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HANDBOOK FOR CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS RECEIVING ACID MINE DRAINAGE

Citation:

Wideman, T. R., D. M. Updegraff, R. W. Klusman, R. R. Cohen, J. M. Emerick, J. C. Gormley, AND R. L. Olsen. HANDBOOK FOR CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS RECEIVING ACID MINE DRAINAGE. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/540/R-93/523, 1993.

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In the summer of 1987, a pilot constructed wetland was built at the Big Five Tunnel in Idaho Springs, Colorado. This report details the theory, design and construction of wetlands receiving acid mine drainages, based on the second and third year of operation of this wetland, which was funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the SITE Emerging Technologies Program. The text is divided into two broad sections: Part A - Theoretical Development, and Part B - Design Consideration in the latter sections of Part A and through all of part B. The focus is on removal of metals by precipitation of sulfides through the activity of sulfate reducing bacteria.

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HANDBOOK FOR CONSTRUCTED WETLANDS RECEIVING ACID MINE DRAINAGE

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PUBLISHED REPORT/HANDBOOK)
Product Published Date: 09/01/1993
Record Last Revised: 10/21/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 130018

Organization:

U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

LAND REMEDIATION AND POLLUTION CONTROL DIVISION

SOIL AND SEDIMENTS MANAGEMENT BRANCH