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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Bioleaching has advantages in the withdrawal of metals from many low grade ore deposits.
The company wants to test bioleaching to treat very high arsenic concentrates being produced by artisanal gold miners in the Ponce Enrique area of Ecuador.
Keywords: oil shale demineralization, bioleaching, shale oil yield, Bacillus mucilaginosus, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans.
Comparsion of bioleaching of copper sulphides by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans.
The present study reveals that the heavy metals contaminated industrial soil might be considered as a precious natural source of resistant fungal strains, which can be used significantly as a bioleaching or bioremediation tool.
The bioleaching feasibility for Pb/Zn smelting slag and community characteristics of indigenous moderate-thermophilic bacteria, Bioresource Technology 100(10): 2737-2740.
This method provides a useful, low-cost, nontoxic route for the synthesis of pure nanostructures of copper oxide from copper leaching and bioleaching sites [12,13].
We also want to do some pilot plant work on the bioleaching process, which is quite exciting.
There are several examples of microorganisms-metal interactions which are important in biotechnological applications, including the fields of biomineralization, bioremediation, bioleaching, and microbial-influenced corrosion (MIC) processes.
New novel bioleaching technologies promise to break new ground in raw material recovery.