microbiological mining

microbiological mining
microbiological mining
1. (also called bīˈomining) the use of natural or genetically-engineered bacteria to enhance or induce acid leaching of metals from ores (bacterial leaching)
2. The use of bacteria to recover useful or toxic metals from natural drainage waters, mine drainage, or waste water from tips (bacterial recovery)
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