Current Situation and Outlook on Biological Treatment of Wastewater in Metallic Mine


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Wastewater in mining and concentration operations is of high acidity, and contains a vast array of heavy metal ions, and some organic compounds. Biological treatment of the wastewater in some metallic-ore mines and concentrators are reviewed. There is a fast development of biological process from fundamental research to large scale commercial application in the past 20 years. Compared with other processes, biological process has an excellent performance without secondary pollution, including its wide pH application range, small investment and low operational cost. Biological process is still a promising process in treating wastewater for mining industry.



Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 518-523)

Edited by:

Reza Iranpour, Ji Zhao, Aijie Wang, Fenglin Yang and Xinyong Li






S. Q. Liu et al., "Current Situation and Outlook on Biological Treatment of Wastewater in Metallic Mine", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 518-523, pp. 2460-2463, 2012

Online since:

May 2012




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