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Numerical Simulation: a Performing Tool for Water Management in Tailings Impoundments

Bru, Kathy and Guezennec, Anne-gwenaelle and Bourgeois, Florent Numerical Simulation: a Performing Tool for Water Management in Tailings Impoundments. (2008) In: IMWA ”10th International Mine Water Association Congress“, 2008 (Karlsbad, Czech Republic).

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Abstract

The mining industry produces very large quantities of fine-grained tailings that are generally disposed of in slurry form into dedicated impoundments. The twofold purpose of these impoundments is to contain the solids and achieve clarification of the process water for re-use. They are increasingly scrutinized with respect to their environmental performances, since they have impacts on both water availability and quality mainly through water exchanges with the aquifer, and with respect to the mechanical stability of their tailings. Currently, it is difficult to have such information through on-line measures. In this article, the authors present a simulation environment for water management in tailings impoundment. It is concluded that computer simulation is a powerful tool for an environmental standpoint as well as for assisting professionals with design and operation of tailings ponds.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
HAL Id:hal-02267940
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières - BRGM (FRANCE)
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Deposited By: Loetitia MOYA
Deposited On:20 Aug 2019 07:11

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