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Main Title Electrochemical removal of heavy metals from acid mine drainage /
Author Franco, Nicholas B. ; Balouskus., Robert A.
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Author Title of a Work
Balouskus, Robert A.
CORP Author Ecotrol, Inc., Columbia, Md.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, National Environmental Research Center,
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA 670/2-74/023; EPA-14010-GAO
Stock Number PB-232 764
OCLC Number 09338130
Subjects Acid mine drainage
Additional Subjects Industrial waste treatment ; Electrolysis ; Iron inorganic compounds ; Mine waters ; Precipitation(Chemistry) ; Oxidation ; Cost estimates ; Aeration ; Capitalized costs ; Operating costs ; Beds(Process engineering) ; Electrolytic cells ; Particles ; Pilot plants ; Field tests ; Calcium ; Magnesium ; Manganese ; Aluminum ; Performance evaluation ; Laboratory tests ; Feasibility ; Water pollution control ; Mine acid drainage ; Electrolytic oxidation
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 670-2-74-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/17/2013
EJBD  EPA 670-2-74-023 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 06/10/2015
ELBD RPS EPA 670-2-74-023 repository 2 copies AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 09/06/2019
NTIS  PB-232 764 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 86 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Laboratory and field studies were conducted to determine the economics of ferrous iron oxidation in a cell containing a bed of conductive particles in the space between the cathode and the anode. The effects of the process on other heavy metals present in acid mine drainage (AMD) and on the character of solids precipitated during treatment of low acidity water were also observed. A 18.9 liter/min (5 gal./min) pilot plant was operated at an actual mine site to evaluate treatment of 40 and 250 ppm ferrous iron AMD at pH levels of 2 and 5. A conventional aeration system was also included to generate comparative data. Estimates for a 473 liter/min (125 gal./min) plant based on the pilot data for oxidation only indicate that capital and operating costs for electrochemical treatment would be higher than those for aeration by factors of 5 and 1.7 respectively. (Modified author abstract)
Includes bibliographical references (pages 83-86). "Grant no. 802614, Program element 1BB040."