Biomining: Theory, Microbes and Industrial Processes

EditorDouglas E. Rawlings

Paperback | December 22, 2012

Biomining: Theory, Microbes and Industrial Processes by Douglas E. Rawlings
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Biomining is the use of microorganisms in the recovery of metals from ores. During bioleaching, metals such as copper, nickel or zinc are oxidized through microbial action from the water-insoluble sulfide to the soluble sulfate forms. Although gold is inert to microbial action, microbes can also be used in gold recovery from certain types of ores because as they oxidize the ore, they open up its structure, thereby allowing a gold-solubilizing agent such as cyanide to penetrate the ore. The book describes several industrial bioleaching and biooxidation processes as well as the underlying theory and biology of the microbes involved.
Section I - Overview.- 1. Mining Biotechnology: Research to Commercial Development and Beyond.- Section II - Industrial Processes.- 2. Bioleaching of Copper.- 3. The BIOX® Process for Biooxidation of Gold-Bearing Ores or Concentrates.- 4. The Design and Operating Practice of Bacterial Oxidation Plant Using Moderate Thermophiles (The Ba...
Title:Biomining: Theory, Microbes and Industrial ProcessesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inShipping dimensions:9.25 X 6.1 X 0 inPublished:December 22, 2012Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3662061139

ISBN - 13:9783662061138

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