Mine Environmental Engineering

Mine Environmental Engineering

Author: Mritunjoy Sengupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849349575

Category: Science

Page: 338

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This is one of the very few books which provides, at an advanced level, a general introduction to the state-of-the-art on mine environmental engineering. This work focuses on the elements of the process environment and their interactions with the regulatory and social environments. It systematically presents the major environmental problems of mining operations. Special emphasis is placed on mathematical modeling, computer simulation, expert systems and electronic remote monitoring of mine atmosphere. Filled with illustrations, this work describes industrial practices in detail and discusses government mining regulations on environmental standards around the world. This rare, two-volume publication is a useful text for students, professional engineers, research scientists, and government officials concerned with health and safety in mining operations.

Environmental Engineering in Mines

Environmental Engineering in Mines

Author: V. S. Vutukuri

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521157390

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 520

View: 878

The total environment in which mining takes place is the result of many physical, regional and circumstantial conditions. This is a 1986 text which deals with the assessment and control of these conditions, providing a source of ready reference for engineers and advanced students studying the mining environment. With the need for greater economy in the extraction of minerals, the search for deposits of minerals, increasing mining legislation and pressure from environmental groups, the study of mining engineering is becoming increasingly important. This book relates the mining environment to both the efficiency and safety of the production process, and to the physiological and psychological effects on personnel and the public. Each element of the environment - gas, dust, radiation, heat, water and noise - is considered in relation to its accompanying hazards, its sources, detection, and control measures, resulting in a detailed text for the study of the design, operation and maintenance of mines.

Subsurface Ventilation and Environmental Engineering

Subsurface Ventilation and Environmental Engineering

Author: M.J. McPherson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401115506

Category: Science

Page: 905

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This book has been written as a reference and text for engineers, researchers, teachers and students who have an interest in the planning and control of the environment in underground openings. While directed primarily to underground mining operations, the design procedures are also applicable to other complex developments of subsurface space such as nuclear waste repositories, commercial accommodation or vehicular networks. The book will, therefore, be useful for mining, civil, mechanical, and heating, ventilating and air-conditioning engineers involved in such enterprises. The chapters on airborne pollutants highlight means of measurement and control as well as physiological reaction. These topics will be of particular interest to industrial hygienists and students of industrial medicine. One of the first technical applications of digital computers in the world's mining industries was for ventilation network analysis. This occurred during the early 1960s. However, it was not until low cost but powerful personal computers proliferated in engineering offices during the 1980s that the full impact of the computer revolution was realized in the day-to-day work of most mine ventilation engineers. This book reflects the changes in approach and design procedures that have been brought about by that revolution. While the book is organized into six parts, it encompasses three broad areas.

Mine Ventilation

Mine Ventilation

Author: Carlos Sierra

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030498030

Category: Science

Page: 371

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This textbook focuses on underground ventilation, addressing both theoretical and practical aspects. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of mine ventilation and adjacent areas of research. The content is clearly structured, moving through chapters in a pedagogical way. It begins by presenting an introduction to fluid mechanics, before discussing the environmental conditions in mines, underground fire management, and international legislation concerning mines. Particular attention is paid to development ends ventilation, an area that is underrepresented in scientific research. Each chapter includes a concise theoretical summary, followed by several worked-out examples, problems and questions to develop students’ skills. This textbook will be useful for undergraduate and master’s degree students around the world. In addition, the large number of practical cases included make it particularly well suited to preparing for professional engineer examinations and as a guide for practising engineers.

Mining Environmental Policy

Mining Environmental Policy

Author: Michael S. Hamilton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351152983

Category: Science

Page: 310

View: 747

Illustrated by a detailed comparative examination of mining regulations and environmental impact assessment (EIA) in the USA (the second largest producer of coal in the world) and Indonesia (the eighth largest and most rapidly growing), this book argues that the degree of policy integration often determines the success or failure in controlling environmental effects of mining operations. Comparison of surface mining regulation in the two countries provides some stark contrasts, some surprising results concerning the diffusion of policy innovations from one country to another, and instances of both policy success and failure. The book provides significant new insights into international relations and comparative environmental policy, particularly as they affect rainforests and biodiversity. It also suggests that if mining environmental policy were to be effectively implemented, the environmental degradation caused need not be permanent.

