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Modelling for the selection of remediation strategies for TSF
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Modelling for the selection of remediation strategies for TSF

Publicerad: 11 december 2020

The aim of the pre-study was to develop a strategy to design the remediation for tailings storage facilities with multilayer covers, based on numerical modelling taking advantage of EPM’s experience of numerical modelling and applying this knowledge to climatic conditions in northern Sweden and Finland.

The main deliverable was a numerical model used for the assessment of the function of the reclamation measures to be able to evaluate the performance of various reclamation scenarios for tailings impoundment. At last, having calibrated to the local condition at specific site, the model can be used to optimise the design of the multilayer cover.

The main activities of the project comprised i) a literature survey of model used in the field of mine remediation, ii) a training period originally planned to be done at EPM in Montreal, financed by MSCSA-GEORES project, done remotely because of impossibility to travel and iii) development and application of the model to conditions prevailing at Kittilä mine.

The project was supported by the Swedish Mining innovation which is part of a joint investment in strategic innovation areas (SIP) by Vinnova, Formas and the Swedish Energy Agency.

Project leader: Luleå University of Technology

Project partners:
Ecole Polytechnique Montréal, Canada, IRME (www.irme.ca) – Institut de Recherche en Mines et Environnement.
Agnico Eagle Finland Oy, Kittilä mina (http://agnicoeagle.fi/).

Christian Maurice

Christian Maurice, Biträdande professor

Telefon: 0920-491755
Organisation: Geoteknik, Geoteknologi, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser
Ida Kronsell

Ida Kronsell, Doktorand

Telefon: 0920-491831
Organisation: Geoteknik, Geoteknologi, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser

Alaleh Ziagharib, Doktorand

Telefon: 0920-491830
Organisation: Geoteknik, Geoteknologi, Institutionen för samhällsbyggnad och naturresurser