Thermophilic microorganisms in biomining.

  title={Thermophilic microorganisms in biomining.},
  author={Edgardo Rub{\'e}n Donati and Camila Faria de Castro and Mar{\'i}a Sof{\'i}a Urbieta},
  journal={World journal of microbiology & biotechnology},
  volume={32 11},
Biomining is an applied biotechnology for mineral processing and metal extraction from ores and concentrates. This alternative technology for recovering metals involves the hydrometallurgical processes known as bioleaching and biooxidation where the metal is directly solubilized or released from the matrix for further solubilization, respectively. Several commercial applications of biomining can be found around the world to recover mainly copper and gold but also other metals; most of them are… CONTINUE READING
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