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ENVIRONMENTAL: BioteQ to pilot selenium removal process

BRITISH COLUMBIA – BioteQ Environmental Technologies of Vancouver has secured a contract from Teck Resources to conduct a pilot scale test of the innovative new Selen-IX™ for selenium removal. BioteQ will build, operate and run the...



BRITISH COLUMBIA – BioteQ Environmental Technologies of Vancouver has secured a contract from Teck Resources to conduct a pilot scale test of the innovative new Selen-IX™ for selenium removal. BioteQ will build, operate and run the pilot plant in the Elk Valley.

Five of Teck’s six western Canadian coal producers are located in the Elk Valley where selenium occurs naturally. When mining exposes the country rock to air and water, selenium is washed into nearby streams and rivers. Collecting the runoff and removing the selenium will improve water quality.

BioteQ said that the total value of the contract will be about $900,000. Tests are to be completed later this year. BioteQ conducted successful laboratory testing of its Selen-IX process in 2012 and in early 2013.

BioteQ has several wastewater solutions for the mining industry. Learn about them at BioteQ.ca.