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Title: Report on US study tour of engineered wetlands for the treatment of waste water and mine drainage, March 1992
Author: R.M. Hamilton
Author: N.A. Postlethwaite
Document Type: Monograph
During the period 15 to 23 March, 1992, a study tour of passive water treatment schemes within North America was undertaken by the NRA. The tour formed part of a detailed consultants' appraisal of technologies potentially suitable for transfer to Wheal Jane. This report documents the main objectives, observations, lessons learnt and the wider implications of passive treatment system. The tour was structured to provide opportunities to examine a variety of systems specifically designed to deal with high flow, high metals loading and acidity. No single system observed will meet fully the combined flow and water quality encountered at Wheal Jane. The study provided insights into system design through to commissioning and operation, and illustrated the potential for development of an integrated approach to treatment of mine water drainage from Wheal Jane. Wider implications for other mine and waste water problems within the United Kingdom are briefly addressed.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1992
Publication Place: Exeter
Subject Keywords: Waste treatmentMiningDrainageSite rehabilitationSewage treatment
Geographic Keywords: Wheal Jane
Extent: 22
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