Special Issue "Recovery and Recycling of Valuable Metals"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: surface chemistry; extractive metallurgy; mineral processing; DFT simulations; waste valorization
Metals have always played a significant role in human life, and the current global growth and prosperity are directly dependent on these materials. With the rapidly growing global demand for metals, their extraction from natural minerals (as their primary sources) has been enhanced, causing a significant reduction in the grade and quality of the ores in ore deposits and leading to the production of huge amounts of waste which needs management. In light of this, new ideas to develop more advanced metal recovery technologies from minerals are required. Besides, the huge quantity of waste generated through all steps of metal production is known to be a source of environmental pollution, while its valorization can create value via recycling metals or even though use in the production of other valuable materials. Such waste valorization is also in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as implementation of the Paris Agreement. On this matter, the recycling of end-user products in order to reproduce valuable metals can also create significant values and reduce mining activities, and thus their harmful consequences all around the world. Therefore, research and development in the state-of-the-art technologies for the recovery and recycling of metals are absolutely necessary.
In this Special Issue, the endeavor is to collect a range of articles on different aspects of valuable metal recovery and recycling from primary and secondary sources. The objective is to decipher all new methods, processes, and knowledge in valuable metals production. We hope this open-access Special Issue will provide a great opportunity to demonstrate the work of researchers working in this area all around the world. Articles on all areas of hydrometallurgy, mineral processing, and waste recycling and valorization are highly desired.
Dr. Dariush Azizi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metal production
- mineral processing
- extraction technologies
- waste valorization
- primary metal sources
- secondary metal sources
- waste and end-user product recycling
- process development