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Computer software for monitoring the hydrology of in situ leaching operations.
Mathison-PK; Salovich-ME; Murphy-FB; Level-E
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9401, 1994 Jan; :1-18
The U.S. Bureau of Mines has developed a hydrologic monitoring system for in situ leaching operations. This system records and displays flow and pressure information from sensors located in leachant injection and recovery wells. Continuous monitoring of hydrologic conditions is important during leaching operations because hydrologic factors such as aquifer permeability, solution injection rates, injection pressure, and solution recovery rates interact and change over time. This hydrologic monitoring system has been tested in an underground setting at the Cyprus Casa Grande copper mine. The system consists of hardware and computer software components and includes two Bureau-developed software applications. This publication describes the implementation of the hydrologic monitoring system and the software developed at the Bureau in support of in situ leaching research.
Permeability; Software-tools; Hydraulics; Systems-integration; Aquifers; Injection-wells; Applications-programs-computers; Hydrology; Leaching; Mines-excavations; Water-pollution-abatement; Mining-industry; Pollution; Pollutants; Computer-software
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Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9401
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