BioteQ Unveils New, Cleaner Mine Remediation Technology

Date: July 15, 2005

Source: News Room

BioteQ Environmental Technologies Inc. of Vancouver has begun using a new method of cleanup of seepage from abandoned mine sites. The company's process purifies contaminated mine water while extracting metals such as copper, nickel, and zinc. Typical cleanups use lime to address acid rock drainage from mines; while the water is cleaned to government standards, the process also results in the creation of potentially hazardous sludge BioteQ uses hydrogen sulfide in its treatment plants, removing metal ions from the drainage which can be formed into salable metal sulfide products. Clean water results with no or limited sludge.
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