Title: environmental impacts at coal waste disposal sites-efficiency of desulfurization technologies 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> proceedings / conference paper(s) 
Country: EU Projects 
Year of publication: 2001 
Availability: Global Nest: The International Journal, Vol.3, No.2, pp.109-116, 2001. 
Author 1/Producer: K. Komnitsas 
Other Authors/Producers: I. Paspaliaris, M. Zilberchmidt, S. Groudev 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Publisher: Global Network for Environmental Science and Technology 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.labmet.ntua.gr/enviman/Papers/GNEST_Journal_2001. ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Contaminated land overview
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Ex situ treatment technologies
Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->Remediation options overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Risk management overview
Contaminated land-->Risk management-->Selection of remediation options
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Sampling and analysis
Contaminated land-->Site investigation-->Site investigation overview
Water and sanitation-->Industrial water
Water and sanitation-->Pollution
Water and sanitation-->Water and sanitation Overview
Short description: In the Tula coal mining region in Russia, huge volumes of coal wastes are produced and disposed of without consideration of the environment, causing contamination of soils, surface- and groundwater, thereby endangering local ecosystems. The paper characterises mine wastes, establishing their acid generation potential, the leachability and bio-availability of several hazardous constituents and predict the environmental impacts at the disposal sites. Based on this data an evaluation of desulphurization technologies is carried out. 
Link to Project(s): ENVIMAN Environmental management of hazardous mining wastes and effluents
Submitted By: Dr Stefan Gödeke WhoDoesWhat?      Last update: 28/06/2007

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