Alexey V. Alekseenko

Alexey V. Alekseenko
United Nations University (UNU) | UNU · Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES)

Doctor of Engineering

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Introduction
My current research focuses on geochemical impact assessment, mine soil management, and best available techniques in landscape restoration. As an Adjunct Professor at the United Nations University, I study the global environmental challenges of coal phaseout. I hold the double academic degree of Candidate of Engineering by the Saint Petersburg Mining University and Doktor-Ingenieur by the TU Bergakademie Freiberg.
Additional affiliations
October 2016 - December 2018
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
Position
  • PhD Student
October 2014 - September 2022
Saint Petersburg Mining University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
January 2011 - November 2013
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Position
  • Technician
Education
September 2009 - June 2014
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Field of study
  • Environmental and Natural Resource Management

Publications

Publications (36)
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Approaches to reutilization of diamond clay tailings in northern environments are considered in the example of the Subarctic region of Russia. The monitoring studies are conducted at storage facilities of Severalmaz PJSC where ca. 14 million cubic meters of waste rock are produced annually after kimberlite mining and processing. The tailings of dia...
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A biogeochemical study of more than 20,000 soil and plant samples from the North Caucasus, Dzungarian Alatau, Kazakh Uplands, and Karatau Mountains revealed features of the chemical element uptake by the local flora. Adaptation of ore prospecting techniques alongside environmental approaches allowed the detection of geochemical changes in ecosystem...
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The results of field, analytical, and experimental research at a number of production facilities reflect the properties of oil-contaminated soils in 3 landscapes: the permafrost treeless Arctic ecosystem, boreal forest, and temperate-climate grassland-woodland ecotone. Laboratory studies have revealed the concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons in...
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The highly rugged mountainous land topography of the Novorossiysk industrial agglomeration (NW Caucasus, Krasnodar Krai, Russia) and arid climate limit the restoration abilities of disturbed mine lands. Abandoned waste-rock dumps of a marl quarry occupy an area of ca. 150,000 m ² next to the cement plant, residential districts, and a commercial sea...
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Mining regions in different parts of the world have been associated with the significant pollution of water, sediments, and soils by manganese and other chemical elements. This study assessed the degree of geochemical transformation caused by open-pit extraction and processing of mineral resources in the Kovdorsky District of Murmansk Oblast, 20 km...
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Wastelands of the mining industry are among the largest of disturbed areas that demand revitalization. To reduce environmental impact and to better manage these geo-resources, the formation of sustainable plant and soil complexes and the restoration of self-recovery soil function are critical points. The successful return of vegetative cover at pos...
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The depletion of conventional oil reserves creates a significant demand for the development and improvement of methods and technologies for the production of hard-to-recover oil. A huge potential for hard-to-recover oil in Western Siberia lies in the Pokur suite (PK). These deposits are characterized by high oil viscosity and, accordingly, early wa...
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The study presents a complex characteristic of zircon from the Verkhneurmiysky intrusive series with Li-F granites. A wide range of morphological and chemical properties of zircon allowed us to obtain new information on the formation and alteration of zircon from biotite and zinnwaldite granitoids and to determine its features, which contribute to...
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The paper justifies the waterproofing technology for waste storage conservation. The paper presents the results of full-scale monitoring of the quality of surface and groundwater affected by the tailings of the Gaisky Mining and Processing Plant. The de-termined chemical composition of enrichment waste is described. The existing methods of waste st...
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Soils and plants of Saint Petersburg are under the constant technogenic stress caused by human activity in in-dustrial, residential, and recreational landscapes of the city. To assess the transformed landscapes of various functional zones, we studied utility, housing, and park districts with a total area of over 7,000 hectares in the southern part...
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Insulation methods, helping to prevent the negative environmental impact of mine dumps, tailings and other waste storages, are considered and their drawbacks are revealed. The proposed two ways of environmentally sound and cost-effective preserving are described. The first approach is to form polymeric screens over the waste surface, as well as und...
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This paper discusses the assessment of the environmental impact of marl mining dumps within the industrial agglomeration of Novorossiysk city (Northwest Caucasus, Russia). It presents methods for the ecological and geochemical assessment of terrestrial and aquatic landscapes of the urban landscape and briefly describes field investigations, laborat...
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The atlas-monograph was based on complex ecological, geochemical and hydrological studies conducted in 2008–2017 in Mongolia and the Republic of Buryatia (Russian Federation) by the geographical faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University and the Russian Geographical Society with the assistance of the Baikal Institute of Nature Management and the...
