E3S Web Conf.
Volume 18, 2017Mineral Engineering Conference MEC2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||04 October 2017|
Considerations about recovery of critical metals using bio-metallurgy
National Research and Development Institute for Nonferrous and Rare Metals, 102 Biruintei Blvd Pantelimon, Romania
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The increased requirement of critical metals due to green technologies needs, together with the geopolitical environment to ensure these metals, has entailed decisive measures to avoid current supply insecurities in each country. These metals are essential to the products and services made and used daily, and contribute to sustaining and growing the economy. Thus, sustainable approaches from technological, environmental, economic and social point of view are needed to recover these metals from different resources. By using resources more efficiently, innovating in the concept of circular economy, it can be assure re-using, re-manufacturing or recycling of valuable materials. In this paper are presented some considerations related to using the waste dumps as potential resources to obtain critical metals by bio-metallurgical processes.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2017
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