Application of a geographic information system (GIS) for selecting the location of a coal wastes dump - a case study

Shokri, Behshad Jodeiri and Ardejani, Faramarz Doulati and Bagheri, Mehdi and Entezam, Shima and Mirzaghorbanali, Ali ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7967-9233 and McDougall, Kevin ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6088-1004 and Aziz, Naj (2022) Application of a geographic information system (GIS) for selecting the location of a coal wastes dump - a case study. In: 2022 Resource Operators' Conference, Feb 2022, University of Wollongong / University of Southern Queensland, Australia.


Abstract

The Gheshlagh mining region, which includes more than ten active and several abandoned coal mines, is one of the most significant regions for coal mining in northern Iran. Due to the lack of more suitable ecological and environmental strategies for coal wastes management from these mines, a large amount of wastes has been dumped in the vicinity of the mines. The primary purpose of this research is to propose a new methodology for selecting a site for coal waste piles applying GIS in the Gheshlagh region. For this, the coal waste piles have been firstly detected by field observations and based on environmental aspects. All the required maps, including farmlands, surface streams such as seasonal rivers, forests, and residential areas have been run in the ArcView software package. Finally, the best location of the site for dumping the coal wastes with an area of 27 hectares has been detected and suggested in the Gheshlagh coal region using the IDRISI software package considering environmental and economic aspects. These studies are beneficial for mine planners to reduce the environmental issues nearby the mining operations.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current – Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Engineering (1 Jan 2022 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2022 02:26
Last Modified: 09 May 2022 04:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: applications; GIS; coal waste dumps
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400502 Civil geotechnical engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401902 Geomechanics and resources geotechnical engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4019 Resources engineering and extractive metallurgy > 401905 Mining engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47571

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