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In-line aeration and treatment of acid mine drainage: performance and preliminary design criteria.
Ackman TE; Kleinmann RLP
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; :53-61
This report describes a Bureau of Mines-designed treatment system that has been tested at mine sites in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The in-line aeration and treatment system (ILS) functions in existing AMD pipelines, using energy provided by existing mine water discharge pumps. It appears to be a low-cost alternative to conventional treatment plants and, in fact, appears to accelerate iron oxidation rates. The system has no moving parts and thus has the advantages of low maintenance and operating costs.
Acid mine drainage; Mining; Mining industry; Waste treatment; Waste abatement
IH; Conference/Symposia Proceedings
Control of acid mine drainage: proceedings of a technology transfer seminar
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