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A Changing Environment: Reflections on 50 Years of Hydrometallurgy

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Title: A Changing Environment: Reflections on 50 Years of Hydrometallurgy
Authors: Monhemius, AJ
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Looking back over the past half century, it can be seen that the growth in the importance of hydrometallurgy for the production of non-ferrous and precious metals almost exactly parallels the rise of the environmental movement and its principal NGOs, such as Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth. The paper will review important landmarks in the development of the science and technology of hydrometallurgy and show how many of these have been influenced by pressures on the industry brought about by environmentalists. Successful innovations as well as commercial failures will be considered and reasons for the success or failure will be analysed and lessons drawn to guide future developments.
Editors: Asselin, E
Issue Date: 22-Jun-2014
Date of Acceptance: 1-Jan-2014
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/29474
Publisher: Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum
Journal / Book Title: Hydrometallurgy 2014 Proceedings
Copyright Statement: © 2014 The Authors
Conference Name: HYDRO 2014 Hydrometallurgy Conference
Start Date: 2014-06-22
Finish Date: 2014-06-25
Conference Place: VIctoria, BC, Canada
Appears in Collections:Earth Science and Engineering
Faculty of Engineering