Life Cycle and Criticality Assessment of Platinum Extraction Usage and Energy Applications

Life Cycle and Criticality Assessment of Platinum Extraction  Usage and Energy Applications
Author: Anup Pradhan,Nheta Willie,Junior Mabiza,Charles Mbohwa,Benedikt Buchspies
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-04
ISBN 10: 9780128159118
ISBN 13: 0128159111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life Cycle and Criticality Assessment of Platinum Extraction Usage and Energy Applications Book Review:

Recent Advances in Platinum based Fuel Cell Technology discusses past, present and future research works on platinum as it applies to fuel cells. It examines the global trends of platinum mining, processing and its application, with case studies from the Southern African region. Processing techniques and application of nanotechnology are also explored. The book offers a brief discussion on different types of fuel cell and a detailed description of platinum-based fuel cell technology. It includes the cutting edge technological advances driving the interest on these technologies. Environmental and socio-economic impacts of the production chain of fuel cell technology are evaluated using life cycle assessment, and criticality assessment of platinum group metals focusing on all aspects of its sustainability is also presented. Offers a comprehensive overview of the platinum value chain in relation to its application in energy technologies, including fuel cells and electrolyzers Presents trends and cutting-edge technologies Examines different perspectives, such as technologies of mining, processing, sustainability aspects and criticality for the use of platinum in fuel cells

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Technologies for Mining

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Technologies for Mining
Author: National Research Council,Committee on Earth Resources,Board on Earth Sciences and Resources,National Materials Advisory Board,Committee on Technologies for the Mining Industries
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 102
Release: 2002-03-14
ISBN 10: 9780309169837
ISBN 13: 0309169836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolutionary and Revolutionary Technologies for Mining Book Review:

The Office of Industrial Technologies (OIT) of the U. S. Department of Energy commissioned the National Research Council (NRC) to undertake a study on required technologies for the Mining Industries of the Future Program to complement information provided to the program by the National Mining Association. Subsequently, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health also became a sponsor of this study, and the Statement of Task was expanded to include health and safety. The overall objectives of this study are: (a) to review available information on the U.S. mining industry; (b) to identify critical research and development needs related to the exploration, mining, and processing of coal, minerals, and metals; and (c) to examine the federal contribution to research and development in mining processes.

Critical Materials Strategy

Critical Materials Strategy
Author: Steven Chu
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2011-05-01
ISBN 10: 1437944183
ISBN 13: 9781437944181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Materials Strategy Book Review:

This report examines the role of rare earth metals and other materials in the clean energy economy. It was prepared by the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) based on data collected and research performed during 2010. In the report, DoE describes plans to: (1) develop its first integrated research agenda addressing critical materials, building on three technical workshops convened by the DoE during November and December 2010; (2) strengthen its capacity for information-gathering on this topic; and (3) work closely with international partners, including Japan and Europe, to reduce vulnerability to supply disruptions and address critical material needs. Charts and tables. This is a print on demand report.

Minerals Critical Minerals and the U S Economy

Minerals  Critical Minerals  and the U S  Economy
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780309112864
ISBN 13: 0309112869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Linkages of Sustainability

Linkages of Sustainability
Author: Julia Lupp
Publsiher: Strungmann Forum Reports
Total Pages: 532
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822036435352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Linkages of Sustainability Book Review:

In this book, experts engage in an extended dialogue arguing for a comprehensive view of sustainability. They emphasize the constraints imposed by the relationships among the components, for example, how the need for clean, easily accessible water intersects with the need for the energy required to provide it. This book urges a transformation in the way we view sustainability, a transformation that is necessary if we are to plan responsibly for a more sustainable world.--[book jacket].

Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment

Product Design and Life Cycle Assessment
Author: Ireneusz Zbicinski
Publsiher: Baltic University Press
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9197552623
ISBN 13: 9789197552622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel Cobalt and Platinum Group Metals

Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel  Cobalt and Platinum Group Metals
Author: Frank Crundwell,Michael Moats,Venkoba Ramachandran,Timothy Robinson,W. G. Davenport
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2011-07-18
ISBN 10: 0080968104
ISBN 13: 9780080968100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extractive Metallurgy of Nickel Cobalt and Platinum Group Metals Book Review:

