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Title Microbial processing of metal sulfides / edited by Edgardo R. Donati and Wolfgang Sand.
Imprint Dordrecht ; [London] : Springer, 2007.

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Subject Sulfides -- Metallurgy.
Minerals -- Biotechnology.
Microbial biotechnology.
Alt Name Donati, Edgardo R.
Sand, W. (Wolfgang), 1950-
Description 1 online resource (ix, 314 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Section I -- Fundamentals, microorganisms and mechanisms -- 1. Microorganisms involved in bioleaching and nucleic acid-based molecular methods for their identification and quantification -- 2. Mechanisms and biochemical fundamentals of bacterial metal sulfide oxidation -- 3. Electrochemical techniques used to study bacterial-metal sulfides interactions in acidic environments -- 4. Catalytic role of silver and other ions on the mechanism of chemical and biological leaching -- 5. Recovery of zinc, nickel, cobalt and other metals by bioleaching -- 6. Bioleaching of metals in neutral and slightly alkaline environment -- Section II -- Bioreactors and Bioheaps -- 7. Bioleaching of sulfide minerals in continuous stirred tanks -- 8. Bioreactor design fundamentals and their application to gold mining -- 9. Airlift reactors: characterization and applications in biohydrometallurgy -- 10. Principles, mechanisms and dynamics of chalcocite heap bioleaching -- Section III -- Genetics and Molecular Biology -- 11. The use of bioinformatics and genome biology to advance our understanding of bioleaching microorganisms -- 12. Proteomics and metaproteomics applied to biomining microorganisms -- 13. Cell-cell communication in bacteria: A promising new approach to improve bioleaching efficiency? -- Section IV -- Other Applications -- 14. Bioflotation and bioflocculation of relevance to minerals bioprocessing -- 15. Hydrogen sulfide removal from gaseous effluents -- Index -- Last Page.
Summary The application of microbiological methods to the extraction of metals from minerals has definitely gained a prominent role and is supported by the several bioleaching and biooxidation processes operating in different sites over the world. In recent years new techniques and new results about proteomic and bioinformatics are bringing a new perspective on the microbial processes. This book focuses on 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. It has been written by recognized researchers in order to introduce the main subjects of microbial processing to undergraduate and postgraduate students, scientists working in this field as well as interested industrialists.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781402055898
9781402055881 (hbk.)
1402055889 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/1-4020-5589-7
OCLC # 187954781
Link Springer e-books
Additional Format Print version: Microbial processing of metal sulfides. Dordrecht ; [London] : Springer, 2007 9781402055881 1402055889 (DLC) 2007440439 (OCoLC)77541081

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