Engineering for waste water treatment from tailing dumps

Kostadinov, Ljubisa and Micevska, Olgica and Krstev, Boris and Golomeov, Blagoj and Golomeova, Mirjana (2013) Engineering for waste water treatment from tailing dumps. In: BMPC 2013, 12-16 June 2013, Sozopol, Bulgaria.


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Apart from all measures to control and improve the quality (several days of purification by water settlement) of water that is discharged from tailing dumps in some periods, it is possible contaminated water to be discharge into the nearest watercourses. As a result of the discharge of contaminated water, deposition of harmful substances in the riverbeds can occur, which process causes contamination of the surrounding soil. To achieve a high level of environmental protection from waste water from tailing dumps, it is necessary to undergo special treatment for water purification. One of the methods for water treatment is an additional deposition of suspended materials in the auxiliary deposition beds and water discharge through horizontal and vertical drainage. Construction of additional beds beneath tailing dumps with geotubes filled with small drainage material is a cost effective method for water drainage and purification of tailing dumps. Another method is the biological treatment of water, which method is commonly used for the extraction of heavy metals from water. This treatment is mainly performed by aerobic bacteria. Most favorable option for the treatment of water from tailing dumps is by so called lagoons and treatment with reeds, or other plants that have potential for bio accumulation of heavy metals.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Engineering and Technology > Other engineering and technologies
Divisions: Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Aleksandar Krstev
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2013 08:35
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2013 08:35

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