This book describes and explains the methods by which three related ores and recyclables are made into high purity metals and chemicals, for materials processing. It focuses on present day processes and future developments rather than historical processes. Nickel, cobalt and platinum group metals are key elements for materials processing. They occur together in one book because they (i) map together on the periodic table (ii) occur together in many ores and (iii) are natural partners for further materials processing and materials manufacturing. They all are, for example, important catalysts – with platinum group metals being especially important for reducing car and truck emissions. Stainless steels and CoNiFe airplane engine super alloys are examples of practical usage. The product emphasises a sequential, building-block approach to the subject gained through the author’s previous writings (particularly Extractive Metallurgy of Copper in four editions) and extensive experience. Due to the multiple metals involved and because each metal originates in several types of ore – e.g. tropical ores and arctic ores this necessitates a multi-contributor work drawing from multiple networks and both engineering and science. Synthesizes detailed review of the fundamental chemistry and physics of extractive metallurgy with practical lessons from industrial consultancies at the leading international plants Discusses Nickel, Cobalt and Platinum Group Metals for the first time in one book Reviews extraction of multiple metals from the same tropical or arctic ore Industrial, international and multidisciplinary focus on current standards of production supports best practice use of industrial resources

Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization

Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology,Committee on Developing a Research Agenda for Utilization of Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-02-22
ISBN 10: 0309483360
ISBN 13: 9780309483360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization Book Review:

In the quest to mitigate the buildup of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere, researchers and policymakers have increasingly turned their attention to techniques for capturing greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane, either from the locations where they are emitted or directly from the atmosphere. Once captured, these gases can be stored or put to use. While both carbon storage and carbon utilization have costs, utilization offers the opportunity to recover some of the cost and even generate economic value. While current carbon utilization projects operate at a relatively small scale, some estimates suggest the market for waste carbon-derived products could grow to hundreds of billions of dollars within a few decades, utilizing several thousand teragrams of waste carbon gases per year. Gaseous Carbon Waste Streams Utilization: Status and Research Needs assesses research and development needs relevant to understanding and improving the commercial viability of waste carbon utilization technologies and defines a research agenda to address key challenges. The report is intended to help inform decision making surrounding the development and deployment of waste carbon utilization technologies under a variety of circumstances, whether motivated by a goal to improve processes for making carbon-based products, to generate revenue, or to achieve environmental goals.

Critical Mineral Resources of the United States

Critical Mineral Resources of the United States
Author: K. J. Schulz,John H. DeYoung,Robert R. Seal,Dwight C. Bradley
Publsiher: Geological Survey
Total Pages: 797
Release: 2018-07-27
ISBN 10: 9781411339910
ISBN 13: 1411339916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Mineral Resources of the United States Book Review:

As the importance and dependence of specific mineral commodities increase, so does concern about their supply. The United States is currently 100 percent reliant on foreign sources for 20 mineral commodities and imports the majority of its supply of more than 50 mineral commodities. Mineral commodities that have important uses and face potential supply disruption are critical to American economic and national security. However, a mineral commodity's importance and the nature of its supply chain can change with time; a mineral commodity that may not have been considered critical 25 years ago may be critical today, and one considered critical today may not be so in the future. The U.S. Geological Survey has produced this volume to describe a select group of mineral commodities currently critical to our economy and security. For each mineral commodity covered, the authors provide a comprehensive look at (1) the commodity's use; (2) the geology and global distribution of the mineral deposit types that account for the present and possible future supply of the commodity; (3) the current status of production, reserves, and resources in the United States and globally; and (4) environmental considerations related to the commodity's production from different types of mineral deposits. The volume describes U.S. critical mineral resources in a global context, for no country can be self-sufficient for all its mineral commodity needs, and the United States will always rely on global mineral commodity supply chains. This volume provides the scientific understanding of critical mineral resources required for informed decisionmaking by those responsible for ensuring that the United States has a secure and sustainable supply of mineral commodities.

Electricity from Renewable Resources

Electricity from Renewable Resources
Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,National Academy of Sciences,America's Energy Future Panel on Electricity from Renewable Resources
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2010-04-05
ISBN 10: 030913708X
ISBN 13: 9780309137089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Electricity from Renewable Resources Book Review:

A component in the America's Energy Future study, Electricity from Renewable Resources examines the technical potential for electric power generation with alternative sources such as wind, solar-photovoltaic, geothermal, solar-thermal, hydroelectric, and other renewable sources. The book focuses on those renewable sources that show the most promise for initial commercial deployment within 10 years and will lead to a substantial impact on the U.S. energy system. A quantitative characterization of technologies, this book lays out expectations of costs, performance, and impacts, as well as barriers and research and development needs. In addition to a principal focus on renewable energy technologies for power generation, the book addresses the challenges of incorporating such technologies into the power grid, as well as potential improvements in the national electricity grid that could enable better and more extensive utilization of wind, solar-thermal, solar photovoltaics, and other renewable technologies.

Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry

Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry
Author: Kwame Awuah-Offei
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN 10: 3319541994
ISBN 13: 9783319541990
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Efficiency in the Minerals Industry Book Review:

This book presents a state-of-the-art analysis of energy efficiency as applied to mining processes. From ground fragmentation to mineral processing and extractive metallurgy, experts discuss the current state of knowledge and the nagging questions that call for further research. It offers an excellent resource for all mine managers and engineers who want to improve energy efficiency to boost both production efficiency and sustainability. It will also benefit graduate students and experienced researchers looking for a comprehensive review of the current state of knowledge concerning energy efficiency in the minerals industry.

Sustainable Inorganic Chemistry

Sustainable Inorganic Chemistry
Author: David A. Atwood
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2016-10-17
ISBN 10: 1118703421
ISBN 13: 9781118703427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Inorganic Chemistry Book Review:

The Earth's natural resources are finite and easily compromised by contamination from industrial chemicals and byproducts from the degradation of consumer products. The growing field of green and sustainable chemistry seeks to address this through the development of products and processes that are environmentally benign while remaining economically viable. Inorganic chemistry plays a critical role in this endeavor in areas such as resource extraction and isolation, renewable energy, catalytic processes, waste minimization and avoidance, and renewable industrial feedstocks. Sustainable Inorganic Chemistry presents a comprehensive overview of the many new developments taking place in this rapidly expanding field, in articles that discuss fundamental concepts alongside cutting-edge developments and applications. The volume includes educational reviews from leading scientists on a broad range of topics including: inorganic resources, sustainable synthetic methods, alternative reaction conditions, heterogeneous catalysis, photocatalysis, sustainable nanomaterials, renewable and clean fuels, water treatment and remediation, waste valorization and life cycle sustainability assessment. The content from this book will be added online to the Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry.

Rare Earths Industry

Rare Earths Industry
Author: Ismar Borges De Lima,Walter Leal Filho
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 434
Release: 2015-09-10
ISBN 10: 0128025689
ISBN 13: 9780128025680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rare Earths Industry Book Review:

Rare Earths elements are composed of 15 chemical elements in the periodic table. Scandium and yttrium have similar properties, with mineral assemblages, and are therefore referred alike in the literature. Although abundant in the planet surface, the Rare Earths are not found in concentrated forms, thus making them economically valued as they are so challenging to obtain. Rare Earths Industry: Technological, Economic and Environmental Implications provides an interdisciplinary orientation to the topic of Rare Earths with a focus on technical, scientific, academic, economic, and environmental issues. Part I of book deals with the Rare Earths Reserves and Mining, Part II focuses on Rare Earths Processes and High-Tech Product Development, and Part III deals with Rare Earths Recycling Opportunities and Challenges. The chapters provide updated information and priceless analysis of the theme, and they seek to present the latest techniques, approaches, processes and technologies that can reduce the costs of compliance with environmental concerns in a way it is possible to anticipate and mitigate emerging problems. Discusses the influence of policy on Rare Earth Elements to help raise interest in developing strategies for management resource development and exploitation Global contributions will address solutions in countries that are high RE producers, including China, Brazil, Australia, and South China End of chapter critical summaries outline the technological, economic and environmental implications of rare earths reserves, exploration and market Provides a concise, but meaningful, geopolitical analysis of the current worldwide scenario and importance of rare earths exploration for governments, corporate groups, and local stakeholders

Management of Legionella in Water Systems

Management of Legionella in Water Systems
Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Board on Life Sciences,Water Science and Technology Board,Committee on Management of Legionella in Water Systems
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2020-02-20
ISBN 10: 0309493854
ISBN 13: 9780309493857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management of Legionella in Water Systems Book Review:

Legionnaires' disease, a pneumonia caused by the Legionella bacterium, is the leading cause of reported waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Legionella occur naturally in water from many different environmental sources, but grow rapidly in the warm, stagnant conditions that can be found in engineered water systems such as cooling towers, building plumbing, and hot tubs. Humans are primarily exposed to Legionella through inhalation of contaminated aerosols into the respiratory system. Legionnaires' disease can be fatal, with between 3 and 33 percent of Legionella infections leading to death, and studies show the incidence of Legionnaires' disease in the United States increased five-fold from 2000 to 2017. Management of Legionella in Water Systems reviews the state of science on Legionella contamination of water systems, specifically the ecology and diagnosis. This report explores the process of transmission via water systems, quantification, prevention and control, and policy and training issues that affect the incidence of Legionnaires' disease. It also analyzes existing knowledge gaps and recommends research priorities moving forward.

