metals an open access journal from mdpimetals is an international, peerreviewed, open access journal published monthly online by mdpi. the portuguese society of materials (spm), and the spanish materials society (sociemat) are affiliated with metals and their members receive a discount on the article processing charges. open access free for readers, with article processing charges (apc) paid by authors or their institutions.
bioleaching bioleaching is the extraction of metals from their ores through the use of living organisms.this is much cleaner than the traditional heap leaching using cyanide. bioleaching is one of several applications within biohydrometallurgy and several methods are used to recover copper, zinc, lead, arsenic, antimony, nickel, molybdenum, g, silver, and cobalt
3 technologies in exploration, mining, and processinginsitu mining aids, such as catalysts, surfactants, and wetting agents, may accelerate leach kinetics and increase the permeability of rock surfaces. an important advance in heap leaching and dump leaching would be the development of new lixiviants that could effectively extract metals directly in an environmentally friendly manner, especially