Special Issue "Acid Mine Drainage Recovery"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2019
Dr. Sara Couperthwaite
Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane City QLD 4000,Australia
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Interests: acid mine drainage; mine waste characterisation; environmental monitoring; mine waste conversion; management and remediation; water treatment technologies; resource recovery
Global economies have been built on mining natural resources. The major issue of mining is the amount of waste rock and tailings produced that have the potential to form acid mine drainage water upon exposure to air and water; forming an acidic wastewater with a variety of heavy metals (site specific). Minimising the environment risk and implications of mining and associated wastewaters during and after closure is of high importance due to the severity and extent of effects that contaminated lands and waterways have on ecosystems. Common active treatment technologies include neutralisation/precipitation, membrane separation, bioremediation, electrochemistry and selective sorbents, however no one technology can universally treat acid mine drainage water. Treatment processes are typically expensive and not economically sustainable, therefore the recovery of commodities from acid mine drainage waters has the potential to off-set the overall cost of treatment, which in turn will encourage mining companies to be more diligent in minimising their environmental impact. This Special Issue aims to enhance the knowledge of treatment options for acid mine drainage water, with a focus on resource recovery and upscaling.
The first round submission deadline is 31 October 2018.
Dr. Sara Couperthwaite
Manuscript Submission Information
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- acid mine drainage water
- water treatment technologies
- resource recovery
- mine wastewater characterisation
- management and remediation
- sustainable mining
- abandoned mine sites