Full Agenda

Welcome to Salt of the Earth: 2018 World Salt Symposium. The agenda will be subject to change as the date approaches and final papers are selected. Transportation provided between The Montage Deer Valley and Stein Eriksen Lodge – Deer Valley. For transportation between the hotel and the airport, please check our Transportation page. If you require assistance getting from the bus stop to the Stein, transport is available. Please contact the main desk at the Stein lobby for help.

Program Note: The program gives the name of the presenter of each paper – the authors can be found by reviewing the appropriate document on the thumb drive or on the website.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Onsite Registration 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM Stein Eriksen Lodge If you are staying at Montage Deer Valley, please register there on Monday.

If you are staying at any other hotel, please register at the Stein Eriksen Lodge.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Stein Eriksen Lodge

Onsite Registration 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM All attendees who have not already registered should check in at Stein registration, regardless of hotel.

Late arrivals should go to the Information Desk at Stein for assistance.

HEALTH (A Sessions) ENVIRONMENT (B Sessions)


Opening Brunch

10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Stein Eriksen – Mountain Lodge

Opening Session

12:15 – 12:45
Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Technical Session 1A: Salt and Cardiovascular Health 1:00 – 2:15 Olympic Gold Room Session Chair: William Wang, North America Business Director, Shinhwa Co., Ltd.

Keynote: Andrew Mente, McMaster University, “Dietary Sodium Consumption and Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality: What is the Current Evidence?”

  • Kouichi Tamura, Yokohama City University, “Novel Receptor Binding Protein ATRAP in the Regulation of Renal Sodium Reabsorption and Blood Pressure Response”
  • Mort Satin, Salt Institute, “Low Salt Diets and Asymptomatic Hyponatremia”

Technical Session 1B: Salt and Winter Maintenance 1:00 – 2:15 Olympic Bronze Room Session Chair: Ken Howe, Cargill Salt

Keynote: Bret Hodne, Director of Public Services, City of West Des Moines, “Salt in the World of Transportation – Keys to Success for the Future”

  • A.H. Pichel, Akzo Nobel, “Biodegradable and Cyanide-free Anticaking Agent for De-icing Salt”
  • Jan Olek, Purdue University and Compass Minerals, “Influence of Type of Deicers on Scaling Resistance of Plain and Fly Ash Concretes”
  • R. Mark DeVries, Vaisala, “Using Technology to Manage Winter Operations”

Technical Session 1C: Salt Extraction 1:00 – 2:15 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Kevin Thimmesch, Eureka Resources LLC

  • Yuhang Fu, Zigong Light Industry Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd., “Exploration on the Technology of Barium Extraction from Yellow Brine and Rock Brine Exchange”
  • John Voigt, Solution Mining Research Institute, “Solution Mining and Salt Cavern Challenges, SMRT’s Research Focus”
  • Kerstin Hirsch, SEP Salt and Evaporation Plants Ltd, “Case Study on the Recovery of Salt from Produced Water coming from Shale Gas Facilities”
  • Jerel Bogdan, Eureka Resources LLC, “Extraction of Sodium Chloride and Calcium Chloride from Oil and Gas Wastewater”

Technical Session 2A: Salt and Iodine 1 2:30 – 3:45 Olympic Gold Room Session Chair: Christian Herrmann, Morton Salt

Keynote: Stan D. Soderstrom, Executive Director for Kiwanis International and Kiwanis Children’s Fund, “Kiwanis and IDD: A Story about Universal Salt Iodization”

Sponsored by Kiwanis International

  • Yuxiang Tong, Jiangsu Province Salt Industry Group Co., Ltd., “Iodized Salt and IDD Prevention and Control”
  • Noor A. Khan, Nutrition International, “Universal Salt Iodization in Pakistan – A Public Health Success Story”
  • Scott Koefod, Cargill, “Photochemical Stabilization of Fortified Salt to Treat Lymphatic Filariasis and Iodine Deficiency”

Technical Session 2B: Winter Maintenance and the Public Good 2:30 – 3:45 Olympic Bronze Room Session Chair: Ton Pichel, Akzo Nobel

Keynote: Max Perchanok, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, “Winter Maintenance and the Public Good”

  • Todd Kruse, “Snowfighter Appreciation Days”
  • Wilf Nixon, Salt Institute, “Economic Benefits of Winter Maintenance”

Technical Session 2C: Mining Geology 1 2:30 – 3:45 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Kevin Brett, Ilanga Sel

