An experimental study for assessment of soil erosion at rehabilitation area in Indonesian coal mine

A. Hamanaka, N. Inoue, H. Shimada, T. Sasaoka, K. Matsui

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Abstract

Mining operation of open cut mines has serious impacts on surrounding environment. Therefore, an appropriate rehabilitation program has to be taken into consideration. Soil erosion is one of the major environmental problems in open-cut mines in tropical regions. The soil erosion leads to unsuccessful rehabilitation due to topsoil losses. In order to succeed rehabilitation, the condition of soil erosion in the rehabilitation area has to be predicted accurately. As one of an efficient method for prediction of soil loss, Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE) is the most widely used method of predicting soil loss in forestry. However, when considering the application of this equation in rehabilitation area, a sufficient consideration is needed because the condition of these areas is very different from that of forestry. This paper describes the reliability to predict soil erosion in rehabilitation area by means of USLE, and discusses the several considerations on soil erosion.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLegislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation - Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014
EditorsZhenqi Hu
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages171-175
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781138027244
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 16 2014Oct 19 2014

Publication series

NameLegislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation - Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014

Other

OtherInternational Symposium on Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/16/1410/19/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Pollution

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    Hamanaka, A., Inoue, N., Shimada, H., Sasaoka, T., & Matsui, K. (2015). An experimental study for assessment of soil erosion at rehabilitation area in Indonesian coal mine. In Z. Hu (Ed.), Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation - Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014 (pp. 171-175). (Legislation, Technology and Practice of Mine Land Reclamation - Proceedings of the Beijing International Symposium Land Reclamation and Ecological Restoration, LRER 2014). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b17500-31