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MEI Online: MEI Conferences: Biohydrometallurgy '12: Technical Papers

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Special Issue of Minerals Engineering

Selected papers from the conference have been published in Volume 48 (2013), a special issue of Minerals Engineering. The papers can be viewed and downloaded at ScienceDirect.


Proceedings CD

The conference proceedings CD is available by emailing Jon Wills. The CD costs £75 which includes postage and contains the following papers:


Keynote Lecture: Talvivaara Nickel Mine – from a project to a mine
M. Riekkola-Vanhanen (Talvivaara Mining Company Plc, Finland)

Biohydrometallurgy – emerging partner of concentrators for processing low-grade and complex sulfides ores and expanding reserves
P. Thompson, W. Baum and K. Ausburn (FLSmidth, USA)

Why Zijinshan copper bioheapleaching plant works efficiently at low microbial activity – a study of leaching kinetics of copper sulfide and its implications
R.M. Ruan, G. Zou, S.P. Zhong, S.J. Zhao, B. Chan (Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd, China) and D.Z. Wang (Central South University, China)

A novel energy efficient process for the extraction of platinum group metals through a sequential stage high temperature heap bioleach and subsequent high temperature cyanide heap leach utilising solar heat
J.J. Eksteen (Lonmin, South Africa), J.M. Mwase, J. Petersen (University of Cape Town, South Africa), S.M. Bradshaw, N.Mpinga and C.A. Snyders (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)

Influence of Mg2+ on column bioleaching of chalcopyrite with carrollite
Xue Liu, Jiankang Wen, BiaoWu and Shuang Liu (General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, China)

Mesophilic bioleaching of chalcopyrite concentrate mixed with limestone
Yuandong Liu, Guanzhou Qiu, Xueduan Liu and Xinxing Liu (Central South University, China)

The influence of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans and solution pH on galvanic assisted leaching of chalcopyrite concentrates
Su Nee Tan, N.A.S. Webster and Miao Chen (CSIRO Process Science and Engineering, Australia)

Effects of pH, temperature and solids loading on microbial community structure during batch culture on a polymetallic ore
H.R. Watling, D.M. Collinson (CSIRO Process Science and Engineering, Australia), D.W. Shiers (A.J. Parker Centre, Australia), C.G. Bryan and E.L.J. Watkin (Curtin University, Australia)

Bioleaching of nickel sulphide out of nickel-bearing flotation residue
L.G.S. Sobral, F.H. Rodrigues, C.E.G. de Souza, D. M. de Oliveira (Centre for Mineral Technology, Brazil), A.S. Rocha and R.V. Cannoni (Votorantim Metais S.A., Brazil)

Column bioleaching of chalcopyrite at different temperatures and its community structure
Chen Bowei, Wu Biao, Liu Xingyu and Wen Jiankang (National Engineering Lab of Biohydrometallurgy, China)

Detecting numbers and activities of microorganisms and functional traits in bioleaching and bioprecipitation processes
I.J.T. Dinkla and M.J.C. Henssen (Bioclear BV, The Netherlands)

Substrate utilisation by selected Archaea found in high-temperature bioleaching reactors
D.W. Shiers (A.J.Parker Centre, Australia), D.E. Ralph (Murdoch University, Australia), C.G. Bryan (Curtin University, Australia) and H.R. Watling (CSIRO Process Science & Engineering, Australia)

Investigation and in situ visualisation of thermophilic microbial interfacial interactions with metal-sulfides in a heap simulated environment
C.-J. Africa, R.P. van Hille, S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and W. Sand (University of Duisburg Essen, Germany)

Determining the effect of acid stress on thermophilic microbial colonization in a low grade ore heap leach environment
O.V. Tupikina, S. Minnaar, R.P. van Hille, N. van Wyk, S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa), G.F. Rautenbach and D. Dew (BHP Billiton, South Africa)

Adhesion to sulphide minerals by wild-type and of Cu- and Zn-adapted cells of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
A. Vilinska (Columbia University, USA) and K.H. Rao (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)

The isolation of fungi from low-pH, high ionic strength uranium mine process water
X. Vázquez-Campos, A.S. Kinsela, B.A Neilan, R.N. Collins and T.D. Waite (University of New South Wales, Australia)

Selective recovery of metals from mine water using novel biomineralization technologies
S. Hedrich and D.B. Johnson (Bangor University, UK)

