Evolving Chemistry of the Berkeley Pit Water
The Berkeley Pit contains nearly 50 billion gallons of water, and its depth is approaching the “critical level” that it cannot be allowed to exceed. This talk will present an unofficial history of the Berkeley Pit and its Lake, including the geology, mining, water flow, and water chemistry. Topics include water flow into the pit and formation of acid mine water, major events which influence inflow and water quality, discharge regulations, the design of treatment approaches, estimation of important thermodynamic data, and a model for the water chemistry.
Huang, Hsin, "Evolving Chemistry of the Berkeley Pit Water" (2019). Public Lecture Series. 142.