The removal of organic and inorganic sulphur from coal by bacterial and soil micro-organisms. Certain bacteria can oxidize insoluble sulphur compounds into soluble sulphates, which can be washed away with the bacteria.

Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • biorecovery — The use of micro organisms for the recovery of valuable materials (metals or particular organic compounds) from complex mixtures. See: biodesulphurization, bioleaching …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • desulphurization — See: biodesulphurization …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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