Mine Water Treatment and Ground Water Protection


This book covers most of the relevant aspects of mine water management during or after a mine’s closure. Because mine water treatment is an essential aspect of mine closure, this chapter will discuss the basic aspects of mine water treatment. However, since 2002, three comprehensive books about mine water treatment have been published (Brown et al. 2002; Younger et al. 2002; Lottermoser 2003) and many research groups have published papers on single treatment options and describe in detail how they can be implemented under special climatic conditions. Therefore, this chapter will only deal with the fundamentals of mine water treatment. After you have read this chapter, you should be able to understand why mine water treatment is necessary, which different mine water treatment options are possible, and how the processes work.


Mine Water Natural Attenuation Passive Treatment Passive Treatment System Mine Water Treatment 
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