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Life cycle assessment of mining projects for waste minimisation and long term control of rehabilitated sites (LICYMIN)

Objective

The objective of the proposed project is to develop and validate a holistic approach to minimise the full life-cycle impacts of mining taking into account all the elements of the industrial mining and mineral processing system including waste disposal and remediation. Despite the attempts of a number of learned societies and some European initiatives towards the development of a comprehensive LCA methodology, there has not yet been the development of holistic life cycle assessment system for the extractive industries, accounting for all stages of the mining related activities, from exploration and development of a mineral deposit; to mining, processing of the ore, production of the concentrate; waste disposal, remediation; environmental monitoring, decommissioning and long term control and monitoring of the impacts of the mining related activities.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
Address
Prince Consort Road, Royal School Of Mines Buildi
SW7 2BP London
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

ARCON MINES LIMITED
Ireland
Address
Galmoy
131 Crosspatrick
BAKONYI BAUXITBANYA KFT
Hungary
Address
Kossuth Lajos U. 2
8301 Tapolca
GENERAL MINING AND METALLURGICAL COMPANY S.A. 'LARCO'
Greece
Address
20/5,Amalias Avenue 20
10557 Athens
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
Zographou Campus
15780 Athens
TVX HELLAS SA OF MINES AND GOLD MANUFACTURING
Greece
Address
Stratoni, Chalkidiki
63082 Stratonio
UNIVERSITY OF MINING AND GEOLOGY "SAINT IVAN RILSKI"
Bulgaria
Address
Studentski Grad, Durvenitza
Sofia