• Participants at SMRI Groningen Conference 29 Sept. 2014
    200 technical delegates made the Groningen, Netherlands Fall 2014 conference a success.  

    Thank you, Gasunie, for hosting the conference.  

     
  • 1 NEW RESEARCH PROJECT WAS APPROVED BY MEMBERSHIP 29 Sept 2014
    New projects were approved by SMRI member vote 29 September, SMRI Groningen Business Meeting:
     
    2014 U1 "Hanging String Dynamics, Phase III" by McGill University.

    RFP 2012-2 approved additional testing within active research project "Thermodynamics of Hydrogen, gas, and air" by ESK GmbH.




  • NEXT SMRI CONFERENCE: Spring 2015 Rochester, 26-29 April

    put Spring 2015 Rochester, NY, USA on your calendar, 26-29 April, (registration opens about Feb 19)

    all individuals in our database will receive the Call for Papers 17 December 2014, and full details will be in the Conference Announcement scheduled for release 12 February 2015.

    Technical Class will be "Salt Geology", Field trips planned to 2 underground rock salt mines in Western New York!

  • "Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII" conference will be May 2015
    Mechanical Behavior of Salt VIII conference will be May 26-28, 2015 in Rapid City, SD, USA 

    Salt Mech 8 link to conference details

    -this conference is not related to SMRI, but the rock mechanics of salt is of great interest to many SMRI members.
SMRI Objectives and Plan
  • Fund and manage research which is focused on solution mining industry needs  
  • Hold 2 technical conferences per year, one in Europe, one in North America; with optional technical classes and field trips
  • Maintain an online library of tech papers, research reports, etc., as the prime information source for solution mining and cavern storage
  • Provide information to aid development of effective government regulations 
Welcome to SMRI's new website, ver. 03/14
We hope that you agree that SMRI has taken a step forward with rollout of this new PTFS based website March 2014.  The main objectives were to make the site easier for our members to use and to provide better information and services.  The site is still "under construction" and testing, so please be patient.

TO ALL USERS, ESPECIALLY MEMBER REPS:  Check your individual and organization information to make sure it is correct after change from our old website and database!

The Solution Mining Research Institute Inc. (SMRI) is a non-profit research and educational organization, with international perspective and members. SMRI welcomes participation by operators, researchers, suppliers, consultants, educators, government regulators, students, and others with interest in solution mining and cavern utilization.