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Biorehabilitation of the acid mine drainage phenomenon by accelerated bioleaching of mine waste

Objective

To develop a protocol for the rehabilitation of acid mine drainage sites.


To accomplish the main objective, a number of secondary objectives must be fulfilled:

- definition of experimental areas
- characterization of geological and geotechnical nature of mines and spoil
- evaluation of leachate flows and chemical composition
- evaluation of environmental impact of acid mine drainage from area on river and
subsequent bioremedial activities
- geotechnical evaluation of material
- identification of natural mechanisms and kinetics (lab)
- enhancement of natural leaching (lab)
- leaching characteristics of various spoil

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Dublin - Trinity College
Address
Trinity College
1 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (7)

AEA Technology plc
United Kingdom
Address
Gunnelswood Road
SG1 2BX Stevenage
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique
France
Address
Ctr Etudes De Cadarache - Ce-ca
13108 Saint-paul-lez-durance
Geological Survey of Ireland
Ireland
Address
Beggars Bush - Haddington Road
4 Dublin
National Technical University of Athens
Greece
Address
42,Patission Street
10682 Athens
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek
Netherlands
Address
97,Schoenmakerstraat
2600 JA Delft
Technische Universiteit Delft
Netherlands
Address
136,Julianalaan
2628 BL Delft
University of Manchester
United Kingdom
Address
Oxford Road
M13 9PL Manchester