Conceptual Modelling of Pit Lake Processes and Ecological Risk

Conceptual Modelling of Pit Lake Processes and Ecological Risk

Clint McCullough (MiWER), Mark Lund (MiWER) Conceptual modelling to better understand ecological risks posed by pit lakes To ensure greatest scientific robustness of conceptual models we held a site visit and workshop in Collie with an expert panel of scientific researchers and managers from universities and State regulatory staff to best understand how these processes are likely working in different pit lakes. This workshop identified conceptual model needs e.g., a carbon cycling model and an acidity budget model. The intent is to then present the conceptual models as diagrammatic representations highlighting the nature of relationships between parameters and processes. These models will also…

Biological remediation of acid mine waters in a sewage evaporation pond

Biological remediation of acid mine waters in a sewage evaporation pond

Clint McCullough (MiWER), Mark Lund (MiWER), Joel May (Xstrata Coal Pty Ltd) Is a mining operations sewage evaporation pond able to biologically remediate acid pit dewatering water? Workshop Evaporation Pond 2 (WEP2) is a water body used to reduce low pH and/or high salinity surface water volumes through evaporation. Approximately 4 ML of acid dewatering water from WEP2 was introduced into the 60 ML Workshop Evaporation Pond 1 (WEP1) in late May 2003. WEP1 is a hyper-eutrophic water body into which raw sewage and CCP workshop vehicle washdown and waste waters are continuously fed. In situ sulfate reduction processes produced alkalinity and removed heavy…

Reports

Reports

Link (this will take you to the publisher’s website), PDF will provide a copy of the full paper. Alternatively, contact us for a reprint. 2020 Lund, M.A., and Polifka, J. (2020). Assessment of the effectiveness of the Lake Goollelal floating islands for nutrient control. Mine Water and Environment Research Report No. 2020-01, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. 36pp. Unpublished report to the Friends of Yellagonga Inc. PDF Lund, M.A., and Polifka, J. (2020). Yellagonga Regional Park wetlands water quality monitoring 2019/20 report. Mine Water and Environment Research Report No. 2020-02, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia. 88pp. Unpublished report to the Cities…

Books and Book Chapters

Books and Book Chapters

Link (this will take you to the publisher’s website), PDF will provide a copy of the full paper. Alternatively, contact us for a reprint. 2014 McCullough, C. and Blanchette, M.L. (2014) Effects of anthropogenic acidification on aquatic ecosystems. In: Australian Freshwater Ecology: Processes and Management (second edition). (Ed A. Boulton, M. Brock, B. Robson, D. Ryder, J. Chambers, & J. Davis). Wiley & Sons, New York. 392pp. link 2012 Kumar, N. R.; McCullough, C. D. & Lund, M. A. (2012). Pit lakes in Australia. In: Acidic Pit Lakes – Legacies of surface mining on coal and metal ores. (Ed W. Geller &…

Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings

Find copies of all MiWER Conference Proceedings here. All these proceedings have been peer-reviewed. 2019 Blanchette, M.L.; Lund, M.A.; Moore, M.; Short, D. (2019): Incorporating Microbes into Environmental Monitoring and Mine Closure Programs: River Diversions as Test Beds.. – In: Khayrulina, E.; Wolkersdorfer, Ch.; Polyakova, S.; Bogush, A.: Mine Water – Technological and Ecological Challenges. – p. 645 – 652; Perm, Russia (Perm State University). PDF Lund, M.A.; Polifka, J.; Quintero Vasquez, M.; Ramesseur, R.; Bignell, R.; Yangzom, D. (2019): Sedimentation Rates In Two Pit Lakes: Implications For Riverine Flow-Through As A Closure Strategy.. – In: Khayrulina, E.; Wolkersdorfer, Ch.;…

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

Link (this will take you to the journal website). Alternatively, contact us for a reprint. 2020 Blanchette, M.L. and Lund, M.A. (2020) Foreword to the Special Issue on Pit Lakes: The Current State of Pit Lake Science. Mine Water and Environment 39, 425–426. PDF Perez Sindin, X. and Blanchette, M.L. (2020) IMWA Insights: Discussion of the public perception of a new open pit in As Pontes, Spain. Mine Water and Environment 39, 647-656. link Lund, M.A., van Etten, E., Polifka, J., Quintero Vasquez, M., Ramessur, R., Yangzom, D. and Blanchette, M.L. (2020) The Importance of Catchments to Mine-pit Lakes: Implications for Closure. Mine…