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Wastewater from a mine doesn’t sound like a cozy habitat, but for untold numbers of microorganisms, it’s home sweet home.
An industry-academic collaboration led by U of T Engineering professors is studying the use of microorganisms to treat mine waste in tailings ponds. The researchers also hope to extract valuable metals that could offset the cost of processing.
Winning Lassonde Mineral Engineering Team (Zawwar Ahmed (MinE Year 3), Dalton Veintimilla (MinE Year 4), Ice Peerawattuk (MinE Year 4) and Jihad Raya (MinE PEY)) with Candace MacGibbon, CEO of INV Metals (at centre).