1st Edition

Acid Mine Drainage
From Waste to Resources




ISBN 9781138392915
Published February 24, 2021 by CRC Press
332 Pages 100 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Acid mine drainage (AMD) is essentially the flow of water polluted with metals and other substances from existing/old mining areas and is considered to be one of the sources of pollution. A wide range of technologies are available for preventing AMD generation and/or treating AMD before discharge, but there is a shift towards recovery of industrially useful materials and products from AMD. Acid Mine Drainage: From Waste to Resources explores novel methods developed for the reuse and/or recovery of industrially useful materials from AMD including discussing generation, prediction, prevention, and remediation processes. It includes legislation and policy frameworks governing AMD and its environmental/health impacts.

 

  • Provides a detailed overview of the mining operations and discusses the geochemical and hydrogeological context of acid mine drainage AMD formation, prediction and impact
  • Presents a holistic approach to AMD generation, prediction, prevention, and remediation processes
  • Presents exclusive material on reuse, recycling, and recovery of industrially useful materials from AMD
  • Gives a detailed overview of the legislation and policy regulatory framework governing the management of AMD
  • Analyses the effects of AMD on the environment and health

This volume is aimed at researchers and professionals in metallurgical engineering, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, and mining engineering, including policy makers.

Table of Contents

Part I: Overview of Acid Mine Drainage 1. Acid Mine Drainage Formation, Dissemination and Control: Mining and Hydrological Perspectives 2. Prediction of Acid Mine Drainage Formation 3. Chemistry of Acid Mine Drainage Formation 4. Legislation and Policies Governing the Management of Acid Mine Drainage 5. Environmental and Health Effects of Acid Mine Drainage Part II: Prevention and Remediation Processes of Acid Mine Drainage 6. Prevention Processes for Acid Mine Drainage 7. Remediation Processes for Acid Mine Drainage 8. Life-cycle Assessment of Acid Mine Drainage Treatment Processes Part III: Recovery Processes and Utilization of Valuable Materials from Acid Mine Drainage 9. Recovery Processes and Utilization of Valuable Materials from Acid Mine Drainage.

List of Contributors

Prof. Geoffrey S. Simate, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof. Sehliselo Ndlovu, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Prof. Willis Gwenzi, Department of Soil Science and Agricultural Engineering, University of Zimbabwe

Dr. Kevin Harding, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

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Biography

Geoffrey S. Simate is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He has more than 9 years of hydrometallurgical industrial experience where he held various senior metallurgical engineering positions. He holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, and has published several technical journal articles, seven book chapters and one edited book. Geoffrey is a co-author on a specialist textbook on waste production and utilization in the metal extraction industry (CRC Boca Raton, 2017).
Elias Matinde is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Elias has extensive experience in the scientific and applied research and development of metallurgical processes. He holds a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from Tohoku University in Japan, and is a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Elias is a co-author on a specialist textbook on waste production and utilization in the metal extraction industry (CRC Boca Raton, 2017).
Sehliselo Ndlovu is an Associate Professor in the School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her specialization is in extractive metallurgy, and in particular, mineral processing, hydrometallurgy, biohydrometallurgy and the treatment of industrial and mining effluent. She holds a Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) in Hydrometallurgy and a PhD in Minerals Engineering from Imperial College, London in the United Kingdom. She has over 14 years of research experience in the Metallurgical Engineering field. Sehliselo currently holds a DST/NRF SARChI in Hydrometallurgy and Sustainable Development at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.