Here is a cheap, simple, effective, efficient and selective clean up method for nickel ions in mine tailings. This book describes the design, synthesis, characterization, optimization and application of a nickel ion imprinted polymer for mine tailing samples. This imprinted polymer was found to perform exceptionally well despite the ‘harsh’ conditions in the mine tailings. The book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students who are using imprinted polymers as a clean up method as it is easy to read and provide basics to synthesis of imprinted polymers. It may also be useful to post graduate students and researchers who are starting their research in this field. Mining, environmental and agricultural companies and institutions may also apply the technique to selectively mop out nickel ions from mine tailings samples.
Land mines causes a great number of loss to human life each year and old techniques are not very accurate or reliable human life is always in danger since most of the techniques includes dogs or other includes mine detectors carried by human the robot explained in this book is autonomous and can detect land mines more precisely than human and without putting anyones life in danger it can work continuously it has a specially designed tyre lifting mechanism which enables it to pass over the mine without stepping on the mine and sprays a distinct paint over the mine scanner has a good sliding mechanism which carries detectors and spray nozzle hence robot can be used at the place where there is a doubt of buried land mines to clear the land.
Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is produced when sulphide-bearing mine tailings is exposed to oxygen and water and accelerated by naturally-occurring bacteria that assist in the breakdown of sulphide minerals. AMD can severely pollute surface and ground-water, as well as soils. Therefore, mine planners and managers must identify techniques that will minimize AMD impacts on life forms and their environment. In the present study, a site-specific study is carried out to assess the suitability of froth flotation for desulphurization of reactive mine tailings with an Outokumpu flotation unit, type OK0.05 at the Musselwhite Gold Mine, Northern Ontario, Canada, to prevent AMD. During froth flotation of mine tailings, a large quantity of samples must be handled and analyzed for total sulphur content with accuracy and precision. Therefore, a robust, rapid and easy digestion procedure for analysis of total sulphur in mine tailings using Inductively Coupled Plasma is also developed.