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Tide Mine In-Situ Bioremediation Demonstration Project

Tide Mine In-Situ Bioremediation Demonstration Project

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Original Construction Year 2006
Most Recent Rebuild Year
Total Cost 0.00
Total Capital Cost $0.00
Latitude / Longitude Method Unknown
Latitude 40.561772
Longitude -79.127488
Elevation 0
Project Tide Mine In-Situ Bioremediation Demonstration Project
Project Type Active Treatment System
Project Status
AMD Source Underground
Stream Yellow Creek
River Basin Kiski-Conemaugh
Quad Indiana
City/Township Center Township
County Indiana
State PA

Description: This was a demonstration project to show that in-situ passive treatment can effectively treat AMD in the mine workings. The goal was to reduce iron concentrations, reduce aluminium concentrations, increase pH and increase alkalinity in the discharge economically. A recirculating pump was installed to recirclulate the mine pool water. Sodium hydroxide was injected to adjust the pH. Agriculutal grade mosasses was injected to promote sulfate reducing bacteria growth. After three months, the recirculating pump was shut off. Methanol was injected by gravity to continue a food source for the sulfate reducing bacteria.

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Project Responsible Organization: Blacklick Creek Watershed Association
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