What is Biomining ?
Dumping grounds and landfill sites are over flowing with waste due to lack of appropriate solid waste management protocols and facilities. Innovative approaches such as biomining are used to tackle such problems.
Wikipedia defines Biomining as a technique used for the extraction of metals from ores and other solid materials typically using prokaryotes or fungi.
However, Biomining can also referred as the technique of extraction and segregation of minerals and useful materials from mounds of waste. It can be used to extract materials like:
- Organic Compounds