Fundamental aspects of copper and zinc removal from aqueous solutions using a gram positive strain
D.M. Veneu (Center for Mineral Technology, Brazil), M.L. Torem and G.A.H. Pino (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Simultaneous oxidation and immobilization of arsenite from refinery waste water by thermoacidophilic iron-oxidizing archaeon, Acidianus brierleyi
N. Okibe, M. Koga, K. Sasaki and T. Hirajima (Kyushu University, Japan)

A novel low H2S emission sulfidogenic bioreactor using activated sludge as carbon source to treat acid mine drainage: pilot scale study
L. Xingyu, Wenjiankang (General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals, China), Z. Gang, W. Xiaoqiang, Zoulaichang and R. Renman (Zijin Mining Group Co. Ltd, China)

The use of landfill leachate as a carbon source in a sulfidogenic fluidized bed reactor for the treatment of acid mine drainage
E. Sahinkaya (Istanbul Medeniyet University, Turkey, N. Dursun (Harran University, Turkey) and A.H. Kaksonen (CSIRO Land and Water, Australia)

Keynote Lecture: Microbial attachment, colonisation and activity as key steps in establishing the desired microbial community for attaining a well functioning heap
S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

The effect of particle porosity on liquid holdup in heap leaching
I.M.S.K. Ilankoon and S. Neethling (Imperial College, UK)

Statistical analysis of bioleaching copper, cobalt and nickel from polymetallic concentrate originating from Kamoya deposit in the DR of Congo
G. Nkulu, S. Gaydardzhiev (University of Liege, Belgium) and E. Mwena (Gecamines, DR Congo)

A comparative XANES study of the chalcopyrite sulface species evolution during bioleaching at low and high temperatures
Y. Yang and M. Chen (CSIRO Process Science and Engineering, Australia)

Phase distribution identification in the column leaching of low grade ores using MRI
M.A. Fagan, A.J. Sederman (University of Cambridge, UK), M.L Johns (University of Western Australia, Australia) and S.T. L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Fundamental studies in the flotation of apatite-quartz system using a Rhodococcus opacus strain as a biocollector
A.G. Merma, M.L. Torem and J.J. Vallejos Morán (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Using a novel experimental system to investigate the growth and colonisation of low grade sulphidic ores by acidophilic chemoautotrophs
E. Govender, C.G. Bryan and S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Beyond bacteria
W.S. Dunbar, R.T.A. MacGillivray and S. Curtis (University of British Columbia, Canada)

A novel biorefinery: biorecovery of precious metals from spent automotive catalyst leachates into new catalysts effective in metal reduction and in the hydrogenation of 2-pentyne
A.J. Murray, S.M. Taylor, J.Zhu, J. Wood and L.E. Macaskie (University of Birmingham, UK)

Evaluation of cyanide producing microorganisms to recover gold from low-grade ore
Doyun Shin, Jinki Jeong, Jae-chun Lee (Korea Institute of Geoscience & Mineral Resources, Republic of Korea) and B.D. Pandey (National Metallurgical Laboratory, India)

Bioleaching of noble metals from Kazakhstan’s refractory raw materials
G. Semenchenko (The Center of Earth Sciences, Kazakhstan)

Assessment of bacterial and fungal mediated bioleaching of alkaline materials towards alteration and solubilisation of mineral phases
Yi Wai Chiang, J.A. Martens, B. Meesschaert, R.M. Santos (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium), T. Van Gerven, M. Annick, K. Ghyselbrecht (Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge Oostende, Belgium) and M.L.T. Mattos (Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation, Brazil)

From Wii to WEEE: The application of biohydrometallurgy to electronic wastes
C.G Bryan, E.L.J. Watkin, T.J. McCredden, Z. Wong (Curtin University, Australia), S.T.L. Harrison (University of Cape Town, South Africa) and A.H. Kaksonen (CSIRO Land and Water, Australia)

A novel sulfite oxidase mined from metagenome microarray of acid mine drainage
Xue Guo, Zhimin Dai, Huaqun Yin and Xueduan Liu (Central South University, China)

Acid mine drainage sediment: a reservoir for isolation bioleaching microbes
Jianping Xie, Xinxing Liu, Hui Yun, Jizhong Zhou and Guanzhou Qiu (Central South University, China)

Response of an acidophilus mixed culture to cadmium stress
Huidan Jiang, Huaqun Yin, Yili Liang, Ying Xu, Hongwei Liu and Xueduan Liu (Central South University, China)

Immobilization of arsenic during bioleaching of nickel concentrate through pH control
A. Venho, M. Peltola and J. Puhakka (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

Refractory gold liberation by ultrafine grinding and atmospheric oxidation
A. Senchenko, A. Aksenov and A. Vasiliev (“TOMS”, Russia)




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