Conference Program

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FRIDAY, June 2, 2017

8:30 - 5:00 pm10th Canadian Powder Diffraction WorkshopX107Registrants of PDF Workshop
6:00 - 9:00 pmCMS Executive DinnerCAT 312CMS Executive Volunteers

Saturday, June 3, 2017

9:00 am - 5:00 pm10th Canadian Powder Diffraction WorkshopX107Registrants of PDF workshop
8:30 am - 5:00 pmCMS Council MeetingX203Council Members
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmEditoral Board DinnerCAT 202Clays & Clay Minerals Editorial Board

Sunday, June 4, 2017

8:30 am - 5:00 pm10th Canadian Powder Diffraction WorkshopX107Registrants of PDF workshop
8:30 am - 5:00 pmCMS Workshop Series: Introduction to Oil Sands ClaysX111Registrants of Intro to Oil Sands Clay Workshop
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmWelcome Reception
Conference Registration & Trade Show Set Up
CAT 200ALL

Monday, June 5, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 amContinental BreakfastNorth Lobby Conference Registrants
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistrationMain Foyer Conference Registrants
8:30 am - 9:00 amWelcome & Message
Jan Srodon, CMS President
Shaw TheatreConference Registrants
9:00 am - 10:00 amPioneer Lecture
Fred Longstaffe
Shaw TheatreConference Registrants
10:00 am - 7:00 pmTrade ShowX-wing HallwayConference Registrants
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakNorth LobbyConference Registrants
10:30 am - 12:00 pmMorning Technical SessionsShaw TheatreConference Registrants
Clays in Oil and Gas Shaw TheatreConference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:00 am



11:00 am - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Integrated Reservoir Characterization for Enchanced Oil Recovery, Tar Springs Formation, Illinois Basin, USA
Timothy Henderson
Presentation Slides

Intercalation of CO2 and H20 in Na-Hectorite under Geological Carbon Sequestration Conditions using GCMD Simulations
R. James Kirkpatrick

Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Molecular Modeling of Metal-Ligand Tracers for Characterization of Subsurface Fluid Flow
Jeffery Greathouse
Clay/Organic Interaction and Clay-Polymer Interaction Room X107Conference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:30 am
Probing Intermolecular and Surface Forces of Minerals, Oil, Water, Bubble, and Polymers in Complex Fluids
Hongbo Zeng

The Synthesis Approach for the Intercalation of Photoactive Molecules into Kaolinite and Layered Zirconium Phosphate
Jakub Matusik
Presentation Slides
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunchNorth LobbyConference Registrants
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmSustaining Members' LunchCAT 202By Invitation
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmTours of U of ADeparts from NAIT Main CampusConference Registrants
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon Technical Sessions - Part 1
Clays in Oil and Gas - Continued Shaw TheatreConference Registrants
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm



1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm



2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Separation and Characterization of Clays and Ultrafines from Commercial Streams of Naphthenic Froth Treatment Process
Patrick Mercier
Presentation Slides

Modification and Characterization of Nigerian Clays for Improved Rheology in Water-Based Drilling Fluid
Monsurat Jimoh

The Effects of Removing Bitumen and Organics on the Methylene Blue Index
Taimur Qureshi
Presentation Slides

Structure and Minerology of Hydrophilic and Biwettable Sub 2 micrometer Clay Aggregates in Oil Sands Bitumen Froth
Patrick Mercier
Presentation Slides
Clay/Organic Interaction and Clay-Polymer Interaction - Continued / General Session Room X107Conference Registrants
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm



1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm



2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Surface-Tailored Organoclays Alter Bacterial Community and Metabolic Activity in Hydrocarbon-Contaminated Soil
Bhabananda Biswas
Presentation Slides

Enchancing Aflatoxin Adsorption in Simulated Gastric Solution with Organic Nutrients-Modified Montmorillonite
Youjun Deng

The Effect of Exchangable Potassium on K-Ar Age Values of Illite-Smectite
J.M Wampler
Presentation Slides

