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UDC 628.3 © A.Yu. Prosekov, I.V. Timoshchuk, A.K. Gorekina, E.S. Mikhaylova, N.S. Golubeva, L.A. Ivanova, 2023

ISSN 0041-5790 (Print) • ISSN 2412-8333 (Online) • Ugol’ – Russian Coal Journal, 2023, № 4, pp. 69-73

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18796/0041-5790-2023-4-69-73







Prosekov A.Yu.1, Timoshchuk I.V.1, Gorekina A.K.1, Mikhaylova E.S.1, Golubeva N.S.1, Ivanova L.A.1


  • 1Kemerovo State University Kemerovo, 650000,Russian Federation

Authors Information

Prosekov A.Yu., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Doctor of Biological Sciences, Corresponding member of the RAS, Rector,e-mail: rector@kemsu.ru

Timoshchuk I.V., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Department of Department of Technosphere safety, e-mail: irina_190978@mail.ru

Gorelkina А.К., Doctor of Engineering Sciences, Professor, Department of Department of Technosphere safety, e-mail: alengora@yandex.ru

Mikhaylova E.S., PhD (Сhemistry), Head of the Department for the implementation of a СSTP, e-mail: e_s_mihaylova@mail.ru

Golubeva N.S., PhD. (Engineering), Associate Professor, Department of Department of Technosphere safety,e-mail: golnadya@yandex.ru

  • IvanovaL.A., PhD. (Engineering), Associate Professor, Department of Department of Technosphere safety, e-mail: lyuda_ivan@mail.ru



Currently, serious environmental problems are significantly expressed in resource-oriented regions. Over the past 50 years, the territory of Kuzbass, the largest territorial and industrial complex of the Russian Federation, has undergone such a strong technogenic impact that most of the anthropogenic landscape is a mining landscape with surface watercourses, which belong mainly to the 3rd and 4th classes of water quality. The low sanitary reliability of surface watercourses of the Kemerovo region is due to the discharge of insufficiently treated wastewater from chemical, metallurgical enterprises, open-pit coal mines. The paper presents an assessment of the quality of surface watercourses of Kuzbass, provides an average composition of wastewater from coal enterprises in the region, represented mainly by suspended substances, petroleum products, nitrite-nitrate group ions, heavy metals and sulfates) and gives recommendations on the results of the assessment.



Kuzbass, Open-pit coal mining, Quarry wastewater, Monitoring the quality of surface watercourses.



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The research is conducted as part of the comprehensive scientific and technical program of a complete innovative cycle "Development and implementation of a complex of technologies in the fields of exploration and extraction of minerals, ensuring of industrial safety, bioremediation, creation of new products of deep processing of coal raw materials with consecutive amelioration of ecological impact on the environment and risks to human life", approved by the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation from 11.05.2022 №1144-r.


For citation

Prosekov A.Yu., Timoshchuk I.V., Gorekina A.K., Mikhaylova E.S., Golubeva N.S. & Ivanova L.A. Comparative assessment of the content of pollutants in quarry wastewater of Kuzbass coal enterprises. Ugol’, 2023, (4), pp. 69-73. (In Russ.). DOI: 10.18796/0041-5790-2023-4-69-73.


Paper info

Received February 22, 2023

Reviewed February 28, 2023

Accepted March 27, 2023


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