Treatment of Multi-Tonnage Manganese-Containing Waste Water Using Vermiculite
 
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Saint-Petersburg Mining University, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Publish date: 2018-01-01
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2018; 19(1):156–162
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The article presents the results of fieldand laboratory studies on the state of surface waters in the impact zone of one of the largest mining enterprises of the Russian Federation, i.e. Kovdor Mining and Processing Combine. On the basis of the data from the monitoring studies, the patterns of migration and transformation of manganese in the system of wastes of enrichment – surface water – are revealed. In order to solve the existing environmental problem, an effective method of treating sewage from manganese using organic sorbent based on vermiculite is proposed. The results of laboratory tests of the sorbent are described depending on the method of its modification, as well as on the composition and properties of the purified water. The proposed method of sewage treatment will reduce the negative impact of the company on surface water, thereby improving the ecological situation in the study area and improving the quality of life of the local population.
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Vera Anatolevna Matveeva   
Saint-Petersburg Mining University, 2, 21-st line, 199106 Saint-Petersburg, Russia