B049:
Natural and Anthropogenic Cycles of Technology-Critical Elements: Geologic Sources and Environmental Impacts





Session ID#: 26516

Session Description:
New energy, transportation, and communication technologies have increased our reliance on a wide range of critical elements with unique properties, including rare earths, platinum group elements, Li, Nb, Ta, Ga, In, Ge, Te and others. Global mining of these elements is limited. Some are produced as primary commodities whereas others are byproducts of other commodities. Development of new sources and improved recovery approaches requires an improved understanding of the geologic sources of these elements and their natural and anthropogenic cycling, including nanoparticulate forms, advancements in analytical methods, and greater knowledge of potential ecosystem impacts as environmental fluxes of these emerging contaminants increase due to human activities. We invite abstracts describing studies of natural and anthropogenic fluxes of technology-critical elements, including development of new sources, reactivity and mobility in different environmental compartments, analytical challenges, and influences on biota. Field, laboratory and computational studies are welcome.
Primary Convener:  Sarah Jane White, USGS, Mineral Resources Program, Reston, VA, United States
Conveners:  Yoshiko Fujita, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, United States, Ishai Dror, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel and Robert R Seal II, USGS, Mineral Resources Program, Reston, VA, United States
Co-Organized with:
Biogeosciences, Hydrology, and Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ishai Dror1, Kerstin Ringering1, Yinon Yecheskel1 and Brian Berkowitz2, (1)Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel, (2)Weizmann Institute of Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Rehovot, Israel
Segun Biodun Adebayo, Tulane University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA, United States and Karen Haley Johannesson, Tulane Univ Earth&Environ Sci, New Orleans, LA, United States
Minming Cui, Tulane University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, New Orleans, LA, United States and Karen Haley Johannesson, Tulane Univ Earth&Environ Sci, New Orleans, LA, United States
Marc F Benedetti1, Loic Martin2, Caroline Simonucci3 and Eric Viollier2, (1)Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris, Paris, France, (2)IPGP, Paris, France, (3)IRSN, Paris, France
Myoung-Soo Ko, GIST Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Korea, Republic of (South)
Roderick G Eggert, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, United States; Critical Materials Institute, Ames, IA, United States
Alba Lozano Letellier1, Carlos Ayora1 and Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez2, (1)IDAEA-CSIC, Barcelona, Spain, (2)CNRS, St Martin d'Heres, France
Heather Jamieson, Anežka Borčinová Radková and Skya Fawcett, Queen's University, Kingston, ON, Canada
Yoshiko Fujita1, David W Reed1, Jeffery St. Jeor1,2, Gaurav Das3 and Andre Anderko3, (1)Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, United States, (2)Mayo Clinic School of Medicine, Rochester, MN, United States, (3)OLI Systems, Inc., Cedar Knolls, NJ, United States
Montross Scott1, Circe Verba2, Amy Falcon3, James Poston3 and Mark McKoy3, (1)ORISE, National Energy Technology Laboratory, Albany, OR, United States, (2)National Energy Technology Laboratory, Albany, OR, United States, (3)National Energy Technology Laboratory Morgantown, Morgantown, WV, United States
Zhichao Hu1, Paul Antonick1, Yoshiko Fujita2, David W Reed2, Richard Riman1, Ali Eslamimanesh3, Gaurav Das3, Andre Anderko3, Lili Wu4, Radha Shivaramaiah4 and Alexandra Navrotsky4, (1)Rutgers University, Materials Science and Engineering, Piscataway, NJ, United States, (2)Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, ID, United States, (3)OLI Systems, Inc., Cedar Knolls, NJ, United States, (4)University of California Davis, Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory and NEAT ORU, Davis, CA, United States
Sarah Jane White, USGS, Mineral Resources Program, Reston, VA, United States, Laurel A. Schaider, Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA, United States and James P Shine, Harvard School of Public Health, Environmental Health, Boston, MA, United States
Robert R Seal II, USGS Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA, United States and Nadine M Piatak, USGS Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Kyle M Turner, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, United States and Jeremy D Owens, Florida State University, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Tallahassee, FL, United States
Aaron William Brewer1,2, Dan Park2 and Yongqin Jiao2, (1)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Earth and Space Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Biosciences and Biotechnology Division, Livermore, CA, United States
Thomas R Benson1, Matthew A Coble2 and Gail Ann Mahood2, (1)Stanford University, Geological Sciences, Stanford, CA, United States, (2)Stanford University, Stanford, CA, United States

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