Bioleaching and mineral biotechnology

  title={Bioleaching and mineral biotechnology},
  author={Olli Heikki Tuovinen and Ilona J. Fry},
Abstract Advances in the bioleaching of sulfide materials, sulfur removal from fossil fuels, and mineral biotechnology are reviewed. Recent descriptions of acidophilic microbial communities and newly recognized bacterial species have revealed abundant physiological diversity in acid mine water environments that may have potential application in mineral bioleaching processes. Strain improvement using molecular biology techniques is of considerable interest in order to enhance the industrial… CONTINUE READING