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.

2006

  • GERICKE, M., and PINCHES, A. Biological synthesis of metal nanoparticles. Hydrometallurgy, vol. 83, iss. 1–4, 2006. pp. 132–140.
  • GERICKE, M. and PINCHES, A. Microbial production of gold nanoparticles. Gold Bull., vol. 39, no. 1, 2006. pp. 22–28.
  • KOTZE, M.H., GREEN, B.R., NEALE, J.W. and SWANEPOEL, L. Mintek’s re-entry into uranium research and development. ALTA 2006 Uranium. Melbourne, ALTA Hydrometallurgical Services, 2006. 15 pp.
  • MORIN, D., LIPS, A., PINCHES, T., HUISMAN, J., FRIAS, C., NORBERG, A., and FORSSBERG, E. BioMinE – Integrated project for the development of biotechnology for metal-bearing materials in Europe. Hydrometallurgy, vol. 83, iss. 1–4, 2006. pp. 69–76.
  • RIDDIN, T.L., GERICKE, M., and WHITELEY, C.G. Analysis of the inter- and extracellular formation of platinum nanoparticles by Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. lycopersici using response surface methodology. Nanotechnol., vol. 17, no. 14, 2006. pp. 3482–3489.
  • SETOU, L.M., GERICKE, M and NEALE J.W. Development of an effective method for inoculation of heap leach operations. South African Microbiology Society Congress, SASM 2006. Pretoria, 10–12 Apr. 2006.
  • VAN MARWIJK, J., VAN HEERDEN, E., PIATER, E., and GERICKE, M. Biological synthesis of gold metal nanoparticles. Gold 2006: 4th International Conference on Gold Science, Technology and Its Applications, Limerick, Ireland, 4–6 Sept., 2006.