Can mine drainage sediment by used as a pigment?
Yes, a pollution problem can, in some cases, be turned into a resource.
|The sign was written with AMD sediments. Click for more on the use of AMD sediments as pigment.
||This formerly white t-shirt was "dyed" with AMD sediments. Click for more details.|
The "Yellow Boy" shirt, "dyed" with AMD sediments.
|In the first large-scale application that I am aware of, Hedin Environmental is processing iron oxides from mine drainage on a pilot scale for shipping to a pigment company. See more details at EnvironOxide.||
Here is the first vehicle that I'm aware of to be painted with raw iron hydroxides from AMD - my '82 VW Vanagon camper.
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