Electronic Journal of Biotechnology ISSN: 0717-3458
  © 2000 by Universidad Católica de Valparaíso -- Chile
Vol. 3 No. 3, Issue of December 15, 2000
 


Table 1. Required kLa values for the biooxidation of ferrous iron and an enargite gold concentratea.

kLa, h-1

O2

CO2

Ferrous iron

30

65

Enargite

3

84

Chalcocite

12

-

Covellite

20

-

Chalcopyrite

42

-

a Based on data by García (1997) and Acevedo et al. (1988).


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