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Papers are invited for presentation at Sustainable Minerals '21. All papers must be written and presented in English, the official language of the conference.

THEMES

The rapid growth of the world economy is straining the sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources due to modern society’s extensive use of metals, materials and products. An astute and conscious application and use of metals, materials and products supported by the reuse and recycling of these materials and end-of-life products is imperative to the preservation of the Earth’s resources. The realisation of the ambitions of sustainable use of metals, materials and resources demands that the different disciplines of the material and consumer product system are connected and harmonised. This conference will discuss all aspects of material and metal usage by considering for example (but not exclusively):

  • Acid Mine Drainage
  • Clean Technology (smelting, energy recovery, hydrometallurgical, etc.)
  • Coal Wastes
  • Effluent Treatment (biological and chemical methods for water purification)
  • Energy Recovery
  • Water use and recycling
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Methodologies (LCA, metrics for sustainability, LCI, etc.)
  • Industrial Applications (novel technology, new methods, breakthrough technology, etc.)
  • Legislation (REACH, Basel, Stockholm, etc.)
  • Process Control (to monitor and optimize environmental performance of plants, unit operations, furnaces)
  • Processing of Industrial Wastes (slags, chemical, flue dusts, sludges, bottom ashes, etc.)
  • Recycling of Post Consumer Materials (car recycling, waste electric and electronic equipment, plastics, paper)
  • Tailings Disposal at mine sites
  • Recycling Systems (monitoring, take-back systems, etc.)
  • Recycling Technology (separation, automatic sorting, sensors, smelting, etc.)
  • Sustainability (from an industrial as well as consumer point of view)
  • System and other models for system optimization and Sustainability prediction
  • Carbon emission controls; case studies of existing methods to reduce emissions and new technology being developed such as carbon capture and storage
  • Efforts to reduce energy consumption in mining and mineral processing operations
  • Developments in geopolymers as alternatives to conventional cements.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Short abstracts, of no more than 150 words, should be emailed to Dr. Barry Wills in Rich Text Format (.rtf) by the end of December. Please ensure that your abstracts do not contain Figures, References, Tables or Equations.

DRAFT PAPERS

If accepted, draft papers will be required. These will form the unrefereed Proceedings, which will be available to delegates on a USB stick at the conference. Copyright on these papers belongs to the individual authors, and not to MEI.

FINAL PAPERS

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Final papers should be submitted as soon as possible after the conference. These will be refereed, and, if accepted, published immediately in the first available regular issue of Minerals Engineering, and included in the Virtual Special Issue of the conference on ScienceDirect.

 

ADVANTAGES OF MEI CONFERENCES

This is an ideal opportunity to present your work to an international audience and have your paper published in a refereed journal of high repute.

 

 

 

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