Civil and Environmental EngineeringWestern Engineering

Publications

Recent Books

  1. Appropriate Technologies for Environmental Protection in the Developing World. Yanful, Ernest K. (Editor) (2009), XIV, 362 p., Springer. ISBN: 978-1-40209138-4. Available: April 3, 2009.  Click here to view.

  2. Environment and Health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Managing an Emerging Crisis. Luginaah, I.N. and Yanful, Ernest K. (Editors) (2009). Springer. Click here to view.

Recent Plenary Presentations

  1. Yanful, E.K. (2015). The E-Approach to solid and liquid waste management. Plenary Presentation Under the Theme "Improving the Performance of Local Government System in the Era of E-Governance. 66th Annual New Year School, College of Education, University of Ghana, Legon. Jan. 7, 2015.

  2. Yanful, E.K. (2014). The Mission and Vision of the KNUST- Africa Institute of Sanitation and Waste Management. Welcome Address, Plenary Session, National Waste and Sanitation Forum, Accra, Ghana, July 23, 2014.

  3. Yanful, E.K. (2013). "How can industrial experience be harnessed for efficient and effective training in tertiary institutions for national development. Keynote Lecture on the Theme “Building a Responsive Tertiary Education Sector: Effective Collaboration for National Development" Presented on behalf of J.S. Agyepong, 6th Annual International Applied Research Conference, Koforidua Polytechnic, Koforidua, Ghana, July 4, 2013.

  4. Yanful, E.K. (2012). The evolution of mine waste management from the geoenvironmental and geochemical perspectives. Invited Keynote Lecture: ICEPR 2012, 2nd Int. Conf. On Environmental Pollution and Remediation, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 28-30 August 2012.

  5. Yanful, E.K. and Aryee, J. R. (2009). Is resource wealth a blessing or a curse in development? - The Case of Ghana, West Africa. Plenary Session Resource Extraction in Developing Countries - Challenges and Opportunities. Securing the Future: Mining, Metals and the Environment in a Sustainable Society and 8th ICARD, International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage Skellefteå, Sweden, June 23-26, 2009.

Refereed Journal Publications (Since 2000 Only)

  1. Paintsil, A., Armah, F.A., Yanful, E.K. (2017). Assessment of transesterification stage of biodiesel production I: Application of a Plackett-Burman Design to select the process variables: Waste and Biomass Valorization, 8:473-481.

  2. Paintsil, A., Armah, F.A., Yanful, E.K. (2017). Assessment of transesterification stage of biodiesel production II: Optimisation of process variables using a Box-Behnken Design. Waste and Biomass Valorization. Accepted February 12, 2017. 

  3. Hassan, I., Mohamedelhassan, E., Yanful, E.K., and Bo, M.W. (2016). Enhanced electrokinetic bioremediation by pH stabilisation. Environmental Geotechnics. 10.1680/jenge.16.00001. http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jenge.16.00001

  4. Kumordzi, G., Yanful, E.K., and Ray, A. (2016). Solar photocatalytic reduction of Zn2+ using graphene-based TiO2 composite catalyst for application to CSO treatment. Separation and Purification Technology. Vol. 168: 294-301.

  5. Hassan, I., Eastman, A.W., Weselowski, B.,  Mohamedelhassan, E., Yanful, E.K., and Yuan, Z-C (2016). Complete Genome Sequence of Arthrobacter sp. Strain LS16, Isolated from agricultural soils with potential for applications in bioremediation and bioproducts. Genome announcements 4(1).

  6. Hassan, I., Mohammedelhassan, E., Yanful, E.K. and Yuan, Z-C. (2015). Sorption of phenanthrene by kaolin and efficacy of hydraulic Versus electroosmotic flow to Stimulate desorption.  Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 3:2301-2310.

  7. Hassan, I., Mohamedelhassan. E., and Yanful, E. K. (2015). Solar powered electrokinetic remediation of Cu polluted soil using a novel anode configuration. Electrochimica Acta, 181:58-67.

  8. Velasquez, D. and Yanful, E. K.(2015). Water reuse perceptions of students, faculty and staff at Western University, Canada. Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination, 5:344-359.

  9. Chowdhury, S.R., Yanful, E.K., and Pratt, A.R. (2014). Recycling of nickel smelter slag for arsenic remediation- An experimental study. Environmental Science and Pollution Research International, 21:10096-10107.

  10. Tariq, A., and Yanful, E.K. (2013). A review of binders used in cemented paste tailings for underground and surface disposal practices. Journal of Environmental Management, 131:138-149.

  11. Chowdhury, S.R., and Yanful, E.K. (2013). Kinetics of Cadmium(II) uptake by mixed maghemite- magnetite nanoparticles. Journal of Environmental Management, 129:642-651.

