Special Issue "Towards a Sustainable Management of Mine Wastes: Reprocessing, Reuse, Revalorization and Repository"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Benzaazoua
Reserach Institute in Mining and Environment, University of Quebec (RIME-UQAT), Rouyn-Noranda, Canada
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Interests: inorganic industrial and mining wastes; environmental characterization; treatment and recycling of industrial and mining wastes; waste reprocessing; integrated management of mining wastes
The need for efficient and sustainable management methods of industrial and mining inorganic wastes is continuously growing all around the world. These wastes often present serious management problems due to their more or less important amounts and possible environmental threats. This Special Issue will include state of the art papers based on works around industrial and mining wastes new trend management techniques. Currently, it is a must to sustainably manage industrial wastes, considering the alternative of creating the maximum of symbiosis and replacing raw material resources by secondary resources. Insights related to industrial and mine waste characterization, landfilling, undergroung backfilling, reprocessing of secondary metal recovery or environmental purposes, valorization in various sectors, etc., are some examples of themes to be included in this Special Issue. Scientists, industry and governance stackholders have to face these new challenges to find the future best management practices.
- Problems around industrial and mine wastes
- Fine characterization of industrial and mine wastes
- Latest available technical and environmental solutions to efficiently manage both types of wastes; treatment and processing before disposal
- High value elements recovery from industrial and mining wastes; towards defining effective, low cost and ecofriendly methods
- Recycling of industrial and mining wastes as alternative resources in different sectors
- Laboratory, pilot and/or industrial scale studies related to these topics
Prof. Dr. Mostafa Benzaazoua
Dr. Yassine Taha
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Inorganic industrial and mining wastes
- Environmental characterization
- Treatment, stabilization, reprocessing and recycling
- Integrated management