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Open Access Minerals and Mine Drainage

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A review of the literature published in 2012 on topics relating to acid mine drainage (AMD) or acid rock drainage (ARD) due to the presence of sulfide bearing minerals in active and abandoned coal/hard rock mining sites or waste spoil piles is presented. This review is divided into the following sections: 1) Characterization and Assessment, 2) Protection, Prevention and Restoration, 3) Toxicity Assessment, 4) Fate and Transport, 5) Biological Characterization, and 6) Treatment Technologies. Due to the complexity of the minerals and mine drainage, many papers presented in this review address more than one important topic, indicating that they can be categorized into more than one section. Therefore, the different sections presented in this review should not be regarded as being mutually-exclusive or all-inclusive.

Keywords: ACID MINE DRAINAGE; ACID ROCK DRAINAGE; AMD TREATMENT; MINE DRAINAGE; MINE WASTE; MINE WATER; SULFATE; SULFATE REDUCING BACTERIA

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/106143013X13698672322507

Publication date: October 1, 2013

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  • Water Environment Research® (WER®) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. An annual Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year.

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