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Acid Mine Drainage:From Waste to Resources


I: Overview of Acid Mine DrainageAcid Mine Drainage Formation, Dissemination and Control: Mining and Hydrological PerspectivesIntroductionMining Operations and Acid Mine DrainageThe Mining Project CycleHydrological Impacts of MiningMining Operations and Acid Mine Drainage FormationHydrological Controls on Acid Mine DrainageAcid Mine Drainage GenerationDissemination of Acid Mine DrainageAcid Mine Drainage Impacts on HydrochemistryApplications of Hydrology Principles in Acid Mine Drainage PreventionFuture Perspectives on Acid Mine DrainageConcluding RemarksPrediction of Acid Mine Drainage FormationIntroductionDevelopments in Acid Mine Drainage PredictionOverview of Acid Mine Drainage Prediction MethodsApplications of Acid Mine Drainage Prediction DataConcluding RemarksChemistry of Acid Mine Drainage FormationIntroductionOxidation of Sulphide MineralsOxidation of PyriteOxidation of PyrrhotiteOxidation of ChalcopyriteOxidation of ArsenopyriteOxidation of SphaleriteOxidation of GalenaConcluding RemarksLegislation and Policies Governing the Management of Acid Mine DrainageIntroductionLegislation and PoliciesAnalysis of Legislation and Policies of South Africa on Acid Mine DrainageAnalysis of Legislation and Policies of the United States of America on Acid Mine DrainageAnalysis of Legislation and Policies of the European Union on Acid Mine DrainageAnalysis of Legislation and Policies of Australia on Acid Mine DrainageConcluding RemarksEnvironmental and Health Effects of Acid Mine DrainageIntroductionEffect of High AcidityEffect of High Acidity on PlantsEffect of High Acidity on Aquatic SpeciesEffect of High Acidity on Human HealthEffect of Heavy MetalsEffect of Heavy Metals on PlantsEffect of Heavy Metals on Aquatic SpeciesEffect of Heavy Metals on Human HealthConcluding RemarksII: Prevention and Remediation Processes of Acid Mine DrainagePrevention Processes for Acid Mine DrainageIntroductionPreventive Techniques for Acid Mine DrainageControl of Water MovementSelective Separation and Blending of Sulphide-Rich MaterialsPhysical Separation Barriers for Water and OxygenInhibition of Iron and Sulphur-Oxidizing MicroorganismsOther MethodsConcluding RemarksRemediation Processes for Acid Mine DrainageIntroductionClassification of Acid Mine Drainage Treatment TechnologiesClassification of Conventional Active Treatment MethodsClassification of Innovative Passive Treatment MethodsConcluding RemarksLife-Cycle Assessment of Acid Mine Drainage Treatment ProcessesIntroductionPerforming a Life-Cycle AssessmentFrameworkGoal and ScopeLife-Cycle Inventory AnalysisLife-Cycle Impact AssessmentTypical Studies of Life-Cycle AssessmentsConcluding RemarksRecovery Processes and Utilisation of Valuable Materials from Acid Mine DrainageIntroductionRecovery of MetalsRecovery of WaterRecovery of Water Using Membrane TechnologyRecovery of Water Using Other Membrane TechnologiesSelected Commercially Developed Projects for Recovery of Water from Acid Mine DrainageProposed Integrated Processes and Technologies for Recovery of Water from Acid Mine DrainageRecovery of AcidGeneration of Electricity from Acid Mine DrainageProduction of Water Treatment Raw MaterialsUtilisation of Acid Mine Drainage SludgeProduction of Nanoparticles from Acid Mine DrainageConcluding Remarks
 

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