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  • Created on: 23-09-14 17:09

Bioleaching is the extraction of specific metals from their ores through the use of bacteria.

They do this by producing leachate solutions that contain the metal compounds.

A leachate is the solution we get when a liquid passes through an organism.

Bioleaching can be used to extract copper from its ore in a relatively clean process, it is very economical as it is simple which makes it a cheap process it is also environmentally friendly unlike traditional methods…


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