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MISC 210 - Mining Tailing and Waste Management

Code Start Date Duration Venue
MISC 210 15 July 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 210 19 August 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 210 23 September 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 210 28 October 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
MISC 210 02 December 2024 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Mine water and waste management are critical issues for safe and efficient underground and pit mining operations and to minimize environmental impacts at all stages from feasibility assessment to mine closure. This course is a comprehensive treatment of the application of geotechnical engineering to site selection, site exploration, design, operation and closure of mine waste storage facilities.

Course Objectives

  • Explain different technical strategies and solutions used in the management of mine waste and leachate 
  • Understand potential contaminant migration processes
  • Describe the main types of mine waste and geochemical reactions and processes 
  • Learn the process of mine closure and rehabilitation
  • Understand the transparent and inclusive processes in permitting and inspection

Who Should Attend?

  • Onsite Mine managers
  • Environmental Officers
  • Mining Consultants
  • Anyone with an interest in leading practice in the mining industry

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • Introduction to Waste Engineering
  • Nature and Generation of Mine Waste
  • Characteristics of Mine Waste Material
  • Surface and Underground Disposal Methods
  • Site Selection

Day 2

  • Geotechnical Exploration
  • Surface Impoundment
  • Tailing Embankment Design and Stability Analysis
  • In Situ Shear Strength Testing
  • Coefficient of Permeability

Day 3

  • Seepage Flow Nets
  • Drains and Linings
  • Geosynthetics
  • Geomembranes 
  • Compaction 

Day 4

  • Seepage and Containment Transport
  • Seepage Control Methods
  • Impounding Dykes
  • Water Control and Functional and Safety Monitoring
  • Water Balances 

Day 5

  • Failures 
  • Surface Stability
  • Site Reclamation
  • The Use of Mine Waste for Backfilling of Mining Voids and as a Construction Material