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Main Title Biological Treatment of Acid Mine Water.
Author Rabolin, Franco ; Ric, Philip A. ;
CORP Author Syracuse Univ., N.Y. Dept. of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science.
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA-WP-01460-01;
Stock Number PB-213 938
Additional Subjects ( Mine waters ; Sulfate reducing bacteria) ; ( Water pollution ; Mine waters) ; ( Industrial waste treatment ; Mine waters) ; Biodeterioration ; Metabolism ; Growth ; Sludge ; Temperature ; pH ; Digestion(Decomposition) ; Desulfovibrio ; Sulfur bacteria ; Mine acid drainage ; Biological industrial waste treatment ; Desulfovibrio desulfuricans
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 938 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 83p
A strain of Desulfovibrio Desulfuricans was used to test the feasibility of treating acid mine water biologically. Sulfate reduction rates were measured with lactate media at different temperatures, influent pH, and sulfate concentrations in batch and continuous reactors. Among the several additional organic substrates tested, digester sludge appears to be the most attractive because of its low cost and its neutralizing properties. Sulfate reduction in mixtures of acid mine water and digester sludge were demonstrated in a semi-continous reactor and the sulfate reduction rates were measured. The controlling factors of sulfate reduction are discussed.