  12. Rockson, G.N.K., Kemausuor, F., Seassey, R., and Yanful, E. (2013). Activities of scavengers and itinerant buyers in Greater Accra, Ghana. Habitat International, 39:148-155.

  13. Geremew, A.M., and Yanful, E.K. (2013). Dynamic properties and influence of clay mineralogy on the cyclic strength of mine tailings. International Journal of Geomechnics ASCE, 13:441-453.

  14. Chowdhury, S.R., Yanful, E.K., and Pratt, A.R. (2012). Chemical states in XPS and Raman analysis during removal of Cr(VI) from contaminated water by mixed maghemite–magnetite nanoparticles. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 235-236:246-256.

  15. Uslu, M.O., Rahman, M.F., Jasim, S.Y., Yanful, E.K., and Biswas, N. (2012). Evaluation of the reactivity of organic pollutants during O3/H2O2 process. Water Air and Soil Pollution, 223:3172-3180. DOI 10.1007/s11270-012-1099-3.

  16. Geremew, A.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2012). Laboratory investigation of the resistance of tailings and natural sediments to cyclic loading. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 30:431-447.

  17. Dimitrova, R.S. and Yanful, E.K. (2012). Factors affecting the shear strength of mine tailings/clay mixtures with varying clay content and clay mineralogy.  Engineering Geology, 125:11-25..

  18. Kachhwal, L., Yanful, E.K., and Rennie, C.D. (2012). A semi-empirical approach for estimation of bed shear stress in a tailings pond. Environmental Earth Sciences, 66:823-834.

  19. Dimitrova, R. and Yanful, E.K. (2011). Undrained strength of deposited mine tailings beds: Effect of water content, effective stress and time of consolidation. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 29:935-951.

  20. Song, Q. and Yanful, E.K. (2011). Oxygen influx and geochemistry of percolate water from reactive mine waste rock underlying a sloping channelled soil cover. Applied Geochemistry, 26:655-665.

  21. Geremew, A.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2011). Behavior of mine tailings under cyclic hydraulic loading. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 38:131-140. 

  22. Chowdhury, S.R., Yanful, E.K. and Pratt, A.R. (2011). Arsenic removal from aqueous solutions by mixed magnetite-maghemite nanoparticles. Environmental Earth Sciences, 64: 411-423.

  23. Chowdhury, S.R. and Yanful, E.K. (2011). Arsenic removal from aqueous solutions by adsorption on magnetite nanoparticles. Water and Environment Journal, 25: 429-437. 

  24. Geremew, A.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2011). The role of fines on the cohesive behavior of mine tailings inferred from the critical shear stress. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 48 (4):568-582.

  25. Kachhwal, L., Yanful, E.K., and Lanteigne, L. (2010). Water cover technology for reactive tailings management: A case study of field measurement and model predictions. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 214:357-382.

  26. Cullen, E., O'Carroll, D., Yanful, E.K., and Sleep, B. (2010). Simulation of the subsurface mobility of carbon nanoparticles at the field scale. Advances in Water Resources, 33:361-371.

  27. Rahman, M.F., Jasim, S.Y., Yanful, E.K., Ndiongue, S. and Borikar, D. (2010). Advanced Oxidation treatment of Drinking water: Part-II. Turbidity, Particles and Organics removal from Lake Huron Water. Ozone Science and Engineering, 32: 295-304.

  28. Chowdhury, S.R. and Yanful, E.K. (2010). Arsenic and chromium removal by mixed magnetite-maghemite nanoparticles and the effect of phosphate on removal. Journal of Environmental Management, 91:2238-2247. 

  29. Rahman, M.F., Yanful, E.K., Jasim, S.Y., Bragg, L.M., Servos, M.R., Ndiongue, S., and Borikar, D. (2010). Advanced oxidation treatment of drinking water: Part I. Occurrence and removal of pharmaceuticals and endocrine disrupting compounds from Lake Huron water. Ozone Science and Engineering, 32: 217-219. 

  30. Song, Q. and Yanful, E.K. (2010). Effect of channelling on water balance, oxygen diffusion and oxidation rate in mine waste rock with an inclined multilayer soil cover. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 114:43-63. (DOI:10.1016/j.jconhyd.2010.03.001).

  31. Song, Q., and Yanful, E.K. (2010). Laboratory and numerical modeling of water balance in a layered sloped soil cover with channel flow pathway over mine waste rock. Environmental Earth Sciences. DOI. 10.1007/S12665-010-0488-4. 

  32. Song, Q. and Yanful, E.K. (2010). Effect of water addition frequency on oxygen consumption in acid generating waste rock. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136(7):691-700. 

  33. Yeheyis, M.B., Shang, J.Q. and Yanful, E.K. (2010).  Feasibility of using coal fly ash for mine waste containment.  ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136(7):682-690. 

