MICROBIOLOGY - MINING
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MCP AND QUANTITATIVE TESTS FOR MINING
Monitor process stability over time
Improve recovery and yields
Microorganisms involved in bioleaching include iron-oxidizing, sulphur-oxidizing, sulphate-reducing, and iron-reducing bacteria
Acid Rock Drainage
Quantify biological acid-generation potential
Inform prevention and treatment options
Microorganisms involved in acid-rock drainage include iron-oxidizing, sulphur-oxidizing, sulphate-reducing, and iron-reducing bacteria
Assess treatment potential of site
Select best plant and soil borrow sources
Evaluate biotreatment and remediation
Identify natural water treatment options
Package provides: quantification (qPCR) and identification (MCP) of organisms involved in reclamation activities (includes sulphate-reducing bacteria, for general metals treatment such as Cd, Cu, Fe, Ni, Pb, Zn, etc).
Specific analyses may also be provided:
Molybdenum (identification and inferred quantification of molybdenum-reducing organisms)
Nitrate/Nitrite (identification and quantification of nitrate- and nitrite-reducing organisms)
Selenium (identification and inferred quantification of selenite- and selenate-reducing organisms)
Uranium (identification and inferred quantification of uranium-reducing bacteria)
Assess causes of biofouling
Identify the source
Inform corrective actions
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