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Main Title Limestone and lime neutralization of ferrous iron acid mine drainage /
Author Wilmoth, Roger C.,
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Rivesville, W. Va. Resource Extraction and Handling Div.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Resource Extraction and Handling Division,
Year Published 1977
Report Number EPA-600/2-77-101
Stock Number PB-270 911
OCLC Number 04738195
Subjects Acid mine drainage ; Lime ; Water--Purification
Additional Subjects Coal mines ; Mine waters ; Water pollution control ; Limestone ; Iron inorganic compounds ; Coagulants ; Drainage ; Cost estimates ; Sludge disposal ; Industrial waste treatment ; West Virginia ; Mine acid drainage
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-77-101 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/25/2011
EJBD  EPA 600-2-77-101 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/26/2014
ELBD RPS EPA 600-2-77-101 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
ESAD  EPA 600-2-77-101 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-270 911 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 95 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a 2-yr study on hydrated lime and rock-dust limestone neutralization of acid mine drainage containing ferrous iron at the EPA Crown Mine Drainage Control Field Site near Rivesville, West Virginia. The study investigated optimization of the limestone process and its feasibility in comparison with hydrated lime treatment. Operating parameters, design factors, and reagent costs for both processes were determined. Effluent quality was considered of prime importance in these investigations. Coagulants were considered essential to successful thickener operation for both lime and limestone treatment. Effluent iron, suspended solids, and turbidity values could be maintained below 3 mg/l, 10 mg/l, and 10 JTU, respectively, using coagulant addition. Although the limestone process was demonstrated to be technically effective in ferrous iron treatment situations, the process was judged to be less efficient overall in comparison with lime neutralization.
"May 1977." "Prepared by Resource Extraction and Handling Division, Crown Mine Drainage Control Field Site, under contract no. 05-03-01A-07-01D." Includes bibliographical references (pages 92-93).