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Mine Wastes: Characterization, Treatment and Environmental Impacts

By: Bernd Lottermoser

290 pages, 100 illus


Hardback | Jul 2010 | Edition: 3 | #187432 | ISBN-13: 9783642124181
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This book provides a thorough, up-to-date overview of wastes accumulating at mine sites. It deals comprehensively with sulfidic mine wastes, mine water, tailings, cyanidation wastes of gold-silver ores, radioactive wastes of uranium ores, and wastes of phosphate and potash ores. The book emphasizes the characterization, prediction, monitoring, disposal and treatment as well as environmental impacts of problematic mine wastes. The strong pedagogical framework is supported by case studies from around the world, end-of-chapter summaries as well as lists of resource materials and www sites for each waste type.

The substantially updated second edition has new and notable changes including: new case studies; presentation of crucial aspects of mine wastes as scientific issues; revision of text to reflect major developments and contemporary issues that are taking place in the field of mine waste science; new web pages at the end of each chapter; additional figures; and an updated reference list.

Aus den Rezensionen zur 2. Auflage: "Das ! Buch bringt ! eine Zusammenstellung verschiedener Aspekte der Abfalle, die durch die Mineralindustrie erzeugt werden. ! Das Buch eignet sich deshalb besonders, um Interessierten die Probleme der Erzbergbaureststoffe naher zu bringen. ! Das Buch eignet sich hervorragend als Lekture sich mit den Details der Minenabfalle vertraut zu machen und kann allen Studenten der Geowissenschaften warmstens empfohlen werden. ! Ein modernes Lehrbuch, das problemorientiert Fakten aufzeigt. Es schliesst eme wichtige Lucke." (Herbert Pollmann, in: der Aufschluss, 2008, Vol. 59, Issue 2, S. 108)


An introduction to mine wastes; sulfidic wastes; mine waters; tailings; uranium mine wastes, phosphate mine wastes; cyanidation wastes; mine site rehabilitation.

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