Mining waste management for sustainable mining practices

M. M. Manyuchi, C. Mbohwa, E. Muzenda

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Abstract

The mining sector is one of the key economic drivers in Southern Africa. However, due to mining and minerals processing activities, huge amounts of waste are generated that have potential negative impacts to the environment. Various wastes such as wastewater, particulate gases, overburden, waste rocks, tailings and slag are generated during the value addition of the ores. Although there is potential for metal recovery and wastewater re-use from this waste generated it is critical that before a mining activity is done, an environmental impact assessment be done for sustainable mining activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2019
Issue numberMAR
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event9th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
Duration: Mar 5 2019Mar 7 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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