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Acidic Mine Drainage: The Rate-Determining Step

Science  20 Feb 1970:
Vol. 167, Issue 3921, pp. 1121-1123
DOI: 10.1126/science.167.3921.1121

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 control ling this reaction.

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