Sustainability of Minerals Processing and Metal Production for European Economies in Transition

Authored by: Vladimir Strezov , Natasa Markovska , Meri Karanfilovska

Sustainability in the Mineral and Energy Sectors

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

Print ISBN: 9781498733021
eBook ISBN: 9781315369853
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/9781315369853-22

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Abstract

Mineral processing and metal production are some of the most important industrial activities for economic development. The countries in economic transition have introduced various incentives to promote mineral processing and metal production. These countries have often lower levels of environmental regulations enabling the mineral processing and metal production industries to operate with small investments in environmental control. This chapter reviews the current state of economic input and environmental performance for a selected range of countries in economic transition to determine the role of industrial activities in their economic and sustainable development.

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