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.

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2011

GERICKE, M. The biosynthesis of anisotropic nanoparticles. Bionanotechnology II: Global Prospects. Reisner, D.E. (ed.). Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2011. GERICKE, M. Review on the role of microbiology in the design and operation of heap bioleaching processes. SAIMM Percolation Leaching: The status globally and in Southern Africa. Johannesburg, The Southern African...

2010

GERICKE, M., GOVENDER, Y., and PINCHES, A. Tank bioleaching of low-grade chalcopyrite concentrates using redox control. Hydrometallurgy, vol. 104, iss. 3–4, 2010. pp. 414–419. GOVENDER, Y., RIDDIN, T., GERICKE, M., and WHITELEY, C.G. On the enzymatic formation of platinum nanoparticles. J. Nanopart. Res., vol. 12, 2010. pp. 261–271. RIDDIN, T., GERICKE,...

2009

DINKLA, I.J.T., GERICKE, M., GEURKINK, B.K. and HALLBERG, K.B. Acidianus brierley is the dominant thermoacidophile in a bioleaching community processing chalcopyrite containing concentrates at 70°C. Adv. Mat. Res., vol. 71–73, 2009. pp. 67–70. GERICKE, M., GOVENDER, Y., and PINCHES, A. Advances in tank bioleaching of low-grade chalcopyrite concentrates....

2008

GERICKE, M., MULLER, H.H., VAN STADEN, P.J., and PINCHES, A. Development of a tank bioleaching process for the treatment of complex Cu-polymetallic concentrates. Hydrometallurgy, vol. 94, 2008. pp. 23–28. MORIN, D., PINCHES, T., HUISMAN, J., FRIAS, C., NORBERG, A., and FORSSBERG, E. Progress after three years of BioMinE—research and technological...