  34. Baroi, C., Yanful, E.K., and Bergougnou, M.A. (2009). Biodiesel production from Jatropha curcas oil using potassium carbonate as an unsupported catalyst. International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering 7:A72.  

  35. Yeheyis, M.B., Shang, J.Q., and Yanful, E.K. (2009). Long-term evaluation of coal fly ash and mine tailings co-placement: A site specific study. Journal of Environmental Management, 91:237-244 DOI: 10.1016 /j.jenvman. 2009. 08. 010

  36. Asase, M., Yanful, E.K., Mensah, M., Stanford, J., and Amponsah, S. (2009). Comparison of municipal solid waste management systems in Canada and Ghana: A case study of the cities of London, Ontario, and Kumasi, Ghana. Waste Management 29:2779-2786.

  37. Rahman, M.F., Yanful, E.K., and Jasim, S.Y (2009). Occurrences of endocrine disrupting compounds and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and their removal from drinking water: Challenges in the context of the developing world. Desalination 248:578-585. 

  38. Rahman, M.F., Yanful, E.K., and Jasim, S.Y. (2009). Endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs) in the aquatic environment: Implications for the drinking water industry and global environmental health. Journal of Water and Health 07:224-243.

  39. Yeheyis, M.B., Shang, J.Q. and Yanful, E.K. (2008). Characterization and environmental evaluation of Atikokan coal fly ash for possible utilization in mine waste management. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science. 7:481–498.  doi:10.1139/S08-019. 

  40. Yang, Y., Straatman, A.G., Hangan, H., and Yanful, E.K. (2008). An engineering model for countercurrent flow under wind-induced waves and current. Environmental Fluid Mechanics 8(1):19-29.  

  41. Song, Q. and Yanful, E.K. (2008). Monitoring and modeling of sand-bentonite cover for ARD mitigation. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 190:65–85. 

  42. Rayhani, M.H.T., Yanful, E.K., and Fakher, A. (2008). Physical modeling of desiccation cracking in plastic soils. Engineering Geology, 97:25-31.

  43. Frempong, E.M., and Yanful, E.K. (2008). Interactions between three tropical soils and MSW landfill leachate. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 134:379-396.

  44. Holakoo, L., Nakhla, G.A., Yanful, E.K. and Bassi, A.S. (2007). Fate of copper in submerged membrane bioreactors treating synthetic municipal wastewater. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 153:984-990.

  45. Gautam, R., Bassi, A.S., Yanful, E.K. and Cullen, E. (2007).  Biodegradation of automotive waste polyester polyurethane foam using Pseudomonas chlororaphis ATCC55729. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation.

  46. Bahrami, S., Bassi, A.S. and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Sorption of heavy metals with sol-gel particles containing crude metallothionein extracts from Scchizosaccharomyces pombe. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 42:123-129.

  47. Gautam, R., Bassi, A.S., and Yanful, E.K. (2007). A review of biodegradation of synthetic plastic and foams. Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 141:85-107.

  48. Gautam, R., Bassi, A.S., and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Candida rugosa Lipase-catalyzed polyurethane degradation in aqueous medium. Biotechnology Letters, 29:1081-1086.

  49. Frempong, E.M., and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Tropical soils-acid mine drainage inter- actions: Breakthrough curves and some transport parameters. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 133:733-741.

  50. Bahrami, S., Bassi, A., and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Investigation of sol-gel matrices containing crude metallothionein from Scchizosaccharomyces pombe for water treatment applications. Journal of Sol-Gel Science and Technology, 42:119-126.

  51. Xu, Y., Shang, J.Q., and Yanful, E.K. (2007). A Short-circuit electromagnetic sensor for measurement of soil complex permittivity. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 30:256-266.

  52. Mian, M.H., Yanful, E.K. and Martinuzzi, R. (2007). Measuring the onset of mine tailings erosion. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44:473-489.

  53. Adu-Wusu, C. and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Post-closure investigation of engineered test covers on acid- generating waste rock at Whistle Mine, Ontario. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44:496-506.

  54. Rayhani, M.T., Yanful, E.K., and Fakher, A. (2007). Desiccation-induced cracking and its effect on the hydraulic conductivity of clayey soils from Iran. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 44:276-283.

  55. Adu-Wusu, C., Yanful, E.K., Lanteigne, L. and O’Kane, M. (2007). Prediction of the water balance of two soil cover systems. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 25:215-237.

  56. Holakoo, L., Nakhla, G.A., Bassi, A.S. and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Long term performance of MBR for biological nitrogen removal from synthetic municipal wastewater. Chemosphere, 66:849-857.

  57. Ahn, T., Allouche, E.N., and Yanful, E.K. (2007).  Detection of heavy metal and hydrocarbon contamination using a miniature resistivity probe. Environmental Technology, 28:701-711.

  58. Haneef-Mian, M. and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Erosion characteristics and resuspension of sub-aqueous mine tailings. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 6:175-190.

