A GoldSim model for a phosphate mine was created by Cardno for Mosaic to estimate the probability that the mine would need to discharge water from the mine and/or the nutrient levels would exceed regulation limits. The model simulated operational decisions at the various facilities and handling of materials and water. The model also predicted pond water levels during varying hydrologic scenarios to improve management decisions.
With this model, Cardno was able to better use their expertise to solve the problems of the application while GoldSim took care of the details needed to handle complex data, organize concepts into model logic, and develop coherent results that were used by all the various stakeholders involved.
A Phosphate Mine Water Model Utilizing the GoldSim Modeling Tool (Presentation at Mine Water Solutions in Extreme Environments Conference)