Mining Futures | Mine Waste Management
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Mining produces enormous amounts of waste –  two to three orders of magnitude greater in mass than the mineral product.

The most profound challenge for the mining industry is the management of the environmental risks associated with mine waste – especially mine tailings.

Issues

  • Waste characterization
  • Long term monitoring
  • Tailings management
  • Secondary recovery
  • Bioremediation
  • Hydrological/ groundwater models
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Mine waste transport
  • Carbon sequestration
  • License and liability

Who We Are

  • Dirk van Zyl, Professor, UBC Mining
  • Wenying Liu, Assistant Professor, UBC Materials Engineering
  • Steve Hallam, Assistant Professor, CRC Chair in Environmental Genomics
  • Sean Crowe, Assistant Professor, Canada Research Chair in Geomicrobiology
  • Sue Baldwin, Professor, UBC Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Dharma Wijewickreme, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Roger Beckie, Professor, UBC Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Loretta Li, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering
  • Jonathan Fannin, Professor, UBC Civil Engineering

Metrics

13480

Citations

17

H-Index

2

CRC (Tier 2)