Water monitoring around the Buchim copper mine drainage system

Serafimovski, Todor and Nikolov, Nikolajco and Konzulov, Gerasim and Tasev, Goran and Sarafiloski, Sare (2013) Water monitoring around the Buchim copper mine drainage system. 13th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Geoconference SGEM 2013, 1. pp. 1211-1218. ISSN 1314-2704

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Two hot-spot sources are representative for the Buchim mine drainage system. The first one is the waste dump, which produces an average flow of 15-20 l/s with low pH value (3,6-5,5) and 450-850 mg/l Cu. The second source one is the hydrotailing dam near the Topolnica River where monitored parameters of waters distinguish themselves by incre-ased pH values from 6.2 up to 7.6 and increased concentrations of suspended ma¬t¬ters (7-466 mg/l) while the copper concentration remained below the MDK limits at 0.01-0.048 mg/l Cu. Environmental conditions regarding the ground and surface water drainage system around the Buchim mine conditions have changed dramatically after 2010 with the construction of the copper leaching facility. Namely, the results from the newest monitoring in 2012 have shown range of pH 3.60÷7.95 and copper concentrations of 0.01÷0.68 mg/l Cu. According to the monitoring in 2012, beside the copper and pH, other parameters were close to the maximally allowed limits for such or similar waters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Other natural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Goran Tasev
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2013 07:36
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2014 09:39
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/6745

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