Minerals Metals And Sustainability

Author: W. J. Rankin
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643097260
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Minerals, Metals and Sustainability examines the exploitation of minerals and mineral products and the implications for sustainability of the consumption of finite mineral resources and the wastes associated with their production and use. It provides a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates the physical and earth sciences with the social sciences, ecology and economics. Increasingly, graduates in the minerals industry and related sectors will not only require a deep technical and scientific understanding of their fields (such as geology, mining, metallurgy), but will also need a knowledge of how their industry relates to and can contribute to the transition to sustainability. Chapters 1 to 3 introduce the concept of materials, how they are used in society and the environmental basis of our existence. Chapter 4 introduces the concept of sustainability and the issues it raises for the use of non-renewable resources. Chapter 5 discusses the geological basis of the minerals industry and Chapter 6 describes the structure and nature of the industry. Chapters 7 and 8 review the technologies by which mineral resources are extracted from the Earth’s crust and processed. Chapters 9 and 10 examine the usage of energy and water. Chapters 11 and 12 survey the wastes resulting from the production of mineral and metal commodities, the human and environmental impacts of these, and how they are managed. Chapter 13 examines the recycling of mineral-derived materials and the role of secondary materials in meeting material needs. Chapter 14 surveys the potential future sources of minerals and the factors that determine long-term supply. Chapter 15 surveys the socio-economic and technological factors that determine the long-term demand for mineral-derived materials and future trends. Chapter 16 discusses how waste can be reduced, or eliminated, through technological developments and socio-political changes. Finally, Chapter 17 addresses the concept of stewardship and the role the minerals industry should play in the ongoing transition to sustainability. Minerals, Metals and Sustainability is an important reference for students of engineering and applied science and geology; practising engineers, geologists and scientists; students of economics, social sciences and related disciplines; professionals in government service in areas such as resources, environment and sustainability; and non-technical professionals working in the minerals industry or in sectors servicing the minerals industry.

Engineering Solutions For Sustainability

Author: Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118175859
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A wealth of resources and topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held in Switzerland in 2009 Natural resources are the lifeblood of agricultural and industrial endeavors that contribute to our social and economic well–being. Yet, even as these resources dwindle from mismanagement, there is still no clear consensus in the engineering community of what actually defines "sustainable engineering." This publication offers the engineering profession a multi–disciplinary blueprint for action by presenting topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held at the école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22–24, 2009. It includes an extensive bibliography and recommended readings section, and a summary of key, cross–cutting initiatives recommended as priorities because of their potential to create common principles for advancing societal sustainability through technological, educational, and public policy solutions. The resources, tools, and concepts delivered in this report draw from the unique perspectives and expertise of an array of engineering disciplines, represented by delegates from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The intent of this publication is to forge a better understanding of the role and responsibility of engineering in achieving global sustainability, while also laying the foundation for an ongoing and productive interdisciplinary dialogue in other forums.

Engineering Solutions For Sustainability

Author: Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118175859
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A wealth of resources and topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held in Switzerland in 2009 Natural resources are the lifeblood of agricultural and industrial endeavors that contribute to our social and economic well–being. Yet, even as these resources dwindle from mismanagement, there is still no clear consensus in the engineering community of what actually defines "sustainable engineering." This publication offers the engineering profession a multi–disciplinary blueprint for action by presenting topics of discussion from the Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop held at the école Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland, July 22–24, 2009. It includes an extensive bibliography and recommended readings section, and a summary of key, cross–cutting initiatives recommended as priorities because of their potential to create common principles for advancing societal sustainability through technological, educational, and public policy solutions. The resources, tools, and concepts delivered in this report draw from the unique perspectives and expertise of an array of engineering disciplines, represented by delegates from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The intent of this publication is to forge a better understanding of the role and responsibility of engineering in achieving global sustainability, while also laying the foundation for an ongoing and productive interdisciplinary dialogue in other forums.

