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  • Environmental Profile of the Metal Mining Industry

    Introduction The EPA's Office of Compliance has developed a series of profiles or notebooks containing information on selected major industries. These notebooks, which focus on key indicators that holistically present air, water, and land pollutant release data, have been thoroughly reviewed by experts from both inside and outside the EPA. What will you find in this ...

  • Coal Mining and Production Industry - Pollution Prevention Guidelines

    Introduction Pollution Prevention Guidelines to provide technical advice and guidance to staff and consultants involved in pollution-related projects. The guidelines represent state-of-the-art thinking on how to reduce pollution emissions from the production process. In many cases, the guidelines provide numerical targets for reducing pollution, as well as maximum ...


    By The World Bank

  • How PPE Makes Mining Industry Safe and Secure

    Work-related health and safety has always remained a cause for concern among industry experts, managers and workers. Many industries like energy, construction, fishing and farming report high incidence of casualties. The potential hazards that miners face daily in their workplace are plenty. Many of these hazards have progressive consequences that are not realized until too late. The effects ...


    By KWRS

  • Changes in river discharge structure and regime in mining-industrial-urban areas

    In mining-industrial-urban areas, the variability of river discharge is regulated, directly or indirectly, by human economic activity. This results from the presence of alien water, which often comes from outside the catchment area, is discharged into the river network. This water includes industrial and municipal wastewater and deep-drainage mine water. Simultaneously, as a result of water ...


    By Springer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Treatment of wet peat mining process water with acrotelm peat

    Mechanical dewatering of wet mined peat produced peat mining process water (PMPW) with low pH (5.49) and high total suspended solids (TSS 432 mg L−1), Al (1.39 mg L−1), Fe (4.36 mg L−1), Hg (37.1 ng L−1), MeHg (0.485 ng L−1), Zn (55 μg L−1), total nitrogen (TN 7.92 mg L−1), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Mining Companies That Manage Their Environmental Impact

    There are significant environmental challenges associated with the mining and mineral exploration industry, regardless of the material. From diamonds and stone to ore and other metalliferous materials, the most critical environmental impacts are energy use, land disturbance, carbon emissions, and pollution from mining activity and subsequent ...


    By Alaska Structures

  • Mining in Jordan: challenges and prospects

    The main objective of this paper was to measure the linkages of the mining industry in the Jordanian economy and to determine whether any of the industry sub-sectors can be considered as key sectors. The paper showed that mining had a strong forward and backward linkage to the whole economy and five sub-sectors were considered as the key sectors. These were crude oil and refinery (2.90), ...


    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 ...

  • Sewer mining to supplement blackwater flow in a commercial high-rise Australia-Sydney case study

    Project Background or Rationale Australia’s warm climate and habitual droughts have resulted in innovative water conservation practices in commercial developments, such as 1 Bligh Street in Sydney. Commissioned in May 2011, the highly acclaimed 29 story office tower overlooking the Sydney Harbor captures nearly 100 percent of its wastewater and reuses it in the building. By recycling ...

  • 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

  • Deep sea mining: exploration is inevitable

    Despite concern over adverse impacts, deep marine mineral exploration is set to become a global industry, says geologist Chris Yeats. Global demand for metals continues to grow, fuelled largely by increasing populations and the industrialisation and urbanisation of China and India. To meet this demand, the international ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Thermodynamic modelling of a membrane distillation crystallisation process for the treatment of mining wastewater

    Membrane distillation (MD) could be applicable in zero liquid discharge applications. This is due to the fact that MD is applicable at high salinity ranges which are generally outside the scope of reverse osmosis (RO) applications, although this requires proper management of precipitating salts to avoid membrane fouling. One way of managing these salts is with MD crystallisation (MDC). This ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Accumulated state assessment of the Peace‐Athabasca‐Slave River System

    Effects‐based analysis is a fundamental component of watershed cumulative effects assessment. This study conducted an effects‐based analysis for the Peace‐Athabasca‐Slave River System, part of the massive Mackenzie River Basin, encompassing 20% of Canada's total land mass and influenced by cumulative contributions of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam (Peace River) and industrial activities including oil ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How Dredging Equipment Rentals Provide Multiple Advantages

    By Dave Stoltenberg, Dredge Rental Specialist with SRS Crisafulli For many industrial projects, rental equipment is the way to go.  Especially for many dredging applications, which in most cases are only required periodically, with many years separating the jobs, rental equipment delivers a number of advantages.  Offering increased flexibility to respond ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • Wastewater Mining and Reuse: Creating Benign Future Scenarios

    Wastewater mining: In addition to being perhaps the most uninviting combination of words, it sounds like a most unlikely idea. But for almost 30 years, Aqueonics, now headquartered in Greenville, SC, has pioneered such systems, starting in the ’80s, with its first wastewater mining project. For that project, Aqueonics provided an onsite or decentralized treatment system for a developer in ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Why Zambia? SRS Crisafulli Mine Dredges Provide Useful Options.

    African Growth and Opportunity Act, or AGOA Forum 2011, Lusaka, Zambia was an odd destination.  But that is where a Montana delegation of Small and Medium Enterprises, or "SMEs" went in early June, 2011.  The overarching goal of the AGOA Forum is to increase US - Africa trade volume.  Why would SRS Crisafulli participate?  SRS ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • 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, ...

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