Parameters for control and optimization of bioleaching of sulfide minerals

Deveci H., Akcil A., Alp I.

Symposium on Modeling, Control and Optimizatin in Ferrous and Nonferrous Industry held at the Materials Science and Technology Conference, Illinois, United States Of America, 9 - 12 November 2003, pp.77-90 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Illinois
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.77-90
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Bioleaching/biooxidation is essentially a dissolution process with the involvement of acidophilic bacteria acting as the "catalyst" to accelerate the dissolution of metals from sulfide minerals. The contribution of bacteria to the metal dissolution is closely controlled by the growth of bacteria, which is itself affected by the physico-chemical conditions within the bioleaching environment.