MICROBIOLOGY - MINING

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See our case studies for more details on how you might use the MCP test. Additionally, we provide consulting services to better utilize the information provided. Contact us for more information regarding our consulting services.

MCP AND QUANTITATIVE TESTS FOR MINING

Heap Leaching

  • Monitor process stability over time

  • Predict upsets

  • Optimize processes

  • 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

Reclamation

  • 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)

Biofouling 

  • Assess causes of biofouling

  • Identify the source

  • Inform corrective actions

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