Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World

Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation

Volume 2: Case studies

Editors: Rene, E.R., Sahinkaya, E., Lewis, A., Lens, P. (Eds.)

  • Covers aspects such as life-cycle assessment of metal recovery from electronic waste and adsorption technology for removal of toxic pollutants 
  • Looks into Leaching and recovery of metals from metallic industrial sludges, dusts and residues and more 
  • Provides case-studies pertaining to the use of sustainable technologies for heavy metal removal and recovery from mining and metallurgical wastes, construction and demolition wastes, spent catalysts and electronic wastes
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This book presents an assortment of case-studies pertaining to the use of sustainable technologies for heavy metal removal and recovery from mining and metallurgical wastes, construction and demolition wastes, spent catalysts and electronic wastes. 

Wastewaters from diverse industrial and mining activities have caused pollution problems, but these sectors also serve as a hotspot for metal recovery. Several metal removal technologies based on physical, chemical and biological processes have been successfully implemented in full-scale operation, while metal recovery, which is beneficial for economic and environmental reasons, is still limited due to challenges arising from downstream processing. For instance, microbial recovery (bioleaching) of metals from their ores is an established technology with a number of full-scale applications. Bioleaching of electronic wastes to recover metals is also a highly promising technology with low environmental impact and high cost-effectiveness; yet, this technology is still at its infancy. 

As the individual chapters of this book focuses on the applications and limitations of different technologies, this book will serve as an excellent resource for chemical engineers, environmental engineers, mining engineers, biotechnologists, graduate students and researchers in these areas. 

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-61145-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sustainable Heavy Metal Remediation
Book Subtitle
Volume 2: Case studies
Editors
  • Eldon R. Rene
  • Erkan Sahinkaya
  • Alison Lewis
  • Piet Lens
Series Title
Environmental Chemistry for a Sustainable World
Series Volume
9
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-61146-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-61146-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-61145-7
Series ISSN
2213-7114
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 278
Number of Illustrations and Tables
27 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
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