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Title: Develop safety practices for electrokinetic treatment of mine waste
Authors: United States. Bureau of Mines. Office of the Assistant Director--Mining.
Green, Charles E.
Keywords: Electrokinetics
Mine wastes
Publisher: Geotechnical Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous paper (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; GL-79-14.
Description: Miscellaneous Paper
Abstract: This study was conducted to identify, evaluate, and develop procedures to minimize or eliminate safety hazards associated with the electrokinetic dewatering process, such as toxic and volatile gas emissions, electrical shock, accidental detonation of explosives, electrochemical corrosion of metal appurtenances, and possibly others. The identification, evaluation, and procedure development were based on pertinent literature, existing safety regulations, interviews with mine personnel, physical and mechanical properties of the electrokinetic dewatering process, and physical characteristics of the material to be dewatered. The electrokinetic dewatering process is described in detail. Potential safety hazards are identified and evaluated. Procedures and/or safety regulations were developed to minimize or eliminate the potential hazards. It is recommended that the electrokinetic dewatering process when used in deep metal mines be properly monitored to obtain additional information on other potential hazards that possibly exist.
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