Study of Tailings Management Technologies

KCB completed a report for the Mine Environment Neutral Drainage (MEND) program in 2015 in which we examined and compared alternatives to conventional slurry for tailings management (e.g., thickened, paste and filtered tailings). The MEND program was started in 1989 … Read More

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Effectiveness of Geomembranes in Tailings Storage Facilities

For the past few years, KCB has collaborated on several geomembrane research projects with Prof. R. Kerry Rowe and his team at the Geo-Engineering Centre at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. The research is assessing the effectiveness of geomembrane liners … Read More

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Geotechnical Factor of Safety and Risk

Factor of Safety (FoS) is a measure used in engineering design to represent how much greater the resisting capacity of a structure or component is relative to an assumed load. With respect to slope stability, FoS is the ratio of … Read More

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