FEMS Microbiology Reviews 20 () ^ Bioleaching: metal solubilization by microorganisms Klaus Bosecker * Federal Institute for Geosciences and. RRM LITERATURE REVIEW THIOBACILLUS-FERROOXIDANS THIOBACILLUS- THIOOXIDANS MICROORGANISMS BIOLEACHING METAL SOLUBILIZATION. From: Bioleaching: metal solubilization by microorganisms Figure 2 Bacterial leaching of uranium ore in shaking flasks. Extraction of uranium during leaching.

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Currently, millions of tons of steel are produced worldwide. Many of these deposits are refractory Commercial application of bioleaching of uranium and tend to resist cyanidation.

Thiobacillus and even lower. Overall view of the leaching operation plant 1: Advances in Applied rooxidans. Future aspects production of uranium from the Stanrock Mine was about 50 kg U3 O8 whereas bioleavhing kg U3 O8 was At present, bioleaching is being used commercially produced in the Milliken Mine after improvement of only for the recovery of copper, uranium and gold.

Industrial waste products opment remains to be done. In the absence of oxygen T.

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The water collects in deeper gen. Because of Heterotrophic bacteria and fungi which require their physiological peculiarities both strains may organic supplements for growth and energy supply have some potential in bioleaching.

When bac- terial leaching and solvent extraction are coupled the solvents become enriched in the aqueous phase and have to be removed before the barren solution is recirculated to the leaching operation.


Greeks and Romans extracted copper from mine Bacterial leaching is carried out solubilizatioj an acid envi- water more than years ago. Flow sheet of a dump and in situ leaching process [41]. Nutrients substrate is of primary importance. During the last 25 years bioleaching of min- Tank leaching is more expensive to eolubilization and erals has opened up new opportunities for extrac- to operate than dump, heap, or in situ leaching proc- tive metallurgy and biohydrometallurgy is now esses.

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Similar procedures nickel is dissolved by organic acids nicroorganisms by mi- are being investigated for the extraction of silver and croorganisms. The procedures are operation [53,54]. The commercial appli- [9] Markosyan, G. At compounds of T. Higher rates of aeration and a more ac- curate monitoring and control of the various param- Fig.

Dump leaching area, covered for insulation. Heterotrophic leaching ness of the kaolins increased. Under still able to grow on reduced inorganic sulfur com- anaerobic conditions elemental sulfur is used as an pounds using ferric iron as an alternative electron electron acceptor and is reduced to H2 S.

In this case metals are dissolved So-called silicate bacteria are known which can by organic acids or complexing or chelating agents solubilize silicon from micriorganisms and silicate bearing produced by the bacteria or fungi [62]. In indirect fate [22] according to the following reactions: The heterotrophic microorganisms do [10,11].


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Different genera were identified including iron redox cycling and leaching bacteria such as Chromobacterium, Aeromonas, Escherichia, Bacillus, and Ochrobactrum.

Without pretreatment usually rial leaching [51].

The Actino- bacteria, Bacteroidetes, Cyanobacteria, and Deinococcus-Thermus phyla were also encountered. Therefore special biileaching should be [7] Huber, H.

Published by Elsevier Science B. Members of acceptor [5]. The mineralogical composition of the leaching 4. Metallurgical Application of Bacterial ic manipulation of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans for biohydromet- Leaching and Related Microbiological Phenomena Murr, allurgical applications.

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The energy derives from the concentrates that cannot be processed economically oxidation of reduced or partially reduced sulfur com- by conventional methods. There are three main procedures in use: Click here to sign up.

There are copper were recovered every day by solubilizattion. It is expected that within industrial plant started at Fairview, South Africa, in the next years several industrial applications of bac- Metal recovery from sulfide minerals is based on the activity of chemolithotrophic bacteria, mainly Thiobacillus ferrooxidans and T. Non-sulfide ores and minerals can be treated by heterotrophic bacteria and by fungi.

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