Resource Recovery and Recycling from Metallurgical Wastes


  • S.R. Rao, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Resource recovery and recycling from millions of tons of wastes produced from industrial activities is a continuing challenge for environmental engineers and researchers. Demand for conservation of resources, reduction in the quantity of waste and sustainable development with environmental control has been growing in every part of the world. Waste Processing and Recycling in Mineral and Metallurgical Industries brings together the currently used techniques of waste processing and recycling, their applications with practical examples and economic potentials of the processes. Emphasis is on resource recovery by appropriate treatment and techniques. Material on the subject is scatterend in waste management and environmental related journals, conference volumes and government departmental technical reports. This work serves as a source book of information and as an educational technical reference for practicing scientists and engineers, as well as for students.
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Research and industrial organizations, scientists and engineers in waste processing, recycling and related areas; graduate research libraries


Book information

  • Published: July 2006
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-08-045131-2

Table of Contents

Part 1: Techniques of Processing-Principles and Practice1. Introduction2. Waste Characterization Techniques3. Physical and Physico-Chemical Processes4. Hydrometallurgical Processing5. Biotechnological processes6. Pyrometallurgical processingPart 2: Resource Recovery Operations7. Metal Recycling8. Metallurgical Slags, Dust and Fumes9. Resource Recovery from Process Wastes10. Converting Wastes into Saleable Products-Biproduct Utilization11. Water and Reagents-Recycle and Reuse12. Emerging Technologies