Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils
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Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage, and Acid Sulfate Soils : Causes, Assessment, Prediction, Prevention, and Remediation

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Written to help readers understand the formation of AMD, Acid Mine Drainage addresses the generation of acidic waters usually from both used and abandoned coal or metal mines. Offering the most up-to-date ideas on metals remediation, which makes finding control methods relatively easy, the text provides a section on legal and policy issues and details the causes, control, prediction, prevention, and remediation of AMD formation. Case studies from North America, Europe, Asia, and developing countries highlight various approaches to AMD problems.
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  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 224 x 287 x 33mm | 1,398g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0470487860
  • 9780470487860
  • 1,391,650

Table of contents

PREFACE ix CONTRIBUTORS xiii PART I CAUSES OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE, ROCK DRAINAGE, AND SULFATE SOILS 1 Acid Drainage and Sulfide Oxidation: Introduction 3 James A. Jacobs and Stephen M. Testa 2 Vitriols in Antiquity 9 Stephen M. Testa 3 Biogeochemistry of Acid Drainage 15 James A. Jacobs and David B. Vance 4 Trace Element Geochemistry and Acid Rock Drainage 53 Bruce W. Downing and John Gravel 5 The Microbiology of Acid Drainage 61 Bruce W. Downing 6 Natural Acid Rock Generation, Drainage, and Metal Leaching: Impact on Exploration, Mining, and Reclamation 67 Bruce W. Downing 7 The Sulfur Cycle: Acid Drainage and Beyond 81 David B. Vance PART II ASSESSMENT OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE, ROCK DRAINAGE, AND SULFATE SOILS 8 Sampling Strategies for Acid Drainage Studies 99 James A. Jacobs 9 Stream Characterization for Acid Mine Drainage 105 Jeff Skousen and James A. Jacobs 10 Overview of Soil and Groundwater Sampling Methods for Acid Drainage Studies 119 James A. Jacobs 11 Acid Drainage Sampling Design and Sample Preparation 123 Bruce W. Downing 12 Acid Drainage and Aquatic Resources 131 Dennis R. Neuman, Stuart R. Jennings, and James A. Jacobs 13 Metals Associated with Acid Rock Drainage and Their Effect on Fish Health and Ecosystems 139 Dennis R. Neuman, Peter J. Brown, and Stuart R. Jennings 14 Biological Sampling and Inventory Process 171 Jeff Skousen, Craig Mains, and James A. Jacobs 15 Acid Rock Drainage as Related to Permafrost, Glaciers, and Climate Change 185 Bruce W. Downing and James A. Jacobs 16 Acid Sulfate Soils 191 James A. Jacobs 17 Prevention of Arsenic Mobilization Related to Sulfide Oxidation in Aquifers 197 Mark S. Pearce, Mike Waldron, and James A. Jacobs PART III PREDICTION AND PREVENTION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE, ROCK DRAINAGE, AND SULFATE SOILS 18 Overview of Acid Drainage Prediction and Prevention 207 Stuart R. Jennings and James A. Jacobs 19 Acid Base Accounting Associated with Acid Rock Drainage 217 Bruce W. Downing 20 Acid Base Accounting Test Procedures 229 Bruce W. Downing 21 Kinetic Testing Procedures 253 Bruce W. Downing 22 Kinetic Testing Data Interpretation 261 Bruce W. Downing 23 Block Modeling and Acid Rock Drainage Prediction 267 Bruce W. Downing and Gary Giroux 24 Lithogeochemical Methods for Acid Rock Drainage Prediction 273 Bruce W. Downing and Hans E. Madeisky 25 Predicting Acid Rock Drainage Based on Mineralogy and Petrology Studies 285 Shannon Shaw and Bruce W. Downing 26 Management and Analysis of Acid Drainage Data 293 Bruce W. Downing 27 Acid Generation and Drainage Workshop: Example Calculations and Solved Problems 305 Jeff Skousen, Paul Ziemkiewicz, and James A. Jacobs 28 Mine Reclamation Policy and Regulations of Selected Jurisdictions 319 James A. Jacobs and Stephen M. Testa PART IV REMEDIATION OF ACID MINE DRAINAGE, ROCK DRAINAGE, AND SULFATE SOILS 29 Overview of Acid Mine Drainage Treatment with Chemicals 327 Jeff Skousen 30 Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage 339 Carl Zipper and Jeff Skousen 31 The Iron Mountain Mine in Shasta County, California 355 James A. Jacobs and Stephen M. Testa 32 Overview of Resources from Acid Drainage and Postmining Opportunities 361 James A. Jacobs 33 Systematic Land Reclamation Assessment at Acid Mine Drainage Sites 377 Pamela S. Blicker, Dennis R. Neuman, Stuart R. Jennings, and James A. Jacobs 34 Resource Recovery 387 Stephen M. Testa 35 Case Studies for Acid Mine Drainage 407 James A. Jacobs 36 Sustainable Aquaculture Using Treated and Untreated Mine Water from Coal Mines 419 Kenneth J. Semmens and James A. Jacobs PART V APPENDIXES Appendix A Web Resources for Acid Drainage Issues 433 Appendix B Acronyms Used in Acid Drainage Literature 435 Appendix C Glossary of Acid Drainage and Mining Technical Terms 442 Appendix D Chemical Equilibrium Diagrams 447 Appendix E Soil and Groundwater Sampling Methods for Acid Drainage Studies 450 Appendix F Conversion Factors and Datums 459 Appendix G Nomenclature and Physical Characteristics of Pyrite 461 Appendix H Summary of U.S. EPA Method 1627 Kinetic Test Procedure for the Prediction of Mine Drainage Quality 463 Appendix I Acid Mine Drainage Remediation Decision Tree 475 INDEX
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Review Text

"Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Acid Sulphate Soils is more than a textbook. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, charts, tables and maps, the book is a compendium of 36 scientific papers written by various experts that cover these complex topics." (Resource World Magazine, 1 August 2014)
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Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Acid Mine Drainage, Rock Drainage and Acid Sulphate Soils is more than a textbook. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, charts, tables and maps, the book is a compendium of 36 scientific papers written by various experts that cover these complex topics. (Resource World Magazine, 1 August 2014)
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About James A. Jacobs

JAMES A. JACOBS is Chief Hydrogeologist of Clearwater Group in Point Richmond, California. He is a Fulbright Senior Scholar, having won four awards between 2003 and 2012. He is coauthor of three other environmental books and has served as an expert witness in a variety of resource and environmental contamination cases. He is an instructor for the University of California, Berkeley Extension Program, teaching a class on sustainable remediation methods for soil and water. JAY H. LEHR received a degree in geological engineering from Princeton and a PhD in groundwater hydrology from the University of Arizona. He is the coauthor of 30 books relating to environmental science and water supply. He edited the journal Groundwater for 25 years. He is currently the Science Director of the Heartland Institute, a free market think tank in Chicago, Illinois. STEPHEN M. TESTA is currently the Executive Officer of the California State Mining and Geology Board and past president of the American Geosciences Institute, American Institute of Professional Geologists, American Association of Petroleum Geologists (Energy Minerals Division), and Los Angeles Basin Geological Society. Mr. Testa was a consultant for over 30 years and served as an instructor at the University of Southern California and California State University, Fullerton.
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