Bioleaching of Phosphorus from Hematite with Mixed Bacteria
Sphingomonas sp. is an abundant and novel microbial resource,as for the little awareness of Sphingomonas sp., its ecological and economical values are not well understood. This paper focuses on the bioleaching of phosphorus from hematite with mixed bacteria. When compared with Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans (At.f), Sphingomonas sp. can increase the leaching rate by 1.5 times,and can also solve the problem of generating higher sulphur content by At.f. Thus Sphingomonas sp. will have an extensive application prospect in biohydrometallurgy.
Zude Zhou and Hong Lu
T. Huang et al., "Bioleaching of Phosphorus from Hematite with Mixed Bacteria", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 823, pp. 613-617, 2013