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Environmental Impact Of Pgm Mining In South Africa

Environmental Health Impacts Of Platinum Mining

The main environmental impacts of platinum mining Solid waste tailings dams and waste rock dumps 580 000 tons ore/ton Pt produced Plus waste rock 20% 90% of ore (UGM) Water consumption 273 to 544 m3/kg PGM (average about 400 m3/kg) Energy consumption (mine, concentrator and smelter) 168 to 256 GJ/ kg PGM CO 2e

Environmental Health Impacts Of Platinum Mining

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1-2), as well as allegations of significant environmental and social impacts such as water pollution, unfair village relocation and compensation issues (amongst others) 3. This paper presents a detailed review of the PGM industry and major environmental costs such as water, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, and focussing on South Africa.

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The environmental impacts include high waste rock and tailings generated (about 98% of the ore becomes tailings), high electricity consumption (average

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The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group

mines has a high thermal gradient, to refrigerate the working areas. The power grid in South Africa, where the bulk of production considered in this study takes place, relies heavily on burning hard coal, leading to relatively high CO 2 emissions more than 90% of electricity is generated that way. To a great extent, the local electricity

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group Metals

The results, discussed in this paper, identify that the major impact (72%) of the production of pgms on the environment is from power consumption during mining and ore beneficiation they also demonstrate that the impacts of pgm production are mitigated by the use of pgm-based automotive catalysts.

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group Metals

Environmental And Health Impacts Of Mining

communities have been particularly exposed to the detrimental effects of contamination arising from mining and its effects on public health, agriculture and the environment. In addition, the legacy of mining has left thousands of sites in Africa contaminated by mining and associated mine dumps such as tailings and slag material.

Environmental And Health Impacts Of Mining

Socioeconomic Development In The Pgm Industry

In recent years, the South African PGM mining sector has been under financial pressure due to a variety of factors such as declining ore grades and increasing mining depths. At the same time, the business has become less profitable while capital costs and domestic costs (for electricity, water, diesel, fuel, and labour) have risen 2. The increasing demand for PGMs has albeit not been

Socioeconomic Development In The Pgm Industry

The Primary Production Of Platinum Group

95% of the known world reserves are located in South Africa.7 33% of PGMs are produced as co-products of nickel mining. FIGURE 2 Contribution of PGM producing countries in 2011 SOURCE 4 OTHERS 2% NORTH AMERICA 9% ZIMBABWE 5% RUSSIA 26% SOUTH AFRICA 58% TONNES REGION NORTH AMERICA TOTAL PGM 40 TONNES RUSSIA TOTAL PGM 112 TONNES SOUTH

The Primary Production Of Platinum Group

Evaluating Impacts Of Coal Mining In South African

Evaluating Impacts of Coal Mining in South African environment a step to actualizing society 4.0 Stephen Akinwale Akinlabi and Madindwa P. Mashinini Department of Mechanical Industrial Engineering, University of Johannesburg, South Africa Department of Mechanical Engineering, Covenant University Ota, Nigeria

Evaluating Impacts Of Coal Mining In South African

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Apr 01, 2010 A relatively recent advance in understanding the environmental impacts of PGM projects is that the mining and processing of PGM ore can lead to the formation of trace amounts of dioxins, furans and polychlorinated biphenyls (Jordaan et al., 2007). This is due to the presence of chlorine, carbon and oxygen in the presence of catalysts during high temperature smelting processes.

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The South African Pgm Environment Royal Bafokeng

Jan 21, 2013 The South African PGM environment. While the South African mining industry only contributes about 6% of South Africas gross GDP it generates nearly 60% of the countrys exports. Changes in global demand therefore have a direct impact on its exchange rate.

The South African Pgm Environment Royal Bafokeng

Pdf The Environmental Costs Of Platinumpgm Mining

At present, South Africa is the dominant PGMs producer and holds 88% of estimated global resources, with additional production and resources in Russia, Zimbabwe, Canada and the United States. Given the concentrated location of PGM resources, what are the likely trends in PGM mining with respect to environmental sustainability?

