Metal Mining Discharges - Impacts and Controls

11 modules


Course Length
12 hours

Edumine Courses

28 Oct 2019



In order to understand the impacts of metals on aquatic ecosystems, it is first important to understand the principles of ecology, what an aquatic ecosystem is, and how metals from all stages in the life of a mine are discharged to these ecosystems. The author then examines the properties of metals and how they enter these ecosystems from mining and other human activities.

The author presents the properties and uses of specific metals that are mined, or byproducts of mining, in Canada and other countries, and the toxic effects of these metals on fish, other aquatic organisms, and humans.

This is followed by an explanation of various toxicity testing methods, their advantages and disadvantages, and how to prevent and control the generation and discharge of acid rock drainage (ARD).

The case studies include mine histories, the toxic metals and/or cyanide that are or were generated and discharged to the aquatic environment, actions taken to prevent and control discharge of these pollutants, and the results of the source control actions.


  • Dr. Frances Solomon


Duration 12 Hours
Access 90 Days
Category Environment
Level Specialize
Version Date  March 9, 2017


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The course comprises 19 viewing sessions, each of approximately 30–60 minutes duration, plus supporting figures, tables, case studies, references, appendices, and interactive reviews that confirm your achievement of the learning objectives. The total duration of the course is estimated at 12 hours.

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognize the principles of ecology and aquatic ecosystems and how various metals from mining interact.

  • Explain the toxic effects of these metals on fish, other aquatic organisms, and humans.

  • Identify the available toxicity testing methods and their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Describe various methods and techniques for prevention, control, and treatment of metals and acid rock drainage.

Recommended Background

  • A degree or diploma in environmental engineering, chemistry, or mining-related program.

  • Experience with the environmental aspects and concerns of mining.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate Edumine Certification

Learning Credits

Table of Contents
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Module 1: Introduction
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Knowledge Check - Module 1: Introduction
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Module 2: Toxicity of Metals
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Knowledge Check - Module 2: Toxicity of Metals
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Module 3: Impacts of Other Metals
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Knowledge Check - Module 3: Impacts of Other Metals
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Module 4: Toxicity Testing and ARD Control
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Module 5: Case Studies
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Knowledge Check - Module 5: Case Studies
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