This study presents the results of a study on Acid Mine
Drainage (AMD) resources and its remediation in Sarcheshmeh open pit mine,
one of the world largest porphyry copper deposits in the southeastern
of Iran. Water quality samples were taken from water resources around
the Sarcheshmeh mine and from tailing decant water pond. Sarcheshmeh waste
dumps are the most important AMD generating sources. Also, Sarcheshmeh
tailings decant water acts as a neutralization agent for treating AMD
and reduce AMD's metals. Due to the mixing of the tailing decant water
with the AMD that reached Sarcheshmeh tailings decant pond by Shur River,
Cu, Fe, Mn and Zn concentration reduce around to 99.9, 99.3, 95.9 and
88.92% respect to Shur rive, the source of heavy metals. The reduction
ratio for metals is Cu>Fe>Ni>Mn>Zn>Pb>CD>Mg.
R. Derakhshani and M. Alipour, 2010. Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage by using Tailings Decant Water as a Neutralization Agent in Sarcheshmeh Copper Mine. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences, 4: 250-260.