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Project Number
Total Grant Value
Project Theme
Safety, Social and Environmental Sustainability
Project Period
1998 - 1999


This work was undertaken to ascertain from laboratory studies if hyper-saline tailings surfaces will develop into major dust sources if left uncapped, and to measure the dust yield potential of these surfaces after accelerated wetting and drying.

The wetting and drying results suggested the surfaces may aid dust inhibition, which led to the recommendation of field trials to assess the applicability of results of this project in the field.

Keywords: hyper-saline tailings, dust yield, wind

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