Mamert Mbonimpa

Professeur
Institut de recherche en mines et en environnement (IRME)

Campus de Rouyn-Noranda
Téléphone : 819 762-0971 poste 2618, local F-103
Télécopieur : 819 797-4727


Champs de spécialisation :
  • Géotechnique environnementale et minière
  • Mécanique des sols, incluant sols non saturés
  • Hydrogéologie classique et environnementale
  • Rhéologie et transport de résidus miniers
  • Gestion environnementale des rejets miniers
  • Techniques de restauration des sites miniers générateurs de DMA

FORMATION
AFFILIATIONS
THÈMES DE RECHERCHES ACTUELLES
PUBLICATIONS RÉCENTES

FORMATION

Dr.-Ing. en géotechnique  (Université de Hanovre, Allemagne, 1994-1998)
« Magister » en géotechnique et infrastructures (Université de Hanovre, Allemagne, 1991-1993)
Ingénieur civil  en génie civil (Université du Burundi,  1981-1987)

AFFILIATIONS


Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Société canadienne de géotechnique

THÈMES DE RECHERCHES ACTUELLES


  • Comportement hydrogéotechnique des matériaux poreux saturés et non saturés, incluant résidus miniers et remblais miniers cimentés
  • Transport de fluides (liquides et gaz) en milieu poreux saturés et non saturés, inertes et réactifs
  • Rhéologie et transport de remblaie miniers cimentés
  • Restauration des sites miniers générateurs de DMA (design et suivi) : recouvrements en eau, CEBC, nappe phréatique surélevée, géosynthétiques
  • Valorisation des boues de traitement du DMA
  • Stabilité des ouvrages miniers en surface
  • Érosion éolienne sur parcs à résidus
  • Déposition en surface de rejets de concentrateur densifiés

PUBLICATIONS RÉCENTES (6 DERNIÈRES ANNÉES)


Articles publiés dans des revues avec comité de lecture (* étudiant)

