Patra, Partha and Natarajan, KA (2004) Microbially induced flotation and flocculation of pyrite and sphalerite. In: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 36 (2). pp. 91-99.
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Cells of Paenibacillus polymyxa and their metabolite products were successfully utilized to achieve selective separation of sphalerite from pyrite, through microbially induced flocculation and flotation. Adsorption studies and electrokinetic investigations were carried out to understand the changes in the surface chemistry of bacterial cells and the minerals after mutual interaction. Possible mechanisms in microbially induced flotation and flocculation are outlined.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||The copyright belongs to Elsevier.|
|Keywords:||Paenibacillus polymyxa;Sphalerite;Pyrite;Flocculation;Flotation;Surface chemistry|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)|
|Date Deposited:||25 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:25|
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