  • Huan Zhou, Tianjin University of Science & Technology, “The Ancient, Latter-Day and Coming Technology of Food-Salt Recovering From Na2SO4 Type Brine in Yuncheng Salt-Lake of China: The Typical Application of Salt-Forming Diagram”
  • Pierre Berest, Ecole Polytechnique, “Thermodynamics of Gas Storage Caverns”
  • Patrick Laracy, Vulcan Minerals, “A New Salt Mine Development in Eastern Canada at the Feasibility Stage”
  • Thomas Schicht, K-UTEC Salt Technologies, “Seismic Monitoring of Former Potash Mines in the South-Hercynian Mountains – Development of Technology and Activity”

Technical Session 3A: Salt and Health Outcomes 4:00 – 5:15 Olympic Gold Room Session Chair: Ismail Suttar, HubSalt

Keynote: Michael Alderman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, “Dietary Sodium and Health – What is known, and not known”

  • Saoraya Chunmuang, Mokpo National University, Republic of Korea, “Effects of Mineral-Rich Solar Sea Salt and Its Heat-Treated Salt on Blood Pressure and Endothelial Dysfunction in Dahl Salt-Sensitive Rats”
  • Janice Johnson, Cargill Salt, “Review of the Science on Sodium and Health Outcomes”

Technical Session 3B: Winter Maintenance and New Technology 4:00 – 5:15 Olympic Bronze Room Session Chair: Jon Schnieders, Compass Minerals

Keynote: Tina Greenfield, Iowa Department of Transportation, “The Role of Big Data in Winter Maintenance”

  • Scott Koefod, Cargill, “Investigating Pre-Wetting with a New Ice Melter Performance Test”
  • Steffen Ball, Compass Minerals, “Newly Developed Anti-Caking Agents and Physical Influences on Caking”
  • Wilf Nixon, Salt Institute, “Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting”

Technical Session 3C: Mining and Production Technology 1 4:00 – 5:15 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Wouter Lox, EUsalt

  • Huan Zhou, China National Salt Industry Corporation, “Recycled Salt Precipitation Rules of Yabulai Salt Lake Brine”
  • Xu Junhui, China Salt Jintan Co. Ltd., “Study on Wet FGD Process in Thermal Power Plant Using Salt Slurry From Brine Purification”
  • Toby Cressman, Joy Global, “Utilizing Mechanized Mining for Salt Extraction”
  • Vladimir M. Sedivy, Salt Partners Ltd., “Upgradeability of Solar, Rock and Vacuum Evaporated Salts”

Opening Reception

6:00-8:30 PM
The Montage Deer Valley Shuttle buses will be located at the corner of Stein Way and Royal Street, between the Stein and Chateaux. Shuttle buses will run continuously from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM. Please do not attempt to walk as there is no sidewalk and no lighting. This reception will features stations highlighting regional cuisines of the United States. Throughout the Montage you will find the following regions represented:

West Coast, Midwest, The South, and Hawaii.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Stein Eriksen Lodge

Technical Session 4A: Salt and Iodine 2 9:00 – 10:15 Olympic Gold Room

Session Chair: Jonathan Gorstein, Iodine Global Network

  • Jonathan Gorstein, Iodine Global Network, “Global Experience with USI – Success and Achievements Towards the Elimination of IDD”
  • Luiz Caetano, Sal Cisne “Public-Private Collaboration on USI: Examples of Recent Success and Some Suggestions for the Future”
  • Noor Khan, Nutrition Initiative, “Recent Efforts Towards Consolidation of the Salt Industry to Support USI”

Technical Session 4B: The Story of Salt 9:00 – 10:15 Olympic Bronze Room

Session Chair: Jim Wirth, Ferrum

  • David Bloch, M. R. Bloch Salt Archive, “Revealing the Original Purpose Engineered Qanat Karez Falaj Salt Leaching System Compared to the Sabkha Salt Leaching and Recovery Today”
  • Yuxiang Tong, Jiangsu Province Salt Industry Group Co., Ltd., “Snow-white Wu Salt —The Emergence and Influence of the Circle of The Huai Salt Culture”
  • William M. Goodman, Sovereign Hydro, “A Late-Stage Wild-Brining Operation Using Salt-Contact Brine at the Up-Dip Terminus of Halite Beds in the Silurian Salina Group, Northern Rim of the Appalachian Basin”
  • Sergio Moreno, Asociación Mexicana de la Industria Salinera A.C., “Influence of Technological Revolutions on Salt Production”

