Treatment of contaminated effluents is a major challenge for the mining industry. Cyanidation, which is a technology used for the recovery of gold, generates contaminated waters with cyanide and derivatives such thiocyanates, cyanates, cyanide complexes and nitrogen compounds. Several methods are currently either available or under development for the decontamination of effluents. When the amount of pollution is highly concentrated, it is often necessary to use a system composed of various treatment processes in series to get to meet the discharge standards. The course aims to provide an overview on the sources, characteristics and key physicochemical and biological technologies, traditional and emerging, for the treatment of cyanide and their by-products. For each type of technology, in addition to the advantages and limitations, case studies will be presented.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) ● 445, boul. de l’Université, Rouyn-Noranda, Qc, J9X 5E4
1:00pm to 4:30pm
$200 including a coffee break.