Water monitoring around the Buchim copper mine drainage system and installation for copper leaching

Konzulov, Gerasim and Sarafiloski, Sare and Serafimovski, Dalibor and Tasev, Goran (2015) Water monitoring around the Buchim copper mine drainage system and installation for copper leaching. Podeks-Poveks '15, 1 (1). pp. 174-181. ISSN 978-608-65530-3-6

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Abstract

In this paper we would like to present ours latest findings in regards to copper contamination around the Buchim copper mine drainage system and adjacent copper leaching facility. Namelly, several so-called polluting hot-spots around the Buchim copper mine have been determined, which manifested pronounced acidic character of mine waters and increased copper concentrations of up to 800 mg/l Cu. After the leaching facility and closed water system were built, the influence of pollutants to surface and ground waters significantly decreased. Positive effects in regards to environmental pollution following their construction were indicated by the results of the 2012 monitoring and especially by the results of the 2013 and 2014 monitoring. According to the monitoring in 2013, copper values ranged from <0.01 to 1.6 mg·l-1 Cu while 2014 monitoring have shown even better results from 0.01 to 0.98 mg·l-1 Cu and pH 4.50÷8.40, which itself speaks about the positive effects achieved with constructions of the copper leaching facility and engulfed drainage waters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Goran Tasev
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2015 10:41
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2015 10:41
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/14292

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