Biotechnology

As near-surface oxide orebodies are depleted, mines are having to process deeper sulfide ores that are lower in metal grade and metallurgically more complex. Modern technologies that are simple, cost effective and environmentally sound are required for their extraction. In many cases, bioleaching is the most suitable process.

1994

  • NEALE, J.W., and PINCHES, A. Determination of gas liquid mass-transfer and solids-suspension parameters in mechanically-agitated three-phase slurry reactors. Miner. Eng., vol. 7, no’s. 2/3. 1994. pp. 389–403.
  • PINCHES, A., HUBERTS, R., NEALE, J.W., and DEMPSEY, P. The MINBAC™ bacterial-oxidation process. XVth CMMI Congress. Johannesburg, The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, 1994. pp. 377–392.