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Iron and acid removal from acid mine drainage in open limestone systems

Qingyun Sun

Iron and acid removal from acid mine drainage in open limestone systems

by Qingyun Sun

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Published by College of Agriculture, Forestry and Consumer Sciences, West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV .
Written in English


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StatementQingyun Sun
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Paginationix, 112 l.
Number of Pages112
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22250201M

  Passive Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Systems Paul F. Ziemkiewicz1, Jeffery G. Skousen2 and Jennifer S. Simmons1 ABSTRACT Passive acid mine drainage (AMD) treatment systems were developed over the past 20 years to provide reliable, low cost, low maintenance treatment of mine drainage in remote locations. Passive.   The formation of acid mine drainage (AMD), a highly acidic and metal-rich solution, is the biggest environmental concern associated with coal and mineral mining. Once produced, AMD can severely impact the surrounding ecosystem due to its acidity, metal toxicity, sedimentation and other deleterious properties. Hence, implementations of effective post .

Emmy Hämäläinen and Kaisa Turunen, Geological Survey of Finland, P.O. Box , FI FINLAND, e-mail: n(at) Introduction Anoxic limestone drains (ALD) are abiotic systems consisting impermeable soil or sediment covered channels, buried cells or trenches filled with crushed limestone. The acidic mine water flows through the limestone horizontally and .   ACID MINE DRAINAGE 1. What is Acid Mine Drainage (AMD)? Acid mine drainage, acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD), or acid rock drainage (ARD) is the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines. Acid rock drainage occurs naturally within some environments as part of the rock weathering process but is exacerbated by large-scale earth .

ment systems provide a controlled environ-ment in which natural chemical and biologi-cal reactions which help in the treatment of acid mine drainage can occur (DEP ). Open limestone channels (OLCs) are passive treatment systems that achieve remediation mostly through chemical means (Kalin et al. ). Other passive systems are anoxic lime-. Patterns in water quality matched previous results. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is the most harmful pollution in Deckers Creek. There is a small amount of AMD in the uppermost segment of the creek, but the impact of AMD becomes clear at Kanes Creek, which carries AMD from a large number of abandoned mines.


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Iron and acid removal from acid mine drainage in open limestone systems by Qingyun Sun Download PDF EPUB FB2

Acid mine drainage (AMD) continues to be a concern in coal mining because it reduces surface water and groundwater quality (Verburg et al., ) and may perhaps persist for several years. In the U.S. only, AMD pollutes o km of streams (Skousen et al., ). Blasting and dewatering exposes sulfide minerals, posing threats to : Bharat Sharma Acharya, Gehendra Kharel.

This study demonstrates substantial removal of iron (Fe) from acid mine drainage (pH ≈3) in a passive vertical flow reactor (VFR) with an equivalent footprint of m 2 per L/s mine water and residence times of >23 h. Average Fe removal rate was 67% with a high of 85% over the month by: 5.

Acid mine drainage (AMD) is an environmental pollutant that impairs water resources in mining regions throughout the world. Where such treatment is required legally, treatment must be efficient. Review of Passive Systems for Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage. MEND Report Canada: Mine Environmental Neutral Drainage.

Nairn, R. W., R. Hedin, and G. Watzlaf. “A Preliminary Review of the Use of Anoxic Limestone Drains in the Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage,” in Proceedings, 12th Annual West Virginia Surface Mine. HEDIN ET AL.: TREATMENT OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE WITH LIMESTONE Table 1.

Comparative cost of limestone and alkaline chemicals commonly used in the treatment of acid mine drainage. Cost per kmole Chemical of OH-Material composition equivalentS" Limestone CaC03 $ ~ Hydrated lime Ca(OH)~ Ammonia NH3 Soda ash NaCO~.

Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a national problem, but one-third of waters impacted by that correlated with iron removal from experimental wetland systems (Stone ). sections on open limestone channels and anoxic limestone drains).

Compost (or anaerobic) wetlands utilize similar microbial processes as constructed wetlands, but. leads to water that runs through the area to become acidic, pick up metals, and thus become acid mine drainage. The metals that are most commonly found in acid mine drainage are Iron, Aluminum, and Manganese.

The only way to prevent AMD from forming at a mine site is to prevent the sulphide metals from oxidizing. the system because of coating of the limestone particles with iron precipitates, diffi culty in treating acid mine drainage with a very high ferrous-ferric ratio, and ineff ectiveness in manganese removal.