Technical Session 4C: Salt Production and Purification Issues 9:00 – 10:15 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Dan Pannell, Compass Minerals

  • Eörs Kondorosy, Salt Research and Consulting; Evatherm AG, “Technologies to Produce Pharmaceutical Grade Sodium Chloride”
  • Matthew Bollinger, Cargill, “Producing Naturally Purified Salts from Mixed Salts”
  • Koji Masaoka, Research Institute of Salt and Sea Water Science, The Salt Industry Center of Japan, “Incorporation Phenomena of Impurity Ions into Sodium Chloride Crystals”
  • Markus Pfänder, K-UTEC Salt Technologies, “Potassium Sulfate – A Precious By-Product for Solar Salt Works”

Technical Session 5A: Salt and Iodine 3 10:30 – 11:45 Olympic Gold Room

Session Chair: Robin Houston, Iodine Global Network

  • Katia dos Santos Dias, GAIN, “Critical Issues in the Implementation of Iodized Salt Production–Regulatory Monitoring and KIO3 Supply”
  • Robin Houston, Iodine Global Network, “Use of iodized salt in processed foods – steps required to include processed foods in national USI programs”
  • Jonathan Gorstein, Iodine Global Network, “Using Salt as Vehicle of Other Micronutrients”
  • Brief panel discussion for question and answer session: Panelists: Luiz Caetano, Brazil. Sergio Moreno, Mexico. Garcez Narcy, Mozambique. Rishi Kansagra, Nigeria

Technical Session 5B: Leading Safety from the Corner Office 10:30 – 11:45 Olympic Bronze Room Session Chair: Emanuel Manos, Detroit Salt

Panel Discussion

  • Marcelo Montero, Cargill
  • Anthony Sepich, Compass Minerals
  • Jen McCormick, Morton Salt
  • Wilf Nixon, Salt Institute (panel facilitator)

Technical Session 5C: Mining Geology 2 10:30 – 11:45 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Wes Vietmeier, Sandvik

  • Dirk Zapf, Leibniz University Hanover, “Thermally Induced Cracks in Gas Caverns in Rock Salt”
  • David Hart, Sandia National Labs, “Depressurization Effects in Salt Dome Caverns”
  • Barry Roberts, Sandia National Labs, “A System for Salt Cavern Well Integrity Grading”
  • Pierre Berest, Ecole Polytechnique, “Crater Formation above Salt Caverns: Piston vs. Hour Glass”
  • Tapas Chatterjee, SSP PVT Ltd., “Salt Processing Technologies”


11:45 AM-1:00 PM
Stein Eriksen—Mountain Lodge

Technical Session 6A: Moving Forward with Salt and Health 1:00 – 2:15 Olympic Gold Room Session Chair: Mort Satin, Salt Institute

Keynote: David McCarron, University of California – Davis, “’Anything Worth Doing Takes More Than A Lifetime:’ The Resolution of The Sodium and Health Debate”

Panel Discussion: “The need for large randomized controlled trials on the impact of salt on health outcomes”

  • Andrew Mente, McMaster University
  • David McCarron, University of California
  • Michael Alderman, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Technical Session 6B: Salt and The Circular Economy—Improving the Manufacturing Process 1:00 – 2:15 Olympic Bronze Room

Session Chair: Nils Vanderplas, Akzo Nobel

  • Wouter Lox, EUsalt, “Circular Economy, a Business Opportunity for the Salt Industry?”
  • Torsten Slotosch, UGS GmbH, “Surface Engineering Department and K + S, Mutual Benefits of Combining Potash Production and Abandonment of Underground Storage Facilities”
  • Denis Vidovic, K + S, “CO2 Footprint: Comparison Between Rock Salt, Sea Salt and Vacuum-evaporated Salt”
  • S. Jiang, Akzo Nobel, “Next Generation Anticaking Agent for Edible Salt”
  • Yuhang Fu, Zigong Light Industry Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd., “Study on Comprehensive Utilization of Residues in Salt Making Area”

Technical Session 6C: Salt Production Trends 1:00 – 2:15 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Joe Krauss, Hogan Lovells

  • Kerry Satterthwaite, Roskill, “International Salt Trends to 2020”
  • Kerstin Hirsch, SEP Salt and Evaporation Plants Ltd., “A General Overview of Chemical Brine Treatment for Salt Production Processes”
  • Stefan Schlag, HIS Markit, “The Global Salt Market”
  • Vladimir M. Sedivy, Salt Partners Ltd., “Salt Business in Africa”

