• (PDF) Remediation of cyanide-contaminated environments

    Mining industry has been using cyanide for more than ten decades to recover precious metals such as gold and silver. This paper reviews the recent advances in remediation of cyanide

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  • Best Practices Gold Mining Contamination Remediation

    Sep 17 2015 · The process in Colorado will take some time but examples do exist of both effective and efficient remediation techniques for mining related wastes. The following is an example of how Jim Rouse Principal Geohydrologist at Acuity Environmental Solutions helped resolve a situation related to a cyanide heap-leach mining facility in South Dakota.

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  • Assessing potential hydrogen cyanide exposure from cyanide

    Nov 01 2019 · 1. J Environ Manage. 2019 Nov 1249 109357. doi 10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109357. Epub 2019 Aug 8. Assessing potential hydrogen cyanide exposure from cyanide-contaminated mine tailing management practices in Thailand s gold mining.

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  • Cold water nitrification and cyanides removal for mining

    Feb 09 2020 · Treatment for the removal of metals nitrogen such as ammonia nitrate and nitrite as well as cyanide compounds such as cyanide cyanate and thiocyanate is often required prior to discharge to meet regulatory standards. In addition most mining sites possess waste rock stacks and tailings ponds which contain contaminated water due to surface

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  • Cyanide Treatment with Hydrogen Peroxide USP Technologies

    Bureau of Mines U.S. Dept. of the Interior RI 8836. Schiller J.E. "Removal of Cyanide and Metals from Mineral Processing Wastewater" Details of these preparations can be found in FMC Technical Bulletin No. 082-1 "The Preparation and Analysis of Caro s Acid." U.S. Patent No. 4 049 786---FMC Technical Data Pollution Control Release No. 130

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  • The Cyanide Code International Cyanide Management Code

    7.5 Incorporate into response plans monitoring elements and remediation measures that account for the additional hazards of using cyanide treatment chemicals. Only those cyanide production and transportation facilities that are related to the use of cyanide in gold and/or silver mining

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  • mining cyanide remediationWembley Primary School

    mining cyanide remediation . You are here Home >> mining cyanide remediation . Cyanide and waste management Our performance . The Cyanide Code is a voluntary initiative for the gold mining industry and the producers and transporters of the cyanide used in gold mining The Code was developed for gold mining operations and addresses production

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  • Processes Free Full-Text Recent Developments in the

    The first evidence of solar-assisted TiO 2 photocatalysis studies with real mining wastewater by using As Fe Hg Cu and Zn complexed for precipitating metals reported that three days were needed for free cyanide elimination and 17 days to achieve 99 of Hg and As removal . Other studies were focused on the degradation of complex in

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  • Research Responsible Mining Resilient Communities

    Background and Objective Contributing 12-15 of the world s gold supply artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) is an important sector of the mining industry characterized by informality lower production rates than large-scale mining and little to no mechanization of the mining process.

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  • Remediation of cyanide-contaminated environments through

    Some plants are also efficient in cyanide attenuation process. Bioremediation of cyanide might be an efficient cost-effective eco-friendly and an attractive alternative to the conventional physical and chemical processes. This paper reviews the recent advances in remediation of cyanide contaminated tailings via micro-organisms and plants.

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  • Remediation of cyanide from the gold mine tailing pond by

    Removal of tailing pond cyanide in batch fermentation. Remediation of tailing pond cyanide contaminated waste was analysed in a one-litre batch fermentation system with waste-cyanide as the sole nitrogen source at the optimum conditions. The co-culture was able to remove 75 of the tailing pond cyanide in 96 h. Discussion

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  • Cold water nitrification and cyanides removal for mining

    Feb 09 2020 · Treatment for the removal of metals nitrogen such as ammonia nitrate and nitrite as well as cyanide compounds such as cyanide cyanate and thiocyanate is often required prior to discharge to meet regulatory standards. In addition most mining sites possess waste rock stacks and tailings ponds which contain contaminated water due to surface

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  • Cyanide BiodegradationMetallurgist Mineral Processing

    The Bureau now has a unique opportunity to develop or adapt mineral processing technologies to remediate site-specific contaminated mining and milling wastes and then apply these technologies to sites with similar problems. A major remediation problem involves cyanide wastes generated by the heap leaching of low-grade precious metal ores.

