Thesis / Dissertation

Soil Gas Transport in Multiphase Materials for Prediction of Acid Mine Drainage

David Cameron Dettrick, Meenakshi Arora (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Abstract To assess the economic viability of a proposed mining project, a cost estimate for its mine waste management systems is required, including design and operations of structures such as waste rock dumps, tailing storage facilities and any associated waste treatment systems. In orebodies with sulfide mineralisation, such as coal and base metals, accurate cost estimates are especially important due to the potential high costs of acid mine drainage (AMD) waste management during mine operations and possibly in perpetuity. AMD is generated when sulfides are exposed to oxygen and moisture and sulfide oxidation occurs, creating acid (H2SO4) which can mobilise metals and other toxicants i..

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