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Acidic Mine Drainage: The Rate-Determining Step

Philip C. Singer and Werner Stumm
Science
New Series, Vol. 167, No. 3921 (Feb. 20, 1970), pp. 1121-1123
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1728684
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Acidic Mine Drainage: The Rate-Determining Step
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Abstract

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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