Bioleaching of Uranium Ore by a Novel Acidophilic Consortium at Different Acid Concentrations

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This study examined bioleaching of uranium ore at different acid concentrations by a novel consortium culture combined with both mesophilic and moderately thermophilic acidophiles containing 4 species of bacteria and 1 species of fungus. Four plastic buckets were set up with uranium minerals at room temperature (about 27-32°C) at different acid concentration (6g/l and 15g/l) for acidification and initial pH of 1.6, 1.8 and 2.1 for bioleaching, respectively. Results showed that from a point of application in commercial uranium bioleaching, higher acidified concentrations of acid can shorten the duration and working cycles of uranium recovery, and a higher initial pH in bioleaching stage can reduce the usage of acid.

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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

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457-460

DOI:

10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMR.71-73.457

Citation:

Y. J. Liu et al., "Bioleaching of Uranium Ore by a Novel Acidophilic Consortium at Different Acid Concentrations", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 71-73, pp. 457-460, 2009

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May 2009

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