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ISSN: 2157-7587

Hydrology: Current Research
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Acid Mine Drainage in Chile: An Opportunity to Apply Bioremediation Technology

Johanna Obreque-Contreras, Danilo Pérez-Flores, Pamela Gutiérrez and Pamela Chávez-Crooker*
Aguamarina SA. Centro Tecnológico SR-97, Las Colonias 580, Antofagasta, Chile
Corresponding Author : Pamela Chávez-Crooker
Aguamarina SA
Centro Tecnológico SR-97
Las Colonias 580, Antofagasta, Chile
Tel: +56-552892851
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 09, 2015; Accepted: November 23, 2015; Published: November 30, 2015
Citation: Obreque-Contreras J, Pérez-Flores D, Gutiérrez P, Chávez-Crooker P (2015) Acid Mine Drainage in Chile: An Opportunity to Apply Bioremediation Technology. Hydrol Current Res 6:215. doi:10.4172/2157-7587.1000215
Copyright: © 2015 Obreque-Contreras J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

The use of micro organisms for heavy metal remediation in water is a technique widely studied. This review describes a number of methods used for acid mine drainage (AMD) remediation, containing high concentration of this type of contaminant. The AMD is a problem generated in abandoned mines and low grade stock of active mines, therefore it is an existing problem in mining countries. In this review it is described the problem in Chile, regulations and the challenge to resolved this problem for a sustainable industrial future.

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