608 pages | 33 Color Illus. | 100 B/W Illus.
Better Understand the Connection between Microbiology and the Inorganic World
Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment links chemical, metallurgical, and other metal inherent systems with microbes, and analyzes the interdependence between them. Specifically intended to underscore the importance of microbes in environmental remediation in the mining industries, this text offers a basic and conceptual understanding of the role of microbes, and provides an extensive exploration of microbiology and metals. Each chapter is written by experts from research, industry and academia. The authors expand on the whole scale of microbiology applications relevant to minerals, metal, material, and environment. They elicit the applications of microbes for metal extraction (including mechanisms and methods) from primary ores/minerals and mining wastes, biomining and related concepts of microbial diversity and various operations, and molecular biology of microbes involved in such systems (extremophiles). They also address in detail biohydrometallurgy, biomineralisation, bioleaching, biobeneficiation, biosynthesis, and bioremediation and other related areas.
A resource for researchers, graduate students, and industry professionals involved in chemical/mining/metallurgical engineering/environmental science/microbiology, Microbiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment skillfully explains the symbiotic relationship between microbiology and minerals-metals-materials, and utilizes experts from across the globe.
"The selected topics are quite good. I like the fact that the book does not deal too much on the chemistry of the microorganisms and the overall biohydrometallurgical process mechanisms, (which have all been dealt with significantly in past books) but deals more with the application in the mining and metals extraction industry, the focus on the residues from industry and on the environmental remediation."
—Sehliselo (Selo) Ndlovu, School of Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
"The book covers various aspects of microbes in environmental remediation in the mining industries. It elucidates [a] good interdisciplinary relationship between microbiology and the metal / mineral science."
—Pratyoosh Shukla, Ph.D., Department of Microbiology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India
Biomineralisation and Microbially Induced Beneficiation; K.A. Natarajan
Biomining of Base Metals from Sulphide Minerals; Bhargav C. Patel, Devayani R. Tipre and Shailesh R. Dave
Microbial Extraction of Uranium from Ores; Abhilash and B.D. Pandey
Biohydrometallurgy: From the Zijinshan Experience to Future Prospects; Liu Xingyu, Ruan Renman, Wen Jiankang and Wang Dianzuo
Spectroscopic Study on the Bioleaching of Enargite Using Thermophile; Keiko Sasaki
Microbial Biodesulphurisation of Coal; Anirban Ghosh, Sujata, Abhilash and B.D. Pandey
Application of Industrial Waste in Biohydrometallurgy: A Review on Its Use as Neutralising Agent and Potential Source for Metal Recovery; Ata Akcil and Chandra Sekhar Gahan
Application of Microbes for Metal Extraction from Mining Wastes; Sandeep Panda, Srabani Mishra, Nilotpala Pradhan, Umaballav Mohaptra, Lala Behari Sukla and Barada Kanta Mishra
Bioleaching of Metals from Major Hazardous Solid Wastes; Gayathri Natarajan, Thulasya Ramanathan, Abhilasha Bharadwaj and Yen-Peng Ting
Biogeochemistry in Recycling of Trace Elements and Heavy Metals; Jian Chen, Fengxiang X. Han and Paul B. Tchounwou
Role of Natural and Engineered Biofilms Composition in Toxic Inorganic Contaminants Immobilisation; Eric D. van Hullebusch and Yoan Pechaud
Bio-Processing of Electronic Scraps; Sadia Ilyas and Jae-Chun Lee
Urban Biomining: New Challenges for a Successful Exploitation of WEEE by Means of a Biotechnological Approach; Viviana Fonti, Alessia Amato and Francesca Beolchini
Hybrid Leaching: An Emerging Trend in Bio‑Processing of Secondary Resources; Sadia Ilyas and Jae-Chun Lee
Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion and Its Impact on Metals and Other Materials; Tingyue Gu, Dake Xu, Peiyu Zhang, Yingchao Li and Amy L. Lindenberger
Biosorption of Heavy Metals; Gjergj Dodbiba, Josiane Ponou and Toyohisa Fujita
Biosynthesis of Nanomaterials; Dhanasekar Naresh Niranjan, Jayakumar Pathma, Raman Gurusamy and Natarajan Sakthivel
Microbial Remediation of Acid Mine Drainage; Laura G. Leff, Suchismita Ghosh, G. Patricia Johnston and Alescia Roberto
Microbiology of Arsenic-Contaminated Groundwater; Pinaki Sar, Dhiraj Paul, Angana Sarkar, Rahul Bharadwaj and Sufia K. Kazy
Microbial Degradation of Toxic Organic Compounds of Waste and Allied Contaminants; Yu L. Gurevich, V. P. Ladygina and M. I. Teremova