Product Code TM 133

  • Description

    Thiobacillus ferrooxidans is recognized as being responsible for the oxidation of iron and inorganic sulfur compounds in areas such a mine tailings and coal deposits where these compounds are abundant. The main importance of T. ferrooxidans has been in acid mine drainage. T. ferrooxidans is generally assumed to be obligately aerobic, but under anaerobic conditions, T. ferrooxidans can be grown on elemental sulfur using ferric iron as an electron acceptor. These results indicate that T. ferrooxidans can be considered as facultative anaerobe playing an important role in the iron and sulfur cycles in acidic environments. The ability of this organism to grow in oxygen-deficient environments may have important implications in bioleaching processes where anaerobic conditions may often exist. Iron Oxidizing Medium (Thiobacillus ferroxidans) is formulated in accordance with APHA and is used for isolation, cultivation and enrichment of T. ferroxidans.

  • Principle

    for isolation, cultivation and enrichment of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans

  • Microorganism

    • Thiobacillus ferrooxidans
  • Industry

    • NA
  • Regulation

    • NA
  • Pack Size

    • 100 gm
    • 500 gm
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