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RECORD NUMBER: 308 OF 646
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Metals mining and milling process profiles with environmental aspects /|
|Author||Nekervis, Robert J.|
|CORP Author||Battelle Columbus Labs., Ohio.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, N.C.|
|Publisher||Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ; Available, National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce,|
|Report Number||EPA-600/2-76-167; PB 256 394; EPA-ROAP-21AFH-025|
|Stock Number||PB-256 394|
|Subjects||Mineral industries--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Metallurgical plants--Waste disposal.|
|Additional Subjects||Environmental surveys ; Metal industry ; Industrial wastes ; Pollution ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Environmental impacts ; Mining ; Comminution ; Beneficiation ; Metalliferous mineral deposits ; Site surveys ; Tailings ; Iron and steel industry ; Aluminum industry ; Zinc industry ; Rare earth elements ; Titanium ; Tungsten ; Antimony ; Beryllium ; Copper ; Gold ; Lead ; Molybdenum ; Nickel ; Energy consumption ; Uranium ; Vanadium ; Platinum ; Mercury(Metal) ; Silver ; Solid waste disposal ; Dredging ; Flotation ; Leaching ; Roasting ; Sources ; Extractive metallurgy ; Mine waters ; Mine wastes ; Mine acid drainage|
|Collation||iv, 278,  pages ; 28 cm.|
The report describes the environmental aspects of metals mining and milling (concentration) operations in the U.S. The metals include Al, Sb, Be, Cu, Au, Fe, Pb, Zn, Hg, Mo, Ni, Pt, the rare earth metals, Ag, Ti, W, U, and V. The types of environmental impacts associated with operations from mining through production of concentrate are described in general terms. The number and locations of plants, the names of producing companies, production levels, and other characteristics of the industry is presented. Each unit process is described in terms of function, input materials, operating conditions, utilities and energy use, and waste streams. The descriptions of unit processes identify waste streams in terms of emissions to the air, water effluents, and solid wastes disposed to the land. The approximately 185 unit operations described include mining, dredging, crushing, flotation, leaching, sintering, and nodulizing. The most common waste streams are dusts from mining and crushing operations, liquid streams from mine drainage, flotation operations, tailings ponds, and leaching operations.
"EPA-600/2-76-167." "PB 256 394." Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. Includes bibliographical references.