Assessment of research and development needs and priorities for acid mine drainage abatement.
Gleason VE; Price A; Boyer JF Jr.; Ford CT
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract: J0265044, 1978 Jan; :1-168
Recommendations are made for programs to develop workable techniques to stop or to prevent acid mine drainage formation in those underground coal mines where acid production could take place. These recommendations include development of mine closure technology, development of surface water infiltration control procedures, study of the effect of roof collapse on mine water characteristics, evaluation of the long-term effects of flooding underground mines above drainage, investigation of the effectiveness of section sealing in active mines, development of a simple model for predicting mine water quality and quantity, preparation of a manual on mine drainage abatement procedures, and development of a program to disseminate information on mine drainage abatement to the coal industry. These recommendations are based on an in-depth evaluation of information acquired over years of research on acid mine drainage formation, on numerous laboratory and field studies of methods of preventing or minimizing acid mine drainage formation, and on review of the geological, hydrological, and mineralogical factors involved.
CP; Final Contract Report
NTIS Accession No.
OFR 44-78; Contract-J0265044
Minneapolis, MN: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, Contract: J0265044
Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., Monroeville, PA