Tag: bacteria

Remediation of AMD with mussel shell bioreactors

Acid mine drainage (AMD) occurs when uneconomical waste rock containing iron sulphides are exposed to the atmosphere, water, and microorganisms. This acidic water, if left untreated can damage ecosystems as it is acidic and contains high concentrations of dissolved metals and sulphate. A novel… Continue Reading “Remediation of AMD with mussel shell bioreactors”

Microbial function in hydrocarbon-rich freshwater sediments

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Microbial mineral dissolution impacting metal mobilization

Great Lakes recreational water security

Recreational water usage is a major tourist attraction within the Laurentian Great Lakes, where pathogenic bacterial levels have increased substantially compared to historic trends. Freshwater quality assessments commonly rely on CFUs of broad or ambiguous taxa (i.e. enterococci) found within the water column and… Continue Reading “Great Lakes recreational water security”