All over the world, fine-grained residues from ore processing, often in the form of slurries, are sealed off and stored by one or more dams. These tailings are usually located near mines or processing plants and often pose a construction challenge. They also carry the risk of high environmental impact. Around the world, catastrophic damage unfortunately occurs time and again and must be prevented.
Many thousands of dams and water barriers have been built by humans around the world over the past 200 years to generate electricity or create drinking water supplies. Outside China, there are over 40,000 dams. China has more than 94,000 reservoirs used to regulate floods, generate electricity, and facilitate navigation. More than 80% of them would be forty years old or older, and some pose a safety risk, the Chinese central government has acknowledged. In addition, as many as 30000 tailings exist in China. Due to defects in the dams themselves or natural forces, dam failures, floods, and deadly damage to humans, animals, and nature have occurred around the world. The most important dam-building nations today are China, Turkey, and Iran.
In the English-language webinar, this issue will be adresses and the associated problems as well as possible solutions and cooperation between German and Chinese stakeholders. Tailings are a sales area that has received little attention to date.
The webinar will be moderated by Bernhard Felizeter (German Mining Network / AHK China) and Peter Hartlieb (Mining Industry Network of EnergyAgency.NRW). Klaus Stöckmann will welcome on behalf of VDMA Mining, before Prof. Dr. Tobias Rudolph and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Kretschmann (THGA), shed light on the topic from the scientific side. The focus will also be on satellite-based geomonitoring systems, designed in Bochum. The subsequent Questions & Answer round will give you as a supplier the opportunity to actively participate in the discussion and ask questions.
This international webinar shows the problems as well as the state of the art and solution approaches and gives you the opportunity to exchange ideas with the lecturing scientists, to structure and build business models and to benefit from the experience of the experts.
Attention: The access link to the online broadcast will be sent to you by mail one day before the event. The event will be held via Zoom.
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