The use of low-cost adsorbents for wastewater purification in mining industries

Evgenia Iakovleva, Mika Sillanpää

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Recently, great attention has been paid to the environmental problems in mining industry. At present there are different ways of mineral processing, as well as various methods of wastewater treatment, most of them are expensive. Work is ongoing to find low-cost treatments. In this article, low-cost adsorbents, potentially useful for wastewater treatment on mining and metallurgical plants, are reviewed; their characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of their application are compared. Also adsorption of different metals and radioactive compounds from acidic environment similar to composition of mining and metallurgical wastewaters is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7878-7899
Number of pages22
JournalEnvironmental Science and Pollution Research
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • AMD
  • Low-cost adsorbent
  • Mining industry
  • Wastewater treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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