Recent developments in modelling bio-oxidation kinetics: Part I: Measurement methods

M. Boon*, J.J. Heijnen, G.S. Hansford

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Abstract

A theoretical and experimental approach to studying the growth of thiobacilli on ferrous iron and pyrite is presented. The balanced stoichiometric equation for bacterial growth is given for the production of one C-mole of biomass. Off-gas analysis in order to measure oxygen and carbon dioxide utilization rates and a biological oxygen monitor for oxygen utilization rate measurement off-line are the two main experimental tools used. The equipment is described and illustrated with data from batch and continuous culture of thiobacilli on ferrous iron and batch culture on pyrite.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMinerals Bioprocessing II
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference "Minerals Processing II", Held in Snowbird, Utah from July 10-15, 1995
EditorsDavid S. Holmes, Ross W. Smith
Place of PublicationWarrendale, PA
PublisherMinerals, Metals and Materials Society
Pages41-61
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780873393010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
Event1995 Engineering Foundation Conference on Minerals Processing II - Snowbird, United States
Duration: 10 Jul 199515 Jul 1995

Conference

Conference1995 Engineering Foundation Conference on Minerals Processing II
CountryUnited States
CitySnowbird
Period10/07/9515/07/95

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    Boon, M., Heijnen, J. J., & Hansford, G. S. (1995). Recent developments in modelling bio-oxidation kinetics: Part I: Measurement methods. In D. S. Holmes, & R. W. Smith (Eds.), Minerals Bioprocessing II: Proceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference "Minerals Processing II", Held in Snowbird, Utah from July 10-15, 1995 (pp. 41-61). Warrendale, PA: Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.