However, the utilization of microbes mitigate most of these disadvantages. Acid mine drainage (air asam tambang = Bahasa Indonesia) is water that commonly contaminated when pyrite, chalcopyrite or any iron sulfides, then highly exposed and reacts with air and water.

This contaminant form sulfuric acid and dissolved iron. Some of or all of this iron contaminated can precipitate to form the red, orange, or yellow sediments that falls in. When mine and mine waste drainage have neutral pH, with a high concentration of dissolved metals, they are called neutral (or alkaline) mine drainage (Lottermoser, ).

When the rocks made of sulfur are excavated from a mine surface or an underground mine, they react with water and oxygen to form sulfuric acid.

@article{osti_, title = {Passive removal of manganese from acid mine drainage}, author = {Brant, D L and Ziemkiewicz, P F}, abstractNote = {Removal of manganese (Mn) from mine drainage is difficult due to the abnormal chemistry of the element.

The removal requires the oxidation of Mn(II) (the form found in mine drainage) to the more oxidized forms (Mn(III) or. Acid mine drainage, acid and metalliferous drainage (AMD), or acid rock drainage (ARD) is the outflow of acidic water from metal mines or coal mines.

Acid rock drainage occurs naturally within some environments as part of the rock weathering process but is exacerbated by large-scale earth disturbances characteristic of mining and other large construction activities, usually.

for the improved design of open limestone channels. Introduction Limestone is an inexpensive and effective agent for the neutralization of waste acid streams low in dissolved iron and manganese. Although acid mine drainage (AMD) can contain appreciable concentrations of iron and manganese, limestone is the neutralizing agent of choice for AMD.

Acid mine drainage (AMD), which is caused by the biological oxidation of sulfidic materials, frequently contains arsenic in the form of arsenite, As(III), and/or arsenate, As(V), along with much higher concentrations of dissolved iron.

The present work is directed toward the removal of arsenic from synthetic AMD by raising the pH of the solution by electrochemical reduction of. As it flows through the system, the acid mine drainage gradually dissolves the limestone, releasing calcium as bicarbonate, thus raising the pH.

Based primarily on studies conducted at coal mines in the United States, ALD’s have been shown to be most effective for influent with dissolved oxygen, ferric iron (Fe3+) and aluminum concentrations. On the basis of these performance metrics, the limestone sand, ALD, oxic limestone drain, and limestone diversion wells had similar ranges of acid-removal efficiency and cost efficiency.

The removal of trace metals from acid mine drainage was studied in four constructed wetlands on abandoned mine lands in southwestern Indiana. The wetlands vary in the constraints of their settings, their design, the materials used in their construction, and their effectiveness at. iron(II)), which is subsequently oxidized to ferric iron However, acid mine drainage eventually leaves its mark.

Water samples are collected to determine the extent of acid mine drainage. Open limestone channels. The best method to treat. AMD is prevention. This can be done by. The water treatment performances of two anoxic limestone drains (ALDs) were evaluated.

Anoxic limestone drains are buried beds of limestone that are intended to add bicarbonate alkalinity to flow‐through acid mine drainage. Both ALDs received mine water contaminated with Fe 2+ (– mg L −1) and Mn (41–51 mg L −1). Conference: Use of potassium permanganate for iron and manganese removal from acid mine drainage Title: Use of potassium permanganate for iron and manganese removal from acid mine drainage Full Record.

Acid mine drainage and acid rock drainage is a rampant problem in the world today. The above photo depicts acid drainage at an abandoned mine in the Yukon Territory of northwest Canada.

This mine shares a similar history to thousands of other mines throughout the world. It was in operation for six short years in the s, producing gold ore.Acid rock drainage (ARD) is the natural result of oxidizing or in wetlands treatment systems that neutralize acidity and precipitate heavy metals contained in the Pyrite + Oxygen + Water Iron oxide + sulfuric acid The neutralizing reaction that takes place when limestone is .Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a major environmental problem as it involves the release of acidic, sulphateand metal-containing water into the environment.

It usually has low pH which is acidic and contains toxic and nonbiodegradable pollutants such as heavy metals, e.g. lead (Pb), aluminium (Al), copper (Cu), iron (Fe) and zinc (Zn).

Passive treatment has been regarded as .