Advances in Earth Science ›› 2008, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (5): 501-508. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2008.05.0501

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Progress in the Research of Acid Mine Drainage Impact and Remediation

Ni Shijun 1,3,Li Shan 2,Li Zeqin 1,Xu Zhengqi 1,Wang Yongli 1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Geohazard Prevention and Geoenviroment Protection, Chengdu University of Technology, Chengdu 610059, China; 2. Sichuan Investigation Design & Research Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower, Chengdu 610072, China;3.Sichuan Provincial Key Laboratory of Applied Naclear Techniques in Geoscience, Chengdu 610059,China
  • Received:2008-04-14 Revised:2008-04-16 Online:2008-05-10 Published:2008-05-10

Ni Shijun,Li Shan,Li Zeqin,Xu Zhengqi,Wang Yongli. Progress in the Research of Acid Mine Drainage Impact and Remediation[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2008, 23(5): 501-508.

Environmental impacts of acid mine drainage(AMD) is one of the most serious problem associated with both working and abandoned mining operations. This paper describes the occurrence of AMD, their environmental impacts, options about AMD control, and the available treatment methods. There are two options available for AMD control in the current papers . The source control is used for preventing the formation or the migration of AMD from its source. The migration control is applied to neutralize AMD and remove metals from solution. The treatment methods of AMD include “active” or “passive” ones. For the AMD treatment strategies, either chemical or biological mechanism is available to the abiotic or bioremediative strategies

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