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Main Title Development of methods to improve performance of surface mine sediment basins : phase 1 /
Author Ettinger, Charles E.,
CORP Author Skelly and Loy, Harrisburg, PA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab. Cincinnati, OH. Resource Extraction and Handling Div.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-072; EPA-68-03-2677; PB80200561
Stock Number PB80-200561
OCLC Number 07095053
Subjects Strip mine ponds--Kentucky. ; Strip mine ponds--Pennsylvania. ; Strip mine ponds--West Virginia.
Additional Subjects Surface mining ; Coal ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Sewage treatment ; Sedimentation ; Design criteria ; Coagulation ; Upgrading ; Mine waters ; West Virginia ; Settling ; Pennsylvania ; Kentucky ; Clean Water Act of 1977 ; Appalachian Region(United States)
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NTIS  PB80-200561 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation x, 174 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 28 cm.
The control of erosion and sedimentation from disturbed lands is a subject of increasing interest, particularly in the area of surface mining. Because of the hydrologic conditions and steep terrain in Appalachia, a large share of the eroded material comes from surface mines, largely controlled through the use of sedimentation ponds. With the passage of the 1977 Clean Water Act which has a specific effluent limitation of total suspended solids from surface mine sedimentation basins, the Environmental Protection Agency has mandated that sediment basins be designed to achieve a specific effluent quality. Two methods for achieving this goal have been investigated during this study: physical modifications to sediment basin design parameters and the use of chemical coagulants. As a result of this study, methods have been determined for upgrading sediment pond efficiencies by physical modifications and coagulant usage.
"Skelly and Loy." "Resource Extraction and Handling Division, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory." Apr. 1980. Contract no. 68-03-2677." Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-111).