Microbial Processing of Metal Sulfides by Edgardo R. DonatiMicrobial Processing of Metal Sulfides by Edgardo R. Donati

Microbial Processing of Metal Sulfides

EditorEdgardo R. Donati

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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The application of microbiological methods to the extraction of metals from minerals is supported by several bioleaching and biooxidation processes operating in different sites over the world. This book details the basic aspects of the process with special emphasis on recent contributions regarding the chemical and microbial aspects of the bioleaching process and the use of microorganisms in the treatment of complex ores and concentrates.
Title:Microbial Processing of Metal SulfidesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:325 pagesPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048174023

ISBN - 13:9789048174027

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Table of Contents

PrefaceSection I - Fundamentals, microorganisms and mechanisms Microorganisms involved in bioleaching and nucleic acid-based molecular methods for their identification and quantification Axel Schippers Mechanisms and biochemical fundamentals of bacterial metal sulfide oxidationThore Rodwerder and Wolfgang Sand Electrochemical techniques used to study bacterial-metal sulfides interactionsDenise Bevilaqua, Heloisa A. Acciari, Assis V. Benedetti and Oswaldo Garcia JrElectrochemical mechanism of leaching. Influence of the presence of catalytic ions and bacteria Antonio Ballester, María Luisa Blázquez, Felisa González and Jesús A. MuñozRecovery of zinc, nickel, cobalt and other metals by bioleachingMarisa R. Viera, Cristina M. Pogliani and Edgardo R. DonatiBioleaching of metals in neutral and slightly alkaline environment Aleksandra Sklodowska and Renata Matlakowska Section II - Bioreactors and BioheapsBioleaching of sulfide minerals in continuous stirred tanks Dominique Henri Roger Morin Bioreactor design fundamentals and their application to gold miningFernando Acevedo and Juan Carlos GentinaAir-lift reactors: characterization and applications in biohydrometallurgy Alejandra Giaveno, Laura Lavalle, Patricia Chiacchiarini and Edgardo R. DonatiPrinciples, mechanisms and dynamics of chalcocite heap bioleaching Jochen Petersen and David G. Dixon Section III - Genetics and Molecular Biology The use of bioinformatics and genome biology to advance our understanding of bioleaching microorganisms Raquel Quatrini, Jorge Valdés, Eugenia Jedlicki and David S. HolmesProteomics and metaproteomics applied to biomining microorganisms Carlos A. Jerez Cell-cell communication in bacteria: A promising new approach to improve bioleaching efficiency? Susana Valenzuela, Alvaro Banderas, Carlos A. Jerez and Nicolás Guiliani Section IV - Other Applications Bioflotation and bioflocculation of relevance to minerals Bioprocessing K. Hanumantha Rao and S. SubramanianDesulphurization of gaseous emissions containing hydrogen sulfide José Manuel Gómez and Domingo Cantero Index