Acid Drainage Technology Initiative

The Acid Drainage Technology Initiative (ADTI) was initiated in 1995 by Federal agencies, the National Mining Association and the Interstate Mining Compact Commission to identify, evaluate and develop cost-effective and practical acid drainage technologies. In 1999, ADTI was expanded through the addition of the metal mining sector group, which began organization efforts in 1998. ADTI addresses drainage quality issues involving metal mining and related metallurgical operations and acid drainage from coal mines, for abandoned, active and future mines.

ADTI is a technology development program. It is not a regulatory or policy development program. The guiding principle of ADTI is to build a consensus among industry and Federal and state regulatory agencies. ADTI is focusing these efforts on technology development and technology transfer in the areas of mine drainage prediction, sampling/monitoring, modeling and avoidance/remediation.

Project Listing

Project No. Project Title Principal Investigator Sponsor Award Cost-
Share
Total Value
WV178 OSM Technical Support Paul Ziemkiewicz US Office of Surface Mining $200,000.00 $0.00 $200,000.00
WV178b OSM Technical Support Paul Ziemkiewicz US Office of Surface Mining $249,957.42 $0.00 $249,957.42
WV178c OSM Technical Support Paul Ziemkiewicz and Jennifer Simmons US Office of Surface Mining $200,000.00 $0.00 $200,000.00

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