  59. Holakoo, L., Nakhla, G.A., Yanful, E.K. and Bassi, A.S. (2006). Chelating properties and molecular weight distribution of soluble microbial products from an aerobic membrane bioreactor. Water Research, 40:1531-1538.

  60. Ahn, T., Allouche, E.N., and Yanful, E.K. (2006). A multi-purpose platform for horizontal subsurface investigation. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 29:181-192.

  61. Yanful, E.K., Mousavi, S.M., and Desouza, L-P. (2006). A numerical study of soil cover performance. Journal of Environmental Management, 81:72-92.

  62. Mohan, P.K., Nakhla, G., and Yanful, E.K. (2006). "Biokinetics of biodegradability of surfactants under aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic conditions. Water Research, 40:533-540.

  63. Frempong, E.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2006). Chemical and mineralogical transformations in three tropical soils due to permeation with acid mine drainage. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment, 65:253-271.

  64. Mohan, P.K., Nakhla, G. and Yanful, E.K. (2006). Biodegradability of surfactants under aerobic, anoxic and anaerobic conditions. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 132:279-283.

  65. Adu-Wusu, C. and Yanful, E.K. (2006). Performance of engineered test covers on acid-generating waste rock at Whistle Mine, Ontario. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43:1-18.

  66. Amegashie, F. Shang, J.Q., Yanful, E.K., Ding, W., and Al-Martini, S. (2006). Using complex permittivity and artificial neural networks to identify and classify copper, zinc and lead contamination in soil. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 43:100-109.

  67. Zheng, Y., Yanful, E.K., and Bassi, A. (2005). A review of plastic waste biodegradation. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 25:243-249.

  68. Holakoo, L., Nakhla, G.A., Yanful, E.K. and Bassi, A.S. (2005). Simultaneous nitrogen and phosphorus removal in a continuously fed and aerated membrane bioreactor. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 131:1469-1472.

  69. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). A pore-network model for hydromechanical coupling in unsaturated compacted clayey soils. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42:499-514.

  70. Samad, M.A. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). A design approach for selecting the optimum water cover depth for subaqueous disposal of sulfide mine tailings. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 42:207-228.

  71. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). A discussion of the application of mercury intrusion porosimetry for the investigation of soils, including an evaluation of its use to estimate volume change in compacted clayey soils. Geotechnique, 54:421-426.

  72. Islam, M.Z., Catalan, L.J.J., and Yanful, E.K. (2004). A two-front leach model for cement-stabilized heavy metal waste. Environmental Science and Technology, 38:1522-1528.

  73. Islam, M.Z., Catalan, L.J.J. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Effect of remineralization on heavy metal leaching from cement-based stabilized/solidified waste. Environmental Science and Technology, 38:1561-1568.

  74. Mian, M.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Analysis of wind-driven resuspension of metal mine sludge in a tailings pond. Journal of Environmental Engineering and Science, 3:119-135.

  75. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Estimation of soil-water characteristic curve of clayey till using measured pore-size distributions. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 130:847-854.

  76. Yanful, E.K. and Mousavi, S.M. (2003). Estimating falling-rate evaporation from finite soil columns. Science of the Total Environment, 313:141-152.

  77. Martin, A.J., McNee, J., Crusius, J. and Yanful, E.K. (2003). Metal mobility in pre-oxidized subaqueous uranium mill tailings. Applied Geochemistry, 18:1095-1110.

  78. Peacey, V. and Yanful, E.K.(2003). A field investigation of tailings and sludge co-deposition in a mine tailings pond. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 145:307-339.

  79. Yanful, E.K., Mousavi, M.S., and Yang, M. (2003). Modelling and measurement of evaporation in moisture-retaining soil covers. Advances in Environmental Research, 7: 745-765.

  80. Mian, M.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2003). Tailings erosion and resuspension in two mine tailings ponds. Advances in Environmental Research,  7:745-765.

  81. Peacey, V., Yanful, E.K., Li, M., and Patterson, M. (2002). Water cover over mine tailings and sludge: Field studies of water quality and resuspension. International Journal of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Environment, 16:289-303.

  82. Yang, Y. Straatman, A.G. Martinuzzi, R.J. and Yanful, E.K. (2002). A study of laminar flow in low aspect ratio lid-driven cavities. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 29:436-447.

  83. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2002). Predicting soil-water characteristic curves of compacted plastic soils from measured pore-size distributions. Geotechnique, 52:269-287.

  84. Peacey, V., Yanful, E.K. and Payne, R., (2002). Field study of solute and radionuclide fluxes from flooded uranium mine tailings. Canadian Geotechnical Journal,39:357-376.

  85. Yanful, E.K. and Catalan, L.J.J. (2002). Predicted and field-measured resuspension of flooded mine tailings. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 128:341-351.

