Membrane Technologies Crucial to Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage

Membrane Technologies Crucial to Treatment of Acid Mine Drainage


Membrane technologies have proven to be an important part in the treatment of Acid Mine Drainage (AMD) in order to reduce water paucity, according to a study carried out by Dr. Oluranti Agboola of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Covenant University.

While stating that many conventional physical and chemical processes had been employed to treat AMD, the researcher, in the study titled ‘The Role of Membrane Technology in Acid Mine Water Treatment: A Review’, however, noted that the processes had demonstrated low efficiency and high cost.

Apart from addressing water paucity, membrane technologies, she averred, met high-level application with respect to ease of use, adaptability and environmental impacts. The study, published in the Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering and with 138 downloads, reviewed the use of membrane in the published literature for the treatment of acid mine waters and, for the recovery of valuable metals from acid mine drainage effluents.

Dr. Agboola is well published in impact-factor journals, having turned out 26 journal articles and authored or co-authored 17 book chapters published by Elsevier publishers, Wiley, Nova and Intech. Her research interests include Nanotechnology, Polymer Technology and Membrane Technology for Water Desalination, Modeling and Mimulation, and Corrosion Engineering. She currently has 7 h-index and 6 i10-index with over 220 citations on Google Scholar.

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