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Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing: Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies

  • Presents a systematic approach for environmental assessment of mining and mineral processing projects
  • Provides expert advice for the implementation of environmental management systems that are unique to the mining industry
  • Effectively addresses a number of environmental challenges, including air quality, water quality, acid mine drainage, and land and economic impacts
  • Explains the latest in environmental monitoring and control systems to limit the environmental impact of mining and processing operations

By: Ravi K Jain(Author), Zengdy Cui(Author), Jeremy K Domen(Author)


Paperback | Aug 2015 | #229953 | ISBN-13: 9780128040409
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Environmental Impact of Mining and Mineral Processing: Management, Monitoring, and Auditing Strategies covers all the aspects related to mining and the environment, including environmental assessment at the early planning stages, environmental management during mine operation, and the identification of major impacts. Technologies for the treatment of mining, mineral processing, and metallurgical wastes are also covered, along with environmental management of mining wastes, including disposal options and the treatment of mining effluents.


    About the Authors
    Acronym List
    Chapter 1. Introduction
        1.1. Sustainable Development in Mining and Mineral Processing
        1.2. Challenges Related to Sustainable Development
        1.3. Mining Industry Trends
        1.4. Mining Contribution Index
        1.5. Mining Processes
        1.6. Objectives
    Chapter 2. A Systematic Procedure for Environmental Impact Analysis of Mining and Mineral Processing Projects
        2.1. Introduction
        2.2. Systematic Procedure for Preparing Environmental Assessment Documentation
    Chapter 3. Environmental Management System Implementation in the Mining Industry
        3.1. Introduction
        3.2. What is an EMS?
        3.3. Benefits of Implementing an EMS and Best Practices (BPs)
        3.4. Costs of Implementing an EMS and BPs
        3.5. Government Involvement in EMS
        3.6. Implementation of EMS
    Chapter 4. Environmental Impacts of Mining
        4.1. Introduction
        4.2. Air Quality Impacts from Mining
        4.3. Water Quality and Quantity Impacts from Mining
        4.4. Acid Mine Drainage
        4.5. Land Impacts from Mining
        4.6. Ecological Impacts from Mining
        4.7. Economic Impacts from Mining
    Chapter 5. Environmental Monitoring
        5.1. Introduction
        5.2. Design of Monitoring Plans
        5.3. Data Management
        5.4. Monitoring Technologies
        5.5. Emerging Monitoring Technologies
    Chapter 6. Environmental Auditing
        6.1. Introduction
        6.2. Types of Environmental Audits
        6.3. Performing an Environmental Audit
        6.4. Standards for Environmental Auditing
        6.5. Auditing System Checklists
    Chapter 7. Mitigation Measures and Control Technology for Environmental and Human Impacts
        7.1. Introduction
        7.2. Air Pollution Mitigation and Control
        7.3. Mitigation of Water Quantity and Quality Impacts
        7.4. Mitigation of Land Impacts
        7.5. Mitigation of Ecological Impacts
        7.6. Fire and Explosion Control
        7.7. Human Health and Safety
    Appendix A: Emission Factors for Air Pollutants Related to Mining and Mineral Processing

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Ravi Jain is Dean and Professor of the School of Engineering and Computer Science, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from California State University, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech. He studied public administration and public policy at Harvard, earning an M.P.A. degree and did additional graduate studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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