acid mine water


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acid mine water

[′as·əd ′mīn ‚wȯd·ər]
(mining engineering)
Mine water with free sulfuric acid, due to the weathering of iron pyrites.
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It also restored nearly five miles of the lower Dents Run stream by neutralizing acid mine water, marking the first time in more than a century the stream can support aquatic life, such as native trout.
Topics presented included Penn State research on plant nutrients; the uses of mushroom compost for field crops; for storm water basins and stream restoration projects; for abandon mine reclamation and acid mine water purification.
Tau, "Treatment of Acid Mine Water by Use of Heavy Metal Precipitation and Ion Exchange," Minerals Eng.
This sink hole is filled with turquoise colored acid mine water, tempting teenagers to sneak in and swim on a hot summer day.
So, the butte became a perpetual caldron for brewing metals-laden acid mine water that flows out and down the mountainside.
Microbes and sedimentation, microbial leaching of metals from ores, acid mine water pollution, and the microbial ecology of marine and freshwater habitats are covered.
The Shannopin Mine Dewatering Project, which was designed to prevent a catastrophic breakout of acid mine water from the abandoned Shannopin Mine into Dunkard Creek, was originally granted a permit allowing less stringent cleanup of the dangerous water.
In addition, the reclamation restored nearly five miles of the lower Dents Run stream by neutralizing acid mine water, marking the first time in more than a century the stream can support aquatic life.
July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer today opened a valve allowing treated acid mine water from the Antrim treatment plant in Tioga County to power a turbine and begin generating electricity to run the facility.
MR3's unique hydrometallurgical refining process for separating and producing pure metals has many potential applications and we are pursuing several projects that involve both prospective and retrospective environmental remediation of acid mine water that resulted from mining activity.
It is reported it can treat industrial wastewater, acid mine water, chrome mountains/landfills, power and sewage treatment plants waste streams, fly ash and harbor sediments.