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  • Remediation of cyanide-contaminated environments through

    Some plants are also efficient in cyanide attenuation process. Bioremediation of cyanide might be an efficient cost-effective eco-friendly and an attractive alternative to the conventional physical and chemical processes. This paper reviews the recent advances in remediation of cyanide contaminated tailings via micro-organisms and plants.

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  • Remediation Technologies for Cleaning Up Contaminated

    EPA has collected information about many types of remediation technologies used to clean up contaminated sites. The information contained here represents current initiatives related to site cleanup and includes websites maintained by EPA and other federal agencies and state organizations as well as recent technical documents.

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  • CyanideWikipedia

    A cyanide is a chemical compound that contains the group C≡N. This group known as the cyano group consists of a carbon atom triple-bonded to a nitrogen atom.. In inorganic cyanides the cyanide group is present as the anion CN −. Salts such as sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide are highly toxic. Hydrocyanic acid also known as hydrogen cyanide or HCN is a highly volatile liquid that

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  • Final Report AUSJAM Sodium Cyanide Remediation Report

    SODIUM CYANIDE REMEDIATION 1 1.0 BACKGROUND AusJam Mining Limited is a gold mining facility located in Main Ridge Clarendon. This is approximately 4 kilometres west of Pennants or 10 kilometres north-west of Chapleton (Figure 1). Activities on the site have been halted since 2003 but no closure activities were effected.

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  • A Look at Chemical Degradation vs. Biodegradation of

    A Look at Chemical Degradation vs. Biodegradation of Cyanide and Metal-Complexed Cyanides Found in Industrial Wastewater Generated by the Mining Industry Jason E. Carroll Abstract The mining industry has been using cyanide in their metal recovery processes for over 100 years.

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  • Harinaivo Anderson AndrianisaHead of the Water

    It has been reported that persistent cyanide pollution occurs in artisanal small-scale gold mining (ASGM) catchment areas in Burkina Faso. In the present study logistic regression (LR) and Regression Kriging (RK) methods were applied to predict cyanide pollution hazard at the catchment level as well as to determine the most vulnerable areas to prioritize for restoration of degraded ecosystems.

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  • UTILIZING CYANIDE RECOVERY TECHNIQUES IN THE CESL

    However cyanide leaching remains the primary method for the recovery and production of gold worldwide and likely will be for the foreseeable future. Silver is predominantly produced as a byproduct of base metal processing but is also produced using cyanide leaching. Cyanide use is heavily regulated due to its profile as a highly toxic substance.

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  • Cyanide and removal options from effluents in gold mining

    Homestake Mining has developed another unique process utilising aerobic and anaerobic biological processes and high density sludge (HDS) lime neutralization method for removal of cyanide thiocyanide and ammonia nitrate and metals (Given et al. 1998). The full-scale combined biological and chemical facility was implemented at the Nickel Plate

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  • Three-Phase Mining Effluent Treatment Plant To Meet

    An advanced cyanide and metals removal system is currently nearing completion at the Marlin gold mine located in the western highlands of Guatemala. Marlin is a combination of open pit and underground mining with a conventional milling operation that began commercial production in

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  • Remediation Technologies for Cleaning Up Contaminated

    EPA has collected information about many types of remediation technologies used to clean up contaminated sites. The information contained here represents current initiatives related to site cleanup and includes websites maintained by EPA and other federal agencies and state organizations as well as recent technical documents.

