Microbial recovery of metals from spent catalysts
This project was initiated on October 1, 1989, for the purpose of recovering metals from spent coal liquefaction catalysts. Two catalyst types are the subject of the contract. The first is a Ni-Mo catalyst supported on alumina (Shell 324) as is used in a pilot scale coal liquefaction facility at Wilsonville, Alabama. The object of the contract is to treat these spent catalysts with microorganisms, especially Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, but also other Thiobacillus sp., to leach and remove the metals (Ni and Mo) from the spent catalysts into a form which can be readily recovered by conventional techniques.
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- Technical Report
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- Geo-Microbial Technologies, Inc., Ochelata, OK (United States)
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- DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; ALUMINIUM OXIDES; CATALYTIC EFFECTS; COAL LIQUEFACTION; CATALYSTS; METALS; MATERIALS RECOVERY; MOLYBDENUM; NICKEL; LEACHING; PROGRESS REPORT; THIOBACILLUS FERROXIDANS; ALUMINIUM COMPOUNDS; BACILLUS; BACTERIA; CHALCOGENIDES; DISSOLUTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTS; LIQUEFACTION; MANAGEMENT; MICROORGANISMS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PROCESSING; SEPARATION PROCESSES; SULFUR-OXIDIZING BACTERIA; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; WASTE MANAGEMENT; WASTE PROCESSING 010405* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Hydrogenation & Liquefaction; 550700 -- Microbiology
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