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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Hydro- and Biohydrometallurgy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Department of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete (TUC), 73100 Chania, Hellas, Greece
Interests: waste valorization; hydrometallurgy; life cycle analysis; risk assessment; environmental monitoring and modelling; soil and groundwater protection and rehabilitation
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Hydro- and biohydrometallurgical processes have been used for years to solve bottlenecks in the raw materials supply, and to provide environmental solutions for various industrial problems. This Special Issue aims to present recent technological advances and innovative solutions towards unlocking the use of potential raw materials—both primary and secondary—as potential metal resources. Emphasis is placed (among others) on the treatment of economically important deposits, refractory ores, low-grade polymetallic wastes, sludges (e.g., goethite, jarosite), slags, and electronic waste which are currently not yet being fully exploited due to technical problems. In addition, the extraction of critical elements and REEs through leaching or bio-leaching (including heap (bio)leaching studies) as well as the biodesulfurization of coals is of particular importance. Developmets on the recovery of metals from dilute and concentrated solutions should be highlighted. Studies on kinetics, process medeling, reactor design, and life cycle analysis are also welcome. The contribution of hydro- and biohydrometallurgy towards circular economy and the zero-waste approach should also be emphasized. Special attention is paid to the validation of hydro- and biohydrometallurgical systems. Socio-economic aspects related to all pertinent applications of hydro- and biohydrometallyrgy may also be addressed. Finally, contributions pertinent to advances in solvometallurgy are also well accepted.
Prof. Dr. Konstantinos Komnitsas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- hydro- and biohydrometallurgy
- raw materials
- critical elements
- life cycle analysis