Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 329–338 | Cite as

Selection of Binding Agents for Dust Prevention at Tailings Ponds at Apatite–Nepheline Ore Processing Plants

  • V. A. MasloboevEmail author
  • A. V. Svetlov
  • O. T. Konina
  • G. V. Mitrofanova
  • A. V. Turtanov
  • D. V. Makarov
Mining Ecology and Exploitation of The Earth’s Bowels


The methods of deactivation and reclamation of tailings ponds are studied. The engineeringgeological investigations of apatite–nepheline ore flotation tailings in the sites applied with chemicals at ANOF2 processing plant of Apatit Company are carried out. The monitoring of the bonding surface generated by dust suppression agents Alcotact DS1, Dustbind and Floset S44 is performed. The physical properties and the aggressive action resistance, as well as the effect of suppression agent feed in recycling water on the apatite–nepheline ore flotation performance are tested on a laboratory scale. The Dustbind is recommended as the optimal suppression.


Apatite–nepheline ore flotation tailings dust suppression tailings pond surface bonding binding agents 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Masloboev
    • 1
    Email author
  • A. V. Svetlov
    • 2
  • O. T. Konina
    • 3
  • G. V. Mitrofanova
    • 4
  • A. V. Turtanov
    • 5
  • D. V. Makarov
    • 2
  1. 1.Kola Science CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia
  2. 2.Institute of the Industrial Ecology Problems of the North, Kola Science CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia
  3. 3.Orika CISKirovskRussia
  4. 4.Mining Institute, Kola Science CenterRussian Academy of SciencesApatityRussia
  5. 5.ApatitKirovskRussia

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