Singh, Siddharth (2002) Reclamation and Abatement of Acid Mine Drainage Through Bacterial Inhibition - An Assessment. Mining Engineers Journal , 3 (11). pp. 27-32. ISSN 0975-3001

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Inhibition of pyrite oxidizing bacteria was proved an efficient control method for acid mine drainage. Anionic surfactants are most efficient chemicals used as bactericide. Although, the effectiveness of these bactericides is material specific. They were sprayed directly at regular intervals (3-4 times a year) on refuse piles. Although this method has been found expensive as well as environmentally detrimental, shortcomings of this method were overcome by the development of slow release technology. It supports reclamation because applied bactericide persists for a long period. Hence, vegetations get enough time to establish them. This technique is being applied in opencast mines successfully.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Envieronmental Management Group
Depositing User: Dr. Satyendra Kumar Singh
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2012 04:32
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2012 04:32

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