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Main Title Demonstration of Aquafix and SAPS passive mine water treatment technologies at the Summitville Mine site.
CORP Author National Risk Management Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA/540/R-04/501
Stock Number PB2005-109275
OCLC Number 60034670
Subjects Acid mine drainage--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Summitville. ; Water--Purification--Colorado--Summitville. ; Settling basins--Colorado--Summitville. ; Metals--Environmental aspects--Colorado--Summitville. ; Summitville Mine Superfund Site (Colo.) ; Mine water ; Mine water--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Metals removal ; Mine water treatment ; Acid mine drainage ; Technology application analysis ; Treatment effectiveness ; Economic analysis ; Technology evaluation ; Colorado ; SAPS ; Aquafix ; Summitville Mine Superfund Site ; Passive water treatment technologies
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 540-R-04-501 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 03/03/2011
EJBD  EPA 540-R-04-501 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/31/2013
ELBD  EPA 540-R-04-501 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 06/08/2005
ESAD  EPA 540-R-04-501 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 06/15/2005
NTIS  PB2005-109275 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 04/04/2019
Collation 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 28 cm.
As part of the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) Program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluated passive water treatment (PWT) technologies for metals removal from acid mine drainage (AMD) at the Summitville Mine Superfund Site in Southern Colorado. PWT technologies have been demonstrated to be effective in removing high concentrations of metals (aluminum, copper, iron, manganese, and zinc) from AMD. These systems supply alkalinity to the mine drainage along with aeration to precipitate metals such as aluminum and iron as oxides and hydroxides (oxyhydroxides). The technology is waste-stream specific, requiring characterization of all organic and inorganic constituents. Two technologies were evaluated for this project: the Successive Alkalinity Producing System (SAPS), a PWT technology, and the Aquafix treatment system, which is a semi-passive treatment technology. In consideration of the severity of the AMD quality at the Summitville site, an iron settling pond pretreatment system was constructed upstream from the SAPS pond. This pond provided a means to aerate the AMD, allowing oxidation and precipitation of ferric ion prior to SAPS treatment. From the Reynolds Adit collection sump, AMD was delivered as influent to the SAPS at a rate of 5 gallons per minute (gpm). This influent was aerated by passage through a spray nozzle to atomize the AMD as it settled into the pond. The iron, and potential co-precipitated metals, settled to the bottom of this pond prior to delivery into the SAPS.
"SITE, Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation"--Cover. "June 2004." Includes bibliographical references. "EPA/540/R-04/501."