Microbe cultures used in bioleaching

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Mixed culture, consortium Characteristics Company selling the mix Source
Mesophilic bacteria, which operate in the temperature range of 35° C. to 45° C. Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Thiobacillus thiooxidans and Leptospirillum ferrooxidans Gencor Limited Dew & Miller, 1997
For oxidation at a pH of preferably 3 with an ore preferably crushed to below 6 mm. Thiobacillus ferrooxidans, Thiobacillus thiooxidans and Leptospirillum ferrooxidans Gencor Limited Finnish Patent Application 953488
Moderately thermophilic bacterial culture operating in the temperature range of 46° C. to 50° C. The culture has been designated “M4” by Barrett et al (1988) and has been described by Nobar et al. (1988) (Brierley and Brans 1994) BacTech (Australia) Pty Ltd U.S. Pat. No. 5,429,659
Mesophilic Thiobacillus ferrooxidans/Leptospirillum ferrooxidans Mintek—Anglo American Corporation Brierley and Brans 1994

References

Bacterial oxidation of sulphide ores and concentrates

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