|September 23||ACG’s Interpretation of Geochemical Data for Environmental Applications|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
In conjunction with Mine Closure 2012
Those working in mine closure frequently are in receipt of geochemical data, whilst having little experience in its interpretation in solving environmental issues. The advent of ICP-MS and other modern analytical instrumentation has led to the generation of large quantities of geochemical data in the ppb range appropriate for addressing environmental problems. Such data is often obtained routinely from laboratories employing methods of sample preparation and analysis that may significantly bear upon the utility of the results. Sample collection may also compromise the usefulness of the final data. Even where the data is generated under optimal conditions, dealing with results for a wide variety of elements can be a daunting challenge for those with limited knowledge of the behaviour and significance of chemicals in the environment.
This one day workshop aims to guide those with limited, or no, experience of environmental geochemistry into the application of geochemical data for environmental problem solving.
Josephine Ruddle, Event Manager
Australian Centre for Geomechanics (ACG)
PO Box 3296 – Broadway
Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia