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Geographic image modelling of environmental degradation associated with acid mine drainage

Nicholas A. Walsworth

Geographic image modelling of environmental degradation associated with acid mine drainage

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by Nicholas A. Walsworth

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Published by Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research, Carleton University in Ottawa, Ont .
Written in English


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Statementby Nicholas A. Walsworth
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Paginationx, 219 l.
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22252066M

Abstract. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is a legacy of historical coal mining that affects several thousand stream kilometers around the world by contributing high loads of acidity, SO 4 2−, metals, and other research has focused on how AMD affects diversity and structure of various biological assemblages, whereas considerably less has focused on functional processes in by:   As this discussion demonstrates, the appropriate treatment chemical can depend on both the oxidation state and concentrations of metals in the AMD (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, ). Hydrated lime is the most commonly used chemical for treating AMD and is used to treat more than 90% of the acid mine drainage by:

  What is Acid Mine Drainage (AMD), why is it such a serious threat to South Africa and more importantly WHY has been it been silenced and kept under wraps by the mining industry and South African government for so long? Acid mine drainage (AMD) is the flow, or seepage, of polluted water from old mining areas. Depending on the area, the water may. DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION1 Michael F. Byrne, Director PB EPA No. Rb Application of; Geophysics to Acid Mine Drainage Investigations Report Prepared for Western Governor's Association USEPA Grant No. X by Kit Custis California Department of Conservation Office of Mine Reclamation K Street, MS Sacramento, California September .

surface when reacting with pyrite. On the basis of modelling results it is assumed that the amorphous ferric hydroxide, jarosite and pyrolusite will gradually precipitate. Introduction Acid mine drainage (AMD) is considered as one of the worst environmental problems associated with mining activity.   Mining has been an done on Earth since humans realized the potential of metals and non-metals in improving the quality of their lives. However, mining has taken humongous proportions since the industrial age. The uses of mined materials, ranging from metals to radioactive elements to coal and petroleum, has expanded into fields that were previously.


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Geographic image modelling of environmental degradation associated with acid mine drainage by Nicholas A. Walsworth Download PDF EPUB FB2

The formation of mine acid drainage and the contaminants associated with it has been described by some as the largest environmental problem facing the U.S. mining industry (U.S.

Forest ServiceFerguson and EricksonLapakko b). Commonly referred to as acid rock drainage (ARD) or acid mine drainage. This SpringerBrief focuses on Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the three basins in the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

It provides a background to AMD and its impactsfrom a social science South African government and non-governmental organizations’ response to AMD is assessed, as well the socio-economic and developmental effects of AMD.

Environmental degradation is the deterioration of the environment through depletion of resources such as air, water and soil; the destruction of ecosystems; habitat destruction; the extinction of wildlife; and is defined as any change or disturbance to the environment perceived to be deleterious or undesirable.

As indicated by the I=PAT equation, environmental impact (I) or. Acid mine drainage can have severe impacts on fish, animals and plants. Many impacted streams have a pH of 4 or lower — similar to battery acid.

For example, acid and metals runoff from the Zortman Landusky mine in Montana has harmed biological life in a dozen streams in the Little Rocky Mountains. Perpetual pollution. Mine Water Environ DOI /s TECHNICAL ARTICLE Exploration of Diffuse and Discrete Sources of Acid Mine Drainage to a Headwater Mountain Stream in Colorado, USA Allison Johnston1 Robert L.

Runkel2 Alexis Navarre‑Sitchler1,3 Kamini Singha1,3 Received: 28 June / Accepted: 18 April   Work carried out at the abandoned copper (Cu) and sulphur (S) mine at Avoca (south east Ireland) has shown acid mine drainage (AMD) to be a multi-factor pollutant.

It affects aquatic ecosystems by a number of direct and indirect pathways. Major impact areas are rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters, although AMD affects different aquatic ecosystems in different by: Acid mine drainage (also sometimes referred to as acid rock drainage) is a well-understood process2 and arises primarily when the mineral pyrite (‘fool’s gold’ or iron disulphide) comes into contact with oxygenated water.

