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Oxygen content of unsaturated coal mine waste.
Control of acid mine drainage: proceedings of a technology transfer seminar. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, IC 9027, 1985 Jan; :19-24
Acid mine drainage (AMD) results from the oxidation of pyrite in the presence of oxygen, water, and iron-oxidizing bacteria. Any of these three components acting on the pyrite provides a potential control point for reducing AMD formation. The purpose of this project is to determine the oxygen availability in coal refuse and spoil to improve our understanding of its potential to control acid production.
Acid mine drainage; Mining; Mining industry; Waste treatment; Waste abatement; Coal mining
IH; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Control of acid mine drainage: proceedings of a technology transfer seminar
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