Aida Carneiro

Aida Carneiro
University of Western Australia | UWA · School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering (Mining)

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Introduction
Aida Carneiro is currently a PhD Candidate at the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering at the University of Western Australia in Perth. Her research focus is on the development of a methodology for the evaluation of alternative strategies for tailings management based on a more holistic approach. For the last three years, she gained experience in the design of tailings storage facilities, and application of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies for the evaluation of tailings management options.
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February 2016 - August 2019
University of Western Australia
Position
  • PhD Student

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Publications (5)
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This paper reports on the economic evaluation of alternative strategies for managing a hypothetical gold tailings stream in Western Australia as a slurry, as a thickened, and as a filtered tailings. Suitable project designs were developed and the lifecycle cost was calculated for each project under two different scenarios; (i) baseline scenario in...
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The vast amount of waste produced by the mining industry, of which a large proportion is tailings, has the potential to cause numerous environmental problems, and represents a possible barrier to sustainability. Although the choice of a strategy for tailings management has historically been dictated primarily by technical and economic factors, the...
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There are growing expectations of mining companies to operate in a more sustainable manner, with a strong business case for improving waste management and reducing environmental impacts. As the stewardship of tailings come under increasing scrutiny, decision-makers are urged to adopt a robust approach to the selection of a tailings management strat...
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Increasing regulatory and social demands are key driving forces behind operational changes taking place in mining. As tailings storage facilities (TSFs) come under scrutiny, operators are looking at alternative tailings management strategies. Integrated tailings management, including technical, economic, environmental, social, and risk aspects of t...
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Tailings management challenges, particularly arising from water scarcity and tightening regulations, are key driving forces behind operational changes taking place in mining. As tailings storage facilities (TSFs) come under increasing scrutiny, operators are looking at alternative management strategies. High density tailings may be the best availab...

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The overall aim of this special issue is to collect state-of-the-art research findings on the latest developments, up-to-date issues, challenges and solutions in the field of mitigating the impacts of mining. The 'Call for Papers' can be found through https://www.springer.com/materials/journal/12613, as well as from the project log.
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Create a comprehensive methodology to evaluate alternative strategies for the management of tailings based on a full cost assessment. The research focus is on developing a tool for estimating direct, indirect, and less-quantifiable costs looking beyond short-term expenses, considering the totality of environmental, social, risk and economic costs over the long-term.