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Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Environmental analysis of mining operations: dynamic tools for impact assessment
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Earth sciences,
  • Environmental protection,
  • Conservation of resources,
  • Countryside conservation,
  • Waste management,
  • Environmental research,
  • Environmental impact,
  • Exploitation of resources,
  • Mining industry
Information
Abstract
Keeping a high mineral production rate while protecting the environment requires a mining framework where several perspectives are considered and weighed up. The concept of sustainability provides just such a framework. Social and financial needs determine mineral production rates, resulting in a global demand for minerals. To ensure effective environmental protection, different tools and techniques have been developed. One of the most widespread is the so-called Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). This technique is extremely useful but there are also drawbacks. For instance, subjectivity in initial value choices makes model comparison difficult. To overcome some of these problems, this paper sets out a methodology to establish an environmental analysis, focusing on the evolution of environmental impacts over time. This analysis provides a dynamic tool which could be included as part of any EIA-based techniques. The proposed methodology is general enough to apply to different mine project designs since the model includes a typical mining operation layout together with adaptive parameters.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Minerals Engineering
ISBN
0892-6875
Impact factor JCR
1,714
Impact info
Volume
10.1016/j.mineng.2014.10.024
Journal number
From page
To page
Month
SIN MES
Ranking
JCR2013: posición 3 de 21 en la categoría MINING AND MINERAL PROCESSING
Participants
  • Autor: Jorge Castilla Gomez (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Herrera Herbert (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Departamento: Ingeniería Geológica y Minera
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