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A novel method of utilizing permeable reactive kiddle (PRK) for the remediation of acid mine drainage
- Lee, Woo-Chun, Lee, Sang-Woo, Yun, Seong-Taek, Lee, Pyeong-Koo, Hwang, Yu Sik, Kim, Soon-Oh
- Journal of hazardous materials 2016 v.301 pp. 332-341
- cast iron, industrial wastes, remediation, slags, steel, sustainable technology
- Numerous technologies have been developed and applied to remediate AMD, but each has specific drawbacks. To overcome the limitations of existing methods and improve their effectiveness, we propose a novel method utilizing permeable reactive kiddle (PRK). This manuscript explores the performance of the PRK method. In line with the concept of green technology, the PRK method recycles industrial waste, such as steel slag and waste cast iron. Our results demonstrate that the PRK method can be applied to remediate AMD under optimal operational conditions. Especially, this method allows for simple installation and cheap expenditure, compared with established technologies.