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Underground coal mining in Southern European Russia leads to soil cover destruction in areas directly occupied by spoil tips and rock dumps located nearby. Coal producing areas in Rostov Oblast were selected for a detailed consideration. Soil samples were taken from the uppermost horizons: a layer of 0–10 cm of spoil tips and surrounding areas, as...
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Mining has become one of the main causes of increased heavy metal loading of river systems throughout the world. There is however an evident gap between assessments of soil contamination and metal release at the mined sites and estimates of river pollution. The present work focuses on Zaamar Goldfield, which is one of the largest placer gold mines...
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Geochemical features of soils formed under conditions of abandoned cinnabar deposits in the Northwest Caucasus were studied for the first time. It was shown that the predominant elements in them are represented by titanium and manganese in the group of lithophilic elements, nickel and cobalt among siderophilic elements, and zinc and copper among ch...
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Processes of possible self-restoration of technogenically disturbed soils are studied in Central and Southern European Russia. Reclamation procedures are mainly not implemented in this vast region, and the natural soil restoration is supposed. Heaps overlaying the former steppe and cropland landscapes are created in the course of rock waste stackin...
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The present paper deals with the issue of technogenic metallisation of mining site soils and the biosphere as a whole. The natural biosphere metallisation has probably started long ago. It is connected with the destruction of small areas with anomalously high content of metals in rocks and further migration of the released metals in the neighbourin...
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Surface mining can contribute to increasing riverine loads of potentially metal-enriched sediments. However, the related human disturbances and natural processes reflect a great complexity, which hinders quantitative understanding. We here consider the Zaamar Goldfield in Mongolia, one of the world's largest placer mining sites, located in the Tuul...
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For the first time, the quantitative geochemical data are given for urban soils of several groups of cities which differ in population. The content of chemical elements is considered as well as the specific ecological significance of soil contamination by these elements. The figures were established by authors on the base of average concentrations...
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The article deals with assessing the environmental impact of marl mining and cement production in Novorossiysk city (Krasnodar krai, Russia). The existing methods of studying the environmental effects caused by the cement industry have been reviewed. Soil and aquatic vegetation sampling has been carried out and the gross concentration of metals in...
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In the recent decades, the concentrations of metals have increased in such media of biosphere as atmosphere, hydrosphere, pedosphere. The greatest geochemical changes have occurred in soils, which are the deposing medium where the high concentrations of metals are saved for years after their direct human use. Mining sites and beneficiation zones ar...
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Purpose. The aim of our work was to assess changes in the trace element composition of poplar leaves in large cities and mining centers of Mongolia. The objectives of the study included: (1) to reveal the biogeochemical background features and changes in the trace element composition of poplar leaves in urban and mining landscapes; (2) to determine...
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The largest bay on the Black Sea coast of the Caucasus is Tsemes bay. Novorossiysk city with a population of more than 300 thousand inhabitants is located on the shores of the bay. The most important commercial port of southern Russia is located here. The largest centre of the cement industry operates here on the basis of the developed marl deposit...
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Published in: Works of the Buryat Republican Branch of the Russian Geographical Society
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The book provides general information about geochemical systems which were first described by A.E. Fersman. The main requirements for the analysis of these systems and their characterization are considered. Special attention is paid to the landscapes of settlements, namely to their classification and geochemical anomalies formation. The patterns, l...
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The statistically treated results of more than 10 000 soil samples analyses for 25 elements were used during the work preparing. For estimating the total influence of natural factors on the global level we could consider the average concentrations in urban soils (the Clarke numbers of urban soils) with the average concentrations in the Earth crust...
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The concentrations of 25 chemical elements in the forest soils, where formerly the vineyards and tea gardens were cultivated, and in the soils of functioning and abandoned 5, 10, 25, 30 and 50 years ago vineyards and tea gardens were considered. The loss and accumulation of elements were studied in the top-horizon (30 centimeters) during the human...

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Development of comprehensive measures to reduce the environmental damage caused by marl mining and cement production in Novorossiysk city (Caucasus Region, Russia). Review and analysis of existing ways to minimise harmful ecological effects of the cement industry. Sampling of soil and vegetation cover; their chemical analyses.