Biohydrometallurgical Recycling of Metals from Industrial Wastes

Hong Hocheng, Mital Chakankar, Umesh Jadhav

September 11, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 212 Pages
ISBN 9781138712614 - CAT# K32227

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  • Compiles data on various types of metal containing industrial wastes and methods used for their recycling.
  • Discusses the indispensible role of microbes in metal recovery in an environmental friendly and economical manner.
  • Focuses on each waste type and explores in detail the biohydrometallurgical recovery of metals from that waste.
  • Discusses fundamental microbial studies in the area of bioleaching and updates about the use of emerging technologies and integrated techniques with different methods in combination for metal recovery.


Although many available metal recycling methods are simple and fast, they are also expensive and cause environmental pollution. Biohydrometallurgical processing of metals offers an alternative to overcome these issues, as the use of biological means not only helps to conserve dwindling ore resources but also fulfills the need for the unambiguous need to extract metals in nonpolluting, low-energy, and low-cost way. This book covers biohydrometallurgy and its application in the recovery of metals from secondary sources like wastes. It aims to provide readers with a comprehensive overview of different wastes for metal recovery and biological treatment methods that are both environmentally friendly and economically viable.


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