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    Mine waste characterization, management and remediation

    Hudson-Edwards, Karen A. and Dold, B. (2015) Mine waste characterization, management and remediation. Minerals 5 (1), pp. 82-85. ISSN 2075-163X.

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    Abstract

    Mining is a vital part of the Global economy, but the extraction of metals, metalloids, and other mineral products generates vast quantities of liquid and solid waste. Currently the volume is estimated at several thousand million tons per annum, but is increasing exponentially as demand and exploitation of lower-grade deposits increases. The high concentrations of potentially toxic elements in these wastes can pose risks to ecosystems and humans, but these risks can be mitigated by implementing appropriate management or remediation schemes. Although there are a large number of such schemes available, there is still a need to research the processes, products, and effectiveness of implementation, as well as the nature of the mine wastes themselves. This Special Issue is aimed at bringing together studies in the areas of mine waste characterization, management, and remediation, to review the current state of knowledge and to develop improvements in current schemes. Fourteen manuscripts are published for this Special Issue, and these are summarized below.[...]

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Karen Hudson Edwards
    Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2015 13:09
    Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 13:09
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/13059

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