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Larry Zanko is a Senior Research Fellow for the Economic Geology Program within the Minerals, Mining and Metallurgy Initiative. He is a geological mining engineer and has been with NRRI since 1988. He has worked on a variety of research projects related to industrial, ferrous and nonferrous minerals. Areas of particular focus have included aggregates, biogeochemistry, geological data compilation, geostatistics, geological resource/mine modeling, environmental remediation, kaolin and ball clay evaluations, mining economics/tax comparisons and mineral waste characterization/utilization projects.

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Byproducts Engineering & Materials Science
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Projects 2010 2020

Research Output 1997 2009

  • 4 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Chapter
3 Citations (Scopus)

Construction aggregate potential of minnesota taconite industry byproducts

Zanko, L. M., Fosnacht, D. R. & Hopstock, D. M., Dec 1 2009, Cold Regions Engineering 2009: Cold Regions Impacts on Research, Design, and Construction. p. 252-274 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Byproducts
Repair
Demonstrations
Natural resources
Industry
3 Citations (Scopus)

Field Studies on Sediment Remediation

Wittle, J. K., Pamukcu, S., Bowman, D., Zanko, L. M. & Doering, F., Aug 12 2009, Electrochemical Remediation Technologies for Polluted Soils, Sediments and Groundwater. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., p. 661-696 36 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

remediation
sediment
field study
14 Citations (Scopus)

Using recycled taconite as alternative aggregate in asphalt pavements

Velasquez, R., Turos, M., Moon, K. H., Zanko, L. M. & Marasteanu, M., Sep 1 2009, In : Construction and Building Materials. 23, 9, p. 3070-3078 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Asphalt pavements
Asphalt mixtures
Environmental regulations
taconite
Mineral industry
2 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced stabilization of dikes and levees using direct current technology

Wittle, J. K., Zanko, L. M., Doering, F. & Harrison, J., Dec 1 2008, Proceedings of session of GeoCongress 2008 - GeoCongress 2008: Geosustainability and Geohazard Mitigation, GSP 178. 178 ed. p. 686-693 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Levees
dike
stabilization
Stabilization
Anodes
8 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralogical and microscopic evaluation of coarse taconite tailings from Minnesota taconite operations

Zanko, L. M., Niles, H. B. & Oreskovich, J. A., Oct 1 2008, In : Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. 52, 1 SUPPL.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tailings
Minerals
Asbestos
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Protection Agency