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Document ID (ISN)38295
CIS number 82-1425
Year 1979
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Green C.E.
Title Develop safety practices for electrokinetic treatment of mine waste
Bibliographic information U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, P.O. Box 631, Vicksburg, Miss. 39180, USA, July 1979. 73p. Illus. 17 ref.
Abstract Procedures which would minimise or eliminate safety hazards associated with the electrokinetic dewatering process, used in the treatment of wet soils and sludges, were identified, evaluated, and developed. The hazards included emission of toxic and volatile gases, electrical shock, accidental detonation of explosives, and electrochemical corrosion of metal objects. The existing literature and safety regulations were reviewed, mine personnel were interviewed, and the physical and mechanical properties of the process, and the physical characteristics of the material to be dewatered, were examined. Safety regulations are recommended.
Descriptors (primary) electrokinetic dewatering; underground mining; metal mining; waste disposal; electrical safety
Descriptors (secondary) USA; corrosion; report; electric shock; explosion hazards; stowing and filling; safety analysis; toxic gases
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Subject(s) Mines and quarries
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Waste collection and disposal
Mining and quarrying