The removal of nickel from mine waters using bacterial sulfate reduction

  title={The removal of nickel from mine waters using bacterial sulfate reduction},
  author={Richard Hammack and Harry M. Edenborn},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
Experiments were done to determine if a compost-based sulfate-reduction system could be used to treat nickel-contaminated mine waters. Sulfate-reduction systems were established in columns containing acid-washed mushroom compost. Simulated mine waters containing 2000 mg sulfate 1−1 and 50–1000 mg nickel 1−1 were adjusted to pH 4.5 and pumped through the columns at flow rates between 15 and 25 ml h−1. Initially, almost all of the influent nickel was removed in the columns by sorptive and ion… CONTINUE READING


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