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Biogeochemistry of highly alkaline waste disposal sites

Stewart, D.I., Mortimer, R., Whittleston, R., Palani, S. and Burke, I. (2010) Biogeochemistry of highly alkaline waste disposal sites. In: Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics. Sixth International Congress on Environmental Geotechnics, 8-12 November 2010, New Delhi, India. Tata McGraw-Hill , India , pp. 629-634. ISBN 0070707103 (Submitted)

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Abstract

Poorly disposed alkaline wastes at industrial legacy sites pose a serious environmental threat. Due to the cost and hazard of waste removal, in situ management is often the only option. Geomicrobiological processes occurring in and around the waste are critical to the geochemistry and therefore the mobility of toxic metals such as Cr(VI). Mechanistic understanding of the role of soil microbes would allow manipulation of conditions to achieve a desired engineering outcome such as the reductive precipitation of toxic metals. We present studies that provide insight into the role of soil micro-organisms in this process.

Item Type: Proceedings Paper
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Engineering (Leeds) > School of Civil Engineering (Leeds) > Inst for Pathogen Control Engineering (Leeds)
Depositing User: Symplectic Publications
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2011 13:56
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:29
Status: Submitted
Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/42692

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