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Quantifying Co Eq Emissions Of Orebased Pgm

Due to the Bushveld Complex location in South Africa, the country covers the largest potential economic of PGM resources ever discovered in the world, which is estimated about 80% of the global reserves. Quantifying CO. 2-eq Emissions of Ore-based PGM Concentration Process in South Africa and Identifying the Immediate Environmental Impacts Related

Quantifying Co Eq Emissions Of Orebased Pgm

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additional 81,000 t PGMs in the reserve base category about 88% is in South Africa, with 8% in Russia. Platinum-PGM Mining and Processing There are broadly considered to be four main types of economic PGM mineral deposits 4 Norite intrusions where meteoritic impact has been instrumental in PGM emplacement eg.

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Accountants Can Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Mining

Sep 22, 2021 Accountants can reduce the environmental impact of mining pointers for South Africa September 22, 2021 10.15am EDT Huibrecht Margaretha (Breggie) van der Poll ,

Accountants Can Reduce The Environmental Impact Of Mining

Pgm Sales Surge Due To Higher Prices Statistics South Africa

Apr 13, 2021 PGM sales surge due to higher prices. Like all other commodities, South Africas production of platinum group metals (PGMs) was volatile in 2020 as miners tried to navigate the uncertainty and economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a snapshot of how PGM production, prices and sales fared during the year.

Pgm Sales Surge Due To Higher Prices Statistics South Africa

Impact Of Mining Activities In South Africa S Chevrel

impact of mining activities in South Africa S. Chevrel * and H. Coetzee * *BRGM, National Geological Survey, Environmental Geology Dpi, f 600P - 060 CW6mj CWx 2 - France, email s.chevrelbrgm.fr Council for Geoscience (Geological Survey of South Africa), Geophysics Division, Private Bag XI12, Pretoria 001, South Africa email henkc ...

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What Are The Key Trends In The South African Mining

Oct 08, 2020 The total revenue generated by the South African mining industry for the year ending 30 June 2020 increased by 4%. PWC said this growth was mainly driven by PGMs, gold and iron ore, which experienced increases in revenue for the 12-month period. PGM generated the largest portion of revenue at 28%, marking a 56% increase from the previous year ...

What Are The Key Trends In The South African Mining

Sa Mine 2020 Pwc South Africa

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic was evident from April 2020, with reductions in revenue being seen across the industry. South African PGMs and gold are mainly mined in deep-level underground mines and were therefore hardest hit. PGM and gold producers indicated that they expect to reach full production levels by the end of the calendar year.

Sa Mine 2020 Pwc South Africa

The Environmental Proile Of Platinum Group Metals

that the major impact (72%) of the production of pgms on the environment is from power consumption during mining and ore beneiciation they also demonstrate that the impacts of pgm production are mitigated by the use of pgm-based automotive catalysts. The exercise provides benchmarking for the industry and a greater

The Environmental Proile Of Platinum Group Metals

Economic Impacts Of Gold Production In South Africa

Aug 06, 2011 According to the South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy (2007), South Africa produced more than 59 different mineral commodities from about 920 mines and quarries, which included 116 diamond, 59 coal, 42 gold, and 21 platinum-group metals (PGM) operations. South Africa ranked first in the world production of

Economic Impacts Of Gold Production In South Africa

South Africa Constitutional Court Dismisses Coalmining

Impact of coal mining and burning on global warming is irrefutable says environmental activist. The Constitutional Court has for a second time stopped an attempt by Uthaka Energy (Pty) Ltd ...

South Africa Constitutional Court Dismisses Coalmining

Projects Sibanyestillwater

Nov 24, 2021 The Southern Africa PGM operations are supported by a pipeline of seven projects, which are at varying stages of development. The projects K4, Klipfontein, Blue Ridge, Zondernaam, Hoedspruit, Akanani and Limpopo are all located on the Bushveld Complex in South Africa and present significant optionality to sustain and/or enhance the current production profile. Continued

Projects Sibanyestillwater

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group

South Africa, Zimbabwe, USA, Russia Belgium, UK, Germany, Japan, ... platinum group metals (PGMs) as well as the benefits of using PGMs in catalytic converters (autocatalysts) ... environmental impact of the production of 3E (plati-num, palladium, rhodium) of PGMs, the fabrication of PGM-containing autocatalysts and the use of autocat-alysts in ...