  • Beya* F. K., Mbonimpa M., Belem T., Li L, Marceau*, U., Kalonji* K., Benzaazoua M., Ouellet S. (2019). Mine backfilling in the permafrost, Part I: Numerical prediction of thermal curing conditions within the cemented paste backfill matrix. Minerals 2019, 9, 165; doi:10.3390/min9030165.
  • Mbonimpa, M., Kwizera* P., Belem T. (2019). Mine backfilling in the permafrost, Part II: Effect of declining curing temperature on the short-term unconfined compressive strength of cemented paste backfills. Minerals 2019, 9, 172; doi: 10.3390/min9030172.
  • Ouattara*, D., Mbonimpa, M., Yahia, A., Belem, T. (2018). Assessment of rheological parameters of high density cemented paste backfill mixtures incorporating superplasticizers. Construction and Building Materials, 190: 294–307.
  • Nyameogo Toudanaba*, F.G., Mbonimpa, M., Bussière B., Awoh, A.S. Influence of frozen conditions on the oxygen diffusion coefficient in unsaturated porous materials. Acta Geotechnica. First Online: 17 August 2018.
  • Ouattara*, D., Belem, T., Mbonimpa, M., Yahia, A. (2018). Effect of superplasticizers on the consistency and unconfined compressive strength of cemented paste backfills. Construction and Building Materials, 181: 59-72
  • Zheng*, J., Li L., Mbonimpa M., Pabst T. (2017). An analytical solution of Gibson’s model for estimating pore water pressures in accreting deposition of slurried material under one-dimensional self-weight consolidation. Part II: Impervious Base. Indian Geotechnical Journal, 48(1):188–195.
  • Zheng*, J., Li L., Mbonimpa M., Pabst T. (2017). An analytical solution of Gibson’s model for estimating the pore water pressures in accreting deposition of slurried material under one-dimensional self-weight consolidation. Part I: Pervious Base. Indian Geotechnical Journal, 48(1): 72–83.
  • Ouattara* D, Yahia, A., Mbonimpa, M., Belem, T. (2017). Effects of superplasticizer on rheological properties of cemented paste backfills. International Journal of Mineral Processing, 161: 28 - 40.
  • Demers, I., Mbonimpa, M., Benzaazoua, M., Bouda*, M., Awoh S., Lortie, S., Gagnon M. (2017). Use of acid mine drainage treatment sludge by combination with a natural soil as an oxygen barrier cover for mine waste reclamation: Laboratory column tests and intermediate scale field tests. Minerals Engineering, 117: 43-52.
  • Maqsoud, A., Bussière, B., Mbonimpa, M., Aubertin, M. (2017). Comparison between the predictive modified Kovács model and a simplified one-point method measurement to estimate the water retention curve. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 63 (4): 443–454.
  • Mbonimpa, M., Bouda*, M., Demers, I., Benzaazoua, M., Bois, D., Gagnon, M. (2016). Preliminary geotechnical assessment of the potential use of mixtures of soil and acid mine drainage neutralization sludge as material for the moisture retention layer of covers with capillary barrier effects.  Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53: 828–838
  • Boulanger-Martel*, V., Bussière, B.,  J. Côté, J. , Mbonimpa, M. (2016).Influence of freeze–thaw cycles on the performance of covers with capillary barrier effects made of crushed rock–bentonite mixtures to control oxygen migration. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53: 753–764.
  • Saleh-Mbemba*, F., Aubertin, M., Mbonimpa, M., Li, L. (2015).  Experimental Characterization of the Shrinkage and Water Retention Behaviour of Tailings from Hard Rock Mines. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, 34(1): 251-266
  • Demers I, Mbonimpa M, Benzaazoua M, Bouda* M, Bois D, Gagnon M. (2015). Valorisation of acid mine drainage treatment sludge as remediation component to control acid generation from mine wastes, part 2: field experimentation. Minerals Engineering, 76: 117-125.
  • Demers I, Benzaazoua M, Mbonimpa M, Bouda* M, Bois D, Gagnon M. (2015). Valorisation of acid mine drainage treatment sludge as remediation component to control acid generation from mine wastes, part 1: material characterization and laboratory kinetic testing. Minerals Engineering, 76:109-116.
  • Yilmaz* E, Belem T, Bussiere B, Mbonimpa M, Benzaazoua M. (2015). Curing Time Effect on Consolidation Behaviour of Cemented Paste Backfill Containing Different Cement Types and Contents.  Construction & Building Materials, 75: 99–111.
  • Awoh*, A.S., Mbonimpa, M., Bussière, B., Plante, B., Bouzzaza, H. (2014). Laboratory Study of Highly Pyritic Tailings Submerged Beneath a Water Cover Under Various Hydrodynamic Conditions. Mine Water and the Environment, 33(3):241-255.
  • Awoh*, A.S., Mbonimpa, M., Bussière, B. (2013). Determination of the reaction rate coefficient of sulphide mine tailings deposited under water. Journal of Environmental Management 128: 1023-1032.
  • Aubertin, M. Bussière B., James M., Mbonimpa M., Chapuis R. P. (2013). Revue de divers aspects liés à la stabilité géotechnique des ouvrages de retenue de résidus miniers. Partie I – Mise en contexte et caractéristiques générales. Déchets, Sciences et Techniques - N°64: 28-37.
  • Aubertin M., James M., Mbonimpa M., Bussière B., Chapuis R. P. (2013). Revue de divers aspects liés à la stabilité géotechnique des ouvrages de retenue de résidus miniers. Partie II – analyse et conception. Déchets, Sciences et Techniques - N°64: 38-50.
  • Maqsoud, A., Bussière, B., Aubertin, M., Mbonimpa, M. (2013). Conversion of the Modified Kovács model parameters to the Brooks and Corey and van Genuchten model parameters for the water retention curve of sandy and silty soils. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 139(5), 388-398.
  • Awoh*, A.S., Mbonimpa, M., Bussière, B. (2013). Field Study of the Chemical and Physical Stability of Highly Sulphide-Rich Tailings Stored Under a Shallow Water Cover. Mine Water and the Environment, 32(1): 42-55

