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Chemical behaviour of the Wheal Jane bioremediation system

Whitehead, P., Hall, G., Neal, C. and Prior, H. (2005) Chemical behaviour of the Wheal Jane bioremediation system. Science of the Total Environment, 338 (1-2). pp. 41-51. ISSN 0048-9697

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2004.09.004


The effectiveness of remediation of the highly acidic and transition metal polluted mine water discharge from the Wheal Jane Mine by the Wheal Jane Passive Treatment Plant is described. The success of the remediation required that all the system components work as predicted. The study shows considerable success in the removal of key toxic metals and clearly demonstrates the potential for natural attenuation of acid mine drainage, particularly iron oxidation, by microbial populations. The Wheal Jane Passive Treatment Plant provides the only experimental facility of its kind. (C) 2004 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science
ID Code:4229
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wheal Jane mine water quality acid mine drainage pollution mine trace metal
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