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group

The Current State Of The Pgms Industry In South Africa

THE CIRCUMSTANCES FACING SOUTH AFRICA HAVE CHANGED DRAMATICALLY EVEN THOUGH THE ISSUES ARE SIMILAR COVID-19 crisis presents an opportunity to rethink the future of South Africa and work together on an accelerated economic recovery focusing on inclusive growth and prosperity for all citizens 1 COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the South ...

The Current State Of The Pgms Industry In South Africa

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group

with mined ore grades ranging from 2 to 6 grams per tonne. 1 PGM mining is a capital, energy and labour intensive process extraction, concentration and refining of the metals require quite complex processes that may take up to six months. Most of the largest primary producers of PGMs are located in South Africa which hosts

The Environmental Profile Of Platinum Group

Platinum Minerals Council South Africa

Platinum mining in South Africa. In South Africa, the discovery of the first platinum nuggets dates back to 1924. The geologist Hans Merenskys follow-up work resulted in the discovery of two deposits, each around 100km in length, which became known as the Bushveld Igneous Complex.

Platinum Minerals Council South Africa

The Environmental Impact Of Gold Mine Tailings Footprints

Apr 20, 1999 Gold mining in South Africa resulted in vast volumes of tailings, which have been deposited in impoundments. Poor management of most of the tailings dams resulted in the escape of seepage, adversely affecting soils and water quality. Some tailings dams have been partially or completely reclaimed leaving contaminated footprints. These zones pose a serious threat to the

The Environmental Impact Of Gold Mine Tailings Footprints

The Impact Of The Covid19 Pandemic On South African Pgm

Jun 25, 2020 In the following conversation, I briefly discuss the likely impact on PGM supply surrounding some of the many complex hurdles and operational changes the South African PGM mining industry will likely have to face in a COVID-19 environment. I am of the view that PGM production will return to a new normal.

The Impact Of The Covid19 Pandemic On South African Pgm

Sibanyestillwater To Implement 175 Mw Of Renewable

Oct 01, 2021 Currently, Sibanye-Stillwaters PGM operations in South Africa account for 39% of the companys energy demands, equivalent to approximately 310 MW. Permitting processes for the project to determine the decarbonization and commercial potential as well as an environmental impact assessment and the rezoning and subdivision of land is currently ...

Sibanyestillwater To Implement 175 Mw Of Renewable

Tackle Health Environmental Impacts Of Abandoned Mines

May 17, 2018 The negative effects of mining tailings are affecting many parts of Africa as their toxic elements get into the water systems and soils and eventually the food chain. Whether in Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria or South Africa, the problem is the same and unless addressed, we are sitting on a time bomb of mining-induced diseases, Ngure tells ...

Tackle Health Environmental Impacts Of Abandoned Mines

Mining United Nations

Mining Historically, South Africa has been a leading global supplier of minerals and mineral products, ... platinum-group metals and vanadium. It is the leading producer of chrome ore, ... term management of environmental, social and health impacts (including dealing with the legacy

Mining United Nations

Mj Mabiza Member Iaeng And C Mbohwa

3. Due to the Bushveld Complex location in South Africa, the country covers the largest potential economic of PGM resources ever discovered in the world, which is estimated about 80% of the global reserves. Quantifying CO2-eq Emissions of Ore-based PGM Concentration Process in South Africa and Identification of Immediate Environmental Impacts

Mj Mabiza Member Iaeng And C Mbohwa

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PGM mining in South Africa These include environmental impacts, including the depletion and pollution of drinking water sources and air pollution the use of contract labourers, and their substandard and often hazardous working and living conditions and the displacement

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Overview Of Pgm Processing

World PGM reserves total about 3,200 M oz (c. 200 years at the current rate of production), and are found in relatively few areas of the world South Africa (88%), Russia (8%), North America (2%), Zimbabwe (1%) and Rest of World (1%) South Africa (SA) is the source of over 60% of newly mined PGMs and over 80% of Platinum. PGM mining in

Overview Of Pgm Processing