Olli Tuovinen

Olli Tuovinen

Olli Tuovinen

Professor Emeritus


(614) 292-8246

452A Biosci

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and industrial microbiology

Recent Publications



  • Douglass JF, Radosevich M & Tuovinen OH. 2016. Atrazine biomineralization and molecular analysis of atrazine-degrading bacteria and catabolic genes in a former pesticide mixing site and a machinery washing area. Journal of Soils and Sediments 16: 2263-2274.
  • Kaksonen AH, Särkijärvi S, Puhakka JA, Peuraniemi E. Junnikkala S & Tuovinen OH. 2016. Chemical and bacterial leaching of metals from a smelter slag in acid solutions. Hydrometallurgy 159: 46-53.
  • Kaksonen AH, Särkijärvi S, Puhakka JA, Peuraniemi E. Junnikkala S & Tuovinen OH. 2016. Metal biorecovery in acid solutions from a copper smelter slag. Hydrometallurgy, in press. 
  • Kaksonen AH, Särkijärvi S, Puhakka JA, Peuraniemi E. Junnikkala S & Tuovinen OH. 2016. Solid phase analyses of chemically and biologically leached copper smelter slag. Minerals Engineering, in press.
  • Mukherjee C, Jones FS, Bigham JM & Tuovinen OH. 2016. Synthesis of argentojarosite with simulated bioleaching solutions produced by Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans. Materials Science and Engineering C66:164-169.
  • Park E, Mancl KM, Tuovinen OH, Bisesi M & Lee J. 2016. Ensuring safe reuse of residential wastewater: Reduction of pathogens by peat biofilter and batch chlorination. Journal of Applied Microbiology, in press. 


  • Abdollahi H, Noaparast M,  Shafaei SZ, Manafi Z, Muñoz JA & Tuovinen OH. 2015. Silver-catalyzed bioleaching of copper, molybdenum and rhenium from a chalcopyrite-molybdenite concentrate. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation 104: 194-200.
  • Carver SM, Nelson MC, Yu Z & Tuovinen OH. 2015. Fermentative metabolism of an anaerobic, thermophilic consortium on mono- and disaccharides, plant polymers, and commercial paper samples. Biomass and Bioenergy 75: 11-22.
  • Douglass JF, Radosevich M & Tuovinen OH. 2015. Molecular analysis of atrazine-degrading bacteria and catabolic genes in the water column and sediment of a constructed wetland in an agricultural watershed. Ecological Engineering 83: 405-412.
  •  Gaur RS, Mancl KM & Tuovinen OH. 2015. Treatment of turkey processing wastewater using sand and textile bioreactors. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 31: 605-609.
  • Tuovinen OH, Deshmukh V, Özkaya B & Radosevich M. 2015. Aerobic and anaerobic biomineralization of atrazine in surface and subsurface agricultural soils in Ohio. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B: Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Waste 50: 719-727.


  • Abdollahi H, Shafaei SZ, Noaparast M, Manafi Z, Niemelä SI & Tuovinen OH. 2014. Mesophilic and thermophilic bioleaching of a chalcopyrite-containing molybdenite concentrate. International Journal of Mineral Processing 128:25-32.
  • Bevilaqua D, Lahti-Tommila H, Garcia Jr. O, Puhakka JA & Tuovinen OH. 2014. Bacterial and chemical leaching of chalcopyrite concentrates as affected by the redox potential and ferric/ferrous iron ratio at 22 °C. International Journal of Mineral Processing 132:1-7.
  • Douglass JF., Radosevich M & Tuovinen OH. 2014. Mineralization of atrazine in the river water intake and sediments of a constructed flow-through wetland. Ecological Engineering 72:35-39.
  • Jones FS, Bigham JM, Gramp JP & Tuovinen OH. 2014. Synthesis and properties of ternary (K-NH4-H3O) jarosites precipitated from Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans cultures in simulated bioleaching solutions. Materials Science and Engineering C: Materials for Biological Applications 44:391-399.


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