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Selected Case Studies

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.

Chemical study of AMD

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.

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Vertical Flow Reactor construction at Reefton

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.

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Ben Rumsey in Lysimeter Lab

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.

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Great spotted kiwi

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.

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Hilde Martens sampling a tile drain in Springston

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.

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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.

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Verum WEB FA 6 v3

Standardised Reference Materials for Acid Base Accounting

Join Hana Christenson and James Pope as they provide quality control in acid-base accounting analysis.

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Spontaneous combustion – gas evolution

Scientists from the Verum Group led a mine hazards research programme and delivered a new research tool to determine the gas evolution patterns of coal during self-heating events.

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Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Accounting

Synthetic greenhouse gas accounting project is part of Verum Group’s commitment to the field of greenhouse gas mitigation.

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