Phosphate stabilization of metalliferous mine wastes: the key to solving a major environmental menace?

Lottermoser, B.G. (2009) Phosphate stabilization of metalliferous mine wastes: the key to solving a major environmental menace? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73 (13). A792-A792.

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Abstract

Phosphate stabilization of mine wastes aims to immobilize metals and encapsulate sulfide surfaces with stable, impermeable coatings of solid phosphate phases [e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4]. This study was undertaken to determine whether it is possible to use phosphate amendment (ie. phosphorite, phosphate fertilizer) to induce the formation of stable, impermeable phosphate coatings in polyminerallic sulfidic mine wastes using laboratory experiments and field trials.

Item ID: 5373
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 1872-9533
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2009 04:53
FoR Codes: 04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0402 Geochemistry > 040299 Geochemistry not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 84 MINERAL RESOURCES (excl. Energy Resources) > 8498 Environmentally Sustainable Mineral Resource Activities > 849804 Management of Solid Waste from Mineral Resource Activities @ 100%
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