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- Nancucheo, Ivan; Johnson, D. Barrie
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2011 v.77 no.23 pp. 8201-8208
- Algae, etc ; acid mine drainage; carbon; copper; effluents; engineering; iron; microalgae; microbial communities; mine spoil; mining; pH; photosynthetic bacteria; prokaryotic cells; pyrites; redox potential; risk; sulfate-reducing bacteria; sulfur; zinc; Show all 20 Subjects
- ... Pyritic mine tailings (mineral waste generated by metal mining) pose significant risk to the environment as point sources of acidic, metal-rich effluents (acid mine drainage [AMD]). While the accelerated oxidative dissolution of pyrite and other sulfide minerals in tailings by acidophilic chemolithotrophic prokaryotes has been widely reported, other acidophiles (heterotrophic bacteria that catalyz ...
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