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Main Title Treatment of Ferrous Acid Mine Drainage with Activated Carbon.
Author For, Charles T. ; Boye, James F. ;
CORP Author Bituminous Coal Research, Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-14010-GYH; 08296,; R2-73-150
Stock Number PB-219 826
Additional Subjects ( Mine waters ; Chemical removal(Water treatment)) ; Activated carbon treatment ; Adsorption ; Demineralizing ; Iron oxides ; Oxidation ; Coal ; Ferrobacillus ; pH ; Flow rate ; Concentration(Composition) ; Temperature ; Aeration ; Cost estimates ; Process variables ; Water pollution ; Mine acid drainage ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-219 826 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 127p
Laboratory studies were conducted with activated carbon as a catalyst for oxidation of ferrous iron in coal mine water. Batch tests and continuous flow tests were conducted to delineate process variables influencing the catalytic oxidation and to determine the number and types of coal mine water to which this process may be successfully applied. The following variables influence the removal of iron with activated carbon: (1) amount and particle size of the carbon; (b) pH, flow rate, concentration of iron, temperature, and total ionic strength of the water; and (c) aeration rate. Adsorption as well as oxidation are the mechanisms involved in iron removal by this process. An evaluation of this process indicated technical feasibility which would permit acid mine drainage neutralization using an inexpensive reagent, such as limestone. (Author Modified Abstract)