Acid Mine Drainage Workshop

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Acid Mine Drainage Workshop

  1. 1. 22 - 23 February 2012 Protecting the environment“the key”to sustained economic growth Global Prospectus Training Centre, Unit 5 Ferndale Mews, 15 Dover Street, Randburg , JHB SETA Accreditation No. 2502 “To waste, to destroy our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed” Theodore Roosevelt Endorsed and accredited by Southern African Asset Management Association (SAAMA) Ref no: SAAMA00325 Delegates can claim 2 CPD points Acid Mine Drainage Control and Treatment THINKING BEYOND THE OBVIOUS
  2. 2. Akin to Ozone depletion and Global Warming, Acid Mine Drainage is a mammoth dilemma. South Africa is being faced with a water security quandary and AMD is currently one of the main pollutants of surface water. Due to the fact that mining being the corner stone of the South African economy the issue of AMD has to be managed effectively and with haste before this colossal crisis causes extreme ecological degradation. Sulphur-bearing minerals exposed to the elements forms this metal rich water which contains toxic substances like arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury and in certain instances it may even contain radioactive particles from uranium. AMD not only contaminates drinking water which is detrimental to humans but hinders the growth of aquatic plants and animals. It also has a corroding effect on infrastructure. A strategic approach needs to be implemented in order to successfully mitigate the damaging impacts of AMD. Attend this vital conference and gain insight into the causes, treatment, control and prevention of AMD. BENEFITS OF ATTENDING • Uncovering the effects of acid mine drainage • Unearthing crucial factors involved with the treatment of AMD • Discussing the treatment options for AMD • Utilising chemicals available in the treatment of AMD • Ascertaining possible methods of preventing and mitigating AMD • The seepage of radioactive sludge and its rel- evance to AMD • Deliberating the critical issue of desalination for brine treatment due to the large salt loads • Dealing with the flooding of abandoned underground mines • Analysing probable ways in which to use AMD beneficially BENEFITS OF ATTENDING • Environmental officers/ managers • Environmental engineers • Environmental coordinators/advisers • Principal Water Engineers • Water Supply Managers • Water Demand Managers • Water Resource Managers • Mine managers • Mine engineers • Water engineers • Operations managers • Hydrogeologists • Senior Research Hydrogeologists • EMS managers • HSE managers • Groundwater hydrologists • Natural resource managers • Site operators • Compliance managers • Superintendents • Technical services managers • Processing plant managers • Ore treatment managers • Mine planners • Project engineers/directors/managers • Consultants • Contractors • Policy makers • Regulators • Researchers • Scientists • Technology providers • Wastewater treatment equipment suppliers • Analytical service providers Heads of: • Water Services • Natural Resources • Water Resources • Investment • Project Finance OVERVIEW GLOBAL PROSPECTUSTRAINING (PTY) LTD. Tel:Johannesburg - +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Tel:Pietermaritzburg - +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Chief Executive O er - Dhevaraj Pillay Marketing - m2@globalprospectus.co.za Design - www.designmaster.co.za (071 018 8355) Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc. Legal - DA Morris & Associates
  3. 3. Session One Gaining an overview of AMD • Defining and expanding on acid rock drainage and acid mine drainage • Revealing the hype and real situation regarding acid mine drainage in South Africa • Discussing the process involved in the formation of acid rock drainage (ARD) • Evaluating the regulatory, corporate and social environment relating to ARD • Assessing the impact it has on nature and the threat to human health Session Two Uncovering the effects of acid mine drainage • Expanding on the causes of AMD • Identifying where acid mine drainage is prevalent • Exploring the liabilities associated with AMD • Providing options for handling AMD Session Three Unearthing crucial factors involved with the treatment of AMD • Discovering the economic factors - Cost of reagents - Labor - Machinery and equipment - Estimated time that treatment will be needed - Risk factors • Exploring the technical factors - Acidity levels - Flow - Types and concentration of metals in the water - Rate and degree of chemical treatment required - Establishing the desired final water quality Session Four Discussing the treatment options for AMD • Focusing on active and passive treatment • Reverse osmosis • Integrated pond systems • Ion exchange technology • Reduction crystallization Session Five Ascertaining possible methods of preventing and mitigating AMD • Determining the hydrophysical environment • Exploring surface diversion ditches and pipes • Evaluating infiltration controls • Acquiring insight into covers - Soil - Water - Synthetic membranes • Highlighting methods of preventing acid generation • Removing the pyrite source • Controlling biological oxidation • Dewatering • Underground mine sealing • Grout curtains and walls • Underground mine filling and injection COURSE AGENDA GLOBAL PROSPECTUSTRAINING (PTY) LTD. Tel:Johannesburg - +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Tel:Pietermaritzburg - +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Chief Executive O er - Dhevaraj Pillay Marketing - m2@globalprospectus.co.za Design - www.designmaster.co.za (071 018 8355) Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc. Legal - DA Morris & Associates
