|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
||Critical metal cycling. Lessons from Nature
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The increased demand of “rare metals” for technological application poses a strong dilemma in the balance between supply and demand.
At the same time there is a need to increase the recyclability of critical metals in order to achieve the circular economy objectives.
In my presentation, I will discuss how the knowledge about the geochemical cycles of these critical metals can help us to improve their recyclability, to increase supply and to diminish the impacts on the environment.
This will be one by discussing some practical examples and assessing to which extent the circular economy and the geochemical cycling principles can be used to design new secondary sources of critical metals.
||Recycling and Secondary Recovery, Sustainability,