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Asbestos in Water: Mining and Processing Effluent Treatment

John Lawrence and H. Walter Zimmermann
Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation)
Vol. 49, No. 1 (Jan., 1977), pp. 156-160
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25039226
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Asbestos in Water: Mining and Processing Effluent Treatment
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Abstract

Sedimentation followed by mixed media filtration is very effective for removing most of the asbestos from mine and processing plant effluent. In the case of effluents containing $10^{9}$ fibers/l or less, sedimentation is ineffective; these waters should be filtered directly. Diatomite filters are even more effective than mixed media filters but it could be argued that they are too effective for waste treatment. However, diatomite filters could prove useful in small mining communities for treatment of potable water contaminated by asbestos.

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