The importance of mineral processing technology for establishing a sustainable society with an environmentally-sound material cycle

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Abstract

For establishing sustainable material cycle process in human system, a brand new concept should be created, which could recycle the waste materials, which are land-fi lled and discarded under present economical situation. The concept of 'RtoS' (Reserve (of waste) to Stock) to create 'artifi cial deposit' of the materials concentrate is one of the best ideas to be applied. From this viewpoint, separation technology, in especial, solid phase separation such as mineral processing technology contributes much to the concentration, making 'artifi cial deposit' with less energy consumption compared with melting and/or dissolving technologies. Results of rare metals concentration in the e-waste are also introduced as an example with combining novel comminution and parts/powder separation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationXXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010
Pages111-121
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 1
Event25th International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2010 Sep 62010 Sep 10

Publication series

NameXXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010
Volume1

Conference

Conference25th International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period10/9/610/9/10

Keywords

  • Artifi cial deposit
  • Mineral processing technology
  • Rare metal
  • Stockpile system
  • Sustainable society

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Geology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Owada, S. (2010). The importance of mineral processing technology for establishing a sustainable society with an environmentally-sound material cycle. In XXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010 (pp. 111-121). (XXV International Mineral Processing Congress 2010, IMPC 2010; Vol. 1).