Development of technological tools for monitoring tailings


This interdisciplinary project aims to develop technological tools for real time monitoring of tailings. The main results will be the design and implementation of an early warning systems for tailings, including the influx of information from the raw data acquition by sensors, until the generation of alerts for autorities, communities and mining industries.

The project is supported by the Chilean Ministry of Economy, Corfo, Antofagasta Minerals, Codelco, BHP Billiton and the National Program Minería Alta Ley. In the project participates: The Chilean National Service of Geology and Mining (Sernageomin), the General Directorate of Water (DGA), the Superintendency of the Environment (SMA), the National Mining Society (Sonami) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.


Start date: 2016-12-20, End date: 2021-12-19.


Fundación Chile (FCH), DICTUC, Advanced Technology Center for Mining (AMTC) and Sustainable Minerals Institute (SMI ICE Chile).


Principal Researcher

Felipe Núñez, Department of Electrical Engineering
Aldo Cipriano, Department of Electrical Engineering

 Group Leaders

Juan Carlos Salas, Department of Mining Engineering


Italo Cipriano
Christian Ledezma, Department of Structural Engineering
Eduardo Leiva, Department of Hydraulic Engineering
Esteban Saez, Department of Structural Engineering
Giancarlo Troni, Department of Electrical Engineering
Claudia Pincheira, Department of Electrical Engineering
Marianne Kobrich, Department of Electrical Engineering
Rolando Morales, Department of Mining Engineering

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