Title: pH dependent leaching behavior of Zn, Cd and Pb from slags: kinetics and mineralogical control
Authors: Cappuyns, ValĂ©rie ×
Alian, Vajiheh
Vassilieva, Elvira
Swennen, Rudy #
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Series Title: Waste and Biomass Valorization vol:5 issue:3 pages:355-368
Abstract: From the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 20th century, extensive Zn-Pb mining and smelting was carried out in East-Belgium. By lack of waste treatment techniques and sustainable management practices, metal-bearing slags and unprocessed waste were dumped in huge tailings, which still represent an important source of contamination. A chemical and mineralogical characterization of different types of mining waste originating from the former Pb-Zn mining industry was performed in order to gain a better understanding of the slag properties, with special attention to heavy metal release under varying pH conditions, and to bring this in relation to different management scenarios.
ISSN: 1877-2641
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Economics and Corporate Sustainability, Campus Brussels
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
Division of Geology
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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