Surveying Clay Mineral Diversity in the Murray Formation, Gale Crater, Mars
Thomas Bristow
Presentation Slides
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreakNorth LobbyConference Registrants
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmAfternoon Technical Sessions - Part 2
Clays in Oil and Gas - Continued Shaw TheatreConference Registrants
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm



4:00 pm - 4:30 pm



4:30 pm - 5:00 pm



5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Assess the Stability of the Methylene Blue Solution and the Properties of Various Filter Media for Methylene Blue Titration
Yunhui Li
Presentation Slides

XRF Elemental Analysis for Prediction of Clay-related Process Variables in Oil Sands
Min Zhang
Presentation Slides

Advanced XRD Analysis of Clay and Ultrafine Solids Separated from Oil Sands Ore
Bussaraporn Patarachao
Presentation Slides

The Effects of Mineral Components and Pore Structures on Methane Break Through Pressure
Cheng Zhang
Presentation Slides
Clays in Mining Room X107Conference Registrants
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm



4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm



5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Effect of Gangue Minerals on Mineral Floatation of Valuable Phosphate and Silicate Minerals: Characterization and Modeling Studies
Sathish Ponnurangam
Presentation Slides

Origin of Clays in Kiruna-Type Iron Ore Deposits, Sweden
H. Albert Gilg

Northstar Clay Mines: Ore Characterization with Regards to the Pozzolan and Portland Cement Industry
James Tabinski
Presentation Slides

Optimized Natural Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy of the McMurray Formation
Ruarri Day-Stirrat
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPoster Session & Student ReceptionNorth LobbyConference Registrants

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 amContinental BreakfastNorth Lobby Conference Registrants
8:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistrationMain FoyerConference Registrants
8:30 am - 9:00 amOpening Remarks & 2018 CMS AnnouncementShaw TheatreConference Registrants
9:00 am - 10:00 amBrindley Lecture
Sridhar Komarneni
Shaw TheatreConference Registrants
10:00 am - 5:00 pmTrade ShowX-wing HallwayConference Registrants
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakNorth LobbyConference Registrants
10:30 am - 12:00pmMorning Technical SessionsShaw TheatreConference Registrants
Structure and Properties of ClaysShaw TheatreConference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:00 am

11:00 am - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Modelling Disorder in Soil Kaolinite
Bidemi Fashina

Illite Polytype Quantification and K-Ar Illite Age Analysis: A revisit to the Illinois Basin
Georg Grathoff

Wet Supercritical CO2-Smectite and Wet Supercritical CO2-Smectite- Natural Organic Matter Composite Interactions at the Molecular Scale
R. James Kirkpatrick
Clay and Environmental QualityRoom X107Conference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Fe(II)-Fe(III) Electron Transfer at Clay Minerals and its Implications for Organic Contaminant Degredation
Anke Neumann

Influence of Layer Charge on Cesium Desorption Process from 2:1 Swelling Clay Minerals
Eric Ferrage

Molecular Dynamics Study of Influence on Vacancies on the Dissociation of Kaolinite in Alkali Media
Zeinab Naderi Khorshidi
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunchNorth LobbyConference Registrants
12:00 pm - 1:30 pmPast President's LunchCAT 202By Invitation
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmTours of U of ADeparts from NAIT Main CampusConference Registrants
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmAfternoon Technical Sessions - Part 1
Structure and Properties of Clays - ContinuedShaw TheatreConference Registrants
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm



2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
From Interlayer to Interparticle Diffusion of Water in Swelling Clay Porous Media
Eric Ferrage

Rietveld Refinement of Realstructure Parameters of Disordered Kaolinites
Kristian Ufer Reinhard Kleeberg

Characterization of Two Australian Smectite Clays for Possible Submission to the CM Source Clays Repository
Mark Raven
Presentation Slides

Computational Molecular Modeling of Dry CO2 Intercalation in Smectite Interlayers
R. James Kirkpatrick
Clay and Environmental Quality - ContinuedRoom X107Conference Registrants
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:00 pm


2:00 pm - 2:30 pm



2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Contaminant Oxidation During Oxygenation of Fe(II) Containing Clay Minerals
Anke Neumann

Assesing the Combined Redox Reactivity of Iron-Bearing Clay Minerals and Organic Ligands
Katherine Rothwell

