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Acid drainage

Gretel K. Parker

Acid drainage

by Gretel K. Parker

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Published by Australian Minerals & Energy Environment Foundation in Melbourne .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia.
    • Subjects:
    • Sulphides -- Environmental aspects.,
    • Mines and mineral resources -- Environmental aspects -- Australia.,
    • Acid mine drainage -- Environmental aspects -- Australia.,
    • Acid pollution of rivers, lakes, etc.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Other titlesCritical review of acid generation resulting from sulfide oxidation., Investigation of strategies used overseas for the environmental management of sulfidic mine wastes.
      StatementParker & Robertson.
      SeriesOccasional paper ;, no. 11, AMEEF occasional paper ;, no. 11.
      ContributionsRobertson, Alan., Australian Minerals & Energy Environment Foundation.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTD427.S94 P37 1999
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 227 p. :
      Number of Pages227
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6883786M
      LC Control Number00456656

        Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a pollutant that arises from exposure of metal sulphide minerals such as the abundantly available pyrite (FeS 2) to oxygen and water during the mining of metals and coals [1, 2].Pyrite undergoes oxidation in a series of reactions, the first stage (trigger) of which results in production of sulfuric acid and ferrous sulfate as provided in Eq.   Rosia Montana is big, but the threats posed by acid mine drainage are bigger. The problem is, if completed, the project would use “cyanide amalgamation” to .

      Acid Mine Drainage Biofilm This biofilm sequencing project was designed to explore the distribution and diversity of metabolic pathways in acidophilic biofilms (e.g., nitrogen fixation, sulfur oxidation, iron oxidation), in order to understand the mechanisms by which the microbes tolerate environmental extremes, and to evaluate how this might. Specification Drainage List Price Guide – Effective October 1, - ZMKTG Specification Drainage List Price Guide (Canada) – Effective September 1, - ZMKTG EZCarry Brochure .

      Treatment of drainage waters may be necessary to halt or control the onset of these inland ASS processes and the impacts of drainage waters on off-site environments. The acidic waters in WA wheabelt drains are similar to those generated by acid mine drainage and oxidising acid sulfate soils, only more saline (Degens et al ).   Acid rock drainage (ARD) is produced by the oxidation of sulfide minerals, chiefly iron pyrite or iron disulfide (FeS2). This is a natural chemical reaction which can proceed when minerals are exposed to air and water. Acidic drainage is found around the world both as a result of naturally occurring processes and activities associated with land Author: Charles Afriyie-Debrah.


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Acid drainage by Gretel K. Parker Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Acid Sulphate Soils is more than a textbook. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, charts, tables and maps, the book is a compendium of 36 scientific papers written by various experts that cover these complex topics.” (Resource World Magazine, 1 August )Cited by: This SpringerBrief focuses on Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the three basins in the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

It provides a background to AMD and its impactsfrom a social science South African government and non-governmental organizations’ response to AMD is assessed, as well the socio-economic and developmental effects of AMD. Acid mine drainage, acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD), or acid rock drainage (ARD) is the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines.

Acid rock drainage occurs naturally within some environments as part of the rock weathering process but is exacerbated by large-scale earth disturbances characteristic of mining and other large construction activities, usually within rocks.

OCLC Number: Description: xi, pages: illustrations ; 28 cm. Contents: pt. A critical review of acid generation resulting from sulfide oxidation: processes, treatment and control --pt.

investigation of strategies used overseas for the environmental management of sulfidic mine wastes. An Overview of Acid Mine Drainage. Acid mine drainage or Acid rock drainage (ARD) refers to the acidic water that is formed when sulphide minerals are exposed to air and water and, through a natural chemical reaction, produce sulphuric acid.

Acid mine drainage has the capability to introduce acidity and dissolved metals into water. Acid mine drainage, which can have pH values as low as − (Nordstrom et al., ), can contain high concentrations of many solutes, including iron and arsenic.

