Mining Water Articles

  • How do you transform a desert coal mine into an award-winning oasis? - Case Study

    The Ukhaa Khudag coal mine lies in one of the harshest climate zones on the planet: the southern Gobi desert. In the winter, its pipelines and coal tailings dams would freeze. In the summer, much of its water would evaporate. Faced with these extreme conditions, the mine needed the most robust equipment available to conserve and reuse water from its tailings. Eight ANDRITZ SEPARATION belt ...

  • Water Use in the Mining Industry

    Freshwater resources are protected as industry begins to put emphasis on sustainability The mining industry has a great impact on water resources, both depleting water supplies with high usage and polluting them with discharges or seepage from tailings or waste rock impoundments. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Dewatering coal tailings at Khaa Khudag Coal Mine, Mongolia - Case Study

    Extreme reliability Dewatering coal tailings at KHAA KHUDAG COAL MINE, Mongolia The Ukhaa Khudag coal mine lies in the heart of one of the harshest climate zones on earth: the southern Gobi desert. In the winter, its pipelines and coal tailings dam would freeze. In the summer, much of its water would evaporate. Faced with these extreme conditions, the mine needed ...

  • Water Quality Data Logger for Monitoring Coal Mine Runoff

    Water Quality Monitoring Solutions from dataTaker CAS DataLoggers provided an intelligent water quality data logging solution for an open-cut coal mine to monitor high salinity water runoff into local retaining ponds with a Water Quality Data Logger. The water from these retention ponds could only be released into the local river system when it was of sufficient quality to have no effect on the ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • The Pueblo Viejo Gold Mine - THIOTEQ for Copper Recovery - Case Study

    Increasing output of metals by precipitating copper sulfide in the gold mining industry. Facts and figures Process The Pueblo Viejo Mine processes 24,000 tons per day of polymetal ores containing gold, silver, copper and zinc. Full operation was achieved in 2014. Revitalizing resources Recovering up to 12,000 tons of copper ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Anglo Coal - Case Study

    Acidic mine water treatment without lime South African Coal Estates (SACE) is a division of Anglo Coal and operates the coalmine at Landau Colliery in South Africa. Processing of the coal results in a sulphate-rich effluent. Part of the sulphate is removed with lime precipitation but this produces an effluent that is oversaturated with gypsum. As a result, scaling occurred ...


    By Paques B.V.

  • Using RockWorks for Dredge Mining - Case Study

    Step 1 – Creating a Borehole Manager Database Create a RockWorks Borehole Manager Database containing Bore Location information and %Sand Assay data. This data can be entered into the Borehole Manager by hand, or can be imported via Excel or an ASCII file. Data in the Locations table include Eastings, Northings, Elevations and Total Depths for your holes. Because all of ...


    By RockWare, Inc.

  • Seven reasons to choose the X-MET8000 Expert Geo for mining

    Mining companies are looking for ways to make their operations more efficient and reduce costs without compromising on product quality. Product Manager Christelle Petiot looks at how the X-MET8000 Expert Geo from Hitachi High-Tech can help them. ...

  • Introducing Ice Storm90™- Great article written by @Canadian Mining and Energy on the IceStorm90

    We are seeing more and more companies adopting our ice blasting technology for a variety of uses, cleaning mining equipment being one of them. Coulson Ice Blast offers an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to clean heavy equipment Coulson Ice Blast began as a solution to the Coulson Group's aviation problem. Foster Coulson's grandfather created the Coulson Group in ...


    By Coulson Ice Blast

  • Biodepuration of domestic sewage, textile effluents and acid mine drainage using starch-based xerogel from recycled potato peels

    Water is a finite resource. Its safety and cleanliness are highly important to meet current and future human needs. Compared to other resources, water represents a main factor to achieve development in several areas and leads to economic progress of a nation. However, in recent years, the excessive demographic and industrial growth has exacerbated water contamination. In this study, the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How to identify issues in water quality

    Water quality can mean different things to different people and therefore depends on what standard of quality one is looking for, for example, water may be fine for fish to live in but lack the quality required for human consumption. To measure the quality of water accurately, tests are carried out to identify several key indicators. These characteristics are then compared ...


    By Aquaread Limited

  • Documentary highlights the dangers of air pollution

    “Under the Dome" showcases huge problem in China The “fog” blanketing China most days used to be thought of as a natural weather phenomenon that couldn’t be helped. But since 2012, the words “smog”, “PM2.5”, “air pollution” and “fine particles” have become analogous to a nation’s struggle against an ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Acid production potentials of massive sulfide minerals and lead–zinc mine tailings: a medium-term study

    Weathering of sulfide minerals is a principal source of acid generation. To determine acid-forming potentials of sulfide-bearing materials, two basic approaches named static and kinetic tests are available. Static tests are short-term, and easily undertaken within a few days and in a laboratory. In contrast, kinetic tests are long-term procedures and mostly carried out on site. In this study, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment for the Mining Industry

    Sustainable wastewater technologies minimize mining’s environmental footprint Mining for some minerals, including coal, has been diminishing due to increased financial, social, and environmental pressures, both in the United States and abroad. At the same time, mining for lithium and other metals — used in energy storage for electric cars, and wind and solar generation — is ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Why Everyone Should Drink Filtered Water

    Your body is made up of a lot of water; 60 to 65 percent to be exact. The water that you drink each day helps to replenish your body and give you strength. But, if you’re drinking water that contains heavy amounts of chemicals, metals, and other harmful ingredients, what does that say about your body composition? Untreated water could be responsible for a number of different health and ...

  • Identification of potential sewer mining locations: a Monte-Carlo based approach

    Rapid urbanization affecting demand patterns, coupled with potential water shortages due to supply side impacts of climatic changes, has led to the emergence of new technologies for water and wastewater reuse. Sewer mining (SM) is a novel decentralized option that could potentially provide non-potable water for urban uses, including for example the irrigation of urban green spaces, providing a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Different Methods of Groundwater Remediation

    Groundwater remediation is essential in a wide range of businesses, from drinking water extraction to mining. It’s hugely important to have the best water treatment system in place to help. Here are a few different methods that are used in water remediation that you may need to incorporate into your plan. Physical Remediation Water purification starts on a ...

  • Business Intelligence: Use as Directed

    There is hope for Business Intelligence (BI) in Industrial Sales and Marketing. Not only for our industrial customers, but for ourselves.   As companies selling to industrial clients, we are eager to add more value and help our customers achieve operational excellence. However, as purveyors of business intelligence (BI) solutions, we don’t necessarily follow our own ...


    By FirmoGraphs, LLC

  • 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

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