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Course Unit Title : Treatment and Control of Acid Mine Drainage
Course Unit Code : 01MAD5230
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : The chemical, biological and engineering aspects of the processes of AMD formation and treatment
The environmental effect of acid mine drainage (AMD)
Factors affecting AMD formation and precaution
Geochemical characteristics of mining waste
Development of a conceptual process flowsheet for the control and treatment of AMD
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : This module is concerned with the definition of acid mine drainage (AMD), its chemical composition and characteristics, the mechanisms of AMD formation, chemical and biological mechanisms, experimental tests for the potential of AMD formation, dynamics and statics tests, factors affecting AMD formation, the function of microorganisms in the AMD formation, the environmental effect of AMD, the control of AMD, chemical and biological methods used in the control and treatment of AMD, active and passive treatment processes.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Understanding the chemical, biological and engineering aspects of the processes of AMD formation and treatment
Understanding the environmental effect of acid mine drainage (AMD)
Learning factors affecting AMD formation and precaution
Understanding geochemical characteristics of mining waste
Development of a conceptual process flowsheet for the control and treatment of AMD
Course Aims : The aim of this course is to ensure that the students will be introduced to the environmental effect of acid mine drainage (AMD) formation, the understanding of chemical, biological and engineering aspects of the processes such as the prevention of AMD formation, the control of AMD and the treatment of AMD, and the capability to develop treatment processes.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Broughton, L.M. ve Robertson, MacG., 1992; ?Acid Rock Drainage From Mines ? Where Are We Now?, Minerals, Metals and the Environment Conference, Manchester, England.
Ciftci, H., Akcil, A., 2006; ?Asidik Maden Drenajının (AMD) Giderilmesinde Uygulanan Biyolojik Yöntemler?, Madencilik, Cilt 45, Sayı 1 , Sayfa 35 - 45.
Gothschlich, D.E., Bell, P.R.F. ve Greenfield, P.F., 1986; ?Estimating The Rate of Generation of Acid Drainage Products in Coal Storage Heaps?, Environ. Technol. Lett., 7, 1-12.
Gray, N.F., 1997; ?Environmental Impact and Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage: A Management Problem?. Environmental Geology, 30, (1/2), 62-71.
Gusek, J.J. ve Wildeman, T.R., 1995; ?New Developments in Passive Treatment of Acid Rock Drainage?, In: Engineering Foundation Conference on Technical Solutions For Pollution Prevention in the Mining & Mineral Processing Industries, Palm Coast, Jan 22-27, Florida, USA.
Karadeniz, M., 2008; ?Sülfürlü Madenlerin Sorunu Asit Maden Drenajı ve Çözümü?, TMMOB Maden Mühendisleri Odası, Ankara, 248 s.
Kuyucak, N. ve St-Germain, P., 1993; ?Passive Treatments Methods for Acid Mine Drainage?, In: EPD Congress 1993, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Ed: J.P. Hager, 319-331.
Kuyucak, N., 2002; ?Role of Microorganisms in Mining: Generation of Acid Rock Drainage and its Mitigation and Treatment?, The European Journal of Mineral Processing and Environmental Protection, 2, (3), 179-196.
MEND, 1996; ?Review of Passive Systems for Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage?, MEND (Mine Environment Neutral Drainage Program) Project 3.14.1.
Singer, P.C. ve Strumm, W., 1970; ?Acidic Mine Drainage: The Rate-Determining Step?, Science (New York), 167, 1121-1123.
Material Sharing
Documents :
Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 1 14  
Homeworks :
6 12 72  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
168  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
6 50
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 The definition of acid mine drainage (AMD), its chemical composition and characteristics
 
2 The mechanisms of AMD formation
 
3 Chemical and biological mechanisms
 
4 Experimental tests for the potential of AMD formation
 
5 Dynamics and statics tests
 
6 Factors affecting AMD formation
 
7 The environmental effect of acid mine drainage
 
8 The control of AMD
 
9 The function of microorganisms in the AMD formation
 
10 Chemical methods used in the treatment of AMD
 
11 Biological methods used in the treatment of AMD
 
12 Active and passive treatment processes-I
 
13 Active and passive treatment processes-II
 
14 General assesment