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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2014/B52/S20.065

PILOT REMEDIATION OF CONTAMINATED MINE WATERS AT ABANDONED SB DEPOSIT POPROC (SLOVAKIA)

R. Tуth, P. Sottnik, L. Jurkovic, J. Vozar, B. Volekova, T. Klimko
Wednesday 1 October 2014 by Libadmin2014

References: 14th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2014, www.sgem.org, SGEM2014 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-18-6 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 19-25, 2014, Book 5, Vol. 2, 493-498 pp

ABSTRACT
The topic of ground and surface water remediation is very actual and frequently
realized. There are many remediation technologies developed and used to eliminate or decrease (under appropriate limits) the level of contamination. Research dealing with development of the remediation technologies including polices for rapid and economical decontamination is still in progress at the present time. Contamination of environment, mainly by arsenic and antimony, define locality Poproč as environmental load with real influence on available water sources. Main goals of our study supported by Slovak Research and Development Agency (project number: APVV-0344-11) are: 1.) To define the reduction rate of contamination extension at selected locality after application of settling basin, or passive aerobic wetland 2.) Experimental verification of controlled crystallization of secondary minerals for proposes of mine and technological water remediation 3.) Verification of suggested remediation methods applicability in pilot scale experiment 4.) To characterize and identify mineral phases originated during the experiments, classify them as waste or as alternative metal source 5.) Suggest the final solution of the area remediation

Keywords: antimony, arsenic, pilot remediation, mine water, Poproč