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Use of Bioflocculants for Mining Environmental Control

Natarajan, K A (2017) Use of Bioflocculants for Mining Environmental Control. In: TRANSACTIONS OF THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF METALS, 70 (2). pp. 519-525.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12666-016-1012-7


Production, characterization and utility of bacterially-produced bioflocculants are illustrated. Three different bacterial strains, namely, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus firmus and Bacillus megaterium were used to demonstrate environmentally-benign bioflocculant production. The bioflocculants could be effectively used for turbidity removal from aqueous solutions through rapid settling of mineral suspensions, removal of toxic metals such as arsenic and chromium and to synthesize metal nanoparticles such as silver nanoparticles for efficient removal of environment-degrading bacterial species. Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using bioflocculants for use in deactivating Acidithiobacillus bacteria which are implicated in the generation of acid mine drainage, is demonstrated.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the SPRINGER INDIA, 7TH FLOOR, VIJAYA BUILDING, 17, BARAKHAMBA ROAD, NEW DELHI, 110 001, INDIA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
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Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2017 04:33
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2017 04:33
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/56324

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