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Acidic Mine Drainage: The Rate-Determining Step
Philip C. Singer and Werner Stumm
New Series, Vol. 167, No. 3921 (Feb. 20, 1970), pp. 1121-1123
Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1728684
Page Count: 3
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The rate-determining step in the oxidation of iron pyrite and the formation of acidity in streams associated with coal and copper mines is the oxidation of ferrous iron. Effective pollution abatement necessitates controlling this reaction.
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