This article discusses the use of microbial populations in the bioleaching of valuble ores from rock near or within the subsurface of the Earth.
Subject: Biology:Ecology:Metabolism, Biology, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling
Resource Type: Scientific Resources, Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Biogeoscience, Environmental Science
Extreme Environments: Altered by Humans, Acidic
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Metabolism, Biosphere:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats, Habitats:Freshwater, Energy/Material cycles, Biosphere, Microbiology, Biogeochemistry, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Oxidation/Reduction Reactions, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:TerrestrialKeyword: chemolithotroph