  86. Catalan, L.J.J. and Yanful, E.K. (2002). Sediment-trap measurements of suspended mine tailings in shallow water cover. ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, 128:19-30.

  87. Yang, M., and Yanful, E.K. (2002). Water balance during combined evaporation and drainage in cover soils under different water table conditions. Advances in Environmental Research, 6:505-521.

  88. Kashir, M. and Yanful, E.K. (2001). Hydraulic conductivity of bentonite permeated with acid mine drainage. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38:1034-1048.

  89. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2001). Measurement and estimation of soil-pore shrinkage in a clayey till during soil-water characteristic curve tests. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38:741-754.

  90. Adu-Wusu, C., Yanful, E.K. and Mian, M.H. (2001). Field evidence of resuspension in a mine tailings pond. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 38: 796-808.

  91. Catalan, L.J.J., Yanful, E.K. and St-Arnaud, L.C. (2000). Field assessment of metal and solute fluxes during flooding of pre-oxidized mine tailings. Advances in Environmental Research, 4: 295-306.

  92. Yanful, E.K., Verma, A. and Straatman, A.S. (2000). Turbulence-driven metal release from resuspended pyrrhotite tailings. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126:1157-1165.

  93. Simms, P.H., Yanful, E.K., St-Arnaud, L. and Aub, B. (2000). Effectiveness of protective covers in reducing metal fluxes from flooded pre-oxidized mine tailings. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 131:73-96.

  94. Yanful, E.K. and Orlandea, M.P. (2000). Controlling acid drainage in a pyritic mine waste rock. Part II – Geochemistry of drainage. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 124:259-283.

  95. Pouliot, J-M., Yanful, E.K. and Bassi, A. (2000). Effects of additives on biological treatment of landfill leachate. Water Quality Research Journal of Canada, 35:201-217. 

  96. Kashir, M. and Yanful, E.K. (2000). Compatibility of slurry wall backfill soils with acid mine drainage. Advances in Environmental Research, 4:251-268.

  97. Yanful, E.K., Orlandea, M.P. and Eliasziw, M. (2000). Controlling acid drainage in a pyritic mine waste rock. Part I - Statistical analysis of drainage data. Water, Air and Soil Pollution Journal, 122:369-388.

  98. Simms, P.H., Yanful, E.K., St-Arnaud, L. and Aubé, B. (2000). A laboratory evaluation of metal release and transport in flooded pre-oxidized mine tailings. Applied Geochemistry, 15: 1245-1263.

  99. Lin-Shelp, M. and Yanful, E.K. (2000). Oxygen diffusion coefficient of soils at high degrees of saturation. ASTM Geotechnical Testing Journal, 23:36-44.

  100. Choo, L-P. and Yanful, E.K. (2000). Water flow through cover soils using modelling and experimental methods. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, 126:324-334.

Refereed Discussion Papers

  1. Yanful, E.K., and Choo (DeSouza), L-P. (2001). Water flow through cover soils using modeling and experimental methods. Closure. ASCE Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering., 127(9):810-812.

Book Chapters

  1. Bonaparte, R. and Yanful, E.K. (2001). Covers for Waste. In Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Handbook (Editor: R.K. Rowe), Chapter 27. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, U.S.A., pp. 825-877.

Professional Magazine Article

  1. Yanful, E.K., Samad, M., and Mian, H. (2005). Shallow water cover technology for reactive sulphide tailings management. Geotechnical News, 22(3):42-51.

Editorial Work

  1. Yanful, E.K., Quintus, C., Abou-Aly, S., Dolson, A. S. and Cullen, E. 2007. Editors: Book of Abstracts and Presentations, First International Conference on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, ERTEP 2007, July 17-19, Accra, Ghana. Published by Buck Press, Accra, Ghana.

Recent Refereed Conference Papers

  1. R. Dimitrova, and Yanful, E.K. (2010). Factors affecting the drained strength of deposited mine tailings beds in the very low stress range, Geo2010 63rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference & 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference, September 12-16, 2010.

  2. Kachhwal, L., Yanful, E.K., and Lanteigne, L. (2009).  Evaluation of wind-induced resuspension of flooded mine tailings at Shebandowan Mine Site, Ontario, Canada. Securing the Future: Mining, Metals and the Environment in a Sustainable Society and 8th ICARD, International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage Skellefteå, Sweden, June 23-26, 2009.

  3. Qing, S., and Yanful, E.K. (2009). Estimating oxygen decay coefficient for acid generating rock. Securing the Future: Mining, Metals and the Environment in a Sustainable Society and 8th ICARD, International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage Skellefteå, Sweden, June 23-26, 2009.

  4. Rahman, M.F., Yanful, E.K., and Jasim, S.Y. (2008). Occurrences of endocrine disrupting compounds and pharmaceuticals in the aquatic environment and their removal from drinking water: Challenges in the context of the developing world. Proceedings of Int. Workshop on Water and Sanitation in International Development and Disaster Relief, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., 28-30 May, 2008. (Richards, B.S. and Schäfer, A.I. Editors), pp. 680-687.

  5. Wang, H., Shang, J., Xu, Y., Yeheyis, M., and Yanful, E.K. (2007). Application of coal fly ash to replace lime in management of reactive mine tailings. CD of Proceedings, First Int. Conf. on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, July 17-19, Accra, Ghana. Session B. Mining and Environment. https://www.uwo.ca/engin/ertep2007/restricted/B_papers/B2.13.pdf

  6. Gautam, R., Bassi, A.S., Yanful, E.K. (2007). Biodegradation of polyurethane plastic using Pseudomonas chlororaphis (ATCC 55729) and study of polyurethane esterase enzyme kinetics. Proceedings, First Int. Conf. on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, July 17-19, Accra, Ghana. Session E. State-of-the-Art Technologies for Environmental Performance and Protection. https://www.uwo.ca/engin/ertep2007/restricted/E_papers/E2.1.pdf

  7. Allotey, C. and Yanful, E.K. (2007). A pilot study of three soil covers for mine decommissioning. Proceedings, First Int. Conf. on Environmental Research, Technology and Policy, July 17-19, Accra, Ghana. Session B. Mining and Environment. https://www.uwo.ca/engin/ertep2007/restricted/B_papers/B1.4.pdf

  8. Renken, K., Mchaina, D.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). Geosynthetics research and applications in the mining and mineral processing environment. North American Geosynthetics Society (NAGS)-Geosynthetic Institute (GSI) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. December 14-16, 2005.

  9. Samad, M.A. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). Selection of design water cover depths and the impact of drought in a mine tailings pond. Proceedings, Securing the Future 2005, International Conference on Mining and Environment, Metals and Energy Recovery. June 27-July 1, 2005. Skellefteå, Sweden.

  10. Mohan, P.K., Nakhla, G. and Yanful, E.K. (2005) Biodegradability of PAH contaminated sediment by sequencing of different microorganisms", 8th International In Situ and On-Site Bioremediation Symposium, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

  11. Mohan, P.K., Nakhla, G. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). Biokinetic Parameter Estimation for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Remediation", International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

  12. Mohan, P.K., Nakhla, G. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Effect of biosurfactants on the biodegradation of naphthalene in sediments under anaerobic conditions", 10th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion-2004, Montreal, Canada.

  13. Yanful, E.K. and Samad, M.A. (2003). Resuspension of cohesive mine tailings under shallow water cover. Proc. SARA 2003, 12th Panamerican Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering and 39th U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium, June 24-26, 2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA. Editors: P.J. Culligan, H.H. Einstein, and A.J. Whittle, Vol. 2, pp. 1411-1416.

  14. Yanful, E.K. and Yang, Y. (2001). Resuspension of flooded mine tailings in a wind‑wave tank. “Securing the Future”, Proc. International Conference on Mining and the Environment, June 25-July 1, 2001, Skellefteå, Sweden, Vol. 2, pp. 944-952.

  15. Peacey, V., Yanful, E.K., Li, M. and Patterson, M. (2000). Water cover on mine tailings and sludge: Field studies of water quality and resuspension of sulphide-bearing mine waste. Proc. 5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, August 17-23, 2000. Paper No. 323-295, 13 p. CD Rom (Sonopress-Rima Indústria e Comércio Fonográfica Ltda, Sao Paulo, Brazil).

  16. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2000). Estimation of the soil-water characteristic curve of a clayey till using measured pore-size distributions. Proc. 5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil, August 17-23, 2000. Paper No. 314-276, 13 p. CD Rom (Sonopress-Rima Indústria e Comércio Fonográfica Ltda, Sao Paulo, Brazil).

  17. Simms, P.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2000). Challenges in modelling water flow in waste covers: lysimeter analysis. Proc. 5th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, ICARD 2000, May 21-24, 2000, Denver, Colorado, Vol. II, pp. 943-949.

  18. Catalan, L.J.J., Yanful, E.K., Boucher, J.F. and Lin Shelp, M. (2000). A field investigation of tailings resuspension in a shallow water cover. Proc. 5th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, ICARD 2000, May 2000.

Recent Non-Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Renken, K., Yanful, E.K., and Mchaina, D.M. (2005). Summary of field performance evaluation of soil-based cover systems to mitigate ARD for the closure of a potentially acid-generating tailings storage facility. Proceedings, British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium, Abbotsford, BC, Sept. 19-21, 2005.

  2. Renken, K., Yanful, E.K. and Mchaina, D.M. (2005). Effective oxygen diffusion coefficient and field oxygen concentrations below a geosynthetic clay liner (GCL) covering mine tailings. 2005 Geo-Frontiers (ASCE) Conference, Austin, Texas. Waste Containment and Remediation (Geotechnical Special Publication No. 142) 168, 24. CD-ROM. Ellen M. Rathje (Editor) doi 10.1061/40789(168)17.

  3. Frempong, E.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). Geoenvironmental assessment of two tropical clayey soils for use as engineered liner materials. 2005 Geo-Frontiers (ASCE) Conference, Austin, Texas. Waste Containment and Remediation (Geotechnical Special Publication No. 142) 168, 17. Ellen M. Rathje (Editor).

  4. Adu-Wusu, C. and Yanful, E.K. (2005). Engineered test covers on acid-generating waste rock at Whistle Mine, Ontario: Post mortem analysis. 58th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Sept 18-21, Paper # 587.

  5. Adu-Wusu, C. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Comparison of field performance of a silt  cover with numerical model simulations. 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Quebec City. October 22-26. CD Proceedings. Session 8D, Paper H21.282.pdf, pp. 23-28.

  6. Mian, M.H. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Optical backscatter measurments of tailings resuspension in a mine tailings pond. 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 5th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Conference. Quebec City, October 22-26. CD Proceedings. Paper G12.439.pdf, pp. 38-45.

  7. Renken, K., Yanful, E.K., and Mchaina, D.M. (2004). Temperature dependent behaviour of low percentage bentonite additions to granular soils: A surprise 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 5th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Conference. Quebec City, October 22-26. CD Proceedings. Session 1D, Paper G12.581, pp. 30-37.

  8. Frempong, E.M. and Yanful, E.K. (2004).  The effectiveness of some tropical soil liners in the retention of heavy metals released from ARD. 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 5th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Conference. Quebec City, October 22-26. CD Proceedings. Session 7D, Paper G12.581, pp. 1-8.

  9. Samad, M.A. and Yanful, E.K. (2004). Preliminary assessment of a monitoring and management model for sulfidic mine tailings ponds under shallow water covers 57th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 5th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Conference. Quebec City, October 22-26. CD Proceedings. Session 4G, Paper G12.581, pp. 1-8.

  10. Holakoo, L., Nakhla, G., Yanful, E.K. and Bassi, A. (2004). Simultaneous nitrification-denitrification and phosphorous removal (SNDPR) in a continuously fed and aerated membrane bioreactor. (2004). Proceedings of 77th Annual WEF Conference, October 2-6, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  11. Holakoo L., Nakhla G., Bassi A., Yanful E.K. (2003). Simultaneous removal of carbon and nitrogen in membrane bioreactors. 53rd Canadian Chemical Engineering (CSChE2003/PRES'03) Hamilton, ON, Canada October 26-29.

  12. Renken, K., Yanful, E.K., and Mchaina, D.M. (2003). Experimental soil-based cover system to mitigate ARD in potentially acid-generating tailings: construction and preliminary results. Proceedings 56th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 4th AIH-CNC/CGS Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2003.

  13. Renken, K., Yanful, E.K., and Mchaina, D.M. (2003). Experimental soil-based cover system to mitigate ARD in potentially acid-generating tailings: Pre-construction design and modelling. Proceedings 56th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 4th AIH-CNC/CGS Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2003.

  14. Yanful, E.K. (2003). Geotechnical engineering for the containment of municipal and industrial wastes. Book of Abstracts and Keynote Lectures. 10th International Colloquium on Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, Cairo, Egypt. Ain Shams University. Keynote Lecture 3 pp. 1-33.

  15. Adu-Wusu, C., Renken, K. and Yanful, E.K. and Lanteigne, L. (2002). Engineered covers on acid-generating waste rock at Whistle Mine, Ontario. Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, Vol. 1, pp. 131-138.

  16. Yanful, E.K. and Mousavi, S.M. (2003). Quantifying evaporation from soils using experimental and mathematical methods. Proceedings, 6th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (6th ICARD), July 14-17, 2003, Cairns, Australia. Published by The AusIMM, P.O. Box 660, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia, pp. 1185-1191.

  17. Yanful, E.K. and Mian, M.H. (2003). The nature and implications of resuspension of subaqueous sulphide tailings. 6th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (6th ICARD), July 14-17, 2003, Cairns, Australia, Published by The AusIMM, P.O. Box 660, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia, pp. 1177-1183.

  18. Martin, A.J., Pedersen, T.F., Crusius, J., McNee, J.J. and Yanful, E.K. (2003). Mechanism of metal release from subaqueous mine waste at circumneutral pH: Examples from four case studies. 6th International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage (6th ICARD), July 14-17, 2003, Cairns, Australia, Published by The AusIMM, P.O. Box 660, Carlton South, Victoria 3053, Australia, pp. 297-305.

  19. Renken, K., Yanful, E.K., Mchaina, D.M. (2002). Towards the design of a soil-based cover in combined wet and dry closure of a potentially acid-generating tailings storage facility. Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, Vol. 1, pp. 123-130.

