Mine Water

Hydrology, Pollution, Remediation
Author: Paul L. Younger,S.A. Banwart,Robert S. Hedin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401006105
Category: Science
Page: 442
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Nowhere is the conflict between economic progress and environmental quality more apparent than in the mineral extraction industries. The latter half of the 20th century saw major advances in the reclamation technologies. However, mine water pollution problems have not been addressed. In many cases, polluted mine water long outlives the life of the mining operation. As the true cost of long-term water treatment responsibilities has become apparent, interest has grown in the technologies that would decrease the production of contaminated water and make its treatment less costly. This is the first book to address the mine water issue head-on. The authors explain the complexities of mine water pollution by reviewing the hydrogeological context of its formation, and provide an up-to-date presentation of prevention and treatment technologies. The book will be a valuable reference for all professionals who encounter polluted mine water on a regular or occasional basis.

Handbuch Oberflächennahe Geothermie

Author: Mathias Bauer,Willi Freeden,Hans Jacobi,Thomas Neu
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3662503077
Category: Science
Page: 819
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Das Handbuch vermittelt die Grundlagen wie das thermische Regime der Erde, die oberflächennahe Geologie, geologisch-geophysikalische Grundlagen, zugrunde liegende mathematische Methoden, Risikomanagement und Bohrtechniken. In den angewandten Kapiteln geht es konkret um Geothermieprojekte aus der Sicht eines Bauherren, u.a. um Heizlastberechnung und die hydraulische Abgleichung, daneben um das Projektmanagement, zu berücksichtigende Umweltaspekte, Finanzierung und Fördermöglichkeiten und die Dimensionierung von Anlagen. Auch Verfahrenstechnische Grundlagen, die Maschinentechnik, die Qualitätssicherung und Fragen der Kommunikation und Akzeptanz wie auch der Arbeitssicherheit und des Gesundheitsschutzes werden behandelt. Auch wenn der Schwerpunkt des Handbuches auf Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz liegt, so wird auch auf die Oberflächennahe Geothermiebranche weltweit eingegangen und Herausforderungen wie auch Chancen und Perspektiven aufgezeigt.

Ecology of Industrial Pollution

Author: Lesley C. Batty,Kevin B. Hallberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139486160
Category: Nature
Page: N.A
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Written for researchers and practitioners in environmental pollution, management and ecology, this interdisciplinary account explores the ecological issues associated with industrial pollution to provide a complete picture of this important environmental problem from cause to effect to solution. Bringing together diverse viewpoints from academia and environmental agencies and regulators, the contributors cover such topics as biological resources of mining areas, biomonitoring of freshwater and marine ecosystems and risk assessment of contaminated land in order to explore important questions such as: What are the effects of pollutants on functional ecology and ecosystems? Do current monitoring techniques accurately signal the extent of industrial pollution? Does existing policy provide a coherent and practicable approach? Case studies from throughout the world illustrate major themes and provide valuable insights into the positive and negative effects of industrial pollution, the provision of appropriate monitoring schemes and the design of remediation and restoration strategies.

Advances and Trends in Engineering Sciences and Technologies

Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies, 27-29 May 2015, Tatranská Štrba, High Tatras Mountains - Slovak Republic
Author: Mohamad Al Ali,Peter Platko
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315644649
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 450
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The International Conference on Engineering Sciences and Technologies (ESaT 2015), organized under the auspices of the Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University in Košice – Slovak Republic was held May 27–29, 2015 in the High Tatras, Slovak Republic. Facilitating discussions on novel and fundamental advances in the fields of Engineering Sciences and Technologies for scientists, researchers and professionals from around the world. The Conference focused on a wide spectrum of topics and areas of Civil engineering sciences: Materials and technologies Survey, mapping and planning Buildings and structures Roads, bridges and geotechnics Reliability and durability of structures Mechanics and dynamics Water supply and drainage Heating, ventilation and air condition Environmental engineering Construction technology and management Computer simulation and modeling

Mining and Its Environmental Impact

Author: Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 9780854042005
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 164
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This first Issue in the series contains nine articles written by experts from the mining industry, regulatory authorities, and academia, and incorporates the latest research.

Water Encyclopedia, Domestic, Municipal, and Industrial Water Supply and Waste Disposal

Author: Jay H. Lehr,Jack Keeley,Jane Lehr,Thomas B. Kingery
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
Category: Science
Page: 968
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Volume 1 outlines water supply infrastructure. The requirements for supplying water to a home, a city or a factory can be very different. Experts in these fields explain the nuances of the details involved in maintaining adequate quantity and quality for these different consumers. Waste water management can be of even greater concern, yet its management can follow similar paths when compared to sophisticated water supply treatment. Both the physics and chemistry of these fields are fully covered. Volume 2 deals with the big picture of regional water supplies, how they become contaminated, how they can be protected and how they can best serve the surrounding populations and industries. Significant focus is placed upon the natural chemistry of available water supplies and its biological impacts. Case studies from regions around the world offer an excellent picture of the world's water resources.

