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Course Unit Title : Biohydrometallurgical Methods
Course Unit Code : 01MAD5231
Type of Course Unit : Optional
Level of Course Unit : Second Cycle
Year of Study : 1
Semester : 1.Semester
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated : 6,00
Name of Lecturer(s) : ---
Course Assistants :
Learning Outcomes of The Course Unit : Importance of biohydrometallurgical processes
The chemical, biological and engineering aspects of biohydrometallurgical processes
Fundamentals of the identification and cultivation of microorganisms
Oxidation reactions occured in the biohydrometallurgical processes
Development of a conceptual process flowsheet for the bioleaching/biooxidation of a specific ore
Industrial application of biohydrometallurgical processes
Mode of Delivery : Face-To-Face
Prerequisities and Co-requisities Courses : Unavailable
Recommended Optional Programme Components : Unavailable
Course Contents : This module is concerned with the definition of biohydrometallurgy, past, present and future of biohydrometallurgy, importance of biohydrometallurgical processes, fundamentals of bioleaching and biooxidation processes, microorganisms used in the bioleaching and biooxidation, the identification and cultivation of microorganisms, direct and indirect oxidation mechanisms, factors affecting bioleaching/ biooxidation, industrial and lab-scale applications of biohydrometallurgical processes, bioleaching of metals such as copper and zinc from sulphidic ores, biooxidation methods of sulphidic refractory gold ores, bioleaching/biooxidation methods of oxide ores, biodesulphurisation, fundamentals of biosorption, biosorption applications.
Languages of Instruction : Turkish
Course Goals : Understanding importance of biohydrometallurgical processes
Developing a conceptual process flowsheet for the bioleaching/biooxidation of a specific ore
Understanding the relations and differences of this method to the chemical processes
Understanding industrial application of biohydrometallurgical processes
Course Aims : The aim of this course is to ensure that the students will be introduced to the understanding of chemical, biological and engineering aspects of biohydrometallurgical processes for the extraction of metals from ores, concentrates and other resources, and the capability to develop biohydrometallurgical processes.
WorkPlacement   Not Available
Recommended or Required Reading
Textbook :
Additional Resources : Akçıl, A., Çiftçi, H., 2006. Metal Kazanımında Bakteriyel Liç Mekanizmaları. Madencilik Dergisi, TMMOB Maden Mühendisleri Odası Dergisi (Journal of the Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey), Ankara, 45(4), 19-27.
Amils, R., Ballester, A., 1999. Biohydrometallurgy and the environment toward the mining of the 21s century, ISBN: 0-444-50193-2, Amsterdam: Elsevier.
Ciminelli, V.S.T., Garcia, O., Jr., 2001. Biohydrometallurgy fundamentals, technology and sustainable developments, ISBN: 0-444-50623-3, Amsterdam: Elsevier,
Çiftçi, H., Akçil, A., 2009. Refrakter Altın Cevherlerine Uygulanan Ön İşlemler. Madencilik Dergisi, TMMOB Maden Mühendisleri Odası Dergisi (Journal of the Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey), Ankara, 48(1), 17-30.
Çiftçi, H., Akçil, A., 2009. Altın Madenciliğinde Biyooksidasyon Uygulamaları ve Gelişmeler, Madencilik Dergisi, TMMOB Maden Mühendisleri Odası Dergisi (Journal of the Chamber of Mining Engineers of Turkey), 48(2), Ankara.
Donati, E.R., Sand, W., 2007. Microbial Processing of Metal Sulfides, ISBN: 978-1-4020-5588-1, 314 s.
Rawlings, D.E., Johnson, D.B., 2007. Biomining, ISBN: 978-3-540-34909-9, Springer, 314 s.
Schippers, A., 2007. Biohydrometallurgy: From the Single Cell to the Environment, ISBN: 97808-7849-4521 0-87849-452-9, Zurich ; UK : Trans Tech Publications, 667 s.
Material Sharing
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Assignments :
Exams :
Additional Material :
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Lectures, Practical Courses, Presentation, Seminar, Project, Laboratory Applications (if necessary)
ECTS / Table Of Workload (Number of ECTS credits allocated)
Student workload surveys utilized to determine ECTS credits.
Activity :
Number Duration Total  
Course Duration (Excluding Exam Week) :
14 3 42  
Time Of Studying Out Of Class :
14 1 14  
Homeworks :
6 12 72  
Presentation :
0 0 0  
Project :
0 0 0  
Lab Study :
0 0 0  
Field Study :
0 0 0  
Visas :
1 15 15  
Finals :
1 25 25  
Workload Hour (30) :
30  
Total Work Charge / Hour :
168  
Course's ECTS Credit :
6      
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Studies During Halfterm :
Number Co-Effient
Visa :
1 50
Quiz :
0 0
Homework :
6 50
Attendance :
0 0
Application :
0 0
Lab :
0 0
Project :
0 0
Workshop :
0 0
Seminary :
0 0
Field study :
0 0
   
TOTAL :
100
The ratio of the term to success :
50
The ratio of final to success :
50
TOTAL :
100
Weekly Detailed Course Content
Week Topics  
1 Definition of biohydrometallurgy, and past, present and future of biohydrometallurgy
 
2 Importance of biohydrometallurgical processes, fundamentals of bioleaching and biooxidation processes
 
3 Microorganisms used in the bioleaching and biooxidation, the identification and cultivation of microorganisms
 
4 Oxidation reactions occured in the biohydrometallurgical processes
 
5 Factors affecting bioleaching/biooxidation
 
6 Industrial and lab-scale applications of biohydrometallurgical processes
 
7 Bioleaching mechanisms of metals such as copper and zinc from sulphidic ores
 
8 Industrial application in the bioleaching of metals
 
9 Biooxidation mechanisms of sulphidic refractory gold ores
 
10 Industrial application in the biooxidation of gold ores/concentrates
 
11 Bioleaching/biooxidation methods of oxide ores
 
12 Biodesulphurisation proceses and applications
 
13 Fundamentals of biosorption, biosorption applications
 
14 General assessment