  20. Ahn, T., Allouche, E.N., Yanful, E.K. (2002). Miniature resistivity probe deployed from a Smart Subsurface Horizontal Investigation Probe (SSHIP). Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, Vol. 1, pp. 587-594.

  21. Mian, M.H., Yanful, E.K., (2002). Analysis of suspended sediment concentrations in a mine tailings pond. Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, Vol. 1, pp. 433-440.

  22. Peacey, V., Yanful, E.K., (2002). Radium-226 distribution in flooded uranium mine tailings and environmental implications. Proc. 55th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, October 20-23, Vol. 1, pp. 155-162.

  23. Yanful, E.K., (2002). Resuspension of subaqueous mine tailings in the field. Proc. 4th International Symposium of the Association of European Civil Engineering Faculties (AECEF): Environmental Aspects of Civil Engineering Education. Ed. J.F. Lemos and J.C. Marques. Departamento de Engenharai Civil, Faculdade de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Portugal, September 18-20, 2002, pp. R21-R28.

  24. Bennett, C.V. and Yanful, E.K., (2001). Investigation of tailings resuspension under a shallow water cover. Proc. 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 16-19, Vol. 3, pp. 1596-1603.

  25. Mian, M.H. and Yanful, E.K., (2001). Wind-induced waves and resuspension in two mine tailings ponds. Proc. 54th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 16-19, Vol. 3, pp. 1604-1611.

  26. Peacey, V., Yanful, E.K. and Payne, R., (2000). Field study of metal, sulphate and radionuclide fluxes of submerged, pre-oxidized uranium mine tailings. Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 15-18, Vol. 1, pp. 691-698.

  27. Gautam, R., Yanful, E.K. and Karamanev, D.G., (2000). Laboratory scale sulphide tailings oxidation. Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 15-18, Vol. 1, pp. 649-656.

  28. Adu-Wusu, C., Yanful, E.K. and Mian, M.H., (2000). Measurement of wind induced resuspension of tailings at Quirke Tailings site, Elliot Lake. Proc. 53rd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 15-18, Vol. 1, pp. 641-647.

  29. Yanful, E.K. and Verma, A., (2000). Metal release in flooded mine tailings due to turbulence. Proc. 4th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Boston (Danvers), MA, U.S.A., August 9-13, 1998, CEEST, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, U.S.A., The Lowell Volume II, pp. 1059-1068.

  30. Yang, Y., Straatman, A.G. and Yanful, E.K., (2000). Experimental study on wind induced motions and sediment resuspension in shallow water. Proc. CSCE London 2000 Conference, 6th Environmental Engineering Specialty Conference of the Canadian Geotechnical Society, London, Ont., June 7-10, pp. 177-182.

  31. Yang, Y., Straatman, A.G. and Yanful, E.K., (2000). Sediment resuspension in shallow water under wind-induced waves and current. Proc. 6th International Symposium on Environmental Issues and Waste Management in Energy and Mineral Production, SWEMP 2000, Calgary, Alberta, May 30-June 2, pp. 527-530.

Abstracts

  1. Yanful, E.K. (2000). A panoramic view on mining and environment, industry and environment, agriculture and environment – perspectives and challenges for the next century. Proc. 5th International Symposium on Environmental Geotechnology and Global Sustainable Development, Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil – Abstract Book, pp. 239-253.

Engineering Reports

  1. Yanful, E.K. and Samad, M.A. (2003). Analysis of resuspension at the Premier Gold Tailings Facility. Final Report to Boliden Limited. Geotechnical Research Centre. The University of Western Ontario. February 2003.

  2. Yanful, E.K. (2002). Qualitative and semi-quantitative mineralogy of Otter Lake sample. Report to Jaques Whitford and Associates Ltd., Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Geotechnical Research Centre, June 3, 2002.

  3. Yanful, E.K. (2001). Hydraulic conductivity and SWCC testing of Minera Alumbrera Samples, Argentina. Report to Knight Piesold Consulting Engineers, North Bay, Ontario. Geotechnical Research Centre, November 27, 2001.

  4. Yanful, E.K. (2001). Shell Utility Corridor Remediation hydraulic conductivity testing. Report to Horizon Engineering, North Vancouver, British Columbia. Geotechnical Research Centre, January 22, 2001.

  5. Yanful, E.K. and Renken, K. (2001). W12A Landfill-exploration of landfill gas management with a biofilter. Project Y120. Report to City of London, Geotechnical Research Centre, January 12, 2001.

  6. Yanful, E.K. (2000). Mineralogy, chemistry and leaching of sandy soil samples from proposed Rain Lake Road Landfill Site. Report to Conestoga-Rovers and Associates, Waterloo, Ontario. Geotechnical Research Centre, July 26, 2000.