Spectroscopic study on the bioleaching of enargite using thermophile

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Enargite (Cu3AsS4) is a representative copper-arsenic sulphide mineral. It occurs locally in some ore deposits, especially epithermal high sulphidation deposits (Arribas, 1995) and porphyry copper systems (Lattanzi et al., 2008). Although enargite is also valuable as a copper resource, the arsenic in the mineral makes it environmentally toxic through emissions associated with smelting (Dutré and Vandecasteele, 1995).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicrobiology for Minerals, Metals, Materials and the Environment
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781482257304
ISBN (Print)9781138748781
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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