In situ immobilization of heavy metals associated with uranium leach mines by bacterial sulfate reduction
Laboratory experiments with mixed populations of sulfate -reducing bacteria were shown to mediate the removal of milligrams/liter concentrations of uranium, selenium, arsenic and vanadium from aqueous solution via reduction, precipitation and adsorption. Results of laboratory experiments with active sulfidogenic biomass suggest that injection of sulfate and a source of carbon could enhance natural anaerobic microbial activity in and around uranium leach mines leading to in situ immobilization of contaminating metals.
In situ immobilization of heavy metals associated with uranium leach mines by bacterial sulfate reduction.
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