Effect of pH on Metal Extraction From Bauxite Ore by <i>Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans</i>

Authors

  • Z. S. Khan Department of Botany, Government Institute of Science, Nipatniranjan nagar, Caves Road, Aurangabad (MS) India
  • S. M. Shaikh Department of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (MS) 431004
  • A. B. Ade Department of Botany, University of Pune, Pune (MS) 43007

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i2.4020

Keywords:

Aluminum, iron, metal extraction, pH, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans.

Abstract

The extremophile, Thiobacillus ferrooxidans was selected to study the effect of pH on metal extraction from bauxite ore. This bacterium was inoculated in 9K medium having different pH, along with the bauxite ore, as metal source.  After one month of incubation the extraction of metals aluminum and iron was measured by spectrophotometric methods.  It was found that the extraction of aluminum was found better as compare to iron from bauxite at pH 2.

 

Keywords: Aluminum; iron; metal extraction; pH; Thiobacillus ferrooxidans.

 

© 2010 JSR Publications. ISSN: 2070-0237 (Print); 2070-0245 (Online). All rights reserved.

 

DOI: 10.3329/jsr.v2i2.4020                 J. Sci. Res. 2 (2), 403-406 (2010) 

 

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Author Biographies

Z. S. Khan, Department of Botany, Government Institute of Science, Nipatniranjan nagar, Caves Road, Aurangabad (MS) India

Department of Botany, Government Institute of Science, Nipatniranjan nagar, Caves Road, Aurangabad (MS) India

S. M. Shaikh, Department of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (MS) 431004

BotanyDepartment of Botany, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (MS) 431004

India

A. B. Ade, Department of Botany, University of Pune, Pune (MS) 43007

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Department of Botany, University of Pune, Pune (MS) 43007

 

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Published

2010-04-27

How to Cite

Khan, Z. S., Shaikh, S. M., & Ade, A. B. (2010). Effect of pH on Metal Extraction From Bauxite Ore by <i>Thiobacillus Ferrooxidans</i>. Journal of Scientific Research, 2(2), 403–406. https://doi.org/10.3329/jsr.v2i2.4020

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Section B: Chemical and Biological Sciences