Project Profile

Project Title Bioleaching of heavy metals from spent catalyst used in petroleum refineries and scale-up studies
Project Code 2010MB05
Project Status Completed
End Date April 2013
Sponsor(s) Department of Biotechnology
Division Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology
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Description

Bioleaching of metals like Ni, Mo, V from spent petroleum refinery catalyst using Acidiiobacillus thioxidans which utilizes sulfur to produce sulfuric acid and metabolites which enhances the leaching process of metals from the catalyst matrix.