Overburden management towards higher safety in coal mining regions

Coal mining is on the list of top ten industries producing the most adverse impact on the environment. This impact includes water withdrawal from natural sources, discharge of polluted mine effluents in water bodies, emission of harmful substances in air, land withdrawal and disturbance, as well as placement of mine waste in external dump storages. Ecological safety of coal mining and friendly environment in coal mining areas is a challenging problem calling for an appropriate campaign to be developed and undertaken. Open pit mining of coal results in considerable accumulation of hard overburden and half-rock. Dumping is confined to limited areas above ground and inside mined-out pit voids. With persistently increasing size of open pit mines, the volume of pit effluents to be treated also grows. One of the promising ways of this problem solution is a low-cost technology of coal mine waste water treatment using mining rejects, namely, overburden rocks.

Keywords: artificial filter mass, open pit mine waste water, industrial effluent treatment, water handling, filtering.
For citation:

Makridin E. V., Tyulenev M. A., Markov S. O., Lesin Yu. V., Murko E. V. Overburden management towards higher safety in coal mining regions. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2020;(12):89-102. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-12-0-89-102.

Acknowledgements:
Issue number: 12
Year: 2020
Page number: 89-102
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 622.33
DOI: 10.25018/0236-1493-2020-12-0-89-102
Article receipt date: 18.03.2020
Date of review receipt: 05.08.2020
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 20.11.2020
About authors:

E.V. Makridin1, Graduate Student; Deputy of Technical Director (for Perspective Development) of Surface Mining Office, SUEK-Kuzbass JSC, 652507, Leninsk-Kuznetskiy, Russia,
M.A. Tyulenev1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Professor, e-mail: tma.geolog@kuzstu.ru,
S.O. Markov1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor,
Yu.V. Lesin1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor,
E.V. Murko1, Cand. Sci. (Eng.), Assistant Professor, Chief of Graduate and Doctoral Studies Department,
1 T. Gorbachev Kuzbass State Technical University, 650000, Kemerovo, Russia.

 

For contacts:

M.A. Tyulenev, e-mail: tma.geolog@kuzstu.ru

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