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Main Title Storage and disposal of iron ore processing wastewater /
Author Baillod, C. R., ; Baillod, C. Robert,
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Alger, George R.
CORP Author Michigan Technological Univ., Houghton. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Publisher Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, For sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 660/2-74-018; EPA-14040-FVD; W74-10193
Stock Number PB-234 180
OCLC Number 01223243
Subjects Tailings (Metallurgy) ; Metallurgical plants--Waste disposal. ; Iron ores.
Additional Subjects Iron ores ; Tailings ; Water pollution control ; Industrial waste treatment ; Dewatering ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Coagulation ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Settling ; Cost estimates ; Mine wastes
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 660-2-74-018 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/19/2012
EJBD  EPA 660-2-74-018 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2013
ELBD RPS EPA 660-2-74-018 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/09/2019
NTIS  PB-234 180 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xi, 135 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
The study was concerned with the handling of wastewater resulting from the concentration of low grade iron ore. Specific objectives were to develop tailings basin design and management criteria, to investigate methods of treating basin effluents, and to investigate transport characteristics of particulate materials contained in basin discharges. These objectives were accomplished through laboratory and field studies conducted at the tailings impoundment systems associated with two iron ore concentrating plants located in Upper Michigan. Annual water balances were formulated for the tailings system at each plant to show the relative importance of precipitation, surface outflow and seepage. Settling column and dye dispersion tests were employed to predict concentrations of suspended material remaining in basin effluents. The cost effectiveness of various coagulation systems for treating basin effluent was investigated. Particular attention was devoted to a study of the thickening and dewatering characteristics of the slurry produced by chemical coagulation of the basin effluent. Finally, settling column experiments in which fine tailings particles were diluted with various natural waters were conducted.
Report prepared by Michigan Technological University, Civil Engineering Department, Houghton, Michigan. "Project 14040 FVD; Program element 1BB040." Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-106).