(Re)Mining Extractive Waste - A new business? [H2020 Project Cluster Symposium]
Tue, May 17, 2022 08:30 AM - Wed, May 18, 2022 05:00 PM
The 2-day symposium “(Re)Mining extractive waste, a new business?” gathers leading experts in the field of mining and/or remining of extractive waste, with a focus on the tailings that arise during the mining and processing of sulphidic ores. The latest evolutions in the field, novel concepts and business cases will be presented, including case studies from both historical and active mining sites. Since the earliest days of the Industrial Revolution, the primary mining and metal processing industry has been landfilling and/or stockpiling vast quantities of waste. This waste type, termed “extractive waste”, is considered as one of the largest waste streams in Europe. Specific precautions need to be taken when dealing with sulphidic mine tailings, as upon oxidation of residual sulphides, acidic waters are generated. These can result in the release of residual heavy metals to surface and ground waters. Hosted by the H2020 projects NEMO, CROCODILE, TARANTULA and MSCA-ETN SULTAN, at SIM² KU Leuven, this IN-PERSON symposium includes a variety of talks, pitches and posters. Speakers from the RAWMINA consortium feature. Register free-of-charge on the event website!