RO-025 — 10:00 – 10:15

ASSESSMENT OF MERCURY LOSSES DURING THE THERMAL DECOMPOSITION OF SILVER AMALGAM USING RETORTS

Authors: SOBRAL, Luis 1 ; SOUZA, Julia 2 ; CASTILHOS, Zuleica 1 ; ARAUJO, Patricia 1 ;
(1) CETEM - Centre for Mineral Technology, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil; (2) UFRJ - Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil

RO-026 — 10:15 – 10:30

NANOGOLD ON POROUS GLASS AS A PASSIVE SAMPLER FOR MONITORING OF GASEOUS ELEMENTAL MERCURY IN ARTISANAL GOLD MINING

Authors: SANTOS, Elias 1 ; FOSTIER, Anne-Hélène 2 ; TELMER, Kevin 3 ; MOHER, Paleah 3 ; MAZALI, Italo 2 ; FERLIN, Stacy 2 ; BROLO, Alexandre 3 ;
(1) Federal University of São Paulo, São Jose dos Campos, Brazil; (2) University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil; (3) University of Victoria, Victoria, Canada

RO-027 — 10:30 – 10:45

ASSESSING THE STATUS AND PERFORMANCE OF MERCURY CAPTURE DEVICES TO REDUCE GOLD SHOP EMISSIONS, RELEASES, AND ASSOCIATED EXPOSURES

Authors: MACDONELL, Margaret 1 ; ANKRAH, Rodges 2 ; BANDEMEHR, Angela 2 ; VAUTER, Ben 2 ; CHANG, Young-Soo 1 ; KIEFER, Adam 3 ; NADHAN, Arthi 1 ; NUTT, Sam 1 ; DVORAK, Kyra 1 ; CUNNINGHAM, David 1 ; MCMAHAN, Craig 2 ; LACKEY, Laura 2 ;
(1) Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA; (2) US EPA OITA, Washington, DC, USA; (3) Mercer University, Macon, GA, USA

RO-028 — 10:45 – 11:00

DEFORESTATION DURING ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING EXACERBATES MERCURY MOBILIZATION IN MADRE DE DIOS, PERU

Authors: DIRINGER, Sarah 1 ; BERKY, Axel 2 ; MARANI, Marco 2 ; ORTIZ, Ernesto 2 ; PAN, William 2 ; HSU-KIM, Heileen 2 ;
(1) Duke University & Pacific Institute, Durham, NC, USA; (2) Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

RO-029 — 11:00 – 11:15

FLUVIAL MOBILITY OF MERCURY, CYANIDE AND OTHER HEAVY METALS IN THE PUYANGO-TUMBES RIVER BASIN, ECUADOR-PERU

Authors: MARSHALL, Bruce 1 ; VEIGA, Marcello 1 ; KAPLAN, Robert 1 ; ADLER MISERENDINO, Rebecca 2 ; SCHUDEL, Gary 2 ; BERGQUIST, Bridget 2 ; GUIMARÃES, Jean 3 ; GONZALEZ-MUELLER, Carolina 4 ;
(1) Dept. of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., Canada; (2) Dept. of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada; (3) Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil; (4) United Nations Industrial Development Organization, Vienna, Austria

RO-030 — 11:15 – 11:30

CO-EXISTENCE OF ARTISANAL AND CONVENTIONAL MINERS: A GOOD SOLUTION FOR FORMALIZATION

Authors: VEIGA, Marcello 1 ; MARSHALL, Bruce 1 ;
(1) Dept of Mining Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada

RO-031 — 11:30 – 11:45

THE MINAMATA CONVENTION AND GOVERNING MERCURY USE IN ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE MINING IN GHANA

Authors: ADIVILAH BALAG’KUTU, Timothy 1 ;
(1) University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA, USA

RO-032 — 11:45 – 12:00

ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE GOLD MINING IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE: MERCURY ESTIMATES AND CONTRAST WITH LOCAL REGULATIONS

Authors: KPOKRO, Bally 1 ;
(1) African Center for Environmental Health, Abidjan/Lagunes, Cote D'Ivoire