Field Study on Heavy Metal Accumulation in a Natural Wetland Receiving Acid Mine Drainage

Keiko Sasaki, Tagiru Ogino, Yuji Endo, Kunihiko Kurosawa

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Abstract

The mechanism of surface water remediation in a natural wetland that is receiving heavy metal-rich acidic mine drainage was investigated. Selective sequential extraction was useful to derive the mechanisms of heavy metal removal in the wetland. In the upstream portion of the wetland, dissolved Fe was removed mainly as oxide-bounded mineral phases, such as hydroxides. These are important for the subsequent removal of other heavy metals. Other ion-exchangeable and carbonate- bounded heavy metals are also observed in the upstream, associated with Fe oxides. Organic matter and Fe-Mn oxides in the upstream remove Cu and Zn ions from the drainage, respectively. In the middle of portion of the wetland the removal of heavy metal ions in relatively low concentrations occurs by the emergent vegetation. Greater clay abundance and higher microbial activity of sulfate reducing bacteria in the downstream parts achieved low-level removal of metals. Multi-cell wetlands are recommended for the treatment of acidic metal bearing surface water drainage, if sufficient land area and expenses are available to construct.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1877-1884
Number of pages8
JournalMaterials Transactions
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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Field Study on Heavy Metal Accumulation in a Natural Wetland Receiving Acid Mine Drainage. / Sasaki, Keiko; Ogino, Tagiru; Endo, Yuji; Kurosawa, Kunihiko.

In: Materials Transactions, Vol. 44, No. 9, 01.01.2003, p. 1877-1884.

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Sasaki, Keiko ; Ogino, Tagiru ; Endo, Yuji ; Kurosawa, Kunihiko. / Field Study on Heavy Metal Accumulation in a Natural Wetland Receiving Acid Mine Drainage. In: Materials Transactions. 2003 ; Vol. 44, No. 9. pp. 1877-1884.
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