Special Issue "Cleaner Production in Mineral Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 June 2020).
Interests: modeling; design; optimization; uncertainty; flotation; heap leaching; tailing; seawater
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The most pressing environmental problems of base metals production are solid waste production, gaseous emissions, and high energy use. Most of the present solutions to clean up post-mining base metals production can be characterized as incremental, end-of-pipe technologies. More sophisticated, radical solutions are scarcely implemented. This Special Issue on Cleaner Production in Mineral Processing focuses on strategies and technologies to identify options to minimize waste and emissions out of the mineral processes through source reduction. Examples are technologies to reduce the effect of tailing by modification of the process to avoid fine particles and acid mine drainage agents in the tailing. Other examples are the reuse of waste, new process and technologies with low waste, and substitution of raw material and energy by renewable material and energy. The development of cleaner production is essential for the adoption of a circular economy.
Prof. Dr. Luis A. Cisternas
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Minerals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Waste reduction
- Circular economy
- Substitution of raw material by renewable material
- Substitution of energy by renewable energy