Microbial Leaching of Metals
http://www.wiley-vch.de/books/biotech/pdf/v10_bran.pdf

Helmut Brandl, Wiley-VCH


This 16-page book chapter details microbial leaching of metals. Sections include an introduction, terminology, historical background, principles of microbial metal leaching, microbial diversity in bioleaching environments, case studies of bioleaching applications, economics of metal bioleaching, perspectives of bioleaching technology, a conclusion, and references.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology, :Biogeochemistry, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Metabolism, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology:Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Microbiology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Solid Earth:Geochemistry, Biosphere, :Biogeochemistry