Econ. Environ. Geol. 2010; 43(1): 21-31

Published online February 28, 2010

© THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY

Studies on Purification of Mine Drainage with NaOCl and H2O2

Seung-Won Choi1, Yun-Deug Jang2, Young-Hun Kim3 and Jeong-Jin Kim1*

1Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Andong National University
2Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University
3Department of environmental engineering, Andong National University

Correspondence to :

Jeong-Jin Kim

jjkim@andong.ac.kr

Received: December 28, 2009; Accepted: February 13, 2010

Abstract

Mine and leachate waters were collected from the Okdong mine for study on reaction with oxidizing agents such as NaOCl and H2O2. The pH and EC of the mine and leachate waters are 5.77, 831 uS/cm, and 6.38, 1920 uS/cm, respectively. The concentrations of Mg, Mn, and Zn are 23.25 mg/l, 14.90 mg/l, and 22.99 mg/l for the mine water and 98.75 mg/l, 3.38 mg/l, and 6.16 mg/l for the leachate water. The concentrations of Mg, Mn and Zn decreased after the reaction with the oxidizing agents and mine water. The concentrations of Mg, Mn and Zn rapidly decreased when oxidizing agents increased. The saturation indices that were computed by visual MINTEQ for initial
mine and leachate water were undersaturated with Mg, Zn and Mn compounds. The precipitates after the reaction with the oxidizing agents are composed mainly of mangano-calcite[(Mn, Ca)CO3] with small amount of calcite-magnesian and calcite.

Keywords mine drainage, mine water, leachate, oxidizing agents, mangano-calcite

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Econ. Environ. Geol. 2010; 43(1): 21-31

Published online February 28, 2010

Copyright © THE KOREAN SOCIETY OF ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY.

Studies on Purification of Mine Drainage with NaOCl and H2O2

Seung-Won Choi1, Yun-Deug Jang2, Young-Hun Kim3 and Jeong-Jin Kim1*

1Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Andong National University
2Department of Geology, Kyungpook National University
3Department of environmental engineering, Andong National University

Correspondence to:

Jeong-Jin Kim

jjkim@andong.ac.kr

Received: December 28, 2009; Accepted: February 13, 2010

Abstract

Mine and leachate waters were collected from the Okdong mine for study on reaction with oxidizing agents such as NaOCl and H2O2. The pH and EC of the mine and leachate waters are 5.77, 831 uS/cm, and 6.38, 1920 uS/cm, respectively. The concentrations of Mg, Mn, and Zn are 23.25 mg/l, 14.90 mg/l, and 22.99 mg/l for the mine water and 98.75 mg/l, 3.38 mg/l, and 6.16 mg/l for the leachate water. The concentrations of Mg, Mn and Zn decreased after the reaction with the oxidizing agents and mine water. The concentrations of Mg, Mn and Zn rapidly decreased when oxidizing agents increased. The saturation indices that were computed by visual MINTEQ for initial
mine and leachate water were undersaturated with Mg, Zn and Mn compounds. The precipitates after the reaction with the oxidizing agents are composed mainly of mangano-calcite[(Mn, Ca)CO3] with small amount of calcite-magnesian and calcite.

Keywords mine drainage, mine water, leachate, oxidizing agents, mangano-calcite

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