Technical Session 7A: Issues of Salt Intake 2:30 – 3:45 Olympic Gold Room Session Chair: Marcelo Montero, Cargill

Keynote: Jan Staessen, University of Leuven Belgium, “Reducing Salt Intake for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease—Times Are Changing”

  • Janice Johnson, Cargill Salt, “Challenges of Removing Salt as a Sodium Reduction Solution for Foods”
  • John MacKinnon, K+S Business Unit Salt, “Salt with Differentiated Adhesion Promoters for Topical Snack Applications”

Technical Session 7B: Salt and Water Conditioning 2:30 – 3:45 Olympic Bronze Room Session Chair: Ben Nichols, Compass Minerals

Keynote: Pauli Undesser, Water Quality Association, “Water Quality Perspectives and Impacts for Salt”

  • Robert Geiger, Compass Minerals, “Enhancing the Efficiency of Water Softener Regenerants”
  • Lori Roman, Salt Institute, “Water Conditioning – The State of the Art and of the Politics”
  • Qingguo Mao, China Salt Association, “Brief Introduction of New Measures on Monopoly of Edible Salt”

Technical Session 7C: Solar Salt 1 2:30 – 3:45 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Geordie Edmiston, McLanahan

  • Matthew S. Hickenlooper, REDD Engineering & Construction, Inc., “Identifying and Analyzing Opportunities for Expansion and Optimization in Solar Salt Works”
  • Ton van Zeeburg, Akzo Nobel, “Process for the Preparation of the Low Sodium Salt SupraSel OneGrain”
  • Nikolaos A. Korovessis, Hellenic Saltworks S.A., “The Role of Protozoan Fabrea Salina In Solar Sea Salt Production”
  • Nikolaos A. Korovessis, Technical Education Institute of Western Greece, “Protists, Cyanobacteria, Rotifers and Crustacea from the Hypersaline Lakes of Messologhi Saltworks”

Technical Session 8: Poster Session 4:00 – 5:15 The Chateaux – Impressionist Ballroom

Featuring Ice Cream Social, Games, and Prizes

The poster session provides an opportunity for paper authors to interact more intimately with other symposium delegates, and to discuss their findings in more detail. It also provides an opportunity for the more speculative and current findings of the field to be presented. Several international salt associations will also be presenting posters.

Session Chair: Wouter Lox, EUsalt

  • Bu Ming, China Salt Yulin Co. Ltd., “Comparison and Suggestion with ME and MVR Salt Production Process”
  • Yuka Nakayama, Research Institute of Salt and Sea Water Science, The Salt Industry Center of Japan, “Consideration of Bacteria Inspection Methods Used to Examine Salt and Manufacturing Process Samples”
  • Hayato Mineo, Research Institute of Salt and Sea Water Science, The Salt Industry Center of Japan, “Thermal Decomposition of Japanese Sea Salt Using TG-MS”
  • Takeshi Nagatani, Research Institute of Salt and Sea Water Science, The Salt Industry Center of Japan, “Development of Ion-Exchange Membrane Using an Electron-Beam-Induced Graft Polymerization Method”
  • L. Ninane, Consultant, “Two Models of Industrial Oslo Crystallyser”
  • L. Ninane, Consultant, “Vacuum Salt Fluid Bed Drying and Cooling”
  • Urs Hofmeier, Swiss Salt Works, “Influence of Selected Salt Qualities and Carrier Systems on Saltiness Perception in Bread Rolls”
  • Yoshinari Wada, Faculty of Engineering, Chiba Institute of Technology, “Effective Utilization of Bromine in Seawater: Application to Water Purification Technique with Supplying Ozone Minute-Bubbles”
  • Charlotte Booth, Bangor University, “Comparison of Theoretical and Measured Composition of Brine During Salt Precipitation and Resulting Co-Crystals”
  • Fuminori Misaizu, Tohoku University, “Geometrical Structures and Molecular Adsorption Reactions of Alkali-Halide Cluster Ions Investigated by Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry”
  • Hargovind Patel, Seaweed Fertilizer Company, “An Improved Horizontal Screw Classifier/Washery”
  • Thomas Schicht, K-UTEC Salt Technologies, “Exploration of Different Types of Potash Deposits: Case Studies”
  • Max Perchanok, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, “Operational Winter Severity Indices in Canada – from Concept to Practice”
  • R. Mark DeVries and Bret Hodne, Vaisala Inc. and City of West Des Moines, “Using Technology to Manage Winter Operations – A Case Study”
  • Wilf Nixon, Salt Institute, “Sustainable Winter Service Operations”

This listing represents the posters available to us when the program went to press. Additional posters may have been added since – please see the listing of posters at the entrance to the poster session.