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  • Comstock Mining Receives Permit Modification Provides

    Nov 20 2019 · Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based gold and silver mining company with extensive contiguous property in the Comstock District and is an emerging leader in sustainable responsible mining

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  • Cyanide Treatment with Hydrogen Peroxide USP Technologies

    Bureau of Mines U.S. Dept. of the Interior RI 8836. Schiller J.E. "Removal of Cyanide and Metals from Mineral Processing Wastewater" Details of these preparations can be found in FMC Technical Bulletin No. 082-1 "The Preparation and Analysis of Caro s Acid." U.S. Patent No. 4 049 786---FMC Technical Data Pollution Control Release No. 130

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  • Cyanide and Removal Options from Effluents in Gold Mining

    Cyanide and Removal Options from Effluents in Gold Mining and Metallurgical Processes Article in Minerals Engineering 50-51 · August 2013 with 4 230 Reads How we measure reads

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  • About Orica Mining Chemical SystemsMining Chemicals

    About Cyanide At Orica we understand that mining is a complex business with specialised inputs required at every step. Orica offers a broad range of chemicals for the mining and mineral processing industrykeeping our customers operating safely and efficiently throughout the value chain.

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  • CyanideWikipedia

    A cyanide is a chemical compound that contains the group C≡N. This group known as the cyano group consists of a carbon atom triple-bonded to a nitrogen atom.. In inorganic cyanides the cyanide group is present as the anion CN −. Salts such as sodium cyanide and potassium cyanide are highly toxic. Hydrocyanic acid also known as hydrogen cyanide or HCN is a highly volatile liquid that

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  • Gold Mining with Cyanide

    Gold Mining with Cyanide REPORT ON I-147 Repeal of the Ban on Cyanide Heap Leaching in Gold Mining WHAT IS CYANIDE AND WHAT DOES IT DO IN THE ENVIRONMENT Cyanide is a general term referring to various specific cyanide compounds. Cyanide (CN) itself is a simple organic anion (negatively charged ion) consisting of carbon and nitrogen.

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  • Passive treatment for the removal of residual cyanide in

    Cyanide removal from mining solutions . In order to avoid environmental pollution by cyanide from the gold mining industry different methods based on physical chemical and biological processes have been traditionally used. Three basic types of technologies can be considered (Young 1995) A)

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  • Cyanide

    hydrogen cyanideHCN) or as white solid crystals (for example sodium or potassium cyanideNaCN or KCN). In silver and gold mining cyanide solutions are used in a leaching process to concentrate the metal ore. Low grade ore is finely crushed and placed into piles with a waterproof barrier beneath the piles. A weak cyanide solution is

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  • Final Report Low-Level Speciation of Cyanide in Waters

    Cyanide is generated by several major industries (e.g. power plants aluminum production and petroleum refineries) as a byproduct of their production processes and also is used in large quantities for technical purposes in other industrial operations (e.g. gold/silver mining base metal ore flotation steel manufacturing electroplating

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  • The Role of Arsenic in the Mining Industry

    mining and metals industry by far and have been the focus of pollution control technologies and increasingly stringent regulations. 8 Arsenic can also be leached out of some metal ores by cyanide or acid rock drainage but can be captured and removed from wastewater before it is released into the environment. 12

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  • Comstock Mining Receives Permit Modification Provides

    Nov 20 2019 · Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based gold and silver mining company with extensive contiguous property in the Comstock District and is an emerging leader in sustainable responsible mining

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  • Recent Developments in the Photocatalytic Treatment of

    processes Review Recent Developments in the Photocatalytic Treatment of Cyanide Wastewater An Approach to Remediation and Recovery of Metals Luis Andrés Betancourt-Buitrago 1 Aracely Hernandez-Ramirez 2 Jose Angel Colina-Marquez 3 Ciro Fernando Bustillo-Lecompte 4 Lars Rehmann 5 and Fiderman Machuca-Martinez 1 1 Escuela de Ingeniería Química Universidad del

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  • The Mercury Problem in Artisanal and Small‐Scale Gold Mining

    May 11 2018 · The Mercury Problem in Artisanal Gold Mining. Mercury‐based artisanal and small‐scale gold mining (ASGM) causes more mercury pollution than any other human activity.1 In this practice mercury metal is used to extract gold from ore as a stable amalgam. The amalgam is then heated to evaporate the mercury and isolate the gold.

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