Revisiting sulphide mineral (bio) processing: a few priorities and directions
2013 (English)In: XV Balkan Mineral Processing Congress, 12-16 June 2013, Sozopol, Bulgaria, 2013Conference paper (Refereed)
Large efforts are being made to streamline the conventional (chemical and physical) technological schemes of ore processing, remediation and environmental protection towards reducing overall costs, limiting the use of dangerous substances, decreasing waste streams and improving waste disposal and recycling practice. Hitherto, search for such innovations has been performed mainly empirically and there is an urgent need to shift these technologies to be more innovative and effective. Alternative biotechnological solutions and solutions mimicking natural processes are also being proposed. However, except for bioleaching, practical exploitation of the biotechnological potential in extractive industries and accompanying environmental protection measures remains far from feasibility.Understanding of the fundamental concepts of aquatic chemistry of minerals–selective adsorption and selective redox reactions at mineral–bacteria–solution interfaces, impact innovating conventional and bio-flotation, as well as (bio)remediation/detoxification of mineral and chemical wastes. Molecular-level knowledge and coherent understanding of minerals contacted with aqueous solutions is required that underlie great opportunities in controlling abiotic and biotic mineral–solution interfaces towards the grand challenge of tomorrow’s science and mineral processing technology.
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Research subject Mineral Processing
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-38829Local ID: d57dc772-52fd-466d-8abe-2ffb9062da4cOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-38829DiVA: diva2:1012330
Balkan Mineral Processing Congress : 12/06/2013 - 16/06/2013
Godkänd; 2013; 20130412 (alijav)2016-10-032016-10-03Bibliographically approved