  4. 4. Session Six The seepage of radioactive sludge and its relevance to AMD Session Seven Utilising chemicals available in the treatment of AMD • Neutralizing acidity • Oxidants • Flocculants and Coagulants • Limestone • Hydrated lime • Pebble quicklime • Soda ash • Caustic soda • Ammonia • Potassium hydroxide • Magnesium hydroxide • Magna lime Session Eight Deliberating the critical issue of desalination for brine treatment due to the large salt loads Session Nine Analysing probable ways in which to use AMD beneficially • Removing economically valuable chemicals such as - Sulphur - Potassium nitrate • Bringing the quality of acid mine water to drinking level Session Ten Dealing with the flooding of abandoned underground mines Session Eleven Monitoring AMD • Management of AMD programs • The future of acid rock drainage management COURSE AGENDA GLOBAL PROSPECTUSTRAINING (PTY) LTD. Tel:Johannesburg - +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Tel:Pietermaritzburg - +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Chief Executive O er - Dhevaraj Pillay Marketing - m2@globalprospectus.co.za Design - www.designmaster.co.za (071 018 8355) Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc. Legal - DA Morris & Associates MEET YOUR SPEAKERS Paul Fairall Dr. Caliphs Zvinowanda Mariette Liefferink Dr Francois Durand Ian Hammond Chairman Jukskei River Catchment Area Management Forum Wetlands in Crisis-Gauteng Wetland Forum Tshwane University of Technology DepartmentofEnvironmental,Water&EarthSciences CEO Federation for a Sustainable Environment Associate of the research niche for the cultural dy- namics of water. North West University University of Johannesburg Consultant, SRK Consulting
  5. 5. Acid Mine Drainage Control and Treatment 22 - 23 February 2012 Global Prospectus Training Centre Unit 5 Ferndale Mews, 15 Dover Street , Randburg , JHB Company Name: Type of Business: Address: Tel: Fax: VAT Number: TERMS & CONDITIONS The following terms and conditions will apply: Payment is required in full 5 days from date of invoice All payments to be made directly to Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd. No seats will be reserved, unless Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd. receives a signed registration form. GlobalProspectusTraining(PTY)Ltd. reservestheright,duetocircumstances beyond our control, to change speakers, program content, date & venue. The signed registration form is a legally binding contract. Cancellations All cancellations will be subject to approval by the management of Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd.- All cancellations made 7 days prior to date of the above mentioned event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 7 days of date of the above mentioned event, will be subject to a 100% cancellation fee. The will be no refunds or credit vouchers. - Substitutions Delegates must inform Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd in writing of any substitutions. There is no charge for substitutions. Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd will not be held liable for incorrect Delegate details on Certi s, etc. in the event of substitutions being made on the day of the conference. In the event of Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd having to cancel or postpone an event due to circum- stances beyond our control, delegates will be issued with a credit voucher, which may be used at another of our events. Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd will not be held liable for travel and accommoda - tion costs. The conference fee includes: conference material, lunches and refreshments, but excludes travel & accommodation. Delegate 1: Position: E-Mail: Delegate 2: Position: E-Mail: Delegate 3: Position: E-Mail: Delegate 4: Position: E-Mail: Delegate 5: Position: E-Mail: AUTHORISATION: Signatory must be authorised to sign on behalf of Company Name: Position: Signature: Date: PAYMENT METHODS 3. Cheques - Made Payable to: Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd. 2. Credit card - Please fill in your credit card details above1. Bank Transfer - Global Prospectus Training (PTY) Ltd. First National Bank: Randburg Account Number: 62109 270372 Branch Code: 254005 Fax Completed Registration Form To: +27 11 781 6044 Cardholder’s Name: Credit Card Number: CVC No: Expiry Date: CREDITCARD DETAILS GPW Registration Form ONLYR7490Per Delegate,ex. VAT. GLOBAL PROSPECTUSTRAINING (PTY) LTD. Tel:Johannesburg - +27 11 781 6222 Fax: +27 11 781 6044 Tel:Pietermaritzburg - +27 33 391 4229 Fax: +27 33 391 5722 Chief Executive O er - Dhevaraj Pillay Marketing - m2@globalprospectus.co.za Design - www.designmaster.co.za (071 018 8355) Auditors - Russell Bedford SA (Jhb) Inc. Legal - DA Morris & Associates

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