Recycling of Industrial Metals and Materials: Trends in Recent Research -- Part I
Environmental concerns and the need for energy savings are presently the most important drivers of research in extractive metallurgy. Recycling fits into this general picture: not only the re-processing of post-consumer products, but also various improvements in a flowsheet that send intermediate products and residues back as feedstock to a process. The present series of papers is mostly devoted to the second aspect.
The research presented here, as most research in this field, is not groundbreaking or disruptive. Instead, it consists of incremental steps that have already been considered in the past but make practical sense and have now become very important because of changes in economics and regulations. We trust the papers give up-to-date information as well as an indication of general trends.
D. E. Verhulst et al., "Recycling of Industrial Metals and Materials: Trends in Recent Research -- Part I," JOM, vol. 71, no. 9, pp. 3164-3165, Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Sep 2019.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-019-03663-w
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01 Sep 2019