Mining Environmental Handbook

Mining Environmental Handbook

Author: Jerrold J Marcus

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781783264124

Category:

Page: 816

View: 490

Negative environmental events make the headlines. Mining industry examples are the recent incidents at Summitville, Colorado, US, and the cyanide leak at Cambria Resource's Omai Operation in Guyana. In this volatile atmosphere, the publication of the Mining Environmental Handbook comes at an opportune time. It presents an objective, comprehensive and integrated examination of the effects of mining on the environment, and the environmental laws that deal with mining. Though stressing activities in the United States of America, it covers all of North America. North American environmental standards are currently being exported around the world. Consequently, this handbook will be of prime interest in countries that are now coming to terms with mining environmentalism. It should benefit working engineers and environmentalists, manufacturers, legislators, regulators, financiers and journalists. It has been selected as a university textbook. Finally, it will be an indispensable reference during serious discussions about mining environmentalism. Contents: Development of the Mine Environmental Precept and Its Current Political StatusThe Legal Bases of Federal Environmental Control of MiningEnvironmental Control at the State LevelEnvironmental Effects of MiningTechnologies for Environmental ProtectionEnvironmental PermittingSystems Design for Site Specific Environmental ProtectionOperations Environmental ManagementSolution Mining and In-Situ LeachingPlacer or Alluvial MiningCoalAcid Mine Drainage and Other Mining-Influenced Waters (MIW)Uses of Mines as Landfills and RepositoriesEconomic Impact of Current Environmental Regulations on MiningFinancial Assurances for Corrective Actions, Closure and Post ClosureInternational Environmental Control of MiningEnvironmental Case Studies from the Hard Rock IndustryCurrent and Projected IssuesDirectory of State Regulatory AgenciesGlossaryIndex Readership: Engineers, environmentalists and geologists. Keywords:History;Legal Aspects;Problems;Technology;Permitting;Case Studies;Economic ImpactReviews:“… is a useful, and very readable, first point of reference for those needing to have a general overview of the various environmental issues arising from mining and mineral processing … There is much to commend the book to wider international use, as it contains a considerable amount of universal 'best practice' which can be applied to mining situations in most countries seeking to adopt credible western standards.”MININGtechnology

Mine Environmental Engineering

Mine Environmental Engineering

Author: Mritunjoy Sengupta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849349583

Category: Science

Page: 290

View: 135

This is one of the very few books which provides, at an advanced level, a general introduction to the state-of-the-art on mine environmental engineering. This work focuses on the elements of the process environment and their interactions with the regulatory and social environments. It systematically presents the major environmental problems of mining operations. Special emphasis is placed on mathematical modeling, computer simulation, expert systems and electronic remote monitoring of mine atmosphere. Filled with illustrations, this work describes industrial practices in detail and discusses government mining regulations on environmental standards around the world. This rare, two-volume publication is a useful text for students, professional engineers, research scientists, and government officials concerned with health and safety in mining operations.

Tailings and Mine Waste 2002

Tailings and Mine Waste 2002

Author: Symposium Editors

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000108040

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 532

View: 533

The proceedings in this work present 60 papers on mine and mill tailings and mine waste, as well as current and future issues facing the mining and environmental communities. This includes matters dealing with technical capabilities and developments, regulations, and environmental concerns.

Earth Science for Civil and Environmental Engineers

Earth Science for Civil and Environmental Engineers

Author: Richard E. Jackson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108615815

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page:

View: 654

This carefully targeted and rigorous new textbook introduces engineering students to the fundamental principles of applied Earth science, highlighting how modern soil and rock mechanics, geomorphology, hydrogeology, seismology and environmental geochemistry affect geotechnical and environmental practice. Key geological topics of engineering relevance including soils and sediments, rocks, groundwater, and geologic hazards are presented in an accessible and engaging way. A broad range of international case studies add real-world context, and demonstrate practical applications in field and laboratory settings to guide site characterization. End-of-chapter problems are included for self-study and evaluation, and supplementary online materials include electronic figures, additional examples, solutions, and guidance on useful software. Featuring a detailed glossary introducing key terminology, this text requires no prior geological training and is essential reading for senior undergraduate or graduate students in civil, geological, geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering. It is also a useful reference and bridge for Earth science graduates embarking on engineering geology courses.