Development and application of field methods for determination of the extent of acid mine drainage contamination and geochemical characteristics of stream sediment recovery
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Metal-mining processes can negatively affect surface and ground waters through the generation of acidic mine drainage (AMD). Introduced metals typically are deposited from the water column onto the stream bed downstream of the AMD input(s). The drivers of metal deposition onto stream sediments are through either the formation of insoluble colloids, adsorption to particles, or complexation with sediment surfaces. Metals can be removed from stream sediments through physical (scouring) or chemical processes (dissolution and desorption). These processes have been examined in published literature ...