Comparing Waters Receiving Acid Mine Drainage,
|Acid mine drainage||Acid deposition||Peat drainage|
|Acid source||oxidation of pyrite||atmospheric sulfurous
and nitrous oxides
|polyuronic acids in cell walls of mosses|
|Forms of acid||H2SO4||H2SO4 and HNO3||
COOH groups from polysaccharides
|pH range||1.5 - 3.0||4.0 - 5.7||3.2 - 6.0|
|110 - 64,000||2.0 - 4.2||0.5 - 0.8|
|Conductivity (µmhos)||600 - 30,000||<50||<100|
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