British Columbia Mine Reclamation Symposium

Considering technology readiness levels in advancing mine water treatment technologies Simair, Monique C.; Dhoonmoon, Charvanaa


The sector of mine water treatment is continuously evolving with new technologies emerging and older technologies being innovated. However, the maturation of technologies can sometimes be delayed due to uncertainty of being able to obtain permits to use the new technology. In this article, we explore how the use of technology readiness levels (TRLs) could provide clarity to advance the implementation of passive, semi-passive, or enhanced passive water treatment technologies in the mining sector. This article is written within the context of newly released Interim Technical Guidance documents for TRLs and associated Technology Readiness Assessment (TRA) of both source control measures and effluent water treatment systems for major mines in the province of British Columbia (BC).

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