mining water Articles

  • Cut-Off Wall - Abandoned Mine Tailings Pond - Case Study

    Problem At an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory, mining for both Gold and Zinc took place until the mid 1950's, with the processing of the ore taking place on the banks of an adjacent lake. Processing methods resulted in the creation of a large mine tailings pond that had high concentrations of iron, arsenic, zinc and lead. Spring runoff and summer rainfall then infiltrated through ...


    By C3 Environmental Limited

  • Mine Water

    THis article shows the use of the Cogent PDV6000plus as a portable analyser used to monitor metal concentration in river and lake water which is polluted by acid mine water from abandoned mine ...

  • Mining water from gypsum

    Water resources in the world are scarce and unevenly distributed. In deserts, the only source of drinking water is groundwater, often saline and of poor quality. In many places, the groundwater levels have dropped dangerously due to overexploitation. Gypsum deposits, that are very common in deserts, are a potential source of drinking water, a fact that is realised by very few people. Gypsum ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Mining Water Quality Application

    Isaac Plains Coal Mine Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). One of the environmental monitoring requirements which must be met is monitoring water. These include potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Sustainable mining

    It's imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet the expectations of regulators today (and investors and the general public), but in the future, when requirements will no doubt be even more ...

  • Mining, the environment and the treatment of mine effluents

    The environmental impact of mining on the ecosystem, including land, water and air, has become an unavoidable reality. Guidelines and regulations have been promulgated to protect the environment throughout mining activities from start-up to site decommissioning, in particular, the occurrence of acid mine drainage (AMD), due to oxidation of sulfide mineral wastes, has become the major area of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Methane Mining

    The Customer The Company is a global manufacturer of web handling, air flotation drying, process thermal management and emission control systems. They serve the web coating, printing, packaging and other industrial process markets. The Process The site is a coal mine that has been closed for a number of years, ostensibly because most or all of the ...

  • Mine backfill

    Mine backfill is defined as the material used to fill the cavities (i.e., stopes) created by underground mining. Backfilling can be a means to dispose of sludge and/ or tailings which may contain hazardous materials and to reduce surface environmental impacts by storing tailings underground. Alternately, backfilling with nonhazardous materials can allow for mining productivity improvements. To ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Mixing mine water precipitate from a Tin Mine in the UK

    Landia (UK) Ltd. was awarded a contract to provide the pre-reaction chambers and sludge holding tanks at Wheal Jane Mine Water Treatment Plant, Cornwall with a total number of 7 submersible mixers. Working conditions are very harsh on this plant where the mixers will be homogenizing sludges in the process of purifying a heavily contaminated industrial effluent. The mixers were supplied in ...


    By Landia

  • Cleaner Production in the Mining Industry: Mount Isa Mines

    MIM Holdings Limited has implemented a program of innovations which has enabled the company to open a new mine and add new electricity-using activities while cutting total annual electricity use and carbon dioxide emissions. MIM has committed to the Australian Governmentís Greenhouse Challenge. This Federal and State Government sponsored initiative requires companies to reduce emissions of carbon ...


  • Mining clarifier overflow

    Project Profile: Clarifier Overflow Water Polishing: PFD  Data: End User: US Energy Location: Crested  Butte, CO Commissioned: Spring, 2010 Units: (1) model STiR-50V (50 ft2/filter) Flow Rate: 300 gpm (0.5 Million gallons of water per day) ...


    By Filtra Systems

  • Mining Metals Solution Treatability

    Integrated Engineers, Inc. conducted a treatability test on water containing metals in solution from a mining company’s analysis labs. Initial pH was below 2, so it was adjusted to 6.5 to 7.5 using caustic. This lowers the solubility of the metals, and helps the Floccin to work better. The Floccin-1105 worked well at a dosage of 2.1 grams/ 1,000 ml of wastewater (treatment dosage of .9 lbs. of ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Influence of Copper Mine on Surface Water Quality

    Aras water basin is located in northwest of Iran. Sungun mine which is the largest open-cast copper mine of Iran is located in this region and is in the primary stages of extraction. The influence of mining activity on the quality of regional surface water has been taken in to consideration in this study. Accordingly, sampling was done from 5 local streams in the study area. In order to consider ...

  • Optimising the Rehabilitation of polluted Mine Tailings and Water by SupaZorb

    To date the polluted acid mine drainage (AMD) – the second biggest environmental problem of the world - from South Africa’s gold mines, was characterised and treated by the precipitation of heavy metals with lime and sulphates, by means of iron exchange. The chemical treatment with expensive and toxic caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide, NaOH) is to lift the pH, in order to reduce the corrosion on ...


    By SupaZOrb

  • Comparison of Gas and Water Pycnometry of Coal Mine Wastes

    Coal mine washery wastes comprise two major components whose specific gravities differ markedly. Consequently, their specific gravity is much more variable than that of natural soils and is determined relatively frequently. The specific gravity of coal mine wastes is determined more rapidly and efficiently by gas pycnometry than by water pycnometry. However, the two methods give significantly ...


    By ASTM International

  • Mining application - Heavy metals testing in water

    Isaac Plains is an open cut coal mine, in Northern Queensland, Australia. The Isaac Plains Project operates under an Environmental Authority (EA). They needed a field test for heavy metals compliance. The water sources included  potable water, mine affected water, natural creek flows, water releases, groundwater and the receiving environment. The site water management system is comprised of ...


    By ANDalyze

  • Acid mine drainage treatment

    Acid mine/rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada. This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the 1950’s, producing gold ore. Its profitability eventually failed and it was abandoned. In the ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Case study - pumping in mines

    Location: Peru Year: 2011 Working context Pumps have been installed in Cerro Verde and Antamina mines in Peru for pumping tailings and material from in the process plant. The problem Both clients where looking for a pump able to handle slurry with high specific gravity and with solid concentration ...


    By Dragflow North America

  • Groundwater Asset Management in Mining

    Mike Deed is the author of an interesting article on Groundwater Asset Management in Mining that appeared in the December issue of Geodrilling International. The article focuses on the importance of implementing a regular maintenance programme to control borehole contamination and keep systems running efficiently. ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Water Mining in New York City

    The Facility The Helena, which opened in late 2005, is an apartment building that offers more than amenities, views, and nice finishes. Behind the $100 million tower’s gleaming glass and metal skin is a serious high-performance building. Its owner and designers say the Helena will annually use 65 percent of the energy and one-third of the potable water of comparable ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

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