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Refinement of the decision support system for metalliferous mine residue disposal facilities
Expanded Title:This project represents the second phase of a three phase research programme to develop a comprehensive Decision Support System (DSS) for the sustainable design, operation and closure of mine residue disposal facilities. As part of the refinement of the DSS developed during the first phase, this project developed a performance demonstration protocol, (i.e. a procedure or guidance that can be used to demonstrate the acceptability of a particular technique, technology or approach), assessed the alignment of the DSS to current legislation, undertook specialist studies of specific knowledge gaps and identified and assessed new and promising technologies and approaches. Four specialist studies related to water and geochemistry were conducted, namely depth of the oxidised zone, tailings water balances, porewater quality evolution and protocols to handle uncertainty in model predictions. Surface stability specialist studies focussed on erosion rate, effectiveness of cover technologies and the development of protocols to monitor and check surface stability during the post closure phase.
Date Published:01/10/2010
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Wastewater Management - Industrial, Mine water - Mine water treatment
Document Keywords:Policy and regulation, Guidelines, Technology
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1735/1/10
ISBN No:9781431200337
Authors:Bezuidenhout N; Randell B
Project Leader:Bezuidenhout N
Project No:1735/1/10
Organizations:Golder Associates (Pty) Ltd
Document Size:803 KB
Attachments:Executive Summary for 1735.pdf
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