Prof. Chongchong Qi
Mitigating the Environmental Impact of Coal Mining
Professor Chongchong Qi received his Bachelor degree from China University of Mining and Technology, China and received his PhD degree from The University of Western Australia, Australia. He has considerable expertise in rock and soil mechanics, environmental science, artificial intelligence, signal processing, materials science, and chemistry. After 2019, Prof. Qi devoted himself to teaching and research at Central South University, China. The research topics of Prof. Qi includes cemented paste backfill, environmental assessment and protection, mine closures, construction stability, and the application of artificial intelligence in civil and/or mining engineering.
Prof. Qi has published 34 peer-reviewed SCI papers. The cited times are 490 and Hi-index is 15 (Google scholar, 2019/09/09). He served as lead guest editor, guest editor, and editorial board member of several SCI Journals (including Advances in Civil Engineering and International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy, and Materials). Prof. Qi has also served as chair and committee member for several international conferences. He was awarded the Outstanding Reviewers by reputed SCI journal for several times and has helped SCI journal review more than 50 papers.
Coal mining is of vital significance to the worldwide energy production. It is estimated that around one-third of the electricity was produced through coal combustion in 2011 and this share could increase up to 46% by 2030 if no big strides are achieved in other electricity-generation methods. However, extensive coal mining also causes serious environmental issues at the same time, such as deforestation, noise, dust, and water/air pollution. This keynote speech will provide a basic idea about the environmental issues arisen from coal mining and discuss novel methods to mitigate these environmental impacts, especially on deforestation, dust control, water resources protection and waste elimination.
Coal Mining; Environmental Protection; Deforestation; Dust Control; Water Resources Protection; Waste Elimination.