Mine Water and the Environment

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 185–190 | Cite as

Application of a Peat-humic Agent for Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage

  • Anna A. BogushEmail author
  • Vladimir G. Voronin
Technical Communication


A peat-humic agent (PHA), derived by mechanical, chemical, and thermobaric treatment of peat from the Krugloe deposit (Novosibirsk region, Russia), is a good sorbent for potentially toxic elements, and can be used to neutralise acid mine drainage (AMD). A new AMD remediation method has been developed using this PHA with subsequent solid/liquid separation using haydite sand or activated carbon.


Acid mine drainage Tailings Pollution Wastewater treatment 



Special thanks are due to Editor-in-Chief Robert Kleinmann for a thorough constructive review as well as the comments and questions by the anonymous reviewers. This research was financially supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (06-05-65007) and the interdisciplinary project of the Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences (31).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geology and Mineralogy SB RASNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Planeta-Ra LtdNovosibirskRussia

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