Proposed laboratory investigation into electroosmotic dewatering of mine tailings
Geotechnical concerns of tailings storage facilities (TSFs) often depend on the water content of the tailings. Tailings with low hydraulic conductivity often have high-water contents with low undrained shear strength at the time of mine closure which limits the ability to close the TSF. The purpose of this study is to explore undrained shear strength gain in surficial mine tailings using electroosmotic dewatering (EOD) to help promote closure and reclamation of TSFs. Electroosmotic dewatering uses electrodes to apply an electrical direct current to induce flow through a porous medium. An experiment ...
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