Country-Western Reception

(Western wear encouraged, but not required)
6:30-9:30 PM
Stein Eriksen – Mountain Lodge Featuring Line Dancing, Live Music, Western Fare, Prizes and Mechanical Bull Riding.

Shuttle buses will run from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Stein Eriksen Lodge

Technical Session 9A: Getting the Media and the Public to Embrace the Science of Salt 8:30 – 9:45 Olympic Gold Room

Session Chairs: Tom von Zeeburg and Shangfeng Jiang, Akzo Nobel

  • Julie Gunlock, Independent Women’s Forum, “Health and the Culture of Alarmism”
  • Mort Satin, Salt Institute, “Salt—The Greatest Myth in the History of Modern Medicine”
  • Alex Morrison, Grey Advertising West, “Advancing the Message: Salt in the Media”

Technical Session 9B: Safety and the Team 8:30 – 9:45 Olympic Bronze Room

Session Chair: Geoff Brown, Compass Minerals

  • James Jacquez, Morton Salt, “Health and Safety Maturity Assessment”
  • Scott Whitelaw, United Salt, “Building Responsibility in the Workplace”

Technical Session 9C: Solar Salt 2 8:30 – 9:45 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Matthias Mohr, K+S Chile

  • L. Ninane, Consultant, “Design of Industrial Oslo Crystallyser: A Case Study”
  • Kiyomi Nakajima, Salt Industry Center of Japan, “Effect of Composition and Dissolved Oxygen of Mother Liquor on Rest Potential of Metals”
  • Kahn Farhan, Department of Chemistry, University of Karachi, “Laboratory Scale Study for the Control Crystallization of Sodium Chloride Pyramid Crystals (Fleur De Sel) Prepared by Solar Salt”
  • Liying Sui, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, “Current Situation of Artemia Resources in Bohai Bay Solar Saltworks, China”

Technical Session 10A: Changing the Conversation about Salt and Health 10:00 – 11:15 Olympic Gold Room Panel Discussion

Session Chair: Jim O’Donnell, United Salt Corporation

  • Lori Roman, Salt Institute
  • Julie Gunlock, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Alex Morrison, Grey Advertising West
  • Jorge Amselle, Salt Institute

Technical Session 10B: Safety and Technology 10:00 – 11:15 Olympic Bronze Room

Session Chair: Erich Krug, K+S Salt

  • Barbara Menard, Compass Minerals, “Installation of a PCM Liner for Ground Support Enhancement in the Cote Blanche Mine Production Shaft”
  • James Jacquez, Morton Salt, “Diesel Particulate Matter”

Technical Session 10C: Mining and Production Technology 2 10:00 – 11:15 Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Session Chair: Todd Kruse, Normandale College

  • M. Matsumoto, Nihon University, Japan, “Enhanced CaMg(CO3)2 Production by CO2 Microbubble Injection into Concentrated Brine”
  • Yasushi Noda, Research Institute of Salt and Sea Water Science, The Salt Industry Center of Japan, “Determination of Bromine and Iodine in Salt with Inductively Coupled Plasma – Mass Spectrometry”
  • Noa Sainz-Lopez, University of Cadiz (Spain), “Is All Fleur De Sel the Same? Experience from Artisanal Saltworks in Castro Marim, Portugal”
  • Guy Wilkins, Solar Salt Harvesters, “Rain Management and Salt Floors n Solar Salt Plants”

Closing Session

11:30 – 12:00
Stein Eriksen Ballroom

Salt Production Tours 12:15 – 5:45 (return) Must be pre-registered for bus tour and present badge before boarding. Box Lunch provided Buses depart for Salt Tours at the corner of Stein Way and Royal Street (between Stein and Chateaux) Dress Code: • No open toed or high heeled shoes (safety toes preferred, but not required) • No exposed legs (no shorts, skirts, dresses), and no sleeveless shirts • No exposed necklaces, earrings, watches, rings with stones, or items in pockets above the waist

If you do not meet the dress code, you will not be allowed on the bus due to safety regulations at the site.

NOTE: The climate at The Great Salt Lake is very different than in Park City. It will be both hotter and drier. Please be sure to bring bottled water. A hat and lip balm are also advisable especially if you will be exiting the bus.