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Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors

Edited by: Sheila Devasahayam , Kim Dowling , Manoj K. Mahapatra

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498733021
eBook ISBN: 9781315369853
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315369853
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Sustainable practices within the mining and energy sectors are assuming greater significance due to uncertainty and change within the global economy and safety, security, and health concerns. This book examines sustainability issues facing the mining and energy sectors by addressing six major themes: Mining and Mineral Processing; Metallurgy and Recycling; Environment; Energy; Socioeconomic and Regulatory; and Sustainable Materials and Fleets. Emphasizing an integrated transdisciplinary approach, it deliberates on optimizing mining productivity and energy efficiency and discusses integrated waste management practices. It discusses risk management, cost cutting, and integration of sustainable practices for long-term business value. It gives a comprehensive outlook for sustainable mineral futures from academic and industry perspectives covering mine to mill optimization, waste, risk and water management, improved efficiencies in mining tools and equipment, and performance indicators for sustainable developments. It covers how innovation and research underpin management of natural resources including sustainable carbon management.

?Focuses on mining and mineral processing, metallurgy and recycling, the environment, energy, socioeconomic and regulatory issues, and sustainable materials and fleets.

?Describes metallurgy and recycling and uses economic, environmental and social parameter analyses to identify areas for improvement in iron, steel, aluminium, lead, zinc, copper, and gold production.

?Discusses current research on mining, performance indicators for sustainable development, sustainability in mining equipment, risk and safety management, and renewable energy resources

?Covers alternative and conventional energy sources for the mineral sector as well water treatment and remediation and energy sustainability in mining.

?Provides an overview of sustainable carbon management.

?Offers an interdisciplinary approach with international focus.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  New Paradigms for Sustainable Mineral Processing Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Assessment of Sustainability of Mineral Processing Industries Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A Step Change in Mining Productivity Download PDF
Chapter  4:  An Approach to Improve the Energy Efficiency of Mining Projects Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Energy Use in Comminution in a Global Context Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mill-to-Melt Energy Efficiency Opportunities Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Carbothermic Processing of Copper–Cobalt Mineral Sulphide Concentrates and Slag Waste for the Extraction of Metallic Values Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Processing of Lithium-Ion Batteries for Zero-Waste Materials Recovery Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Selective Leaching Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Reductive Leaching of Metal Oxides in Hydrometallurgical Processing of Nickel Laterite Ores, Deep Sea Manganese Nodules, and Recycling of Spent Batteries/Catalysts Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Sustainable Recycling Technology for Electronic Waste Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Recovery of Rare Earth Elements from e-Wastes (Nd-Fe-B Spent Magnets) Using Magnesium Chloride Salts Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Building Suitable Restoration Approaches in the Brownfields Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Mining and the Environment Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Sustainable Management of Mine Induced Water Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Bioflocculants Relevant for Water Treatment and Remediation Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Sustainability and Regional Development Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Sustainability of Minerals Processing and Metal Production for European Economies in Transition Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Toward Sustainable Design of Landfill Clay Liners Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Water and Energy Nexus Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Alternative Energy Sources for the Mineral Sector Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Nuclear Power Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Carbon Capture and Storage Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Photovoltaics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Improving Process Efficiency by Waste Heat Recuperation Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Urban Waste (Municipal Solid Waste—MSW) to Energy Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Electrochemical Energy Systems and Efficient Utilization of Abundant Natural Gas Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Unconventional Gas Download PDF
Chapter  29:  A Research and Education Framework to Support the Development of a Sustainable and Socially Responsible Mining Industry in Africa Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Electronic Waste Processing through Copper Recycling Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Importance of Risk Management in the Extractive Sector for a Sustainable Economy Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Integrating Sustainability for Long-Term Business Value Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Challenging the Challenging Regulatory Environment in Papua New Guinea Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Sustainability Allusion, Societal Marketing, and the Environmental Footprint of Hybrid Autos Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Developing Novel Polymer Composites with Typical Applications in Transport Systems Exposed to High Wear and Corrosion Such as Mining Conveyors Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Superhydrophobicity Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Application of Waste Materials (Fly Ash) as Novel Energy Materials Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
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