Seepage Control in Tailings Impoundments and Waste Rock Piles
Consulting and engineering services are provided for all aspects of seepage characterization and control in tailings impoundments. This includes: site investigation by drilling or test pits as well as borehole testing; modeling of infiltration and seepage using state-of-the-art modeling tools; analysis, designs and report preparation.
Typical projects include
- characterization of seepage behavior of tailings and tailings pond
- prediction of phreatic surface under various operating conditions (including high run-off events)
- designs of seepage control systems with due consideration to dam stability and water quality
- prediction of fine tailings consolidation using non-linear finite strain theory