Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage (Wetlands)
Water Quality Control
Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Copyright © 2005 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
How to Cite
Rose, A. W. 2005. Passive Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage (Wetlands). Water Encyclopedia. 2:423–426.
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2005
Starting in about 1985, passive treatment has been increasingly used as a method of remediating acid mine drainage (AMD). A passive treatment facility uses natural reactions such as microbial oxidation or reaction with a bed of crushed limestone to improve water quality, with only minimal human attention after construction.
- passive treatment;
- acid mine drainage;
- net alkaline;
- anaerobic wetlands