Integrated Biological Systems for Effluent Treatment from Mine and Mill Tailings

  • Hans Von Michaelis

Abstract

Biological processes are of course routinely used in the treatment of municipal waste water. Randol (1985) has just completed a comprehensive encyclopedia on Waste Management in Mining and Metallurgical Operations and one of the interesting discoveries is that if treated municipal waste water is used for mineral processing, e.g., flotation, then the type of biological process applied in the municipal treatment plant is all important. Waste treated by conventional biofilters is more often than not unsuitable for use in the flotation process. However, these are more sophisticated multistage activated sludge processes that seem to render this type of water suitable for this purpose without reducing recoveries. The important point is that biological processes can be developed for routine use in the treatment of waste and effluents.

Keywords

Coal Mine Acid Mine Drainage Mine Drainage Waste Rock Effluent Treatment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Von Michaelis
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  1. 1.Randol International Ltd.GoldenUSA

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