Research and analysis

Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mine part 1: passive treatment technologies for metal mine drainage remediation

This literature review has furthered our understanding of the international situation regarding sustainable treatment of abandoned minewaters.

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Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mine Part 1. Review of passive treatment technologies for metal mine drainage remediation

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Mitigation of pollution from abandoned metal mines Part 2. Review of resource recovery options from the passive remediation of metal-rich mine waters

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Mitigation of pollution from abandoned mines - extended summary

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Mitigation of pollution from abandoned mines - literature review

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A review of passive treatment technologies for metal mines has revealed that a wide range of passive treatment systems are available, which operate with varying degrees of performance. Such systems range from proven technologies operating at full scale, through technologies that appear to offer promise but have yet to be demonstrated at full scale, to emerging technologies that have been investigated at laboratory-scale only.

Published 1 March 2012