Monitoring and assessment of the negative impact of technogenic massives of the mineral and raw complex

The article presents the results of studies of the transformation of the technogenic massif of the mineral resource complex. A thermal imaging survey of storage facilities was carried out to determine drilling sites, take samples, measure soil temperature and analyze the composition of the gas mixture. It was found that the temperature of the soils in some places exceeded 200 °C, which indicates the occurrence of self-heating processes in the layers of the massif. Evaluation of the gas mixture showed the presence of combustion products in the composition. Laboratory studies of the selected samples were carried out at the St. Petersburg Mining University. The presence in the composition of such oxides as SiO2, CaO, Fe2O3, MgO, Al2O3 and MnO has been established. The research results testify to the great heterogeneity of the material and indicate the possibility of silicate, calcareous and sulfide decomposition. The mass loss during the calcination of the material, the content of carbon and hydrogen were determined. The obtained values indicate the presence of residues of the coal charge. This explains the long-term maintenance of the temperature in the layers, since decompaction occurred during the decomposition process, and oxygen was supplied to the carbon-containing materials.

Keywords: technogenic massifs, deformations, blast-furnace slag, transformation, silicate decay, calcareous decay, sulfide decay, endogenous fires, pyrolysis, slag resistance to decay.
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Pashkevich M. A., Kulikova Yu. A. Monitoring and assessment of the negative impact of technogenic massives of the mineral and raw complex. MIAB. Mining Inf. Anal. Bull. 2023;(9-1):231-247. [In Russ]. DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_231.

Issue number: 9
Year: 2023
Page number: 231-247
ISBN: 0236-1493
UDK: 504.052:504.064.36
DOI: 10.25018/0236_1493_2023_91_0_231
Article receipt date: 02.05.2023
Date of review receipt: 02.06.2023
Date of the editorial board′s decision on the article′s publishing: 10.08.2023
About authors:

M.A. Pashkevich1, Dr. Sci. (Eng.), Professor, Head of Chair, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7020-8219,
Yu.A. Kulikova1, Graduate Student, e-mail:, ORCID ID: 0000-0002-6205-5328,
1 Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 199106, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.


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