Acidic mine pit lakes as natural bioreactors: in-situ attenuation mediated by biosulfidogenesis

  • Lot van der Graaf (Creator)
  • Javier Sánchez-España (Creator)
  • Iñaki Yusta (Creator)
  • Andrey Ilin (Creator)
  • Sudarshan Shetty (Creator)
  • Nicole J. Bale (Creator)
  • Laura Villanueva (Creator)
  • Fons Stams (University of Minho) (Creator)
  • Irene Sanchez Andrea (Creator)



In this study we investigated the natural attenuation of acidity and toxic metal concentration in two previously unexplored meromictic acidic mine pit lakes in the Iberian Pyrite Belt (IPB) in SW Spain: Filón Centro (Tharsis) (FC) and La Zarza (LZ).
Date made available1 Sept 2020
PublisherWageningen University


  • mine drainage
  • metagenome
  • biosulfidogenesis
  • acidic mine pit lakes

Accession numbers

  • PRJEB38636
  • ERP122073

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