Title: The PIRAMID Engineering Guidelines: ENGINEERING GUIDELINES FOR THE PASSIVE REMEDIATION OF ACIDIC AND/OR METALLIFEROUS MINE DRAINAGE AND SIMILAR WASTEWATERS 
Resource Type: document --> guidance / decision support 
Country: United Kingdom 
Year: 2003 
Availability: Piramid Consortium,2003,The PIRAMID Engineering Guidelines. Available through The University of Newcastle, UK: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/environment/research/PIRAMID.htm 
Author 1/Producer: The Piramid Consortium 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.ncl.ac.uk/environment/research/documents/PIRAMIDG ...  
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Remediation options-->In situ treatment technologies
Water and sanitation-->Wastewater
 
Short description: PIRAMID: Passive In-situ Remediation of Acidic Mine / Industrial Drainage A Research Project of the European Commission 5th Framework Programme (Key Action 1: Sustainable Management and Quality of Water) Contract Number EVK1-CT-1999-000021 
Long description: Acidic mine drainage and similar wastewaters (such as leachates from acid-sulphate soils) are a major cause of ground and surface water pollution in the European Union. Because such pollution can persist for decades and even centuries after the cessation of industrial activity, there is a pressing need to develop cheap, sustainable remedial methods. PIRAMID has sought to harmonise research and practice efforts in Europe to create passive in situ remediation (PIR) methods for acidic drainage treatment. A key objective of this three year R&D project has been the development of these engineering guidelines for the design and installation of passive treatment systems. These guidelines are intended to provide practitioners in the field of environmental engineering with sufficient information to enable them to confidently undertake feasibility studies and develop conceptual design statements for passive mine water remediation systems. 
Link to Project(s): PIRAMID Passive in Situ Remediation of Acidic Mine / Industrial Drainage
 
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