Special Issue "Advances in Biohydrometallurgy"


A special issue of Minerals (ISSN 2075-163X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen
CSIRO Land and Water, 147 Underwood Avenue, Floreat, WA 6014, Australia
Website: http://www.csiro.au/people/Anna.Kaksonen.aspx
E-Mail: anna.kaksonen@csiro.au
Interests: biohydrometallurgy; biogeochemistry; bioleaching; biooxidation; bioreduction; bioprecipitation; bioremediation; microbiology; resource recovery; sustainability

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As ore grades decline, new technologies are needed to enable the economic extraction of metals from lower-grade and more complex ores. Biohydrometallurgy has the potential to transform low grade and complex ore resources and wastes into reserves and to make the mining industry more sustainable by extending the life span of mining operations and mitigating harmful environmental impacts. This Special Issue will focus on recent advances in biohydrometallurgy, including but not limited to topics such as bioprospecting microbial catalysts for new bioprocesses in mining; ore pre-treatment and beneficiation; bioleaching and recovery of metals from low grade ores and wastes; biotechnical treatment of process waters and effluents from mining and metallurgical operations, and characterization of microbial communities in biohydrometallurgical processes and mining environments.

Dr. Anna H. Kaksonen
Guest Editor


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  • biohydrometallurgy
  • bioflotation
  • bioleaching
  • biooxidation
  • bioprecipitation
  • bioprospecting
  • bioreduction
  • biotechnical treatment
  • mining biotechnology

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Minerals 2015, 5(1), 1-60; doi:10.3390/min5010001
Received: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 10 December 2014 / Published: 24 December 2014
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Minerals 2014, 4(2), 553-564; doi:10.3390/min4020553
Received: 8 May 2014 / Revised: 11 June 2014 / Accepted: 12 June 2014 / Published: 20 June 2014
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