Dilution versus pollution in watercourses affected by acid mine drainage: a graphic model for the iberian pyrite belt (sw spain)

Grande, J.A. and Santiesteban, M. and Pérez-Ostalé, E. and Valente, T. and Torre, M.L. de la and Gomes, P. and Barrio Parra, Fernando (2017). Dilution versus pollution in watercourses affected by acid mine drainage: a graphic model for the iberian pyrite belt (sw spain). "Mine water and the environment" (n. 57); pp. 1-6. ISSN 1025-9112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10230-017-0495-8.

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Title: Dilution versus pollution in watercourses affected by acid mine drainage: a graphic model for the iberian pyrite belt (sw spain)
Author/s:
  • Grande, J.A.
  • Santiesteban, M.
  • Pérez-Ostalé, E.
  • Valente, T.
  • Torre, M.L. de la
  • Gomes, P.
  • Barrio Parra, Fernando
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Mine water and the environment
Date: 2017
ISSN: 1025-9112
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: AMD-generating sources; Receiving watercourses; Waste dumps; Metals; Sulfate
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Energía y Combustibles
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to chemically charac- terize the water quality impacts of the 88 acid mine drainage (AMD) generating mines in the Spanish sector of the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB). This was necessary because the Water Framework Directive of the European Union and the hydro- logical plans of the Tinto, Odiel, and Piedras river basins require that water quality be improved enough to allow at least some of the rivers in the IPB to sustain healthy fish populations by 2027. The results indicate a clear decrease in metals, arsenic, and sulfate concentrations and increased pH between the AMD-sources and the river channels.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Madrid Regional GovernmentS2013/MAE-2739CARESOILUnspecifiedCaracterización, remediación, modelización y evaluación del riesgo de suelos contaminados

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Item ID: 50688
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/50688/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:50688
DOI: 10.1007/s10230-017-0495-8
Official URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10230-017-0495-8
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 May 2018 08:37
Last Modified: 11 May 2018 08:37
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