MICROBIOLOGY - MINING

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MCP TESTS FOR MINING

Heap Leaching (MCP-Leach)

  • Monitor process stability over time
  • Predict upsets
  • Optimize processes
  • Improve recovery and yields
  • Package provides: quantification and identification of organisms involved in bioleaching (includes iron-oxidizing, sulphur-oxidizing, sulphate-reducing, and iron-reducing bacteria)
  • $825/sample

Acid Rock Drainage (MCP-ARD)

  • Quantify biological acid-generation potential
  • Inform prevention and treatment options
  • Package provides: quantification and identification of organisms involved in acid-rock drainage (includes iron-oxidizing, sulphur-oxidizing, sulphate-reducing, and iron-reducing bacteria)
  • $825/sample

Reclamation (MCP-Rec)

  • Assess treatment potential of site
  • Select best plant and soil borrow sources
  • Evaluate biotreatment and remediation
  • Identify natural water treatment options
  • Package provides: quantification and identification of organisms involved in reclamation activities (includes sulphate-reducing bacteria, for general metals treatment such as Cd, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Zn, etc).  
  • Specific add-on analyses can also be provided ($50/each):
    • Molybdenum (quantification of molybdenum-reducing organisms)
    • Nitrate/Nitrite (quantification of nitrate- and nitrite-reducing organisms)
    • Selenium (quantification of selenite- and selenate-reducing organisms)
    • Uranium (identification and inferred quantification of uranium-reducing bacteria)
  • $675+/sample
    • Metals tolerance testing available by request

Biofouling (MCP-Foul) 

  • Assess causes of biofouling
  • Identify the source
  • Inform corrective actions
  • Package provides: identification of bacteria and fungi and known characteristics of dominant organisms
  • $975/sample

All prices include sample processing, bioinformatics analyses, and internal QC with positive and negative controls. Contact us for example reports. Bulk discounted pricing is also available.