Bioleaching of heavy metals from mine tailings by indigenous sulfur-oxidizing bacteria: effects of substrate concentration.

@article{Liu2008BioleachingOH,
  title={Bioleaching of heavy metals from mine tailings by indigenous sulfur-oxidizing bacteria: effects of substrate concentration.},
  author={Yunguo Liu and Min Zhou and Guang-Ming Zeng and Xin Wang and Xin Li and Ting Fan and Weihua Xu},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={99 10},
  pages={
          4124-9
        }
}
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of substrate concentration (elemental sulfur) on remobilization of heavy metals from mine tailings by indigenous sulfur-oxidizing bacteria. Also, the variation in the binding forms of heavy metals before and after bioleaching was explored. This work showed the laboratory results of bioleaching experiments on Pb-Zn-Cu mine tailings. The results showed that 97.54% Zn, 97.12% Cu, and 44.34% Pb could be removed from mine tailings by the bioleaching… CONTINUE READING

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