Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils. by James A. Jacobs

By James A. Jacobs

Provides the instruments had to learn and remedy acid drainage problems

Featuring contributions from prime specialists in technological know-how and engineering, this publication explores the complicated biogeochemistry of acid mine drainage, rock drainage, and acid sulfate soils. It describes tips to are expecting, hinder, and remediate the environmental influence of acid drainage and the oxidation of sulfides, supplying the most recent sampling and analytical equipment. additionally, readers will detect new methods for improving beneficial assets from acid mine drainage, together with bioleaching.

Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils stories the most up-tp-date findings within the box, supplying new insights into the underlying reasons 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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