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Microbial Processing of Metal Sulfides

  • Gives a unique and in-depth description of mechanisms of bioleaching and the role played by exopolymers substances in the interfacial degradation of metal sulfides

  • Includes new evidence supplied by new techniques (electrochemical techniques, atomic force microscope)

  • Shows recent results about proteomic and bioinformatics which are bringing a new perspective on the microbial processes

  • Explains the bioleaching fundamentals and the bioleaching applications at different scales

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XI
  2. Fundamentals, microorganisms and mechanisms

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Electrochemical Techniques Used To Study BacteriaL-Metal Sulfides Interactions In Acidic Environments

      • Denise Bevilaqua, Heloisa A. Acciari, Assis V. Benedetti, Oswaldo Garcia Jr
      Pages 59-76
    3. Catalytic Role of Silver and Other Ions on The Mechanism of Chemical and Biological Leaching

      • Antonio Ballester, María Luisa Blázquez, Felisa González, Jesús A. Muñoz
      Pages 77-101
    4. Recovery Of Zinc, Nickel, Cobalt And Other Metals By Bioleaching

      • Marisa Viera, Cristina Pogliani, Edgardo Donati
      Pages 103-119
    5. Bioleaching Of Metals In Neutral And Slightly Alkaline Environment

      • Aleksandra Sklodowska, Renata Matlakowska
      Pages 121-129
  3. Bioreactors and Bioheaps

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131
    2. Bioleaching Of Sulfide Minerals In Continuous Stirred Tanks

      • Dominique Henri Roger Morin
      Pages 133-150
    3. Bioreactor Design Fundamentals And Their Application To Gold Mining

      • Fernando Acevedo, Juan Carlos Gentina
      Pages 151-168
    4. Airlift Reactors: Characterization And Applications In Biohydrometallurgy

      • Alejandra Giaveno, Laura Lavalle, Chiacchiarini Patricia, Edgardo Donati
      Pages 169-191
    5. Principles, Mechanisms And Dynamics Of Chalcocite Heap Bioleaching

      • Jochen Petersen, David G. Dixon
      Pages 193-218
  4. Genetics and Molecular Biology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 219-219
    2. The Use Of Bioinformatics And Genome Biology To Advance Our Understanding Of Bioleaching Microorganisms

      • Raquel Quatrini, Jorge Valdès, Eugenia Jedlicki, David S. Holmes
      Pages 221-239
    3. Cell-Cell Communication In Bacteria

      • Susana Valenzuela, Alvaro Banderas, Carlos A. Jerez, Nicolas Guiliani
      Pages 253-264
  5. Other Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 265-265
    2. Bioflotation And Bioflocculation Of Relevance To Minerals Bioprocessing

      • K. Hanumantha Rao, S. Subramanian
      Pages 267-286
    3. Hydrogen Sulfide Removal From Gaseous Effluents

      • José Manuel Gómez, Domingo Cantero
      Pages 287-309

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Acidophiles
  • Bioleaching
  • Biom
  • Biomining
  • Biotechnology
  • Metals
  • Mineral Processing
  • Proteomics
  • bioinformatics
  • biology
  • environment
  • genetics
  • metallurgy
  • microorganism
  • mining
  • biochemical engineering
  • mineral resources

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of La Plata, Argentina

    Edgardo R. Donati

  • University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Wolfgang Sand

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4020-5589-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 249.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)