Vetiver System for Mine Rehabilitation and Treatment of related Toxic Chemicals and Heavy Metals
Vetiver Grass Technology for Rehabilitation of Mining Wastes and Tailings – VS_mine2.pdf (vetiver.org)
Mine & Associated Rehabilitation Projects in Africa & the Indian Ocean Islands At large Industrial Scale Application VS_mine3.pdf (vetiver.org)
A progressive worldwide increase in metalliferous mining in recent years opens up a vast range of prospects for IVT application.
The advantages of using the vetiver system for mine rehabilitation:
1. Containment: erosion and sediment control of waste rock dump and infrastructure
2. Clean up: control/reducing the contaminated materials from spreading to the environment by phytoremediation
3. VGT is natural: no secondary by-products are produced and can be grazed by livestock.
NICKEL MINE REHABILITATION IN THE PHILIPPINES Mary Noah Manarang established a vetiver-based company in the Philippines over 15 years ago. Today the company, BioSolutions, is active in many environmental mitigation programs. The company completed a nickel mining project in the south of the Philippines. See the excellent quality of work performed by this company (MB1.7). See more.