Projektikoordinaattori Maria Mamelkina

Mobile phone: +358 50 464 7164

Current Organisation
Separation Science (Superior organisation: LUT School of Engineering Science)

Research Interest
Water discharge standards are becoming tighter and stricter resulting in the situation where different water streams in mining operations need to be treated by the most efficient techniques. Mine waters contain a large amount of anionic contaminants (fluoride, phosphate, sulphate, cyanide, nitrate, etc.) that lead to water pollution, cause various problems related to process equipment and stable operation of the processes.
Water treatment methods, such as adsorption, ion-exchange and membrane technologies, have been studied previously for removing excessive anions from aqueous solutions. However, with the rising trend in elemination of secondary pollution and chemicals consumption, more attention has been given to electrochemical methods. Electrochemical methods (electrocoagulation, electro-oxidation, electroreduction, etc.) often require pre-treatment of waters in order to operate in an optimal way. Additionally, some post-treatment operations (sedimentation, flotation, flocculation, filtration) are always required for the separation of components generated during the electrochemical processes.
The research main objective is to determine correlations between the operating variables of electrochemical techniques and the performance of pre- and post-treatment operations. Finally, the technologies that would enable the process waters recycling and hazardous contaminants removal will be evaluated in terms of energy and material efficiencies as well as economics.
Based on the first stage of experiments electrocoagulation could be concidered as a promissing technique for sulphate removal.

Projects as Project Manager
Master in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Integration in Mining (01/01/2020 - 31/12/2023)
Funder: European Commission
Open ESEE-Region Master for Maintenance Engineering (01/04/2018 - 31/03/2022)
Funder: European Commission

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H2020 ITERAMS Integrated Mining Technologies For More Sustainable Raw Material Supply (2020)
D4 Published development or research report or study
Mamelkina Maria, Häkkinen Antti
Integrated Mineral Technologies for More Sustainable Raw Material Supply
Kaivosvedet puhdistuvat sähkökoagulaatiolla (2020)
D1 Article in a trade journal
Mamelkina Maria, Vehmaanperä Paula, Tuunila Ritva, et al.
Pressure filtration properties of sludge generated in the electrochemical treatment of mining waters (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Gafiullina Anastasia, Mamelkina Maria, Vehmaanperä Paula, et al.
Water Research
Scale-up of Electrochemical Units for Mining Waters Treatment (2020)
A4 Conference proceedings
Mamelkina Maria, Tuunila Ritva, Häkkinen Antti
Proceedings of thepostponed 14th IMWA Congress –“Mine Water Solutions”
Towards Sustainable Mining in the Didactic Process—MEITIM Project as an Opportunity to Increase the Attractiveness of Mining Courses (A Case Study of Poland) (2020)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Adach-Pawelus K., Gogolewska A., Górniak-Zimroz J., et al.
Treatment of mining waters by electrocoagulation (2020)
G5 Doctoral dissertation (article)
Mamelkina Maria
Electrochemical treatment of mining waters (2019)
A4 Conference proceedings
Mamelkina Maria A., Vehmaanperä Paula, Tuunila Ritva, et al.
IMWA 2019 Conference – Mine Water: Technological and Ecological Challenges
Investigation of the parameters affecting the treatment of mining waters by electrocoagulation (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Mamelkina Maria A., Vasilyev Fedor, Tuunila Ritva, et al.
Journal of Water Process Engineering
Systematic study on sulfate removal from mining waters by electrocoagulation (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Mamelkina Maria A., Tuunila Ritva, Sillanpää Mika, et al.
Separation and Purification Technology
Treatment of mining wastewater polluted with cyanide by coagulation processes: A mechanistic study (2019)
A1 Journal article (refereed), original research
Mamelkina Maria A., Herraiz-Carboné Miguel, Cotillas Salvador, et al.
Separation and Purification Technology

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