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Novel cost effective full scale mussel shell bioreactors for metal removal and acid neutralization

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Environmental Management, December 2016
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Title
Novel cost effective full scale mussel shell bioreactors for metal removal and acid neutralization
Published in
Journal of Environmental Management, December 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.09.023
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Authors

Z.A. DiLoreto, P.A. Weber, W. Olds, J. Pope, D. Trumm, S.R. Chaganti, D.D. Heath, C.G. Weisener

Abstract

Acid mine drainage (AMD) impacted waters are a worldwide concern for the mining industry and countries dealing with this issue; both active and passive technologies are employed for the treatment of such waters. Mussel shell bioreactors (MSB) represent a passive technology that utilizes waste from the shellfish industry as a novel substrate. The aim of this study is to provide insight into the biogeochemical dynamics of a novel full scale MSB for AMD treatment. A combination of water quality data, targeted geochemical extractions, and metagenomic analyses were used to evaluate MSB performance. The MSB raised the effluent pH from 3.4 to 8.3 while removing up to ∼99% of the dissolved Al, and Fe and >90% Ni, Tl, and Zn. A geochemical gradient was observed progressing from oxidized to reduced conditions with depth. The redox conditions helped define the microbial consortium that consists of a specialized niche of organisms that influence elemental cycling (i.e. complex Fe and S cycling). MSB technology represents an economic and effective means of full scale, passive AMD treatment that is an attractive alternative for developing economies due to its low cost and ease of implementation.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 3%
Unknown 58 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 17 28%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 10%
Researcher 6 10%
Other 10 17%
Unknown 7 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 15 25%
Engineering 11 18%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 15%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 6 10%
Unknown 13 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 August 2019.
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#9,537,264
of 15,569,630 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Environmental Management
#1,853
of 3,068 outputs
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#143,166
of 269,022 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Environmental Management
#42
of 82 outputs
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