biohydrometallurgy


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biohydrometallurgy

A branch of biotechnology which uses bacteria for industrial processes—e.g., microbial mining, oil recovery, bioleaching, water treatment, etc. It is used primarily to recover certain metals—gold, copper, zinc, lead—from sulphide ores.
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Integration of Scientific and Industrial Knowledge on Biohydrometallurgy (IBS 2013); select papers
International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium (20th: 2013: Antofagasta, Chili) Edited by Nicolas Guiliani, Cecilia Demergasso, Raquel Quatrini, Francsico Remonsellez, Carol Davis-Belmar, Gloria Levican, Pilar Parada, Carlos Barahona, and Rebekah Zale
Peer-reviewed papers from a September 2009 conference report on recent work in biohydrometallurgy, the field of microbial ecology which addresses questions concerning not only the diversity and behavior of micro-organisms in commercial operations, but also possible applications of extremophiles coming from very different environments.
The main focus of this collection of peer-reviewed articles is three different aspects of biohydrometallurgy: this is the field of microbial ecology which is the key to answering central questions concerning not only the diversity and behavior of micro-organisms in commercial operations, but also possible applications in biohydrometallurgy of extremophiles coming from very different environments.
International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium (17th: 2007: Frankfurt am Main, Germany)