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Spoil to Soil: Mine Site Rehabilitation and Revegetation

Edited by N.S. Bolan, M.B. Kirkham, Y.S. Ok

© 2018 – CRC Press

371 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Description

The remediation of mine spoil is a global environmental issue affecting most nations. This book covers both the fundamental and practical aspects of remediation and revegetation of mine site spoils. It follows three major themes including characterisation of mine site spoils; remediation of chemical, physical, and biological constraints of mine site spoils; and revegetation of remediated mine site spoils. Each theme contains chapters featuring case studies involving mine sites around the world. The book provides a complete narrative of how inert spoil could be converted to live soil.

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Preface………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Editors…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Contributors……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Section I Mine Site Characterization

Chapter 1 Characterization and Improvement in Physical, Chemical, and Biological

Properties of Mine Wastes…………………………………………………………………………………

Binoy Sarkar, Hasintha Wijesekara, Sanchita Mandal, Mandeep Singh, and

Nanthi S. Bolan

Chapter 2 Chemical Characterization of Mine Sites…………………………………………………………..

Xinni Xiong, Daniel C.W. Tsang, and Yong Sik Ok

Chapter 3 Sources and Management of Acid Mine Drainage………………………………………………

S.R. Gurung, Hasintha Wijesekara, Balaji Seshadri, R.B. Stewart,

P.E.H. Gregg, and Nanthi S. Bolan

Section II Mine Site Rehabilitation Practices

Chapter 4 Use of Biowaste for Mine Site Rehabilitation: A Meta-Analysis

on Soil Carbon Dynamics……………………………………………………………………………….

Hasintha Wijesekara, Nanthi S. Bolan, Kim Colyvas, Balaji Seshadri,

Yong Sik Ok, Yasser M. Awad, Yilu Xu, Ramesh Thangavel, Aravind Surapaneni,

Christopher Saint, and Meththika Vithanage

Chapter 5 Rehabilitation of Biological Characteristics in Mine Tailings………………………………

Longbin Huang and Fang You

Chapter 6 Nanoscale Materials for Mine Site Remediation………………………………………………..

Tapan Adhikari and Rajarathnam Dharmarajan

Section III Post Mine Site Land-Use Practices

Chapter 7 Profitable Beef Cattle Production on Rehabilitated Mine Lands…………………………

D. Murdoch and Rajasekar Karunanithi

Chapter 8 Restoring Forests on Surface Coal Mines in Appalachia: A Regional

Reforestation Approach with Global Application……………………………………………..

Christopher D. Barton, Kenton Sena, Teagan Dolan,

Patrick Angel, and Carl Zipper

Chapter 9 Recreating a Headwater Stream System on a Valley Fill in Appalachia, USA………

Carmen T. Agouridis, Christopher D. Barton, and Richard C. Warner

Chapter 10 Key Issues in Mine Closure Planning for Pit Lakes…………………………………………..

Jerry A. Vandenberg and Cherie D. McCullough

Chapter 11 Carbon Sequestration Potential on Mined Lands………………………………………………

Sally Brown, Andrew Trlica, John Lavery, and Mark Teshima

Section IV Mine Site Revegetation Potential

Chapter 12 Phytotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation……………………………………………….

Ramesh Thangavel, Rajasekar Karunanithi, Hasintha Wijesekara, Yubo Yan,

Balaji Seshadri, and Nanthi S. Bolan

Chapter 13 Phytocapping of Mine Waste at Derelict Mine Sites in New South Wales……………

Dane Lamb, Peter Sanderson, Liang Wang,

Mohammed Kader, and Ravi Naidu

Chapter 14 Rehabilitation of an Abandoned Mine Site with Biosolids…………………………………

Abdulaziz Alghamdi, M.B. Kirkham, Deann R. Presley, Ganga Hettiarachchi,

and Leigh Murray

Chapter 15 Dynamics of Heavy Metal(loid)s in Mine Soils………………………………………………..

Anitha Kunhikrishnan, Nanthi S. Bolan, S. Chowdhury, J.H. Park, H.S. Kim,

G. Choppala, B.P. Singh, and W.I. Kim

Section V C ase Studies of Successful

Mine Site Rehabilitation

Chapter 16 Mine Site Reclamation in Canada: Overview and Case Studies………………………….

Jin-Hyeob Kwak, Abimbola Ojekanmi, Min Duan, Scott X. Chang,

and M. Anne Naeth

Chapter 17 Case Studies of Successful Mine Site Rehabilitation: Malaysia………………………….

Soon Kong Yong and Suhaimi Abdul Talib

Chapter 18 Mine Rehabilitation in New Zealand: Overview and Case Studies……………………..

Robyn C. Simcock and Craig W. Ross

Index……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

About the Editors

Nanthi Bolan served as the Chair in Environmental Science and Dean of Graduate Studies at the University of South Australia. His teaching and research interests include agronomic value of manures, fertilisers and soil amendments, soil acidification, nutrient cycling, pollutant interactions in soils, and soil remediation.Nanthi is a Fellow of American Soil Science Society, American Society of Agronomy and New Zealand Soil Science Society, and was awarded the Communicator of the Year award by the New Zealand Institute of Agricultural Sciences. He has supervised a number of postgraduate students and was awarded the Massey University Research Medal for excellence in supervision. He has published more than 150 papers and is currently serving as the Associate Editor of Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology.

Mary Beth Kirkham is a graduate of Wellesley College (B.A.), the University of Wisconsin, Madison (M.S. and Ph.D.), and is professor in the Department of Agronomy at Kansas State University, Manhattan. Kirkham is the author or co-author of over 250 contributions to scientific journals and is on the editorial boards of Soil Science, Soil Research, and Geoderma. Kirkham is a Fellow of the American Society of Agronomy, the Soil Science Society of America, the Crop Science Society of America, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and is on the Executive Committee of the International Union of Soil Science.

Dr. Yong Sik Ok is a Full Professor in the Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, where he also serves as Director of the Korea Biochar Research Center. His positions include Adjunct Professor at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia, Guest Professor at China Jiliang University, China and Guest Professor at Ghent University Global Campus, Ghent University, Belgium. Prof. Ok holds a B.S., a M.Sc., and a Ph.D. from the Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Renewable Resources, University of Alberta and held Visiting Professorships in the Department of Renewable Resources (University of Alberta), in the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering (Ghent University), in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) and in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (National University of Singapore). Prof. Ok's research interests include waste management, bioavailability of emerging contaminants, and bioenergy and value-added products such as biochar. He also has experience in fundamental soil science and remediation of various contaminants in soils and sediments. Together with graduate students and colleagues, Prof. Ok has published over 400 research papers.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI026000
SCIENCE / Environmental Science
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General