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Environmental Science

Acidic Pit Lakes

The Legacy of Coal and Metal Surface Mines

Editors: Geller, W., Schultze, M., Kleinmann, B., Wolkersdorfer, C. (Eds.)

  • Provides basics of mine water and acid-affected pit lakes
  • Presents approaches to lake treatment and to the remediation of acidic, metal-contaminated water
  • Regional surveys of mine pit lakes and case studies of representative pit lakes
  • Socio-economic analysis of pit lake remediation as a tool for decision makers
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About this book

This monograph provides an international perspective on pit lakes in post-mining landscapes, including the problem of geogenic acidification. Much has been learned during the last decade through research and practical experience on how to mitigate or remediate the environmental problems of acidic pit lakes. In the first part of the book, general scientific issues are presented in 21 contributions from the fields of geo-environmental science, water chemistry, lake physics, lake modeling, and on the peculiar biological features that occur in the extreme habitats of acidic pit lakes. Another chapter provides an overview of methods currently used to remediate acidic pit lakes and treat outflowing acidic water. The second part of the book is a collection of regional surveys of pit lake problems from three European countries and Australia, and case studies of various individual representative lakes. A final case study provides an innovative approach to assessing the economic value of new pit lakes and balancing the costs and benefits, a valuable tool for decision makers.

Reviews

“The book is well illustrated and extremely carefully cross-referenced. The list of references is impressive … . this book is highly recommended for anyone interested in water chemistry, lake physics, and ecology of pit lakes and is also very useful for practitioners and decision makers.” (Thomas Weisse, Limnologica, Vol. 48, July, 2014)


“This new book provides a comprehensive overview of the origins, geochemistry, and limnology of pit lakes and possible remediation options. … I strongly recommend this book to all professionals involved in pit lake planning, mine closure, and ongoing pit lake management, to researchers working in acidic pit lakes, and to limnologists who wish to understand the impact of acidification on lake processes.” (C. Oldham, Mine Water and the Environment, Vol. 32 (3), September, 2013)


“The 6-chapter book provides a large amount of information on post mining landscapes, ranging from their geology through chemistry to biology. … I would unhesitatingly recommend this book to limnologists, biologists, water chemists and lake restorers--in fact to one and all, interested in these unique acidic environments.” (Ramesh D. Gulati, SILnews, Vol. 62, June, 2013)


“This book brings together a huge amount of information on acidic pit lakes, ranging from geological aspects, through chemistry to biology to management and longterm control. … The editors are to be congratulated on assembling such a useful book which covers a wide spread of topics ranging from fundamental research to solving practical and sometimes very challenging problems. The book deserves to be widely available for anyone concerned with this topic.” (Brian A. Whitton, Journal of Limnology, Vol. 72 (1), 2013)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Geller, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Terrestrial Environment of Pit Lakes

    Schultze, Martin

    Pages 11-22

  • Limnology of Pit Lakes

    Schultze, Martin

    Pages 23-224

  • Remediation and Management of Acidified Pit Lakes and Outflowing Waters

    Geller, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 225-264

  • Case Studies and Regional Surveys

    Geller, Walter

    Pages 265-435

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-29384-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-29383-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-42850-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acidic Pit Lakes
Book Subtitle
The Legacy of Coal and Metal Surface Mines
Editors
  • Walter Geller
  • Martin Schultze
  • Bob Kleinmann
  • Christian Wolkersdorfer
Series Title
Environmental Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-29384-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-29384-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-29383-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42850-0
Series ISSN
1431-6250
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 526
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