Mineral Resources Management And The Environment

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Overview

Through an exploration of the links between geologic setting, mining and process technologies, economics, environment and stakeholder communities, this text addresses ways in which the mineral industry can be made safe, efficient and ecologically sustainable, focusing in particular upon the following key themes:

· a review of the current status of the world mining industry, and the environmental challenges it faces.
· links between the mode of occurrence of a mineral and the ways of mining it
· the impact of mining on the environment in terms of industry and waste
· health consequences arising from the various hazards of mining
· the environmental impact of process technologies, and control technologies to make the mining industry ecologically sustainable
· methods of rehabilitation of mined land, and reuse of mine wastes and mine water
· socio-economic dimensions of the mining industry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789058095459
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Copyright Acknowledgement
1 Introduction 1
2 Mining Methods and the Environment 25
3 Mode of Occurrence of Mineral Deposits 69
4 Environmental Impact of Mineral Industries - Industry-Wise 83
5 Impact of Mining on the Environment - Waste-Wise 105
6 Mining and Health Hazards 123
7 Process Technologies and the Environment 145
8 Control Technologies for Minimizing the Mining Environmental Impact 167
9 Mitigation of Mining Impacts 215
10 Socio-Economic Dimensions of the Mining Impact 245
References 259
App. A: Conversion Constants 265
App. B Particulars of Important of Metal Mines in the World 269
App. C World Production of Minerals/Metals 283
App. D List of Major Accidents Related to Mining Since 1975 285
App. E Industry Standards (ISO 14001) 287
Author Index 289
Subject Index 291
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