Treinen, JM, Cooke, R & Sutherland, D 2010, 'Paste backfill design case study — Efemçukuru project', in R Jewell & AB Fourie (eds), Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Seminar on Paste and Thickened Tailings
, Australian Centre for Geomechanics, Perth, pp. 209-216.
Paterson & Cooke completed the basic engineering of the paste backfill reticulation system for Eldorado
Gold’s Efemçukuru project in Turkey. This paper presents a case study of the project. Test work was
completed to characterise the paste flow behaviour and compressive strength behaviour. Hydraulic analysis
and design, based on homogeneous slurry behaviour, allowed for the specification of the piston pumping
requirements and identified potential problematic slack flow conditions. Operational, as well as seismic
loading scenarios were taken into account during the stress analysis and mechanical design.
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