 40 participants. Please note: This tour will only take place when at least 25 participants have booked the tour. 

Contact: simone [dot] schopfatioez [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (Ms. S. Schopf, TU Freiberg)