bioleaching


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bioleaching

[¦bī·ō′lēch·iŋ]
(biochemistry)
The dissolution of metals from their mineral source by naturally occurring microorganisms. Also known as biooxidation.
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At the same time, there are only few studies on the relationship between bioleaching and shale oil yield from retorting.
The bioleaching feasibility for Pb/Zn smelting slag and community characteristics of indigenous moderate-thermophilic bacteria, Bioresource Technology 100(10): 2737-2740.
A bioleaching heap is being used to see if bioleaching could work in Sudbury.
thiooxidans plays a significant role in bioleaching of metals from sulphide ores [14, 17, 18].
Subject matters include bioleaching, chemical processing, cosmetics, cleaners, detergents, food technology, green technology, mineral processing, nutritional supplements, nano-sized particle processing, nanotechnology and power tools.
D from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 1979, He was trained in Mineral Biotechnology where he has been involved in developing the process for bioleaching of Uranium.
One of the most exploited microorganisms in bioleaching is Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans.
Together with Nippon Mining & Metals of Japan, Codelco created in 2003 Biosigma, injecting $20 million into a firm that researches new ways to use biotechnology to extract copper, a process known as bioleaching.
Treated wood, flaked or comminuted into particles, was remediated in 12-kg batches using oxalic acid extraction, followed by bioleaching with the metal-tolerant bacterium Bacillus licheniformis.