Consolidation of Mining Wastes

by Leslie G. Bromwell, Bromwell & Carrier Inc, Lakeland, FL, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sedimentation Consolidation Models—Predictions and Validation


This paper describes laboratory and field tests for determining consolidation properties of soft sediments, presents data on several types of mining wastes, and presents the results of several case studies utilizing measured parameters and finite strain consolidation theory to predict field consolidation performance. Applications for improved waste disposal and land reclamation are described.

Subject Headings: Mines and mining | Mine wastes | Case studies | Land reclamation | Recycling | Waste disposal | Field tests | Consolidated soils

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