LIFE-ETAD participated as a collaborator Course "Acid Mine Drainage (AMD): Education, Prevention and Treatment" in the 2014 Summer School of the International University of Andalusia (UNIA), held from 21 to 25 July 2014 in Campus of Santa Maria de la Rabida (Palos de la Frontera, Huelva).

The main objective of the course was to give a comprehensive view of the problems caused by acid mine drainage, showing the best available techniques for reduction and treatment. In this sense, the course addressed the processes of formation of acid waters, forecasting techniques, the environmental impact caused by the legislative framework and indicators of water quality, preventive training techniques, as well as the acid water treatment of both active and passive mine (this part of the program was devoted to ETAD LIFE-Project).

This training released to students enrolled (in a total of 29) on LIFE-ETAD project through a presentation (2.5 hours) devoted exclusively to himself and taught by Professor of the University of Huelva Dr . Suárez Francisco Macías.


Project goal

Implement an optimized design of a passive treatment system for acid mine drainage process, in a kind of IPF mining location.

Demonstrate by building and launching a full-scale plant of passive treatment technology...(+) 

Project progress

 First works of the experimental treatment plant LIFE ETAD have already executed; they have consisted in transplanting of the protected species plants (Erica andevalensis) present in the plot and that could be affected by the execution of the works.


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