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Author (up) Coulton, R.; Bullen, C.; Hallett, C. url  openurl
  Title The design and optimisation of active mine water treatment plants Type Journal Article
  Year 2003 Publication Land Contam. Reclam. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 11 Issue 2 Pages 273-280  
  Keywords sludge mine water treatment mine water active treatment precipitation iron manganese high density sludge sulphide Groundwater problems and environmental effects Pollution and waste management non radioactive manganese sulfide pollutant removal iron water treatment mine drainage  
  Abstract This paper provides a 'state of the art' overview of active mine water treatment. The paper discusses the process and reagent selection options commonly available to the designer of an active mine water treatment plant. Comparisons are made between each of these options, based on technical and financial criteria. The various different treatment technologies available are reviewed and comparisons made between conventional precipitation (using hydroxides, sulphides and carbonates), high density sludge processes and super-saturation precipitation. The selection of reagents (quick lime, slaked lime, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, magnesium hydroxide, and proprietary chemicals) is considered and a comparison made on the basis of reagent cost, ease of use, final effluent quality and sludge settling criteria. The choice of oxidising agent (air, pure oxygen, peroxide, etc.) for conversion of ferrous to ferric iron is also considered. Whole life costs comparisons (capital, operational and decommissioning) are made between conventional hydroxide precipitation and the high density sludge process, based on the actual treatment requirements for four different mine waters.  
  Address R. Coulton, Unipure Europe Ltd., Wonastow Road, Monmouth NP25 5JA, United Kingdom  
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  ISSN 0967-0513 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes The design and optimisation of active mine water treatment plants; 2530436; United-Kingdom 4; Geobase Approved no  
  Call Number CBU @ c.wolke @ 17513 Serial 59  
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