Realize. Research for mining. sustainable
Economic prosperity depends on exploring new sources
of energy and materials along with the development of
existing reserves. Sustainable development in the mining
industry is key to meeting the growing demand for
metals, minerals and energy resources worldwide.
Front Centre: Dr. Shahid Azam; L to R:
Mavinakere Raghunandan (Post Doctoral Fellow), Umme Salma Rima ( M.A.Sc. Student)
Maki Ito (PhD Student), Ryan Clark ( B.Sc. Student),
Dr. Shahid Azam in the Faculty of Engineering and
Applied Science and his research team are devising
innovative waste management methods to reduce the
environmental footprint of surface mining in the uranium
and oil sands industries. His research focuses on the
design of next-generation tailings streams to ensure
physical and environmental stability of the deposited
materials in the containment facilities at a lower cost.
Azam is developing industry specific methods to
improve the removal of water from mine tailings at
various stages in the ore beneficiation process.
Enhancing water recovery helps reduce the tailings
volume and encourages waste water reuse.