The selection and design of an appropriate mine waste cover system for the local climatic conditions, unsaturated and saturated material properties, and available cover materials is important to mine waste management. We investigated the performance of various cover configurations for minimizing the ingress of water and oxygen into the northern waste rock storage area of the Kışladağ gold mine, in Uşak, Western Turkey. SEEP/W and VADOSE/W software were used to model the flow in unsaturated and saturated zones and to assess the performance of various cover systems. The accuracy of input data was checked during calibration for steady-state conditions with SEEP/W. Subsequently, bedrock, waste rock, and three different cover alternatives were modeled under transient conditions for 20 years using daily climatic data. All three alternatives (enhanced store-and-release, and double and single capillary barriers) were effective in limiting infiltration. However, capillary barrier covers were more effective in limiting oxygen ingress than enhanced store-and-release covers.
Mine Water and the Environment – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 31, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.
Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.
It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera