Compositions of the Microbial Consortia Present in Biological Sulphate Reduction Processes During Mine Effluent Treatment

Marja Salo, Malin Bomberg, Tamsyn Grewar, Lerato Seepei, Mariekie Gericke, Mona Arnold

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Abstract

The microbial consortia in sulphate-reducing bioreactors with different operating conditions were studied and compared to the sulphate reduction efficiencies. The results showed vast differences in microbial communities among the reactors. The fraction of sulphate-reducing bacteria correlated with the bioreactor performance. This study sheds new light to the biological sulphate-reducing process applied in bioreactors, which is traditionally seen as a black box.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings IMWA 2017
PublisherLappeenranta University of Technology
Pages14-22
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-952-335-065-6, 978-952-335-066-3
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event13th International Mine Water Association Congress, IMWA 2017, Mine Water and Circular Economy - Lappeenranta, Finland
Duration: 25 Jun 201730 Jun 2017

Publication series

SeriesLUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports
Volume63
ISSN2243-3376

Conference

Conference13th International Mine Water Association Congress, IMWA 2017, Mine Water and Circular Economy
Abbreviated titleIMWA 2017
CountryFinland
CityLappeenranta
Period25/06/1730/06/17

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Keywords

  • sulphate-reducing bacteria
  • bioreactor
  • sulphate removal
  • microbial communities
  • mine water treatment

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Salo, M., Bomberg, M., Grewar, T., Seepei, L., Gericke, M., & Arnold, M. (2017). Compositions of the Microbial Consortia Present in Biological Sulphate Reduction Processes During Mine Effluent Treatment. In Proceedings IMWA 2017 (Vol. 1, pp. 14-22). Lappeenranta University of Technology. LUT Scientific and Expertise Publications: Research Reports, Vol.. 63