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Main Title Removal of trace elements from acid mine drainage /
Author Wilmoth, Roger C., ; Kennedy, James L. ; Hall, Jack R. ; Stuewe, Charles W.
CORP Author Hydroscience, Inc., Knoxville, TN.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1979
Report Number EPA 600-7-79-101; EPA-68-03-2568
Stock Number PB-299 194
OCLC Number 05348031
Subjects Acid mine drainage ; Trace elements in water
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Trace elements ; Calcium oxides ; Osmosis ; Ion exchanging ; Arsenic ; Boron ; Cadmium ; Chromium ; Copper ; Mercury(Metal) ; Nickel ; Phosphorus ; Selenium ; Zinc ; Neutralizing ; Acid mine drainage ; Reverse osmosis
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EJED  EPA 600-7-79-101 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2019
EKBD  EPA-600/7-79-101 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 12/19/2003
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-79-101 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ERAD  EPA 600/7-79-101 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/11/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-79-101 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-299 194 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 77 pages: illustrations, tables ; 28 cm.
Lime neutralization, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange were studied for their effectiveness in removing mg/l levels of ten specific trace elements from spiked acid mine drainage under typical operating conditions. The specified toxic materials were arsenic, boron, cadmium, chromium, copper, mercury, nickel, phosphorus, selenium, and zinc. Treatment by lime neutralization was very effective in removing arsenic, cadmium, copper, nickel, and zinc, and relatively ineffective in rejecting boron. The two-bed (strong acid-weak base) ion exchange system was very effective in removing all of the trace elements except phosphorus and boron. None of the three treatment methods was very effective in removing phosphorus. Analysis for boron proved troublesome. Use of the standard nitric acid metals preservation methods was found to be inappropriate for samples requiring boron analysis.
"EPA 600-7-79-101." "April 1979." Cover title. "Contract No. 68-03-2568." "Project Officer Roger C. Wilmoth, Resource Extraction and Handling Division." Includes bibliographical references.