What is it about?
This paper uses a vegetable depuration module (VDM) how a tool for pilot test of engineery scaling. VDM allows to calibrate each cycle of the engineery of decontamination processes . We placed a novel bioremediator system (BS) in the VDM and we adjusted flows, irrigation, slopes, hydraulic retention time, pH, Eh, thickness and type of fills in the module. Total metals extracted by the BS and percolation in three month (first cycle) were 31%, 34%, 50%, 45%, and 57% for Zn, Cu, Mn, Cr, and Sr, respectively. Only the BS was capable of extracting 94% of Cu and 38% of Zn.
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Why is it important?
Our results indicate that the BS and the VDM provided for a highly effective metal extraction and so they are a viable bioremediation system. Although this environmentally friendly technology is in the early stages of development, private and governmental organizations have shown a great interest for scaling-up the VDM. VDM allows to test different cycles with different mycorrhizal plant species and/or other physical-chemical-biological conditions, previously that technology is performed in territory. Corresponding a level of technological preparation 6 (TRL 6). There is little literature on TRL6 in remediation, this article provides that.
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This page is a summary of: Pilot testing of a bioremediation system for water and soils contaminated with heavy metals: vegetable depuration module, International Journal of Phytoremediation, March 2019, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.1080/15226514.2019.1583634.
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Scaling to Technological Readiness Levels 6 in the Bio-Environmental Laboratory
In this work, we present the Bio-Environmental Engineering scaling laboratory; that is located in Los Reyunos, Regional Development Technology Center. Its objective is the scaling of concept proof to pilot or prototype test for technology transfer suitable in real environments. We suggest the laboratory as an automatized Technological Demonstrator that allow us to adapt the work conditions making possible that the technology scope the degree of innovation with TRL 6. That scale test allows to know the parameters to apply in the territory mainly about ph, Eh, inlet flow, bioremediation system, kind irrigation, relationship between cycles.
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