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A Low-cost, Low-maintenance Treatment System for Acid Mine Drainage Using Sphagnum Moss and Limestone.

Authors
Kleinmann-RLP; Tiernan-TO; Solch-JG; Harris-RL
Source
Sedimentology and Reclamation Lexington Kentucky Nov 27 - 1983 Dec; :241-245
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10003279
Abstract
Acid seeps that continue after reclamation obligate mine operators to long-term water treatment. To provide a low-cost, low- maintenance alternative, the Bureau of Mines investigated the feasibility of establishing a sphagnum moss bog as a self- perpetuating treatment system. The moss removes iron by cation exchange, oxidation of fe2+, and precipitation of iron hydroxides and sulfides. Acidity is then neutralized with limestone that, because of the iron removal step, does not become armored.
Publication Date
19831201
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1984
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
OP 3-84
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Sedimentology and Reclamation, Lexington, Kentucky, Nov. 27 - Dec. 2, 1983, PP. 241-245
State
KY;
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