Verum 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.
Bioreactor for removal of nitrates in agricultural water
Verum Group is putting their experience in passive water treatment systems toward a new target, the removal of nitrate from agricultural water.
This research uses a system to remove nitrate from tile drain water on a participating farm in the Waikirikiri-Selwyn River catchment. We are trialling two bioreactor systems, a more traditional woodchip bioreactor, and a “enhanced passive treatment system”. By providing additional nutrients into the reactor, we create a favourable environment for the bacteria to flourish and reduce the nitrate to nitrogen. Regular monitoring will be completed to quantify the effectiveness of this novel water treatment system.
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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.