Physical (Technical) Reclamation

  • Subodh Kumar Maiti


All landscape reclamation schemes has to be in two distinct stages: (a) Physical, technical or engineering, this is the high-cost, low-risk part of reclamation and takes over 60–90% of the total cost of reclamation, and (b) Biological, this is low-cost, high-risk part of reclamation work, which requires multidisciplinary inputs. The job of reclamation specialist is to bring these two parts together, along with other consideration of landscape, after use, etc.


Erosion Control Slope Length Waste Dump Mine Spoil Sediment Pond 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Subodh Kumar Maiti
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  1. 1.Indian School of Mines Department of Environmental Science and EngineeringCentre for Mining EnvironmentDhanbadIndia

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