Acid Mine Drainage

David M. Sherman, University of Bristol

This resource is a 7-page PDF document that is part of an environmental geochemistry course taught by Dr. David Sherman at the University of Bristol. Topics covered include the oxidation of pyrite, the promotion of oxidation by acidophyllic bacteria, and the use of artificial wetlands to promote sulfate-reducing bacteria. Informative diagrams accompany the text.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry
Course Type: Upper Level:Geochemistry
Geochemistry Applications: Environmental Geochemistry
Topics: Solid Earth:GeochemistryKeywords: Remediation, the Wheal Jane Spill, Falmouth