Chitorem chitin complex barrel test at the national tunnel NPL site in black hawk, Colorado

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Courtesy of JRW Bioremediation, LLC

Background

  • Superfund Study Area covering 400-square mile drainage basin of Clear Creek.
  • Discharge from National tunnel Adit contains elevated levels of metals and low p H.
  • CHITOREM chitin complex tested as substrate for sulfate reducing bioreactor (SRB).
  • CHITOREM chitin complex evaluated against corn stover, wood chips, and continuous feed ethanol.

Project Status

  • Over 90% Mn removal in CHITOR EM chitin complex reactor.
  • Alkalinity increased to over 5,000 mg/L before stabilizing at about 2,000 m g/L.
  • Metals removal equal to or superior to other substrates.
  • Longevity of material in excess of 15 months with no signs of breakthrough.

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