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AMDTreat

AMDTreat (Pronounced: am'-D-treat or A-M-D-treat.) is a computer application for estimating abatement costs for pollutional mine drainage, commonly referred to as Acid Mine Drainage (AMD). AMD is a long-term water pollution impact of mining in the coal fields of Appalachia and other areas of coal and metal mining.

 

AMDTreat was developed cooperatively by OSMRE, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP).

The software application is a member of OSMRE's Technical Innovation and Professional Services (TIPS) suite of software.

AMDTreat 6.0 Beta can assist a user in estimating costs and sizing facilities to abate water pollution, using passive or chemical treatment technologies. Treatment systems, vertical flow ponds, anoxic limestone drains, anaerobic wetlands, bioreactors, caustic soda, hydrated lime, pebble quicklime, soda ash treatment and other systems can be evaluated.

The software provides over 400 user modifiable variables for excavation, construction, revegetation, piping, road construction, land acquisition, system maintenance, labor, water sampling, design, surveying, pumping, sludge removal, chemical consumption, and other functions. The default cost data can be modified to adjust for inflation or site specific requirements.

AMDTreat also contains several financial and scientific tools to help select and plan treatment systems. These tools include a long-term financial forecasting module, an acidity calculator, a sulfate reduction calculator, a Langelier saturation index calculator, a mass-balance calculator, and iron oxidation tools.

T&T Active Treatment Facility located in Preston County, WV (photo courtesy of WV DEP).
T&T Active Treatment Facility located in Preston County, WV (photo courtesy of WV DEP).

  • Comprehensive suite of solutions for estimating the size and cost of treatment systems
  • Financial Forecasting tools to aid in calculating and evaluating long-term treatment costs
  • Solutions available for various treatment scenarios including:
    • Limestone-based Passive Systems, Alkaline Neutralization Active Treatment Systems, and Oxidation Active Treatment Systems - Provides the ability to compare different treatment systems
  • Perform forward cost modeling (treatment system needs constructed)
  • Performs reverse cost modeling (treatment system is constructed
Boswell Passive Treatment System in Somerset County PA."
Boswell Passive Treatment System in Somerset County PA.

 

Development Team Members (AMDTreat Version 6.0 Beta)

Top row (left to right):  Jeff Ream, Brad Shultz, Bill Arthur, Rich Beam, Tiff Hilton, and Jeremiah Lant. Bottom row (left to right):  Joseph Montrella, Brent Means, Omar Beckford, and Charles Cravotta.
Top row (left to right):  Jeff Ream, Brad Shultz, Bill Arthur, Rich Beam, Tiff Hilton, and Jeremiah Lant.
Bottom row (left to right):  Joseph Montrella, Brent Means, Omar Beckford, and Charles Cravotta.

 

OSMRE AMDTreat graphic logo.The current version of AMDTreat is 6.0 Beta.

Download AMDTreat

Beta Testing Comments and Feedback

Download the AMDTreat Beta Test Form.

Software Support

Contact amdtreat@osmre.gov with any questions and/or concerns with accessing and utilizing the AMDTreat software.

Bug List

Download the current Bug List for AMDTreat Version 6.0 Beta. 

 

All of the Tutorial Videos are linked from OSMRE's YouTube Channel.

Getting Started

This tutorial demonstrates the functionality and use of the new AMDTreat software.

Active Treatment Tutorials

The tutorials below demonstrate the functionality and use of the new AMDTreat 6.0 software by developing an example active treatment system.

Introduction

Pumping

Lime Slurry

Reaction Tank

Ponds

Passive Treatment Tutorials

The tutorials demonstrate the functionality and use of the new AMDTreat 6.0 software by developing an example passive treatment system. 

Introduction

Limestone Bed

Ponds

Wetlands

What is AMDTreat?

AMDTreat is a tool to assist users in the process of estimating the long-term cost of abatement of pollutional mine drainage discharges.

AMDTreat provides a detailed framework for calculating real-world site-specific treatment cost estimates.

AMDTreat users can model costs both forward (In advance of construction.) and reverse. (Determining the cost of a previously constructed system.)

AMDTreat is a powerful what-if modeling tool to help in determining the most cost effective long-term treatment type for a given discharge.

AMDTreat is a flexible tool for estimating costs where the user has full control over how and what elements are considered.

AMDTreat is not a design tool, it is a cost modeling tool.

 

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    OSMRE AMDTreat Tutorial Getting Started opening screen

    To help you navigate through the latest version of AMDTreat. This playlist contains a collection of all of the available tutorials. Select a specific video or watch them in order on OSMRE's YouTube channel.

    Tutorial Playlist

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    Pump shooting water at a Treatment site using AMDTreat

    In November 2012, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) unveiled an enhanced version of its water treatment software package, AMDTreat, which incorporates a new module developed by the United States Geological Survey.

    AMDTreat in Action