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Biotechnology Intelligence Unit

Biomining

Theory, Microbes and Industrial Processes

Editors: Rawlings, Douglas E. (Ed.)

  • * Describes the theoretical background as well as biomining on an industrial scale.

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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Mining Biotechnology: Research to Commercial Development and Beyond

    Brierley, Corale L.

    Pages 3-17

  • Bioleaching of Copper

    Schnell, Henry A.

    Pages 21-43

  • The BIOX┬« Process for Biooxidation of Gold-Bearing Ores or Concentrates

    Dew, David W. (et al.)

    Pages 45-80

  • The Design and Operating Practice of Bacterial Oxidation Plant Using Moderate Thermophiles(The BacTech Process)

    Miller, Paul C.

    Pages 81-102

  • Heap Leaching of Gold-Bearing Deposits: Theory and Operational Description

    Brierley, James A.

    Pages 103-115

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eBook $74.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-662-06113-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biomining
Book Subtitle
Theory, Microbes and Industrial Processes
Editors
  • Douglas E. Rawlings
Series Title
Biotechnology Intelligence Unit
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-06111-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-06111-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-06113-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 302
Number of Illustrations and Tables
65 b/w illustrations
Additional Information
Jointly published with Landes Bioscience, Georgetown, USA
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