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Bacterial Oxidation of Acid-forming Materials.

Authors
Kleinmann-RLP
Source
Proceeds of the Acid Forming Mat Symp Reclamation Research Unit Montana, St Univ :34-46
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10011447
Abstract
Although several genera of bacteria live in acidic mine water, thiobacillus ferrooxidans appears to play the most critical role in the oxidation of pyrite. Inhibition of t. Ferrooxidans improves water quality 60 to 95 pct by reducing the overall rate of pyrite oxidation. Anionic surfactants are effective inhibitors, are inexpensive of t. Ferrooxidans in coal refuse, and have potential for application in other mine environments where acid generation is localized and accessible.
Publication Date
19870101
Document Type
OP;
Fiscal Year
1987
Identifying No.
OP 243-92
NIOSH Division
PRC;
Source Name
Proceeds of the Acid Forming Mat. Symp. Reclamation Research Unit, Montana, St. Univ., PP. 34-46
State
MT;
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