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1971
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112106767426
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports Book Review:

Biofuel Production Technologies Critical Analysis for Sustainability

Biofuel Production Technologies  Critical Analysis for Sustainability
Author: Neha Srivastava,Manish Srivastava,P. K. Mishra,Vijai Kumar Gupta
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN 10: 9811386374
ISBN 13: 9789811386374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biofuel Production Technologies Critical Analysis for Sustainability Book Review:

Production and utilization of sustainable energy toward maintaining a clean environment is a major challenge. At the same time, the continued depletion of fossil fuels and the global dependency on non-renewable fuels is a chief concern. Moreover, the long-term economic and environmental issues associated with the high utilization of fossil fuel, such as global warming, are also important, particularly in the context of the predicted increase in the global population to around 5 billion by 2050. In recent years, researchers have been investigating alternative, renewable fuels to replace fossil fuels. Of the various options, biofuels are especially attractive due to their low production costs and the fact that they are pollution free. Also known as transportation fuels, their energy is derived from biological resources or through the biological processes. Biofuels such as biohydrogen, biomethane, biogas, ethanol and butanol offer a number of advantages and can be economically produced from cellulosic biomass. As such, they can play a vital role in sustainably meeting future energy demands. Biofuels have the potential to become a global primary energy source, offering significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions as well as opportunities to increase economic and social development in rural communities and reduce the problems associated with waste disposal. However, low yields and lack of process technology are some of the aspects that need to be addressed. This book offers an overview of existing biofuels and the technologies to solve the problems associated with their practical implementation. Evaluating the biofuel options and discussing the opportunities and risks in relation to resources, technologies, practices, markets and policy, it provides insights into the development of economically viable bioenergy industries.

Resource Recovery from Wastes

Resource Recovery from Wastes
Author: L E Macaskie,D J Sapsford,W M Mayes
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1788013816
ISBN 13: 9781788013819
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resource Recovery from Wastes Book Review:

Bringing together a broad range of topics on resource recovery this book provides a valuable resource for those working in green chemistry and waste management.

Sustainability Transformations Across Societies

Sustainability Transformations Across Societies
Author: Björn-Ola Linnér,Victoria Wibeck
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-09-30
ISBN 10: 1108487475
ISBN 13: 9781108487474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainability Transformations Across Societies Book Review:

A comparison of how societal actors in different geographical, political and cultural contexts understand agents and drivers of sustainability transformations.

Mining Royalties

Mining Royalties
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 0821365037
ISBN 13: 9780821365038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mining Royalties Book Review:

This book contains a wealth of information and analysis relating to mineral royalties. Primary information includes royalty legislation from over forty nations. Analysis is comprehensive and addresses issues of importance to diverse stakeholders including government policymakers, tax administrators, society, local communities and mining companies. Extensive footnotes and citations provide a valuable resource for researchers.

Critical Metals Handbook

Critical Metals Handbook
Author: Gus Gunn
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2014-01-06
ISBN 10: 1118755219
ISBN 13: 9781118755211
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Metals Handbook Book Review:

Mankind is using a greater variety of metals in greaterquantities than ever before. As a result there is increasing globalconcern over the long-term availability of secure and adequatesupplies of the metals needed by society. Critical metals, whichare those of growing economic importance that might be susceptibleto future scarcity, are a particular worry. For many of thesewe have little information on how they are concentrated in theEarth’s crust, how to extract them from their ores, and howto use, recycle and dispose of them effectively and safely. Published with the British Geological Survey, the CriticalMetals Handbook brings together a wealth of knowledge oncritical metals and provides a foundation for improving the futuresecurity and sustainability of critical metal supplies. Written byinternational experts, it provides a unique source of authoritativeinformation on diverse aspects of the critical metals, includinggeology, deposits, processing, applications, recycling,environmental issues and markets. It is aimed at a broadnon-specialist audience, including professionals and academicsworking in the exploration and mining sectors, in mining financeand investment, and in mineral processing and manufacturing. Itwill also be a valuable reference for policy makers concerned withresource management, land-use planning, eco-efficiency, recyclingand related fields.