Mixtures of bioleaching microbes for inoculation

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Examples of mixed populations of microbes useful for bioleaching or biooxidation (other than chalcopyrite ores and concentrates):

Parameters Culture members Company 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
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. M4 Bactech Pty Ltd Brierley and Brans 1994, U.S. Pat. No. 5,429,659
Mesophilic mixed bacterial culture, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans/Leptospirillum ferrooxidans Mintek Brierley and Brans 1994

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References

  1. http://www.freepatentsonline.com/7189527.html?highlight=bioleach&stemming=on
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