Paper Title:
Microbial Ecology of a Natural Extreme Acidic Environment: Lessons from Río Tinto
  Abstract

Rio Tinto (Iberian Pyritic Belt, SW Spain) is a natural extreme acidic environment with a rather constant acidic pH (mean pH value 2.3) and a high concentration of heavy metals. The Tinto ecosystem is under the control of iron. The geomicrobiological characterization of Río Tinto has unravelled some basic questions of biohydrometallurgical interest. The methodologies developed for this study were applied successfully to monitor different bioleaching processes of the BioMinE project.

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Periodical
Advanced Materials Research (Volumes 71-73)
Edited by
Edgardo R. Donati, Marisa R. Viera, Eduardo L. Tavani, María A. Giaveno, Teresa L. Lavalle, Patricia A. Chiacchiarini
Pages
13-19
DOI
10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.71-73.13
Citation
R. Amils, E. González-Toril, A. Aguilera, N. Rodríguez, D. Fernández-Remolar, E. Diaz, A. García-Moyano, J. L. Sanz, "Microbial Ecology of a Natural Extreme Acidic Environment: Lessons from Río Tinto", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 71-73, pp. 13-19, 2009
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May 2009
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