The pyrite undergoes oxidation in a two-stage process, the first producing sulphuric acid and ferrous sulphate and the. (shelved -1 times as environmental-degradation) avg rating — 3, ratings — published Want to Read saving.

The Geochemistry of Acid Mine Drainage. Novel techniques have been developed to prevent and remediate environmental problems associated with these materials. Modelling tools for the. Characterization of mine waste rocks and prediction of acid mine drainage (AMD) play an important role in preventing AMD.

Although high-tech analytical methods have been highlighted for mineral characterization and quantification, simple testing methods are still practical ways to perform in a field laboratory in mines. Thus, this study applied some simple testing methods to the Author: Shinji Matsumoto, Hirotaka Ishimatsu, Hideki Shimada, Takashi Sasaoka, Ginting Jalu Kusuma.

Due to the severity of environmental degradation all over the world, the World Bank and other environmental institutions have conducted studies to present a cost assessment of environmental degradation (Sarraf et al., a, b).

Human resources are the most crucial element to reform. Developing these resources is the first step of reform.

Research article 62 Environmental Geology 30 (1/2) March 7 Q Springer-Verlag Received: 16 January 7 Accepted: 5 March N. Gray Environmental Sciences Unit, Trinity College.

This SpringerBrief focuses on Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in the three basins in the Witwatersrand, South Africa. It provides a background to AMD and its impactsfrom a social science South African government and non-governmental organizations’ response to AMD is assessed, as well theBrand: Springer International Publishing.

The Handbook of Environmental Degradation of Materials explains how to measure, analyse, and control environmental degradation for a wide range of industrial materials including metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete, wood and textiles exposed to environmental factors such as weather, seawater, and fire.

Divided into sections which deal with. Acid mine drainage refers to the surface runoff formed when rainwater comes in contact with either mine spoils (the reject from ore processing activities) or overburden (the material removed to.

The objectives of evaluating environmental conditions associated with acid drainage, whether it is from pyrite‐rich rocks from mining projects, ground disturbance during construction projects, or development in naturally occurring acid sulfate soils, require the collection of representative soil Cited by: 1.

What is Environmental Degradation. Environmental degradation comes about due to erosion and decline of the quality of the natural environment. It is caused directly or indirectly by anthropogenic activities that extract various environmental resources at a faster rate than they are replaced, and thus depleting them.

Modelling of Diffusion during Neutralisation of Acid Mine Drainage by Limestone accuracy is the model’s ability to predict the right values and precision is the ability of the model to predict similar values consistently.

The assessment of adequacy of a. Environmental and ecological effects of acid mine drainage Acidity and metal toxicity The high acidity of acid mine drainage and the high amounts of dissolved heavy metals (such as copper and zinc) generally make acid mine drainage extremely toxic to most organisms (Pentreath, ).

The acid mine drainage (AMD) process is a huge environmental problem of worldwide relevance, associated with coal and sulphide mines when sulphide minerals are exposed to. Acid Mine Drainage. J. Raymund Hoffert; Cite This: Ind. Eng. Chem. 39 5 Publication Date (Print): May 1, Publication History.

Published online 1 May ; Download Hi-Res Image Download to MS-PowerPoint. Note: In lieu of an abstract, this is the article's first page.

Partners Sixteenth Street N.W. Cited by: INTRODUCTION. Acid mine drainage (AMD) is one of the most important environmental problems facing the mining industry. Drainage waters are generated by chemical and microbiological reactions that occur simultaneously when sulphide minerals like pyrite (FeS 2) are exposed to oxygen and exposure produces acid that may dissolve relatively insoluble chemical species into free ionic.

The issues most often associated with environmental degradation are issues of resources. Everyone should care because environmental degradation usually leads to fewer resources for everyone.

When it comes to the unsustainable use of inert resources like air, water, energy, and mineral resources, it affects everyone on the planet.