Studies on thermophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite toward heap application

J. Vilcáez, K. Suto, C. Inoue

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In a series of studies, various aspects of thermophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite minerals and concentrates have been analyzed. Although the main objective was the elucidation of the catalytic effect of thermophiles in leaching chalcopyrite, various other new findings contributed to a better understanding of interactions among chemical, physicochemical and biological factors, which influence the bioleaching of chalcopyrite with thermophiles. Additionally, in order to bridge laboratory results and field applications, novel mathematical models as well as an alternative method to efficiently leach chalcopyrite without thermophiles are the contributions of this research.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiohydrometallurgy 2009
Subtitle of host publicationA Meeting Point between Microbial Ecology, Metal Recovery Processes and Environmental Remediation - Selected, peer rev. papers 18th Int. Biohydrometallurgy Symp., IBS 2009
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event18th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, IBS 2009 - Bariloche, Argentina
Duration: 2009 Sep 132009 Sep 17

Publication series

NameAdvanced Materials Research
ISSN (Print)1022-6680


Other18th International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium, IBS 2009


  • Bioleaching
  • Chalcopyrite
  • Thermophiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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