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SULFATE-REDUCING BACTERIA AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE ACID MINE BIOREMEDIATION
Ayangbenro, A.S., O.S. Olanrewaju, and O.O. Babalola.
Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1986(2018)

This review describes how microorganisms can be used to detoxify, extract, or sequester pollutants from mine waste. Sulfate-reducing microorganisms play a vital role in the control and treatment of mine waste, generating alkalinity and neutralizing the acidic waste. The design of engineered sulfate-reducing bacteria consortia will be an effective tool in optimizing degradation of acid mine tailings waste in industrial processes. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6113391/pdf/fmicb-09-01986.pdf



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