Acid mine drainage and pollution: two case histories from South Africa

@inproceedings{Bell1998AcidMD,
  title={Acid mine drainage and pollution: two case histories from South Africa},
  author={F. G. Bell and S. E. T. Bullock and S. Geldenhuis},
  year={1998}
}
Abstract Different types of waste waters and effluents may be produced as a result of mining. They arise due to the extraction or preparation of the mineral deposit or from the disposal of associated spoil. Generally the major pollutants are suspended solids, dissolved salts or acidity. In the latter case acid mine drainage refers to the oxidation of sulphide minerals, notably pyrite, which are exposed in the mine or are present in the spoil. The primary oxidation products of pyrite are ferric… CONTINUE READING