The formation of acid mine drainage
: Management and mitigation of acid mine drainage in South Africa: input for mineral beneficiation in Africa OUTPUT TYPE
: Chapter in Monograph PUBLICATION YEAR
: M.Mujuru, S.S.Mutanga
, Z.DyosiSOURCE EDITOR(S)
: ACID MINE DRAINAGE
, MINING AND MINERALS INDUSTRYDEPARTMENT
: African Institute of South Africa (AISA)
: HSRC Library: shelf number 9487
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This chapter unpacks and broadens the understanding of the acid mine drainage (AMD) challenge. The chapter defines and describes the origin and chemistry of the complex formation processes of AMD, and its occurrence. The chapter also describes the spatial variability in quality of AMD derived from both coal and gold mines in South Africa.