Angewandte Elektrochemie in der Biohydrometallurgie


Biohydrometallurgy recovers metals based on bioprocess engineering. This includes bioleaching, whereby metals are extracted by microbially catalyzed dissolution of ores in a strong acidic environment. These are favorable conditions for applied electroanalysis and electrochemical engineering. Applicable for process control and improvement are either controlled or spontaneous electrochemistry. These are performed by electrolysis techniques and the establishment of galvanic interactions.