Senior Mining Technologist

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    Mining and environmental technology


Robert L Kleinmann, Ph.D. is a Vice-president of IMWA, past-president of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR), and Editor-in-Chief of the quarterly journal, Mine Water and the Environment (Springer).

He has authored, co-authored, or edited about 100 publications on mine site remediation and various aspects of environmental geochemistry, and a number of books on mine water, predicting water quality at surface coal mines, water management at abandoned flooded underground mines, and acidic pit lakes.

Dr. Bob Kleinmann has been a practicing environmental geologist/geochemist for 35 years. His research on acid rock drainage has significantly impacted the way acid rock drainage is predicted, evaluated, ameliorated, and remediated around the world. He established the mine water research program at the Pittsburgh Research Center of the U.S. Bureau of Mines and was responsible for developing it into one of the world’s leading research institutions in this field. During that time, he played a major role in the development of passive treatment of acid mine water using constructed wetland ecosystems. He also oversaw the development of a static in-line aeration system for treatment of acid mine water and adaptation of surface geophysical and remote sensing techniques for locating sources of AMD. Since January, 2012, he has served as a senior mining technologist at CH2M HILL, addressing an array of environmental geochemistry problems.

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