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Treatment of zinc-rich acid mine water in low residence time bioreactors incorporating waste shells and methanol dosing. (2011)
Journal Article
Mayes, W., Davis, J., Silva, V., & Jarvis, A. P. (2011). Treatment of zinc-rich acid mine water in low residence time bioreactors incorporating waste shells and methanol dosing. Journal of hazardous materials, 193, (279-287). doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.07.073. ISSN 0304-3894

Bioreactors utilising bacterially mediated sulphate reduction (BSR) have been widely tested for treating metal-rich waters, but sustained treatment of mobile metals (e.g. Zn) can be difficult to achieve in short residence time systems. Data are prese... Read More

Analysis of long term hydrological records to assess the changing regime and pathways in oil shale mining districts of North East Estonia (2011)
Conference Proceeding
Vaht, R., Mayes, W. M., Sepp, M., Järvet, A., & Mander, Ü. (2011). Analysis of long term hydrological records to assess the changing regime and pathways in oil shale mining districts of North East Estonia. doi:10.2495/rm110031

This paper documents long term (1923-2005) changes in surface drainage areas and run-off characteristics in two small to medium (100-1000 km2) rivers draining part of the Ordovician oil shale field of north east Estonia. The changing regime in the he... Read More

Dispersal and attenuation of trace contaminants downstream of the Ajka bauxite residue (red mud) depository failure, Hungary (2011)
Journal Article
Mayes, W. M., Jarvis, A. P., Burke, I. T., Walton, M., Feigl, V., Klebercz, O., & Gruiz, K. (2011). Dispersal and attenuation of trace contaminants downstream of the Ajka bauxite residue (red mud) depository failure, Hungary. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(12), 5147-5155. https://doi.org/10.1021/es200850y

This paper identifies the spatial extent of bauxite processing residue (red mud)-derived contaminants and modes of transport within the Marcal and Raba river systems after the dike failure at Ajka, western Hungary. The geochemical signature of the re... Read More

Seasonal and spatial variation of diffuse (non-point) source zinc pollution in a historically metal mined river catchment, UK (2011)
Journal Article
Gozzard, E., Mayes, W., Potter, H., & Jarvis, A. (2011). Seasonal and spatial variation of diffuse (non-point) source zinc pollution in a historically metal mined river catchment, UK. Environmental pollution, 159(10), (3113-3122). doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2011.02.010. ISSN 0269-7491

Quantifying diffuse sources of pollution is becoming increasingly important when characterising river catchments in entirety e a prerequisite for environmental management. This study examines both low and high flow events, as well as spatial variabil... Read More

Remediation of Aquatic Post-Industrial Inorganic Pollutants (2011)
Book Chapter
Jarvis, A., & Mayes, W. (2011). Remediation of Aquatic Post-Industrial Inorganic Pollutants. Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, 789 - 800. Elsevier

Pollution from abandoned mines can be a major and persistent source of degradation to the health of the water environment. This article reviews the nature of these impacts. The most important of these are usually the chemical changes that occur with... Read More

Speciation of contaminant metals in red mud from Ajka, Hungary (2011)
Journal Article
Burke, I. T., Mayes, W. M., Peacock, C. L., Brown, A. P., Jarvis, A. P., & Gruiz, K. (2011). Speciation of contaminant metals in red mud from Ajka, Hungary. Mineralogical Magazine, 75(3), 599 - 599

The catastrophic failure of the sludge dam at the Ajkai Timfoldgyar Zrt alumina plant in Hungary on the 4th October 2010 resulted in the release of 700000 m 3 of caustic metalliferous red mud. Red mud leachate is hyperalkaline (pH 13) has elevated c... Read More