Biotechnical treatment of infiltration water from mining operations PhD Scholarship

University of Western Australia
November 14, 2022
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Biotechnical treatment of infiltration water from mining operations PhD Scholarship


Mining activities can result in severe environmental impacts due to the generation of large volumes of mine wastes and toxic mine drainage and process effluents. Acid mine drainage can originate from ore, waste rock piles, tailings, pit walls and underground workings, as sulfidic minerals are oxidised when exposed to air and water. Biological sulfate reduction -based processes can enable the concomitant removal of sulfate, metals and acidity, and recovery of metals as metal sulfides. The use of microorganisms and organic wastes may provide sustainable approach for the treatment of infiltration waters at mine sites. The aim of this project is to evaluate the efficiency of biotechnical treatment of infiltration water from mining operations using hydrolysed organic wastes as substrate and determine the economic feasibility of the possible process flow sheet.

Payment type

Fortnightly Stipend



Value unit

Per annum

Basis of award

Academic Achievement


MSc or BSc (Honours) degree in a relevant field.Interested applicants should contact Anna Kaksonen (


Australian Citizen, Australian Permanent Resident, International

Study area

Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering

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University of Western Australia

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