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By James A. Jacobs

Provides the instruments had to learn and remedy acid drainage problems

Featuring contributions from major specialists in technology and engineering, this e-book explores the advanced biogeochemistry of acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils. It describes tips on how to expect, hinder, and remediate the environmental impression of acid drainage and the oxidation of sulfides, supplying the newest sampling and analytical equipment. additionally, readers will observe new ways for recuperating priceless assets from acid mine drainage, together with bioleaching.

Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils experiences the most up-tp-date findings within the box, supplying new insights into the underlying motives in addition to new instruments to reduce the damage of acid drainage:

  • Part I: Causes of Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Sulfate Soils specializes in the biogeochemistry of acid drainage in numerous environments.
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    Not to scale. 23 Conceptual diagram of the colonization of pyrite. Not to scale. 24 Conceptual diagram of the colonization of pyrite. Not to scale. 25 Step 1: Planktonic bacteria cells in pore fluids or surface waters. Including movement toward the pyrite surface. Not to scale. 26 Step 2: Surface colonization starts as A. ferrooxidans attaches to pyrite, becoming sessile. Bacteria secrete extracellular polymers to attach to the mineral surface. Not to scale. 27 Step 3: Microcolonies of A. ferrooxidans develop, biofilm formation begins, and the pH in the pore water drops.

    Courtesy of K. 4 Hybrid striped bass. (Courtesy of K. 5 Striped bass. (Courtesy of K. 6 Yellow perch. (Courtesy of K. 7 Tanks for the production of rainbow trout fingerlings (Courtesy of K. 8 Tanks have been replaced by concrete raceways for the production of rainbow trout. (Courtesy of K. 9 Recirculating aquaculture system components showing the path that water takes through major components within one type of recirculating system. 10 Treatment process for an acid mine discharge plant. 11 Net pens at (a) the case 3 acid mine discharge treatment plant and (b) the case 4 facilities.

    A) From top clockwise: Global Water Flow Probe FP101, SonTek/YSI FlowTracker 2D handheld ADV, Swoffer 3-in. prop, and Swoffer 2-in. propeller. ) (b) USGS Price type AA (left) and pygmy. ) (c) Numerous brands of meters are available to measure pH, conductivity, and temperature. Some more expensive meters also measure dissolved oxygen and reduction–oxidation potential (redox) to better understand water geochemistry, which is critical for understanding acid drainage. G. ) (d) Several manufacturers offer simple acidity and other titration field kits, which are inexpensive and useful for acid drainage studies.

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