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Main Title Mine wastes : characterization, treatment and environmental impacts /
Author Lottermoser, Bernd G.,
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2010
OCLC Number 636921639
ISBN 9783642124181 (hbk.); 3642124186 (hbk.); 9783642124198 (e-ISBN); 3642124194 (e-ISBN)
Subjects Mineral industries--Waste disposal. ; Metal wastes. ; Berge ; Abraum ; Umweltgift ; Abfallbeseitigung ; Abfallbehandlung ; Grubenwasser ; Abwasser ; Wasserverschmutzung ; Bergbauindustrie.--(DE-588)4005616-8 ; Umweltbelastung.--(DE-588)4061619-8 ; Wasserverschmutzung.--(DE-588)4189299-9 ; Abraum.--(DE-588)4205548-9 ; Umweltgift.--(DE-588)4186801-8 ; Abfallbeseitigung.--(DE-588)4000100-3
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ERAM  TD899.M4L68 2010 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 01/12/2015
ESAM  TD899.M47L68 2010 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/04/2012
Edition 3rd ed.
Collation xiv, 400 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
1. Introduction to Mine Wastes -- Scope of the book -- Definitions -- Mining activities -- Metals, ores and industrial minerals -- Mine wastes -- Mine waste production -- Mine wastes: unwanted by-products or valuable resources? -- Mining and environmental impacts -- Contaimination and pollution -- Historic mining -- Present-day unregulated mining -- Regulation of modern mining -- Rehabilitation of mine wastes and mine sites -- Sources of information -- Summary -- 2. Sulfidic Mine Wastes -- Introduction -- Weathering of sulfidic mine wastes -- Acid producing reactions -- Pyrite -- Other sulfides -- Other minerals -- Acid buffering reactions -- Silicates -- Carbonates -- Exchangeable cations -- Reaction rates -- Coal mine wastes -- Spontaneous combustion of pyritic wastes -- Formation and dissolution of secondary minerals -- Solubility of secondary minerals -- Acid consumption and production -- Coatings and hardpans -- Acid generation prediction -- Geological modeling -- Geological, petrographic, geochemical and mineralogical descriptions -- Sampling -- Geochemical tests -- Modeling the oxidation of sulfidic waste dumps -- Monitoring sulfidic wastes -- Environmental impacts -- Control of sulfide oxidation -- Wet covers -- Dry covers -- Encapsulation, in-pit disposal and mixing -- Co-disposal and blending -- Addition of organic wastes -- Bactericides -- Summary -- 3. Mine Water -- Introduction -- Sources of AMD -- Characterization -- Sampling and analysis -- Classification -- Acid waters -- Extremely acid waters -- Neutral to alkaline waters -- Coal mine waters -- Processes -- Microbiology activity -- Precipitation and dissolution of secondary minerals -- Coprecipitation -- Adsorption and desorption -- Eh-pH conditions -- Heavy metals -- The iron system -- The aluminium system -- The arsenic system -- The mercury system -- The sulfate system -- The carbonate system -- pH buffering -- Turbidity -- Prediction of mine water composition -- Geological modeling -- Mathematical and computational modeling -- Field indicators of AMD -- Monitoring AMD -- AMD from sulfidic waste rock dumps -- Hydrology of waste rock dumps -- Weathering of waste rock dumps -- Temporal changes to dump seepages. Environmental impacts of AMD -- AMD management strategies -- Treatment of AMD -- Neutralization -- Other chemical treatments -- Anoxic limestone drains -- Wetlands -- Adit plugging -- Ground water treatment -- Summary -- 4. Tailings -- Introduction -- Tailings characteristics -- Process chemicals -- Tailings liquids -- Tailings solids -- Tailing dams -- Tailings hydrogeology -- AMD generation -- Tailings dam failures -- Monitoring -- Wet and dry covers -- Thickened discharge and paste technologies -- Backfilling -- Riverine and lacustrine disposal -- Marine disposal -- Recycling -- Summary -- 5. Cyanidation Wastes of Gold-Silver Ores -- Introduction -- Occurrences and uses of cyanide -- Cyanide chemistry -- Free cyanide -- Simple cyanide compounds -- Complexed cyanide -- Gold extraction -- Heap leach process -- Vat/Tank leach process -- Hydrometallurgical wastes -- Cyanide analysis and monitoring -- Environmental impacts -- Cyanide destruction -- Natural attenuation -- Enhanced natural attenuation -- Engineered attenuation -- Summary -- 6. Radioactive Wastes of Uranium Ores -- Introduction -- Minerology and geochemistry of uranium -- Uranium ores -- Placer and beach sands -- Aqueous chemistry of uranium -- Oxidative dissolution of uranium minerals -- Uranium solubility -- Uranium precipitation -- Radioactivity -- Principles of radioactivity -- Radioactive decay of uranium and thorium -- Units and measurements of radioactivity and radiation dose -- Radioactive equilibrium and disequilibrium -- Uranium mining and extraction -- Conventional mining and extraction -- In situ leach (ISL) operations -- Mining, processing and hydrometallurgical wastes -- Tailings -- Tailings radioactivity -- Tailings solids -- Tailings liquids -- Tailings disposal -- Long-term stability of tailings dams -- Mine water -- Constituents -- Treatment -- Monitoring -- Radiation hazards -- Radiation dose and human health -- Occupational radiation exposure -- Environmental impacts -- Summary. 7. Wastes of Phosphate and Potash Ores -- Introduction -- Potash mine wastes -- Potash ores -- Mining and processing wastes -- Phosphate mine wastes -- Phosphate rock -- Mining, processing and hydrometallurgical wastes -- Phosphogypsum -- Disposal of phosphogypsum -- Potential hazards and environmental impacts -- Summary.