Olli Tuovinen

Olli Tuovinen

Olli Tuovinen

Professor Emeritus



452A Biosci

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental and industrial microbiology

Recent Publications


  • Ebrahimpour S, Abdollahi H, Gharabaghi­­ M, Manafi Z & Tuovinen OH. 2022. Acid bioleaching of copper from smelter dust at incremental temperatures. Mineral Processing and Extractive Metallurgy Review 43: 233-242. doi.org/10.1080/08827508.2021.1888726.
  • Wang W, Wang H, Cheng X, Wu M, Song Y, Liu X, Loni P & Tuovinen OH. 2022. Different responses of bacteria and fungi to environmental variables and corresponding community assembly in Sb-contaminated soil. Environmental Pollution 298, 118812. doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2022.118812
  • Wang R, Wang H, Xi Z, Tuovinen OH, Gong L & Huang X. 2021. Vertical distribution of prokaryotes and methane functional groups and their responses to environmental conditions in a subtropical peatland. Journal of Hydrology 608: 127592. doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2022.127592
  • Abdollahi H, Mirmohammadi H, Ghassa S, Jozanikohan G, Boroumand Z & Tuovinen OH. 2022. Bioleaching of select sphalerite samples of variable Zn- and Fe-contents. Hydrometallurgy 212: 105897. doi.org/10.1016/j.hydromet.2022.105897
  • Wang Y, Cheng X, Wang H, Zhou J, Liu X & Tuovinen OH. 2022. The characterization of microbiome and interactions on weathered rocks in a subsurface karst cave, Central China. Frontiers of Microbiology 13: 909494. doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.909494


  • Abdollahi H, Saneie R, Ziaedin Shafaei S, Mirmohammadi M, Mohammadzadeh A & Tuovinen OH. 2021. Bioleaching of cobalt from a magnetite-rich cobaltite-bearing ore. Hydrometallurgy 204: 105727. doi.org/10.1016/j.hydromet.2021.105727
  • Chandra H, Sharma KK, Tuovinen OH, X. Sun X & Shukla P. 2021. Pathobionts: mechanisms of survival, expansion, and interaction with host with a focus on Clostridioides difficile. Gut Microbes 13 (1): e1979882. doi.org/10.1080/19490976.2021.1979882
  • Ding G, Mancl K, Lee J & Tuovinen OH. 2021. Bacterial movement in subsurface soil during winter irrigation of reclaimed wastewater. Sustainability 13: 9594. doi.org/10.3390/su13179594
  • Khandan N, Abdollahi H, Gharabaghi M, Mirmohammadi M, Ghassa S & Tuovinen OH. 2021.  Bioleaching of nickel from low-grade sulfide ore samples with a mesophilic consortium of iron- and sulfur-oxidizing acidophiles. Geomicrobiology Journal 39: 233-241. doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2021.1977434.


  • Conroy KM, Chen F, Tuovinen OH & Mancl KM. 2020. Effect of sodium chloride concentration on removal of chemical oxygen demand and ammonia from turkey processing wastewater in sand bioreactors. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 36: 33-37.
  • Kaksonen AH, Lakaniemi A-M & Tuovinen OH. 2020. Acid and ferric sulfate bioleaching of uranium ores: A review. Journal of Cleaner Production 264: 121586.
  • Liu K, Park E, Lee J, Tuovinen OH & Mancl KM. 2020. Batch UV disinfection for small flow onsite wastewater treatment. Applied Engineering in Agriculture 36: 717-725. 
  • Loni PC, Wu, M, Wang W, Wang H, Ma L, Liu C, Song Y & Tuovinen OH. 2020. Mechanism of microbial dissolution and oxidation of antimony in stibnite under ambient conditions. Journal of Hazardous Materials 385: 121561.


  • Bukhtiyarova PA, Antsiferov DV, Avakyan MR, Ikkert OP, Pimenov NV, Brasseur G, Tuovinen OH & Karnachuk OV. 2019. Isolation, characterization, and genome insights into an anaerobic sulfidogenic Tissierella bacterium from Cu-bearing coins. Anaerobe 56: 66-77.
  • Carver SM, Lepistö R & Tuovinen OH. 2019. Effect of the type and concentration of cellulose and temperature on metabolite formation by a fermentative thermophilic consortium. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44:17248-17259. 
  • Karbalaei Saleh D, Noaparast M, Fallah A & Tuovinen OH. 2019. Dissolution of Al from metakaolin with carboxylic acids produced by Aspergillus niger, Penicillium bilaji, Pseudomonas putida, and Pseudomonas koreensis. Hydrometallurgy 186: 235-243.


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