Conférences avec comité d’arbitrage (*: étudiant)

  • Belem, T., Mbonimpa, M., Gélinas, L.P., Alcott, J., Dallaire, D. (2019). Rational design of waste rock (muck) barricades (WRBs) as paste backfill-retaining structures. Proc. ISRM 14th International Congress on Rock Mechanics, September 13-18, Foz do Iguassu, Brazil, 8p.
  • Addi*, N-E., Maqsoud, A., Belem, T., Mbonimpa, M., El Mahboub*, K., Poudama*, L-É., Kabamba*, C-N. (2019). Évaluation du potentiel de séquestration en métaux lourds des polymères super absorbants : application aux pulpes des résidus miniers. Proc. of GeoSt.John's 2019, the 72nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, September 29 - October 2, 2019, 8 p. 
  • El Mahboub*, K., Belem, T., Mbonimpa, M., Maqsoud, M., Addi*, N.-E., Kabamba*, C.N., Poudama*, L.É., Lemay, J.-F. (2019). Tailings slurry thickening using Super Absorbent Polymers (SAPs) and parameters affecting the absorbency. Proc. of Tailings and Mine Waste 2019, November 17-20, 2019, Vancouver, Canada, Taylor & Francis Group, London, 12 p.
  • Kabamba*, C.N., Belem, T., Mbonimpa, M., Maqsoud, A., El Mahboub*, K., Poudama*, L.É., Addi*, N.-E., Lemay, J.-F. (2019). Optimization of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) dosage for dewatering mine tailings slurry. Proc. of GeoSt.John's 2019, the 72nd Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, September 29 - October 2, 2019, 8 p
  • Kanteye* O., Mbonimpa M., Diane* L., Belem T., Maqsoud A. (2019). Lime stabilization of soil-sludge mixtures for a potential use in oxygen barrier for mine site rehabilitation. GeoSt. John’s 2019 - 72st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. John’s, Canada, September 29 - October 2, 2019, 8 p..
  • Poudama* L.E, Rwamurinda* S. A., Mbonimpa M., Belem T., Maqsoud A., El Mahboub* K., Kabamba* C.N, Addi* N.E (2019). Assessment of the influence of aqueous solutions chemistry on the water absorbency of recycled superabsorbent polymers. GeoSt. John’s 2019 - 72st Canadian Geotechnical Conference, St. John’s, Canada, September 29 - October 2, 2019, 8 p.
  • Awoh, A.S., Mbonimpa M., Hane, I. (2018). Étude comparative de la performance d’abat poussières à contrôler l’érosion éolienne sur les parcs à résidus miniers. GeoEdmonton 2018 : the 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference September 23 to 26, 2018, Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • Dikonda* K.R, Mbonimpa M., Belem T. (2018) Influence de la procédure de malaxage sur les propriétés rhéologiques et mécaniques de remblais en pâte cimentés. GeoEdmonton 2018 : the 71st Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 13th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference September 23 to 26, 2018, Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Maqsoud, A. Diaby* S., Mbonimpa M. (2017) Modélisation physique d’un recouvrement à base de marbre concassé et d’argile pour la restauration de la mine d’or d’Ity (Côte d’Ivoire). 70e Conférence Canadienne de Géotechnique : GeoOttawa 2017, 1-4 octobre 2017, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Maqsoud, A., Diaby*, S., Mbonimpa, M. (2017). Performance evaluation of Ity mine site reclamation (Ivory Coast) using physical models based on clay materials. 16th International clay conference, Granada (Spain), 17 - 21 July. Scientific Research Abstracts Vol. 7, p. 511, 2017 ISSN 2464-9147.
  • Demers, I., Huo-Kang*, J., Mbonimpa, M. (2017). Variability of material properties used for covers to prevent acid mine drainage. 70e Conf. Can. de Géotech.: GeoOttawa 2017, 1-4 oct. 2017, Ottawa, ON.
  • Rey* N., Demers I., Bussière, B., Mbonimpa M. (2017). Laboratory and field study of oxygen flux and hydrogeological behaviour of monolayer covers made of low-sulfide tailings combined with an elevated water table placed over acid-generating mine tailings. 70e Conférence Canadienne de Géotechnique : GeoOttawa 2017, 1-4 octobre 2017, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Sahi* A., Belem T., Maqsoud A., Mbonimpa M. (2017). Preliminary assessment of tailings pulp thickening using recycled super absorbent polymers. 70e Conférence Canadienne de Géotechnique : GeoOttawa 2017, 1-4 octobre 2017, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  •  Zheng* J., Li L, Mbonimpa M., Pabst T. (2017). Analytical solutions of Gibson’s model for estimating the pore water pressures in accreting deposition of slurried material under one-dimensional self-weight consolidation. 70e Conf. Can.de Géotechn. GeoOttawa 2017, 1-4 oct. 2017, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