The highest reported arsenic concentration, ×10 5 μg L −1, was found in an acid seep in the Richmond mine, California. Problems Associated with Mine Drainage Contaminated drinking water Disrupted growth and reproduction of aquatic plants and animals Corroding effects of acid on parts of infrastructure such as bridges Acid Mine Drainage Mines built as early as the ’s were developed in a manner which utilized gravity drainage, to avoid excessive water accumulation in the mines.

This paper describes Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) generation and its associated technical issues. As AMD is recognized as one of the more serious environmental problems in the mining industry, its causes, prediction and treatment have become the focus of a number of research initiatives commissioned by governments, the mining industry, universities and research establishments, with.

Acid Mine Drainage in Gauteng. 15 Delayed Government response 18 This book attempts to demonstrate how social and environmental issues surrounding the operation of a mine, as is the case with AMD, may lead to human rights violations.

Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is a problem occurring across the globe, including in Southeastern Ohio. This lesson covers the basic chemistry. Acid mine drainage, acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD), or acid rock drainage (ARD) refers to the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines.

Acid rock drainage occurs naturally within some environments as part of the rock weathering process but is exacerbated by large-scale earth disturbances characteristic of mining and other large construction activities, usually within. Acid mine drainage. A report prepared for the Committee on public works, House of representatives, by Division of water supply and pollution control, Public health service, U.S.

Department of health, education, and welfare. Ap [Leather Bound]. Abandoned Acid Mine Drainage at Shoup’s Run Introduction Acid mine drainage (AMD) is an industrial waste which is the result of the extraction process of the mineral coal from the ground.

It causes widespread pollution in the streams above and below the coals fields. AMD is caused when water flows through sulfur-bearing materials forming acidic solutions. ChemDrain® CPVC pipe and fittings are for chemical waste drain systems and offers a safe, durable, easy-to-install and economical alternative for institutional, academic and commercial laboratories.

ChemDrain is designed for chemical waste drainage where temperatures will not exceed ° F. It has excellent resistance to acids, bases, salts. About this book Provides the tools needed to analyze and solve acid drainage problems Featuring contributions from leading experts in science and engineering, this book explores the complex biogeochemistry of acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils.

Provides the tools needed to analyze and solve acid drainage problems Featuring contributions from leading experts in science and engineering, this book explores the complex biogeochemistry of acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils. It describes how to predict, prevent, and remediate the environmental impact of acid drainage and the oxidation of.

Hard rock mines have significant effects on the territories where they operate, though both infrastructure construction as well as resource use. Due to their extractive activities, these mines store large quantities of wastes at the surface, which can be both physically and chemically unstable.

Reclamation aims to return a mine site to a satisfactory state, meaning that the site should not. Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Acid Sulphate Soils is more than a textbook.

Illustrated with dozens of photographs, charts, tables and maps, the book is a compendium of 36 scientific papers written by. Acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils: causes, assessment, prediction, prevention, and remediation / edited by James A. Jacobs, Jay H. Lehr, Stephen M.

Testa. Acid drainage from underground coal mines and coal refuse piles is one of the most persistent industrial pollution problems in the United States. Pyrite in the coal and overlying strata, when exposed to air and water, oxidizes, producing ferrous ions and sulfuric acid.

Acid Mine Drainage A high school freshman sits in a grass meadow where two mountain ridges slope down and join. As the young observer gazes across the landscape, he sees a scar on the neighboring ridge.

At first it looks like a rockslide or scree slope, but on closer examination he sees a hole in the mountainside. It is an abandoned mine with a waste rock pile at its entrance.Mine drainage is formed when pyrite (an iron sulfide) is exposed and reacts with air and water to form sulfuric acid and dissolved iron.

Some or all of this iron can precipitate to form the red, orange, or yellow sediments in the bottom of streams containing mine drainage. The acid runoff further dissolves heavy metals such as copper, lead, and mercury into groundwater or. Acid mine drainage is the flow, or seepage, of polluted water from old mining areas.

Depending on the area, the water may contain toxic heavy metals and radioactive particles. These are dangerous for people’s health, as well as plants and animals.