An Introduction to Mine Hydrogeology

Author: Pradipta Kumar Deb
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3319029886
Category: Science
Page: 54
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An Introduction to Mine Hydrogeology briefly describes the subject of hydrogeology so that this knowledge can be integrated into mine development planning. It emphasizes not only the hydrochemical but also the physical impacts of the hydrogeological environment on the mine and its surroundings. Further, it discusses the methodologies used in mine hydrogeological studies, showcased by selected studies on Indian mines.

Environmental Effects of Mining

Author: Earle A. Ripley,Robert E. Redmann
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781884015762
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 36
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Research funded by the Centre for Resource Studies,Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Uranium in the Aquatic Environment

Proceedings of the International Conference Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology III and the International Mine Water Association Symposium Freiberg, Germany, 15-21 September 2002
Author: Broder Merkel,Britta Planer-Friedrich,Christian Wolkersdorfer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 364255668X
Category: Science
Page: 1112
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Preface Uranium is a radioactive element and a heavy metal which is naturally occurring in ground and surface water. Although uranium is enriched in granites and gneiss ground water from these host rocks often shows low to intermediate uranium con centrations, while some ground waters from sandstone and carbonate aquifers show elevated uranium concentrations up to several hundred mg/1 without man made impact. On the other side, surface water contains increased anthropogenic uranium concentrations due to the intensive use of phosphate fertilizers and in mining areas due to mining and milling activities. Saxony and Thuringia both be ing states of the reunified Germany are probably an area where uranium mining activities have impacted the environment more severely than in any other part of the world. Thus, the federal government of Germany allocated huge amounts of money for the rehabilitation work, a unique proceeding without precedent in min ing history. In October 1995 the first international conference on Uranium Mining and Hydrogeology (UMM I) was held in Freiberg being organized by the Department of Geology at the technical University Freiberg by the support of the Saxon State Ministry of Geology and Environment. Due to the large scientific interest in the topic ofuranium a second conference (UMH II) took place in Freiberg in Septem ber 1998.

Urban geology in Wales

Author: Douglas Nichol,Michael G. Bassett,Valerie K. Deisler,National Museums & Galleries of Wales
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780720005493
Category: Science
Page: 256
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Tracers and Modelling in Hydrogeology

TraM'2000 ; Proceedings of TraM'2000, the International Conference on Tracers and Modelling in Hydrogeology Held at Liège, Belgium, in May 2000
Author: Alain Dassargues
Publisher: IAHS Press
ISBN: 9781901502213
Category: Groundwater flow
Page: 571
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Remediation of Contaminated Environments

Author: N.A
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080914152
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 496
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Remediation of Contaminated Environments summarises - amongst other things - what happened to the people and environment around Chernobyl (and other nuclear sites) and what measures need to be taken in future in the event of nuclear accidents etc. plus it has a very important and currently topical use in detailing what to do in the event of a terrorist dirty bomb attack on a city. Remediation, including characterization of contaminated sites; safety requirements; remediation planning; effectiveness of individual measures in different environments; social, ethical and economic considerations; application of modern decision aiding technologies Applicable to different categories of contaminated environments and contaminants, comprising areas contaminated by radiation accidents and incidents, nuclear weapon tests, natural radionuclides associated with nuclear fuel cycle, fossil material mining and gas and oil production Associated side effects (environmental and social) and human based remediation measures, comprising perception of this activity by the population; with particular regard to stakeholders and population involvement in making decisions on environmental safety and remediation of contaminated sites

Soil Remediation and Rehabilitation

Treatment of Contaminated and Disturbed Land
Author: Helmut Meuser
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400757514
Category: Nature
Page: 408
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This book provides a comprehensive overview of remediation and rehabilitation techniques and strategies for contaminated and anthropogenically disturbed land. Rehabilitation approaches in the urban environment, such as brownfield redevelopment and urban mining, are discussed. In relation to contaminated land, techniques for soil containment and decontamination of soil, soil vapour and groundwater are comprehensively and systematically presented. Complicated treatment techniques are schematically depicted and can be readily understood. Agricultural, silvicultural and environmentally sustainable rehabilitation strategies for reclaiming disturbed land/terrain in former mining or natural-resource extraction areas, such as open-cast mines, quarries, harvested peatlands, and subsided mining terrain (sinkholes), are introduced. This book will be a useful tool for students, researchers, private consultants and public authorities engaged in the treatment of contaminated or disturbed land.