Jenni Kiventerä

Jenni Kiventerä


Doctoral student


I am working as a doctoral student in Fibre and Particle engineering research unit. My research topic is sustainable utilization of sulfidic mine tailings and other harmful industrial wastes as a raw material in geopolymers. The focus area is mainly on the heavy metal stabilization.



Research interests

  • Waste recycling
  • Heavy metal stabilization
  • Geopolymers
  • Sulfidic mine tailings

Social media

Scientific merits

Research groups

  • Doctoral student, Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit

Selected publications

  • Kiventerä, Jenni; Lancellotti, Isabella; Catauro, Michelina; Dal Poggetto, Francesco; Leonelli, Cristina; Illikainen, Mirja (2018) Alkali activation as new option for gold mine tailings inertization. - Journal of Cleaner Production 187, 76-84 . [Original] [Self-archived]
  • Kiventerä, Jenni; Sreenivasan, Harisankar; Cheeseman, Christopher; Kinnunen, Päivö; Illikainen, Mirja (2018) Immobilization of sulfates and heavy metals in gold mine tailings by sodium silicate and hydrated lime. - Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 6 (5), 6530-6536 . [Original]
  • Lancellotti, I.; Kiventerä, J.; Catauro, M.; Poggetto, F.D.; Illikainen, M.  (2018) Inertization of Mine Tailing via Cold Consolidation in Geopolymer Matrix. - Key Engineering Materials 761, 31-34 . [Original]
  • Lancellotti, Isabella; Kiventerä, Jenni; Catauro, Michelina; Dal Poggetto, Francesco; Illikainen, Mirja; Leonelli, Cristina (2016) Inertization of mine tailing via cold consolidation in geopolymer matrix. (Artikkeli ammatillisessa konferenssijulkaisussa). - AICIng 2016 : Atti del X Convegno Nazionale dell'Associazione Italiana di Chimica per Ingegneria, Udine, 11 - 14 Settembre 2016. Tolazzi, Marilena; Melchior, Andrew. Ei sarjaa/No series. 120-121
  • Kiventerä, Jenni; Golek, Lukasz; Yliniemi, Juho; Ferreira, Victor; Deja, Jan; Illikainen, Mirja (2016) Utilization of sulphidic tailings from gold mine as a raw material in geopolymerization. - International journal of mineral processing 149, 104-110 . [Original]
  • Kiventerä, Jenni; Leiviskä, Tiina; Keski-Ruismäki, Kirsi; Tanskanen, Juha (2016) Characteristics and settling behaviour of particles from blast furnace flue gas washing. - Journal of Environmental Management 172, 162-170 . [Original]

Research visits

  • 1.2.2016 to 31.5.2019

    University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italia