The Possibilities of Application of Bacterial Leaching in Retrieval of Valuable Metals From Mining Waste

Abstract

The paper deals with an application of bacterial leaching on two selected samples from old ecological loads situated in the Karlovy Vary Region. To be specific, they are heaps in Prebuz and Kraslice. Bacterial leaching was applied making use of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans bacteria and lasted 28 days. The results imply that the given method is suitable for the retrieval of valuable metals from waste and may help to deal with the issue of old heaps and dumps.

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