Assessing bioremediation coupled with adsorption for treatment of arsenic released from mine waste rock

Arsenic (As) is a toxic metalloid that is widespread in the environment. Anthropogenic mining activities result in As being released from rock via mining activities in mine tailings, waste rock and process waters. ORANO has a proposed mine site expected to produce waste rock containing As and other metals/metalloids. This waste rock needs to be stored appropriately and the release of it’s As into groundwater must be limited to minimize environmental impacts. The goal of this research project is to assess an adsorption coupled with bioremediation method for As found in the water and waste rock at relevant mine temperatures.

Faculty Supervisor:

Kerry McPhedran


Ali Damuchali


Orano Resources Canada Inc.


Engineering - civil


Mining and quarrying




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