Exploring an Ecologically Sustainable Scheme for Landscape ...

In China, one rule for the reclamation of AML is that reclaimed patches should be line with the surrounding land-use types, according to the Management Approach to the Reclamation and Utilization of Abandoned Mine Land. It is obvious that forest patches comprise a high percentage in the study area, and thus converting AML patches into forest ...

Sustainable Management of Flowback Water during Hydraulic ...

@article{osti_1183700, title = {Sustainable Management of Flowback Water during Hydraulic Fracturing of Marcellus Shale for Natural Gas Production}, author = {Vidic, Radisav}, abstractNote = {This study evaluated the feasibility of using abandoned mine drainage (AMD) as make- up water for the reuse of produced water for hydraulic fracturing.

Brownfields Publications about Funding, Sustainability ...

The publications listed in the table below address a wide range of topics including funding, environmental justice, sustainability, finance, long-term stewardship, all appropriate inquiries, urban agriculture, cleanup, and public health. You can sort publications by subject matter in the table ...

Strategic Framework for Managing Abandoned Mines

and social benefits, as well as innovative and sustainable reuse of abandoned sites. Target audience This framework is targeted at the following audiences: • local, state and territory governments, mining companies or private landowners (collectively known as 'abandoned mines managers') with …

MINING OVERVIEW Introduction

MINING OVERVIEW Introduction The U.S total domestic mining and waste removal for nonfuel mineral materials production amounted to 5.9 billion metric tons (Gt) in 2007 (most current year final statistics are available).These materials included 4.5 Gt of crude ore mined or quarried and 1.4 Gt of mine ore and

APPLICATION OF ABANDONED MINE DRAINAGE FOR …

APPLICATION OF ABANDONED MINE DRAINAGE FOR REUSE OF MARCELLUS SHALE FLOWBACK WATER: WASTEWATER AND SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT Can He, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, 2015 Marcellus Shale play, underlying 70% of Pennsylvania, is the largest onshore shale gas reservoir in United States.

ABANDONED MINES IN CANADA - BC ML/ARD

abandoned mines in their respective jurisdictions, and the information garnered from these activities will be invaluable in addressing these issues on a national scale. This paper presents an overview of the issues surrounding abandoned mines in Canada, and …

Design of Sustainable Community using Abandoned Mine …

E-mail: [email protected] Keywords: sustainable community, abandoned mine, geothermal resources, heat pump, snow melting ABSTRACT The authors propose a system that could cool buildings in summer and melt snow on the pedestrian sidewalks in winter using an abandoned mine and a hot spring in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Exploring the Social Feasibility of Minewater Geothermal ...

area and the abandoned mines represent an untapped source of energy. Geothermal energy is thermal energy generated by the earth. It provides a sustainable energy source that can be used to both heat and cool buildings. Minewater geothermal involves pumping water out of abandoned mines, which has been naturally heated by the surrounding earth.

Abandoned Mine Lands | Superfund | US EPA

Apr 06, 2016· Abandoned mine lands (AMLs) are those lands, waters and surrounding watersheds where extraction, beneficiation or processing of ores and minerals has occurred. AMLs can pose serious threats to human health and the environment. The EPA conducts and supervises investigation and cleanup actions at a variety of mine sites.

Adaptive reuse of industrial heritage in Europe and Korea ...

The adaptive reuse of industrial heritage involves the conversion of an industrial site, building or precinct from its former use to a new one. This plays a key role in realising sustainable urban regeneration because it gives renewed life to a site, building or precinct.

Development and Validation of an Acid Mine Drainage ...

This study evaluated the feasibility of using abandoned mine drainage (AMD) as make- up water for the reuse of produced water for hydraulic fracturing. There is an abundance of AMD sources near permitted gas wells as documented in this study that can not only serve as makeup water and reduce the demand on high quality water resources but can ...

Mine Reclamation Case Studies | AbandonedMines

Restoration and cleanup of abandoned mines promotes health and physical safety, environmental conservation, and economic growth. Bayhorse Mine. BLM and Parks and Recreation employees partnered to address safety hazards posed by nearby abandoned mines. La Sal Creek Watershed.

Spatial structure optimization of mountainous abandoned ...

Abstract. The mountainous abandoned mine land is often distributed in the form of fragmented patches. Therefore, it can greatly promote the reuse value of abandoned mine land and relieve the pressure of land demand to realize the rational reuse of abandoned mine land based on the future land use structure and spatial layout of mountainous area.

Adaptive reuse - Wikipedia

Adaptive Reuse is defined as the aesthetic process that adapts buildings for new uses while retaining their historic features. Using an adaptive reuse model can prolong a building's life, from cradle-to-grave, by retaining all or most of the building system, including the …

The Dangers of Acid Mine Drainage: An Experience and ...

Companies that mine extract ores from the earth and turn them into various products. Many companies do not mine in a sustainable way, and destroy the surrounding environment. In Oakland, California there is an abandoned sulfur mine called the Leona Heights Mine that produces Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), which then flows into an urban watershed.

Striking Paydirt: Entrepreneurs Find Innovative New Uses ...

Oct 22, 2015· Although abandoned mines are better known for the environmental problems businesses are finding innovative uses for old mines. ... Striking Paydirt: Entrepreneurs Find Innovative New …

Reclamation and reuse of abandoned quarry: A case study of ...

In America, the restoration ratio of abandoned mines has been about 70% since 1970. In Australia, the ecological restoration of pits has become a part of mining technology. However, in China, the reuse ratio of abandoned mines is less than 10%. Second, there lacks creativity and publicity. The idea of reuse of most abandoned mines seems to be ...

Study on Reuse Strategy of Abandoned Industrial Square ...

A large number of field surveys and analysis of the abandoned industrial facilities of Wangping Coal Mine were carried out in this paper. From the perspective of protecting industrial heritage culture and sustainable development, this paper studies the ideas and strategies for reusing the abandoned facilities of the Wangping Coal Mine.

No Longer Just a Hole in the Ground The Adaptive Re-Use of ...

Sustainable redevelopment has become a shining solution for these abandoned, resource-depleted quarries. Dozens of cities in America and abroad have undertaken adaptive re-use projects to transform quarries into a variety of public and private spaces.

overview and lessons for the socio-economic aspects of ...

The socio-economic aspects of mine closure and sustainable development Scope of work and approach The focus of the study has been to identify and address shortfalls in the management of the social aspects of closure in South frica, with a view to providing a pragmatic social process guide for use by closure practitioners.

Journal of Environmental Quality Abstract - Passive ...

Journal of Environmental Quality Abstract - Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage with Limestone View My Binders ... Abandoned Mine Drainage in the Swatara Creek Basin, Southern Anthracite Coalfield, Pennsylvania, USA: 2. ... A seasonal study of a passive abandoned coalmine drainage remediation system reveals three distinct zones of ...

Abandoned Mine Lands | Superfund | US EPA

Abandoned mine lands (AMLs) are those lands, waters and surrounding watersheds where extraction, beneficiation or processing of ores and minerals has occurred. AMLs can pose serious threats to human health and the environment. The EPA conducts and supervises investigation and cleanup actions at a variety of mine sites.

Hrivikramji KP (2011) Reuse of abandoned quarries and mine ...

@inproceedings{Gandah2016JournalOC, title={Journal of Civil & Environmental Engineering Re-Use of Abandoned Quarries ; Case Study of Eco-Tourism and Rangers Academy – Ajloun-Jordan}, author={Firas Gandah and Diala I Atiyat}, year={2016} } Firas Gandah, Diala I …