This report opens with an Executive Summary, which briefly describes the project’s major accomplishments to date. The body of the report is constructed in sections focused on five related project efforts: 1) Bioreactor Design, Operation, and Performance, 2) Power Management, 3) Microbiology, 4) Chemical Treatments, and 5) Economic Aspects of Sulfate Reduction. Each of these sections, in turn, starts with a brief summary, which is followed by a detailed report. Additional materials concerning bioreactor design, construction, and operation, as well as experimental design, rationale, methods, and data are included in appendices. In addition, the MnDRIVE Project Accountability metrics, which contain a breakdown of particular project tasks, are included as appendices.
Collaborators: Jeff Hanson, Brandon Hanson, Stephanie Hanson, Michael Sadowsky, Randall Hicks,
Daniel Jones, Tina Löesekann, Siqian Huang, Whitney Scherkenbach, Thomas Ferguson, Monica Haynes, Gina Chiodi Grensing, Travis Eisenbacher, Andrew Burke, Karen Haedtke, and Oksana Kolomitsyna
Portions of this project were funded by the IRRRB via the East Range Joint Powers Board, the University of Minnesota via MnDRIVE, and NRRI internal funding mechanisms, Duluth Laboratories & Administration, 5013 Miller Trunk Highway, Duluth, Minnesota 55811 and Coleraine Laboratories, One Gayley Avenue, P.O. Box 188, Coleraine, Minnesota 55722. Generous in-kind support was provided by PolyMet Mining, Inc. (Kevin Pylka), Cliffs Erie, LLC (Scott Gischia), and Clearwater Layline, LLC (Jeff Hanson).
Hudak, George J; Estepp, Lisa; Schoff, Patrick K.
The MnDRIVE Transdisciplinary Project Implementation of Smart Bioremediation Technology to Reduce Sulfate Concentrations in NE Minnesota Watersheds.
University of Minnesota Duluth.
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