mining water quality Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Water quality in healthcare

    Rivers are important freshwater resources for many countries and human beings around the world. Social well being, economics and political development have been largely related to the availability and distribution of these freshwater resources. In many parts of the world the adverse health impacts of water supply from rivers, dam construction, irrigation development and flood mitigation have led ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ensuring Water Quality in Africa

    Water is essential for life, and “access to safe water is a fundamental human and, therefore, a basic human right.” With this statement and his address on World Water Day in 2001, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan put a spotlight on what continues to be a global problem: clean water. This year completes the UN “Water for Life” international decade for ...


    By ASTM International

  • Water supply and mining: the policy paradox in Ghana

    Ghana has been highly successful in mining for over a century. However, one area of concern is the negative impact of mining activities on water resources: their quality and quantity. Mining companies are guided by rules and regulations, particularly those that have to do with the quality of water supply. Safe water supply is essential for improved health and quality of life for increased ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Impact of using paper mill sludge for surface-mine reclamation on runoff water quality and plant growth

    Paper mills generate large amounts of solid waste consisting of fibrous cellulose, clay, and lime. Paper mill sludge (PMS) can improve reclamation of surface-coal mines where low pH and organic-carbon levels in the spoil cover material can inhibit revegetation. When applied at high rates, however, PMS may adversely impact the quality of surface runoff. Therefore, we applied PMS at 0, 224, and 672 ...

  • A watershed water quality evaluation model using data mining as an alternative to physical watershed models

    This paper presents a data mining (DM)-based approach to developing a watershed water quality evaluation model (water quality evaluation model based on data mining (WQEMD)) as an alternative to physical watershed models. Three DM techniques (i.e. model tree, artificial neural network, and radial basis function) were employed to develop a WQEMD based on watershed characteristics (e.g. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Are mining waste disasters inevitable?

    On 5 November 2015 the dam of an iron ore tailings management facility in Bento Rodrigues, Brazil, suffered a catastrophic failure and flooded the area. The immediate consequences were dire: the accident killed at least 11 people, injured over a dozen more and left more than 500 people homeless. However, this is just the start: the environmental impact of the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, with ...

  • Data mining techniques for water ecotoxicity classification for application on water resources management

    Among the various forms of action that promote sustainability, technological innovation can be considered one of the most important. This paper applied data mining techniques to discover knowledge in the field of water quality monitoring data, providing useful and relevant support for decision-making in environmental management systems. At the current stage of research, a predictive modelling ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Advanced Water Quality Techniques Course

    Abstract:The development of a strategic water quality monitoring program is based on prioritizing risks to public safety and economic reality. The development of global standardized methods and protocols for automated water quality monitoring would facilitate international communication of water quality information and comparison of standardized methods and protocols. The three primary methods ...


  • Battling Iron Bacteria Contamination in Mining

    Published in the May issue of International Mining, this article focuses on the problem of iron bacteria contamination in the water supply for the Tiwest Mine at Cooljarloo, Australia. Mines rely heavily on groundwater sources and the quality and flow of that water have both operational and regulatory implications. The problem of mineral and bacterial contamination in groundwater sources can ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Phosphate Mine Tailings - Case Study

    THE CHALLENGE A typical phosphate mining operation can produce between 180,000 and 225,000 gallons per minute of fine phosphatic clay tailings. This material has a solids concentration of between 2% and 7% on a dry-solids basis. Currently, ponds and lagoons are used for settling and clarification of these materials. Many of these polishing ponds are approximately 200 to 300 acres in size, ...

  • State of The Art Technology in Ore Mining

    The Styrian Erzberg is the largest open pit of ore in Central Europe. To hold as well as to improve the ore quality comprehensive modernisations were tackled. Here, ore mining began in the fourth century - a date which is supported by remains of melting furnaces found in the small Styrian town called Eisenerz (the German word for iron ore). The name could not be more characteristic. The ...

  • Peristaltic Pumps play key role in rectifying the pH balance of mine water

    After decades of uncontrolled industrial (mining) activities, water supply is under serious threat. Studies show that acid water levels in the country's mines are rising at a staggering average rate of 0.59 m/day. The water situation is in fact threatening the population’s survival. At the heart of resolving this problem are the treatment of water and wastewater. This article looks at ...

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