The Environmental Economic Geology Laboratory (EEGL) is based in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. We have recently relocated from, and continue to have a presence in, the School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
We are working to understand and tailor biogeochemical cycling of volatile nutrients and metals in natural landscapes, mining environments and ore processing circuits. Our team’s technical strengths are in applied and environmental mineralogy, X-ray analytical techniques (including synchrotron techniques), aqueous and sediment geochemistry, geomicrobiology and stable isotope geochemistry.
We are developing new science for recovery of valuable metal resources from mineral wastes, mitigation of metal and metalloid mobility in mining environments, and carbon mineralization (CO2 sequestration) in mined landscapes. Our applied studies in mining environments are supported by fundamental research including mineral behaviour experiments in the laboratory and field-based experiments in natural sedimentary environments.