Biomining - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Biomining is an approach to the extraction of desired minerals from ores. Microorganisms are used to leach out the minerals, rather than the traditional ... The potential applications of biotechnology to mining and processing are countless.
Heavy metal mining using microbes. - NCBI
Jan 30, 2002 ... Heavy metal mining using microbes. ... The use of acidiphilic, chemolithotrophic iron- and sulfur-oxidizing microbes in ... types of copper, uranium, and gold-bearing minerals or mineral concentrates is now well established.
mic.sgmjournals.org - Microbiology
aspects of assembling microbial consortia to process different mineral ores and concentrates, and the challenges for ... most other industries that use microbial processes (such as ... typically used for leaching low-grade, run-of-mine rock that.
Methods of Metal Recovery by Microorganisms (2 Methods)
In fact, microorganisms can be successfully used for the extraction of metals (e.g., copper ... Mining with microbes is both economical and environmental friendly. ... An ore is a naturally occurring solid mineral aggregate from which one or more...
Researchers probe how microbes speed up acid production at ...
Researchers probe how microbes speed up acid production at mining sites ... they react with the mineral pyrite to speed up acidification of mine run-off water. ... of bacteria were studied together compared to when only one type was used.
Liquid gold - the future of biotechnology in gold exploration and ...
May 22, 2014 ... The Institute for Mineral and Energy Resources (IMER) is one of ... of new ways that biotechnology may be used to benefit the mining industry. ... Gold processing could also benefit by putting microbes to work in gold mines.
Deep-Sea Mining is Coming: Assessing the Potential Impacts by ...
Mar 3, 2011 ... Numerous companies are moving ahead rapidly with plans to mine copper, gold, and other minerals near hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor. ... cataloguing numerous species of animals and microbes living in a part of ... Is it the same technology that researchers use to extract samples of the marine life?