A comparison of three models for mine water management

Woodley, Alan (2012). A comparison of three models for mine water management. In: Fernando Valenzuela and Jacques Wiertz, Water in Mining 2012: proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of Water in the Minerals Industry. 3rd International Congress of Water in the Minerals Industry, Santiago, Chile, (). 6 - 8 June 2012.

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Author Woodley, Alan
Title of paper A comparison of three models for mine water management
Conference name 3rd International Congress of Water in the Minerals Industry
Conference location Santiago, Chile
Conference dates 6 - 8 June 2012
Proceedings title Water in Mining 2012: proceedings of the 3rd International Congress of Water in the Minerals Industry
Place of Publication Santiago, Chile
Publisher Gecamin
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9789568504656
Editor Fernando Valenzuela
Jacques Wiertz
Total pages 10
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 10
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Water management is vital for mine sites both for production and sustainability related issues. Effective water management is a complex task since the role of water on mine sites is multifaceted. Computers models are tools that represent mine site water interaction and can be used by mine sites to inform or evaluate their water management strategies. There exist several types of models that can be used to represent mine site water interactions. This paper presents three such models: an operational model, an aggregated systems model and a generic systems model. For each model the paper provides a description and example followed by an analysis of its advantages and disadvantages. The paper hypotheses that since no model is optimal for all situations, each model should be applied in situations where it is most appropriate based upon the scale of water interactions being investigated either unit (operation), inter-site (aggregated systems) or intra-site (generic systems). The final analysis concluded that no model is superior to others in all situations; instead, each model should be used to address problems of an appropriate temporal and spatial scale. Therefore, rather than just relying on one model for all situations sites should use the most appropriate model for a given situation.
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Additional Notes Chapter 6 Water management: Integral water management in the mining life cycle

 
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