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Main Title Use of Latex as a Soil Sealant to Control Acid Mine Drainage.
CORP Author Uniroyal, Inc., Wayne, N.J. Research Center.
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPA-14010-EFK; 14010-EFK-06/72,; 01594
Stock Number PB-213 040
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Mine waters) ; ( Mines ; Sealing) ; Latex ; Feasibility ; Particle size ; Field tests ; Permeability ; Soil properties ; Biodeterioration ; Styrene butadiene resins ; Coal mines ; Waterproofing ; Cost estimates ; Soil sealants ; Water pollution abatement ; Mine acid drainage ; Surface sealing
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-213 040 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 89p
Acid formation in a mine cavity can be prevented by keeping water (one of the reactants) out of the mine. This might be accomplished by forming a waterproof seal over the mine cavity to prevent the seepage of surface water into the mine. In laboratory tests using reconstructed soil columns, rubber latex showed good sealing efficiency. The ideal situation in which latex would coagulate in a narrow zone two to three feet below the surface by reacting with acidic or metallic constituents of the soil was not attained. Rather, in field tests the latex was deposited progressively. Latex stability appears to be a more critical property than latex particle size in controlling penetration. Addition of excess anionic surfactants to latex improved its penetration into the soil. Costs are discussed.