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Title: Bacterio-electric leaching of metals

Abstract

The separation of cationic materials from an ore body is assisted by the application of an electric potential, and resulting current, to the ore body, in association with iron or sulphur oxidizing bacteria. The combined process induces migration of cationic metals to a cathode suspended within the ore body so that the cationic metal can be preferentially separated from the ore body.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Vestal, NY
  2. Idaho Falls, ID
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
875148
Patent Number(s):
H1074
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
bacterio-electric; leaching; metals; separation; cationic; materials; assisted; application; electric; potential; resulting; current; association; iron; sulphur; oxidizing; bacteria; combined; process; induces; migration; cathode; suspended; metal; preferentially; separated; electric potential; cationic metal; combined process; resulting cu; /205/44/423/435/

Citation Formats

Lazaroff, Norman, and Dugan, Patrick R. Bacterio-electric leaching of metals. United States: N. p., 1992. Web.
Lazaroff, Norman, & Dugan, Patrick R. Bacterio-electric leaching of metals. United States.
Lazaroff, Norman, and Dugan, Patrick R. Wed . "Bacterio-electric leaching of metals". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/875148.
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abstractNote = {The separation of cationic materials from an ore body is assisted by the application of an electric potential, and resulting current, to the ore body, in association with iron or sulphur oxidizing bacteria. The combined process induces migration of cationic metals to a cathode suspended within the ore body so that the cationic metal can be preferentially separated from the ore body.},
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journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1992},
month = {1}
}

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