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Growth and development of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans for engineering applications

Mukhopadhyay, Sanghamitra and Natarajan, KA (1995) Growth and development of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans for engineering applications. In: Sadhana : Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences, 20 (part 5). 851-869 .

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A bioprocessing approach for the extraction of base, nuclear and precious metals from refractory and lean grade ores has been reviewed in this paper. Characteristic morphological features of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, the organism which has been extensively used for biooxidation of sulphide ores have been discussed. Mechanisms of chemoautotrophy and mineral oxidation have been illustrated. The current engineering applications of this microorganism have also been brought out. Various methods for accelerating the growth of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans for faster biooxidation and genetic manipulation for development of desired strains have been outlined.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Sadhana : Academy Proceedings in Engineering Sciences
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Thiobacittus ferrooxidans;chemoautotrophy;iron oxidation; sulphur oxidation;bioleaching;genetic manipulation.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 31 May 2011 08:15
Last Modified: 31 May 2011 08:15
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38019

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