6. Bioleaching

  1. Romeela Mohee3 and
  2. Ackmez Mudhoo4
  1. Leo G. Leduc1 and
  2. Garry D. Ferroni1,2

Published Online: 4 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118371220.ch6

Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications

Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications

How to Cite

Leduc, L. G. and Ferroni, G. D. (2012) Bioleaching, in Bioremediation and Sustainability: Research and Applications (eds R. Mohee and A. Mudhoo), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118371220.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Professor, Department of Chemical and Environmental, Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Réduit, MAURITIUS

  2. 4

    Lecturer, Department of Chemical and Environmental, Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Mauritius, Réduit, MAURITIUS

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laurentian University, Department of Biology, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6

  2. 2

    Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Medical Sciences Division, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, P3E 2C6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118062845

Online ISBN: 9781118371220

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Keywords:

  • bioleaching;
  • microorganisms;
  • toxic substances;
  • bio-oxidation process;
  • acid mine drainage

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Mechanisms of Bioleaching

  • Factors Affecting Bioleaching

  • Environmental Considerations

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements