|MadSci Network: Biochemistry|
I would like to know the processes used to extract copper and gold from their ores by using bacteria leaching - how the micro-organisms liberate the metal from its ore and how the metal is then extracted from the mixture. I'd also want to know the advantages and disadvantges of bacteria leaching compare to traditional extraction methods and why it is used only as secondary process for copper but primary for gold. If details cannot be provided, please give website for information. Thanks.
Re: Use of bacteria leaching in copper and gold extrac
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Biochemistry.