Co-Adsorption of Cd(II) and Phosphate on Hydroxyl-Aluminum Montmorillonites
Lingya Ma
Presentation Slides

Magnetic Clay Nanocomposites Derived from Australian Palygorskite for Pb(II) Removal from Contaminated Water
Ruhaida Rusmin
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBreakNorth LobbyConference Registrants
3:30 pm - 5:30 pmAfternoon Technical Sessions - Part 2
Structure and Properties of Clays - ContinuedShaw TheatreConference Registrants
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm



4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Stacking Fault Modeling of Clays in GSAS-II
Robert Von Dreele
Presentation Slides

Improvement of Yield and Phase Purity on Hydrothermal Synthesis Smectite using Taguchi Method
Yi-Yu Liu
Presentation Slides

Hydrothermal Alteration of Feeder Dykes of the 1990-1995 Erruption at Mt. Unzen, Japan
H. Albert Gilg

Examples of Different X-ray Diffraction Optical Configurations to Clay Minerals Analysis
Luciano Gobbo
Presentation Slides
Clays in Geotechnical EngineeringRoom X107Conference Registrants
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm




4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
A Sedimentary Record of Coal Strip Mining at Lake Harris, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Rona Donahoe

Use of an Innovative Geocomposite (Paradrain) to Build a Reinforced 2H:1V Slope Using Clay and Silty Soils for Stormwater Management Pond
Ravin Nag
Presentation Slides

Relation of Clay to Water Ratio with Yield Stress
Harsh Selani
Presentation Slides

Aggregate Stability of Chemically Modified Clays
Michael Ploetze
6:30 pm - 9:00 pmConference BanquetCoast Edmonton Plaza HotelConference Registrants + Additional Banquet Guests

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 amContinental BreakfastX111 Conference Registrants
8:00 am - 12:00 pmRegistrationMain FoyerConference Registrants
8:30 am - 10:00 amMorning Technical Sessions - Part 1
Clays and Soil FormationShaw TheatreConference Registrants
8:30 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:30 am



9:30 am - 10:00 pm
The History of Mudstone Investigations
Warren Huff
Presentation Slides

Modified Technique of Mass Balance Calculation for Paleosols Applied to the Ediacaran Basalt Weathering Crusts
Jan Srodon
Presentation Slides

Quantitative Analysis of Clay Minerals in Soils by Prior Measured Full Pattern Fitting
Stephen Hillier
Clays in Water/Solid Separation ProcessesRoom X107Conference Registrants
8:30 am - 9:00 am


9:00 am - 9:30 am


9:30 am - 10:00 am
Studying the Surface Charging and the Amount of Water at Silica Surfaces in the Presence of NaCl and CaCl2
Akemi Darlington

Polymer Treatment of Oil Sands Tailings: Confocal Rheology Study of the Consolidation Process
Aleksandra Govedarica

Effect of Lime Coagulation on Strength and Atterberg Properties of Clays in Oil Sands Tailings
Nikolas Romaniuk
Presentation Slides
10:00 am - 12:00 pmTrade ShowX-wing Main HallwayConference Registrants
10:00 am - 10:30 amBreakNorth LobbyConference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:30 amMorning Technical Sessions - Part 2
Clays and Soil Formation - ContinuedShaw TheatreConference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:00 am


11:00 am - 11:30 am
The Possible Source of Hardpan Cap Topping Loose Ajali Sand, Anambra Basin, Nigeria
Emmanuel Jeminiyi Kabir Orgre Ajidahun Adenitan

Manganese Oxides and their Incorporation of Heay Metals in Bentonite Deposits, Central Texas, USA
Youjun Deng
Clays in Water/Solid Separation Processes - ContinuedRoom X107Conference Registrants
10:30 am - 11:00 am



11:00 am - 11:30 am
Optimizing the Flocculation of Clay-Based Tailings from Mineral Processing
Phillip Fawell
Presentation Slides

Utilization of Nanotechnology for Mature Fine Tailings Treatment
Shahrukh Shamim
Presentation Slides
11:30 amClosing RemarksShaw TheatreConference Registrants
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LunchX111Conference Registrants