mining water sulphate removal Articles

  • Sustainable mining

    It's imperative that natural resource industries adopt a proactive (even aggressive) approach to the disposal and management of their wastes. Operators must challenge themselves to raise the bar in terms of environmental performance not only to meet the expectations of regulators today (and investors and the general public), but in the future, when requirements will no doubt be even more ...

  • Optimising the Rehabilitation of polluted Mine Tailings and Water by SupaZorb

    To date the polluted acid mine drainage (AMD) – the second biggest environmental problem of the world - from South Africa’s gold mines, was characterised and treated by the precipitation of heavy metals with lime and sulphates, by means of iron exchange. The chemical treatment with expensive and toxic caustic soda (Sodium Hydroxide, NaOH) is to lift the pH, in order to reduce the corrosion on ...


    By SupaZOrb

  • Treatment of iron(II)-rich acid mine water with limestone and oxygen

    The main components of acid mine water are free acid, sulphate, and Fe2+. Limestone is the most cost-effective alkali that can be used for neutralization. The purpose of this investigation was to identify conditions where Fe2+ is removed with limestone and simultaneously oxidized with oxygen to Fe3+, in a polyvinyl chloride pipe under pressure. Gypsum ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Closures of mine a new challenge for Romania

    AbstractThe mining activity is one of the oldest activity in Romania, dating from the year 100 B.C. The gold and silver ores represented one of the riches of our country. In time the economic content of metals diminuend, and the ore mines become non profitable. Due to this situation the best option of the State was the closure and ecological rehabilitation of the mines.The steps for the ...


  • Peristaltic Pumps play key role in rectifying the pH balance of mine water

    After decades of uncontrolled industrial (mining) activities, water supply is under serious threat. Studies show that acid water levels in the country's mines are rising at a staggering average rate of 0.59 m/day. The water situation is in fact threatening the population’s survival. At the heart of resolving this problem are the treatment of water and wastewater. This article looks at ...

  • Process Optimization for O&M Cost Savings – A Case Study for Gold Mining Effluent Treatment

    Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec) was retained in March 2006 by Williams Operating Corporation (WOC) to perform an optimization study of mining wastewater treatment at the WOC facility in Marathon, Ontario. The primary objectives of this optimization study were i) to identify potential opportunities to optimize the treatment system in order to reduce chemical costs; ii) to identify mechanisms of ...

  • Evaluation of biofilter performance to remove dissolved arsenic: Wood Cadillac

    The Wood Cadillac mining site, in north-western Quebec, is an important source of arsenic contamination. The arsenic-rich effluent is treated through a reductive biofilter, which allows arsenic to precipitate as a sulphide (likely As2S3). The top-fed biofilter, built at the end of 1999, is 50 m x 57 m by 1 m thick. The reducing conditions are provided by the decomposition of yellow birch bark ...


    By Hydrogeochem Env. Inc.

  • Shipping Emissions - The Environmental Case for Sea Water Scrubbing

    The romantic image of a luxury liner cruising blue seas amid blue skies and trailing a plume of smoke is too close to the truth for comfort. The emissions from shipping make an increasingly conspicuous contribution to air quality, health and environmental problems of Europe, and indeed, the world. Yet an effective and safe technology to dramatically reduce these emissions is being discouraged, ...


  • Drought Forces Push to Recycle, Reuse and Potential in Brackish Water for Oil & Gas Industry: Interview with BioLargo CEO

    UPTICK Interview: BioLargo's AOS Filter Delivers Abundant Clean Water Even In Drought The headlines are full of discussion on water shortages and drought with few options consistently noted beyond the need to conserve and manage the precious resource. To gain perspective on the problem and explore viable solutions UPTICK Newswire interviewed ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

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