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Membrion, Inc.

Extracting Heavy Metals from Mining Wastewater

Mining and the resulting materials play a critical role in everyday lives; but mining generates enormous volumes of water waste. All too often, this waste is stored or abandoned instead of treated, leaving open the opportunity to contaminate valuable water streams in the future. The student team worked to investigate how ceramic ion exchange resins can add value to mining wastewater treatment by extracting heavy metals.

Faculty Adviser

Ben Rutz, Chemical Engineering


Danielle Bondurant
Gabrielle Turner
Jordyn Jackson
Vincent Wu
Yongli Guo