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Acid Mine Drainage: Chemistry

Nov 10, 2004· Equation 4 shows that by introducing hydrogen ions, acid mine drainage affects the acidity of a stream. Acidity is commonly measured by pH values, which are easy to collect and compare. pH, however, is not always a good indicator of acid mine drainage because it only indicates the concentration of hydrogen ions.

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The Chemistry of Acid Mine Drainage ANCQ CHEMICAL

Mar 12, 2018· Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) is a major environmental hazard of 20th century mining practice. The controlling parameters are defined by the physics of the site. The chemistry is complex and not completely identified. Some Australian work using 18 O in near isotopically pure O 2 and H 2 O has identified the general direction of the reaction path

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CR Scientific: Some Chemistry of Acid Mine Drainage

Introduction The mining of coal deposits and metal ores often results in a phenomenon called "acid mine drainage" (AMD). This results primarily from the oxidative breakdown of transition metal sulfides, especially pyrite (FeS 2).There is actually a complex series of reactions and side reactions, but the net equation is often written according to Equation 1:

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An Explanation of Acid Mine Drainage ThoughtCo

Nov 13, 2019· In a nutshell, acid mine drainage is a form of water pollution that happens when rain, runoff, or streams come in contact with rock that is rich in sulfur. As a result, the water becomes very acidic and damages downstream aquatic ecosystems. In some regions, it is the most common form of stream and river pollution.

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Acid mine drainage the chemistry

dissociated sulphuric acid. You can see from equation (1) that in order for these reactions to happen, the pyrite must be exposed to both air and Mining is one of South Africa’s most important industries, but it comes with a cost. Rebecca Garland explains about acid mine drainage. Acid mine drainage

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Mine Drainage USGS

Mine drainage forms from a chemical reaction between water and rocks containing sulfur-bearing minerals. The resulting waters become rich in sulfuric acid and dissolved iron. As the iron settles out of the water, it can form red, orange, or yellow sediments in the bottom of streams.

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EPA What is Acid Mine Drainage

Problems Associated with Mine Drainage Contaminated drinking water Disrupted growth and reproduction of aquatic plants and animals Corroding effects of acid on parts of infrastructure such as bridges Acid Mine Drainage Mines built as early as the 1800’s were developed in a manner which utilized gravity drainage, to avoid excessive water accumulation in the mines

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Technical Document: Acid Mine Drainage Prediction

Acid Mine Drainage Prediction compares acid rock drainage factors of waste rock piles and tailings impoundments. In examining this table, it is important to note that diffusion of oxygen into water is slow and, therefore, oxidation of iron sulfide is inhibited until the water level drops, which can occur periodically or seasonally in some cases.

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Dewatering of Mine Drainage Sludge EPA

Currently, acid mine drainage treatment employs the use of lime or limestone as neutralizing agents. While being effective in mine drainage treatment, these neutralizing agents contribute to the production of substantial quantities of sludge or insoluble precipitates. The following equation represents the approximate chemical reaction that

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Acid Mine Drainage Solutions for the Mineral Industry

There are four chemical reactions that represent the chemistry of pyrite weathering to form acid mine drainage. An overall summary reaction is as follows: 2 FeS2+7 O2+2 H2O → 2 FeSO4-+2 H2SO4 Pyrite + Oxygen + Water → Ferrous Sulfate + Sulfuric Acid. The acid mine drainage waste is characterized by red water. The simplest treatment is

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An Introduction to Acid Mine Drainage

a host of chemical processes contribute to AMD, pyrite oxidation is by far the greatest contributor. General equations for this process are: However, acid mine drainage eventually leaves its mark. Water samples are collected to determine the extent of acid mine drainage.

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Fundamentals of Mine-Drainage Formation and Chemistry

Alkalinity ¾Capability of water to neutralize acid ¾Important to aquatic life ¾Buffers against rapid pH change ¾Often related to hardness ¾Hardness is the concentration of divalent cations (e.g., Ca2+, Mg2+) ¾Water-quality criteria for some metals are hardness-dependent ¾In mining impacted systems, Ca2+, Mg2+, etc. can originate from the weathering of a variety of minerals

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Acid Mine Drainage effects, types, plants, marine, oxygen

Acid mine drainage (AMD) is produced by the chemical reaction of sulfide ore and associated minerals with air and water. This reaction (as shown below) illustrates how sulfuric acid (H 2 SO 4 ) and iron sulfate (FeSO 4 ) are produced when the iron sulfide mineral pyrite (FeS 2 ) reacts with water:

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Acid Mine Drainage Year 11 SACE Chemistry Thinkswap

Talks about the issues behind acid mine drainage and how it forms chemically and how society can fix and reduce the affects of it and reduce how much is produced This document is 30 Exchange Credits. Add to Cart Remove from Cart Proceed to Cart. Studying with Academic Integrity: Studying from past student work is an amazing way to learn and

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(PDF) The chemical characteristics of acid mine drainage

The chemical characteristics of acid mine drainage with particular reference to sources, distribution and remediation: The Witwatersrand Basin, South Africa, a case study December 2008 Applied

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EPA What is Acid Mine Drainage

Problems Associated with Mine Drainage Contaminated drinking water Disrupted growth and reproduction of aquatic plants and animals Corroding effects of acid on parts of infrastructure such as bridges Acid Mine Drainage Mines built as early as the 1800’s were developed in a manner which utilized gravity drainage, to avoid excessive water accumulation in the mines

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Current Approaches for Mitigating Acid Mine Drainage

Current Approaches for Mitigating Acid Mine Drainage Rev Environ Contam Toxicol. 2013;226:1-32. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4614-6898-1_1. bacterial inhibition, (3) chemical passivation, ( 4) electrochemical, and (5) desulfurization.We describe the processes underlying each method by category and then address aspects relating to effectiveness, cost

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Constructed Wetlands for Treating Acid Mine Drainage

wetland to treat acid mine drainage. Conditions which are favorable to chemical and microbial reducing, adsorption, neutralization and precipitation need to be incorporated into the soil, hydrology, vegetation, and site development plan (Fennessy & Mitsch 1989).

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What can be done to prevent or clean up acid mine drainage

Water flowing through active or abandoned mine sites can become polluted by the material being mined[1]. By far the most common mine drainage problem is that of acid mine drainage (AMD). Sulfuric acid is produced when water interacts with sulfur-bearing materials in the presence of oxygen and common bacteria[1]. The acidic water formed by this process can dissolve many metals in bioavailable

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Acid Mine Drainage Industrial & Engineering Chemistry

May 01, 2002· Acid Mine Drainage. J. Raymund Hoffert; Cite this: Ind. Eng. Chem. 1947, 39, 5, 642–646. Implications for acid generation during in situ mining of seafloor hydrothermal vent deposits. Bacteriological investigations of mine water from lignite pits in Denmark.

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Mineralogical transformations controlling acid mine

May 30, 2009· 1. Introduction. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is produced by biotic and abiotic oxidation of sulfide minerals (ex., pyrite, FeS 2), and the subsequent release of large amounts iron and sulfuric acid (H 2 SO 4) to aqueous systems (Bigham et al., 1996, Malmstrom et al., 2006, Cravotta, 2008).Contamination of natural waters with AMD leads to severe acidification and release of toxic

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