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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Neutradesulfating treatment process for acid mine drainage /
CORP Author Catalytic, Inc.
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office,
Year Published 1972
Report Number EPAWQO-14010-DYH-12/71; EPA-620-R-71-052
OCLC Number 00417724
Subjects Acid mine drainage. ; Water--Purification--ion exchange process.
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 620-R-71-052 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/25/2011
EJBD  EPA 620-R-71-052 c.1-2 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/25/2014
EKAD  14010DYH12/71 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/16/2002 DISPERSAL
EKAD  TD899.M5C37 Region 4 Library/Atlanta,GA 08/16/2002 DISPERSAL
ELBD RPS EPA 620-R-71-052 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/25/2018
Collation xiii, 102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references. Sponsored by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract Number: 14-12-518
Contents Notes
A process has been developed for treatment and removal of major pollutants in surface streams of Appalachia caused by acid mine drainage. The raw water is neutralized with sodium bicarbonate to precipitate iron and aluminum, followed by cation exchange to remove sulfate. Barium is eluted from the exchange resin and reacts with sulfate in the water to form a precipitate. Barium is recovered from the precipitate and is processed to recharge the exchange resin. The water is further treated to remove hydrogen sulfide by conversion to sulfur as a saleable byproduct. The process minimizes the cost of sludge and waste disposal while offering a product water meeting the highest interstate water quality standards. Treatment costs are given.