The Clay Mineral Society Annual Meeting

Country: Canada

City: Edmonton

Abstr. due: 20.03.2017

Dates: 02.06.17 — 08.06.17

Area Of Sciences: Geology and mineralogy;

Organizing comittee e-mail: clay@buksa.com

Organizers: Clay Minerals Society

 

You are invited to submit abstracts for poster and/or oral presentation at the 54th Annual Clay Minerals Society Conference, taking place June 2nd– 8th, 2017 in Edmonton, Alberta. Presenters are welcome to choose between an oral or poster presentation or both. The selection committee will accommodate the preference to the extent permitted by facility space and time.

The theme of the conference is "Living Clays." Clays impact our world from nanoscale interactions to regional scale events (earthquakes, landslides). Clays can be used for multiple purposes and have been utilized by humans for centuries. This conference highlights the influence of clays in our world with a special focus on the impact of clays in our industry.

We invite all researchers to submit abstracts on the following topics:

    Structure and Properties of Clays: Clay Structure, Clay Modeling, Clay Nomenclature.
    Clay Minerals and Health: Use of Clay Minerals in Medicine and Beauty Products/Treatments.
    Clays and Genomics/Microbiology: Clay Interactions with Microorganisms/Protomicroorganisms.
    Clays in Oil and Gas: Drilling, Fracking, Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Exploration Geochemistry.
    Clays in Mining: Methods for Improving Selectivity of Mining, Impacts of Clay in Non-Clay Mining Processes, and Hydrometallurgy/Pyrometallurgy.
    Clay/Organic Interaction and Clay-polymer Interaction: Fundamentals of the Interaction of Clays with various Organic Compounds. This will include Polymers, Solvents and Proteins.
    Clays in Water/Solid Separation Processes: How Clays impact Solid/Liquid Separation Processes including Sedimentation, Thickening, Centrifuging, and Filtering.
    Clays in Rheology: This session to focus on the Rheological Properties of Clay Slurries.
    Clays in Geotechnical Engineering: Dam Foundations, Consolidation, Development of Strength, and Impact on Freeze-thaw Cycling/Frost Heave.
    Clays and Soil Formation: Nutrient Cycling & Weathering, (can connect the biology in there), Carbon Capture.
    Clay and Environmental Quality: Clay Remediation and Contaminant Migration.
    Or any other topic related to the conference theme.

Please read this Call for Abstracts information carefully before accessing the abstract submission form.

Conference Web-Site: http://www.cms2017.com/abstracts/