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Development of a UAV-mounted system for remotely collecting mine water samples

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posted on 2024-06-05, 01:01 authored by BP Banerjee, S Raval, TJ Maslin, Wendy TimmsWendy Timms
Accurate and frequent measurement of mine water quality is essential for timely management and regulatory requirements. At mines, traditional water sample collection practices are sometimes unsafe or impractical due to accessibility challenges. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based remote water sampling has benefits in accessing small, shallow and isolated waterbodies in hazardous environments. In this study, an integrated electromechanical pneumatic system was developed to provide an effective, efficient and safer means to acquire mine water samples using UAVs. The system was tested to collect and analyse ponded water from a tailings storage facility to measure pH, electrical conductivity and dissolved oxygen.

History

Journal

International journal of mining, reclamation and environment

Volume

34

Pagination

385-396

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

1748-0930

eISSN

1748-0949

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

Issue

6

Publisher

Taylor & Francis