Special Issue "Reutilization and Valorization of Mine Waste"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020).
Interests: mine waste reprocessing; value recovery; hydrometallurgy; contaminated mine water treatment; sludge stability
Interests: mine waste management; reclamation; desulfurization; engineered covers; reuse of desulfurized tailings; geo-environmental modeling
Solid mine waste management is the most important environmental challenge of mining operations, because of the volume of waste produced, their permanence, and their potential geotechnical and geochemical instabilities. In the context of sustainable development and responsible mining operations, solid mine waste may offer opportunities for reuse and valorization beyond their traditional disposal. Recent research work identified options to take advantage of the physical, mineralogical, and chemical properties of waste rock, tailings, and mine water treatment sludge, either for reutilization on the mine site itself or for further use ex situ. This Special Issue welcomes work conducted in the following research areas: reprocessing of mine waste, desulfurization, integration of waste into mine backfill, reutilization of mine waste, value recovery from waste, co-disposal of tailings and waste rock, integration of mine waste into reclamation scenarios, etc.
Dr. Lucie Coudert
Dr. Isabelle Demers
Manuscript Submission Information
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- reprocessing of mine waste
- reutilization of mine waste
- value recovery
- mine backfill
- sludge valorization