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Effectiveness of an Open Limestone Channel in Treating Acid Sulphate Soil Drainage

Green, Ros; Waite, T; Melville, Michael D; MacDonald, Bennett

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An open limestone channel (OLC) was constructed within an existing drain to treat the acidic and metal-rich drainage waters generated from an acid sulfate soil (ASS) catchment. The OLC was constructed downstream of a catchment pump and it consisted of a series of ponds and limestone sections. The accumulation of sediment over the limestone, preventing contact of limestone with acidic water, was the greatest problem impacting the OLC in its first year of operation. The continuous or sporadic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34448
Source: Water, Air and Soil Pollution
DOI: 10.1007/s11270-008-9625-z

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