Group has a diverse set of science and engineering skills that enable
us to complete projects in many fields or disciplines. From niche
one-on-one consultancies or analytical services to collaborative
multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder research programmes. See below
for some examples.
Determining the optimal treatment for Acid Mine Drainage
Verum group chemist Dr Hana Christenson recently completed a detailed chemical study to determine the optimal treatment process required for an acidic mine drainage for an international client.
Verum Group helps deliver innovative passive water treatment at Reefton
An innovative passive water treatment system, the world’s first full-scale vertical flow reactor, is becoming a reality at OceanaGold’s Reefton Restoration Project. Scientists from Verum Group were instrumental in the design and installation of the system for the treatment of mine drainage.
Lysimeter systems monitor impact of soil changes and fertiliser products
Verum Group has worked with Massy University on a long-term research programme looking at the mass balance of nutrients through soil, water, and biomass systems under controlled laboratory conditions at Verum Group in Lower Hutt.
Individual recognition & monitoring of wildlife using acoustics
Verum Group is running a research project that will allow the future monitoring of the Great Spotted Kiwi population, as well as other species, to be done in a non-invasive way, avoiding the need to capture birds and other wildlife.
New Zealand Mine Environment Life-cycle Research Programme
This project included collaboration with scientists from
Landcare Research, O’Kane Consulting, Universities of Canterbury, Otago
and Auckland along with stakeholders from Regional Councils, Iwi, DoC
and mining companies.