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Izatt, Reed M.

Metal Sustainability: Global Challenges, Consequences, and Prospects

Izatt, Reed M. - Metal Sustainability: Global Challenges, Consequences, and Prospects, ebook

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The sustainable use of natural resources is an important global challenge, and improved metal sustainability is a crucial goal for the 21st century in order to conserve the supply of critical metals and mitigate the environmental and health issues resulting from unrecovered metals.

Metal Sustainability: Global Challenges, Consequences and Prospects discusses important topics and challenges associated with sustainability in metal life cycles, from mining ore to beneficiation processes, to product manufacture, to recovery from end-of-life materials, to environmental and health concerns resulting from generated waste. The broad perspective presented highlights the global interdependence of the many stages of metal life cycles. Economic issues are emphasized and relevant environmental, health, political, industrial and societal issues are discussed. The importance of applying green chemistry principles to metal sustainability is emphasized.

Topics covered include:
•Recycling and sustainable utilization of precious and specialty metals
•Formal and informal recycling from electronic and other high-tech wastes
•Global management of electronic wastes
•Metal reuse and recycling in developing countries
•Effects of toxic and other metal releases on the environment and human health
•Effect on bacteria of toxic metal release
•Selective recovery of platinum group metals and rare earth metals
•Metal sustainability from a manufacturing perspective
•Economic perspectives on sustainability, mineral development, and metal life cycles
•Closing the Loop – Minerals Industry Issues

The aim of this book is to improve awareness of the increasingly important role metals play in our high-tech society, the need to conserve our metal supply throughout the metal life cycle, the importance of improved metal recycling, and the effects that unhindered metal loss can have on the environment and on human health.

Keywords:

Formal and informal waste recycling
Metal sustainability
Green chemistry
Metal life cycles
Global environmental pollution
Electronic waste management
Metal Analysis
Technology
, precious and toxic metals
Global Metal resources
Geopolitics
Ionic Liquids
Bacteria and Toxic metals
Economic perspectives on metal life cycles
Mercury

, Sustainable Chemistry & Green Chemistry
Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
552 pages
Category
Natural Sciences
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781119009122
Printed ISBN
9781119009108

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