  • Demers, I., Mbonimpa, M., Benzaazoua, M., Bouda, M., Awoh S., Lortie, S., Gagnon M. (2016). Valorization of acid mine drainage treatment sludge by combination with a natural soil as an oxygen barrier cover for mine waste reclamation. Minerals Engineering International (MEI) Conferences: Sustainable Minerals '16. Falmouth, Cornwall, UK, June 23-24, 2016.
  • Beya* F.K., Mbonimpa M., Belem T., Benzaazoua M., Marceau* U., Kalonji* K., Li L. Ouellet S. (2016). Modélisations physique et numérique du transfert         de chaleur 1D et 3D dans le remblai en pâte cimenté sous diverses conditions thermiques de cure. 69e Conférence Canadienne de Géotechnique : GéoVancouver 2016, 2 au 5 octobre 2016, Vancouver, Colombie Britannique, Canada.
  • Kalonji* K., Mbonimpa M., Belem T., Benzaazoua M., Beya* F.K., Ouellet S. (2016). Calage d’un modèle numérique de prédiction de l’évolution de la température pendant le transport du remblai en pâte cimenté. 69e Conférence Canadienne de Géotechnique : GeoVancouver 2016,  Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2 Octobre 2-5.
  • Rey* N J, Demers I, Bussière B, Mbonimpa M, Lortie S. (2016). Field experiments to test the elevated water table concept combined with a desulfurized tailings cover layer. Proceedings. Sustainabilty, Energy and the Geoenvironment, Chicago, August 14-18.
  • Belem T, Mbonimpa M. (2016). Minimum strength required for resisting to cyclic softening/failure of cemented paste backfill at early age. Proceedings. 3rd International Symposium on Mine Safety Science and Engineering ISMS 2016, Montreal, Canada, August 13-19.
  •  Aubertin M, Bussière B, Pabst T, James M, Mbonimpa M. (2016). Review of reclamation techniques for acid generating mine wastes upon closure of disposal sites.Proceedings. Geo-Chicago: Sustainabilty, Energy and the Geoenvironment, Chicago, August 14-18.
  • Boulanger-Martel*, V., Bussière, B., J. Côté, J., Mbonimpa, M. (2015). Laboratory Column Experiment to Evaluate the Effective Oxygen Diffusion Coefficient in a Cover with Capillary Barrier Effects subjected to Freeze and Thaw Cycles. Cold Regions 2015 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Beya*, K.F., Mbonimpa, M., Belem, T., Benzaazoua, M., Kalonji*, K., Ouellet, S. (2015). Preliminary study of the influence of temperature and salinity on the thermal properties of hardening cemented paste backfill. Comptes-rendus de la 68e Conférence canadienne de géotechnique, GéoQuébec 2015, Des défis du Nord au Sud, Québec, Canada, 20-23 septembre 2015.
  • Kalonji* K., Mbonimpa, M., Belem, T., Benzaazoua, M., Beya* K.F., Ouellet, S. (2015). Preliminary investigation of the effect of temperature and salinity on the rheological properties of fresh cemented paste backfills. Comptes-rendus de la 68e Conférence canadienne de géotechnique, GéoQuébec 2015, Des défis du Nord au Sud, Québec, Canada, 20-23 septembre 2015
  • Maqsoud, A., Mbonimpa, M., Bussière, B., Benzaazoua, M. (2015). The hydrochemical behaviour of the aldermac abandoned mine site after its rehabilitation. Canadian Geotechnical conference, GeoQuébec, Québec, Canada, september, 21-24. 2015.
  • Maqsoud, A., Mbonimpa, M., Bussière, B. (2015). Hydrogeological behavior of mine tailings waste disposal using experimental test.Compte rendu de la conférence. 10th  International Conference on Acid Rock Drainage, and IMWA, International Mine Water Association, Santiago, Chile, April, 22-24, 2015.
  • Awoh*, S., Plante, B., Bussière, B., Mbonimpa, M. (2014). Measurement and prediction of CO2 effective diffusion coefficient in unsaturated media. GeoRegina: 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference, September 28 - October 1, 2014, Regina, Saskatchewan.
  • Demers I; Benzaazoua M.; Mbonimpa M.; Bouda* M.; Bois, D.; Gagnon M. (2014). Valorisation of acid mine drainage treatment sludge as remediation component to control acid generation from mine wastes, part 1: material characterization and laboratory testing. Minerals Engineering International Conferences: Sustainability through Resource Conservation and Recycling '14, Royaume-Uni, Falmouth, Cornwall, 2014-06-12.
  • Demers I; Benzaazoua M.; Mbonimpa M.; Bouda* M.; Bois, D.; Gagnon M. (2014). Valorisation of acid mine drainage treatment sludge as remediation component to control acid generation from mine wastes, part 2: field experimentation. Minerals Engineering International Conferences: Sustainability through Resource Conservation and Recycling '14, Royaume-Uni, Falmouth, Cormwal, 2014-06-12.
  • Awoh*, S., Plante, B., Bussière, B. ,Mbonimpa, M. (2013). CO2 consumption test for the quantification of the mineral carbonation potential of mine waste rock. 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 11th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, 29 sept-03 oct. 2013, Montreal, QC

