Bioleaching of polish black shale
 
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Opole University, Process Engineering Department
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Opole University, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Department
Publish date: 2007-01-01
 
Physicochem. Probl. Miner. Process. 2007;41(1):259–264
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Heterotrophic pretreatment combined with autotrophic bioleaching of Polkowice black shale were studied. Combination of these two processes was introduced as two-stage process which turned out to be more efficient in the terms of metals extraction. The sequence of preliminary heterotrophic and further autotrophic bioleaching was found as most reliable processing manner, since heterotrophic process provides the material’s surface area expansion, and therefore strong influences rate and efficiency of autotrophic leaching. Besides, it was found that tube bioreactors designed specially for hereby research ensure better processing condition than Erlenmeyer flasks in the terms of extraction speed and efficiency.
CORRESPONDING AUTHOR:
Teresa Farbiszewska   
Opole University, Faculty of Natural and Technical Sciences, Biotechnology and Molecular Biology Department, ul. Kominka 4, 45-032 Opole, Poland
eISSN:2084-4735
ISSN:1643-1049