|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Rare Metal Extraction & Processing
||Rethinking mineral processing and extractive metallurgy approaches to ensure a sustainable supply of high-tech and critical raw materials
||Yousef Ghorbani, Glen T Nwaila, Steven E. Zhang, Jan Rosenkranz
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Raw materials (RM) are crucial for the operation of the economy especially in industrialized regions. The 4th industrial revolution and the energy transition are reliant on access to certain RM. High-tech RMs these seldom the primary constituent of ore deposits. Instead, they are overwhelmingly extracted as by-products. To increase the production of rare high-tech RM, it is essential to modify the existing bulk RM production process and extract the target materials from partial, secondary, or waste streams. This study aims to present and discuss the necessities of redefining the concept and scope in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy approaches in order to secure a sustainable supply of high-tech and critical raw material (CRM) for the economy in modern society. A list of paths and trends for developing future concepts and methods in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy will be introduced in pursuance of gaining access to high-tech and CRM from both primary and secondary resources.
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