chapter  33
Biological Treatment of Manganese from Mining Seepage
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Packed column, biological treatment of manganese is in a process of development as reported by recent papers by Cordon,' Gordon and ~ u r r , ~ and Gordon, Chuang and alla ace.^ The general concept is to have manganese-depositing bacteria grow on fixed media within a column receiving a supply of soluble manganese-laden water. The bacteria are expected to oxidize the soluble manganese to insoluble manganese dioxide according to Equation 1.