NIOSHTIC-2 Publications Search
Bumines unleashes cyanide-eating bacteria.
Am Met Mark 1995 Jun; 103(112)(Precious Metals):11A
Tests results of a bioremediation research undertaken by the Bureau of Mines to remove selenium and cyanide from tailings pond water at a California wildlife refuge have been very successful. The research used both biological and chemical techniques that utilized a cyanide-oxidizing bacterial strain known as Pseudomonas. The new cyanide bio-oxidation technology is expected to be of immense help to the gold-heap leaching industry.
Waste-treatment; Waste-disposal; Mining-industry; Selenium-compounds; Cyanide-compounds; Cyanides; Environmental-pollution; Environmental-contamination; Environmental-hazards
Issue of Publication
American Metal Market
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division