  • Belem, T., Effenguet, H., Mbonimpa, M. (2013). Estimation of Required Minimum Binder Content by Assessing the Liquefaction Potential of Early Age Cemented Mine Backfill. 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 11th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, 29 sept-03 oct. 2013, Montreal, QC
  • Maqsoud, M, Mbonimpa, M, Bussière, B., Cyr, J. (2013). Réhabilitation du site minier abandonné Aldermac: résultats préliminaires du suivi de la nappe surélevée. 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 11th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, 29 sept-03 oct. 2013, Montreal, QC
  • Mbonimpa, M., Mantoy*, T., Bussière, B., Maqsoud, M., Gagnon, M. (2013). Hydrogeotechnical behavior of field experimental cells simulating CCBEs. 23rd Word Mining Congress; August 11-15, 2013, Montreal, Qc.
  • Ouattara*, D., Yahia, A., Mbonimpa, M., Belem, T. (2013). Rheology of cemented paste backfill incorporating superplasticizers. 66th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and the 11th Joint CGS/IAH-CNC Groundwater Conference, 29 sept-03 oct. 2013, Montreal, QC
  • Smirnova, E., Demers, I., Bouda*, M., Benzaazoua, M., Mbonimpa, M., Bois, G. (2013). Results of vegetation survey as a part of neutralizing lime sludge valorization assessment. Proceedings of the 2013 Northern Latitudes Mining Reclamation Workshop .and 38th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Land Reclamation Association. Whitehorse, Yukon September 9 – 12, 2013, pp. 194-204.

Mise à jour : 13 janvier 2017