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
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    CityLappeenranta
    Period25/06/1730/06/17

    Keywords

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

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