Minerals Metals And The Environment

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Editor: Elsevier Applied Science
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Minerals Yearbook

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Minerals Metals And The Environment Ii

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The Circular Economy

Author: Mika Sillanpaa
Editor: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128152672
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The Circular Economy: Case Studies about the Transition from the Linear Economy explores examples of the circular economy in action. Unlike other books that provide narrow perceptions of wide-ranging and highly interconnected paradigms, such as supply chains, recycling, businesses models and waste management, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the circular economy from various perspectives. Its unique insights into the approaches, methods and tools that enable people to make the transformation to a circular economy show how recent research, trends and attitudes have moved beyond the "call to arms" approach to a level of maturity that requires sound scientific thinking. Compiles evidence through case studies that illustrate how individuals, organizations, communities and countries are transitioning to a circular economy Provides a theoretical and empirical summary of the circular economy that emphasizes what others are actually doing and planning Highlights achievements from industry, agriculture, forestry, energy, water and other sectors that show how circular principles are applicable, eco-friendly, profitable, and thus sustainable

Minerals Yearbook

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ISBN: 9780160780257
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Minerals And Metals Development And Trade For Sustainable Supply In Asia And The Pacific

Author: United Nations. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Editor: United Nations Publications
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A report on mineral and metals trade and development in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mongolia, Malaysia, the Philippines, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam. The primary emphasis is on the widely traded ferrous, non ferrous and aluminium based sectors of the global, regional and national mineral sectors.

Performance Report For The Period Ending March 31

Author: Canada. Natural Resources Canada
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Environmental Risks And Challenges Of Anthropogenic Metals Flows And Cycles

Author: E. van der Voet
Editor: UN
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"A key question that relates to the very broad and intensive use of metals is whether society needs to be concerned about long-term supplies of any or many of them. This is a many-faceted question that cannot be answered quickly or unequivocally. To address it, the Global Metal Flows Working Group envisions a series of six reports, of which this is the third one addressing environmental risks and challenges of anthropogenic metals flows and cycles. This report, compiled by a group of international experts, focuses on the impact of metals on the environment as well as on their life cycle energy use. Currently, primary metals production is responsible for 7-8% of the total global energy use as well as for severe local environmental impacts. The report suggests to apply best available techniques and to increase recycling of metals, which not only requires significantly less energy per kg metal produced than primary production but also helps decreasing the overall local impacts of mining. However, even if recycling rates are increased, rising global demand for many metals will remain a huge environmental challenge in the next decades worldwide."--Page 4 of cover.

Proceedings

Author: Geological Society of Malaysia. Geological Conference
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Sustainable Development

Author: Canada. Environment Canada
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This report provides an overview of Canada's major environmental, social and economic developments over the last decade. It highlights some of Canada's successes, speaks of some of the remaining challenges and explores some of the current efforts underway to meet those challenges. It examines, more specifically, the following: decision-making structures and processes; social sustainability; sustainable communities; health and environment; conservation and stewardship of biodiversity; sustainable development of natural resources; climate change; the Canadian Arctic; international cooperation.

Metals And The Environment

Author: J. M. Skeaff
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Sustainable Development And The Future Of Mineral Investment

Author: James Otto
Editor: United Nations Publications
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Informing Environmental Decisions

Author: Task Force on a Canadian Information System for the Environment (Canada)
Editor: Hull, Quebec : The Task Force
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The proposed Canadian Information System for the Environment (CISE) aims to ensure easy & timely access by decision makers, citizens, communities, and the private sector to the reliable information they need to make informed decisions relating to the environment. The introduction to this interim report explains the need for the CISE, the problems it will address, and the resulting benefits to Canadians. Chapter 2 lays out the basic foundations to guide the design & implementation of the CISE, including its principles & scope. Chapter 3 addresses the data resource infrastructure of the CISE and chapter 4 focusses on cross-cutting requirements that support an integrated & strategic approach to environmental management or are common across policy sectors. Chapter 5 addresses how data & information can be made accessible to information users, and considers methods of raising citizen awareness & encouraging involvement in environmental issues. The final chapter outlines future steps & the forthcoming consultations on the CISE. Appendices include descriptions of conceptual frameworks for the CISE and a preliminary analysis of current gaps in environmental information.

Environment Planning

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