CME500H1: Fundamentals of Acid Rock Drainage

Fixed Credit Value: 
0.50
Hours: 
38.4L/12.8T/25.6P

Geochemistry of acid rock / acid mine drainage (ARD/AMD) which covers the role of bacteria in generating this global mining pollution issue and how mines currently treat and attempt to prevent it. An introduction to the underlying chemical reactions involved, the role of microbes in these processes and the mitigation and treatment strategies currently available.

* Course offering pending Faculty Council approval for 2018-19 academic year.

Prerequisite: 

APS110H1/CHE112H1 or equivalent